Sunday, 7 February 2010

Every home has a story

photo from Danielson Designs

I came across a lovely sign recently but it was made by a company in the States. By the time we in the UK pay for international shipping, if it's even offered at all, this usually bumps the price up beyond a reasonable amount. Which is why if I ever see anything I like I try to jot it down or make a sketch so that one day, when I have time, I can have a go at making my own version.

Here is my version of that sign, which I have just made for my sister.

Close up detail

She is really pleased with it and is going to hang it by her kitchen sink.


  1. Really lovely and I'm not just saying this, but I like your version better! I'm sure your sister will enjoy seeing it everyday in her kitchen.

    Kat :)

  2. Wow Samantha - that is gorgeous!! Your are so clever, I love it!! I have to agree with Kat - I like your version much better! What a lovely sister you are:) Have a lovely day - Tina x

  3. You'll excuse my bias, but I like the original better. But maybe that's because I own the company that designed it! I'm glad you found our product inspiring and want you to know that we've just acquired a UK distributor, so you'll soon have access to our whole line of inspirational home furnishings.

    Mark Danielson -- President, Danielson Designs, Ltd

  4. Hello Mark,
    thanks for your comment on my blog (
    What an honour! I agree mine is very amateurish but its the best I could do as no-one in the UK seems to make this kind of thing. I'm glad you've found a distributor in the UK as I find so many of your signs and frames just gorgeous. Can you let me know who your distributor in the UK is as my sister and I are suckers for soppy sayings and these would make ideal presents for us.
    Thanks so much,

  5. That is super cool! You did a good job. I'm going to check out Marks site too!

  6. Samantha, I love it! You did a fine job!

  7. Samantha, I love it! Girl you are so talented. I would love to have one of those!!!!

  8. Beautiful! You've done such a great job - what a lovely gift x

  9. yours turned out great... Luky sister! Lezlee


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