Friendship...


Friendship.. That's what I found when I met Layla from The Lettered Cottage.We have laughed together...shopped together..and celebrate together. She and Kevin are just the cutest couple and are not afraid to tackle DIY projects at The Lettered Cottage. You can visit here to find out just why they are celebrating.

A while back Layla asked me to make her a sign for their little cottage. Excited was not the word...NERVOUS was a bit more like it. It had to be perfect for my friend. She and Kevin knew just what they wanted and that made my job easier.

Now if I only had their photo skills..here are my pictures..

I love the colors used here...

I think it looks perfect in their cottage!

I can just see Layla reading a book and drinking her orange juice out of a fancy glass...hehe~ You can go here to see more pictures of their sweet little reading room.

I have been blessed with new friends everyday and have had the joy of painting another special sign for a very special family. Here is a little sneak peek..


She has a very touching story that goes behind this sign and made it a honor to paint.

Thank yall for allowing me the privilege to become a small part in your lives and homes. Im blessed~

56 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Susie! You do amazing things with wood and paint and love!
    Is it really Thursday already?
    Shilo

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  2. Just awesomely lovely....I made a little 'peace' sign for my family out of a drawer front I found at the ReStore. I don't do any freehand painting, just stencils. :o)

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  3. All of your work is beautiful & I'm sure they're very proud to display your art in their homes.

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  4. Your work is beautiful. You shouldn't be nervous at all! Lovely. Enjoy your day!

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  5. You did such a nice job on their sign! It looks so great and looks wonderful hanging in their cottage!! I enjoyed seeing this!

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  6. I love the signs, your work is beautiful. Your customers must be so pleased with your signs. sandi

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  7. Your work is beautiful. Absolutely perfect.

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  8. They look beautiful as always! Jackie

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  9. susie, you are so talented...these are so beautiful

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  10. Perfect, as always! Love it!

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  11. Oh, Dear Susieness! These signs are so wonderful! Just perfect for The Lettered Cottage! You're too good, Darling! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Your work is lovely Susie! I love that one you made for Layla and Kevin. I think we all love it so much because of the story behind it. For me that would make painting the signs that much more fun. Just knowing what it means to the recipient would make it a joy for me to make. It obviously does for you too. Smiles. isn't it wonderful to be doing what you love everyday? Not many folks can say they enjoy their job.
    Have a blessed day dear friend!

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  13. shall i bring the wine???
    red or white?
    xo

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  14. Oh how I love your painting skills! Everything is lovely!

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  15. Susie Bloop!

    You made our day!
    Your signs are always AMAZING, and I think the "open daily til 9" part IS going to make it in to the magazine after all! (They sent us a couple sneak peek photos) As soon as I get our issue in December I'll let you know!

    Layla

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  16. Susie you out did yourself with that sign! It just took my breath away, perfectly aged and perfectly painted. Lucky girl to get that. Paula

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  17. Love those signs...hmmmm...maybe it's time for a "Shabby Nest" sign. ;-)

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  18. Soooooooo beautiful!!

    You are gifted and talented on many, many levels!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  19. Your signs are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. darlin' girl...these signs are absolutely perfect. And, don't cha know that, after Christmas, I have a sign I'd love for you to do for me. And, I'm just beside myself over that first sign you are showing...the one for your friends.
    Can I possibly wait until after Christmas?? Yep...gotta wait!
    I am so in awe of your beautiful talents, Susie....

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  21. Amazing!! When I open a shop one day, you will def. be making my sign!

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  22. You do such amazing signs! Both of those for Layla are gorgeous, I know she will treasure them always. Great work, girlie!

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  23. You do such amazing work! I love the signs and the beautiful aged feel to both. Now I want one...just have to think of the right words!

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  24. You are very blessed and talented...Truly amazing....really

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  25. Love your work, Susie. Back in the olden days of graphic art before computers, I worked with a couple of seriously old-school sign painters. Your work always reminds me of that time... there's a warmth you get with hand-painted that you'll never get with vinyl lettering no matter how special the sentiment.

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  26. Layla's sign turned out just beautiful...well, more like stunning.

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  27. Beautiful!! I LOVE your signs, I bought 2 of your name signs (the small square one and the fleur di lei) and I get compliments on them all the time!

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  28. Your signs are simply beautiful. I just love the molding and the colors. You are super talented!

    Chelsea

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  29. Well, it's stunning! You are such a clever and talented gal.
    Brenda

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  30. Hello Susie, I adore your work, so cozy and pretty...they are perfect for your friends and look outstanding in their homes. I¨ll go to check more pictures of them.
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  31. Hi, Susie! Your work is perfect! I would love to have a piece of your artwork!

    So talented and gracious!

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  32. Your signs are beautiful. Your painting is perfect. They are the perfect combination of classic and modern. I love your work.

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  33. I love your work. It is so very wonderful!! These signs are the best.

    Ruth

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  34. I love the sign you made for them--it's beautiful! Perfect for their cottage. :-)

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  35. Your signs are SO wonderful! I'm blessed to have one hanging in our kitchen! Love it! How cool would it be if your sign shows up in The Nest? Hoping for you! God bless.

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  36. we are fascinated with signs. they appeal to us on a deep level. beautiful job.

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  37. Thats so awesome! Layla and Kevin have been such an inspiration to my husband and I! We just enjoy their blog... and yours!!!

    Nicole

    http://ourcountrychic.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your designs are beautiful... you are soooo talented!! Such a gift you give to us,
    LuLu

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  39. Hi Susie,

    Your signs are wonderful and look so fabulous in the homes.
    You are very talented.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. I sooooo wish you lived where Layla does, for then you'd live near me!!! Love what you did for the cottage!

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  41. I just located your beautiful blog and I am in absolute LOVE with what you do here! Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I will be back again and again.

    Blessings,
    LMM

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  42. I totally love your signs!!! They are so great!

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  43. You do beautiful work! Your newest sign must be for a couple that wears claddagh rings for their wedding rings...as my husband and I do. Heart for love - hands for friendship - crown for loyalty.

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  44. The signs are so beautiful. You are very talented. I wish I could paint like you:)

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  45. Beautiful Susie! You always do such an awesome job..

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  46. Hey Susie! I'm just catching up on a few posts. Don't feel bad. I love Christmas too. I'm gonna start decorating next week. And those signs, be still my heart. You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

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