A unique house sign designed to reflect your personality and interests!Our customer has two Dachshunds; a mother and puppy, and she loves reading and Butterflies. Seemed like quite a challenge to combine these individual things into a design that makes some sort of sense, but really pleased with what we’ve come up with together. Having the books at different angles allowed us to emphasize the white of the pages, and picking out bits of detail on the spines of the books gives them loads more character. There are two butterflies separate from the main design which the customer can fix to her wall wherever suits it best. The great thing about laser cut designs is they are done on a computer, so we can send initial sketches over to the customer, so they can have some input at the early design stage, and work towards the final idea together. The most difficult part of this sign was in working out the text; I wanted it to fit in with the slight curve of the books’ spines, really challenging to warp the text at just the right angle so that it looks realistic, but I think it’s this attention to detail that makes this sign special. We think a bespoke sign like this would make a fantastic house warming gift!
New style of wall mounted sign! The design is based on an Aruban Whiptail Lizard, also knows as ‘Blo Blo’, meaning ‘Blue Blue’ because of its bright vivid colour. It is native to the island of Aruba, just off the coast of Venezuela. The laser cut backplate and lizard itself are welded together, and the whole piece is powder coated black. I’ve painted a coat of primer and then the blue by hand on top of that, really love how this one has turned out. Look forward to creating more designs in this style. Our second Maltese order!
Love these photos of a swinging sign we made over summer! We met the customer at a show in Shropshire back in July – they admired our Black Fox swinging sign and asked us to produce something similar using an image of their dog, a Viszla called Tink. So this is the photo they sent – was actually quite tricky to work from as you can only really see three of her legs so had to be quite creative when drawing this one out. The cut outs below the text are Woodcocks; again the customer supplied the image to work from as they had a really clear idea of what they wanted. I think it was just a photo of part of a painting they had seen. We thought the cut outs were a really nice idea – we hadn’t done this before, but have used it in several farm signs since ( but with sheep not birds ). Its nice to be able to produce something so personal to the customer – they have emailed since to say how pleased they are with their sign so well worth all the time doing design work to get it just right!
New bespoke house name sign! The customer commissioned a layered sign in the same style as our Art Nouveau sign, but with a Lily theme. We’ve done a few variations on this design now, and this Lily one is quite chunky compared to the others so wasn’t sure how it would work, but really pleased now I can see it finished! Will be going off to Guernsey tomorrow.
We’re always surprised by how popular this design has become, both as a weathervane and a sign – thought it was very much a one off commission at the time of doing the original design. Looks great here as a swinging sign, I think the mounds of earth either side of the digger gives it a bit of context and brings the design to life. So a very contemporary design for a traditional style of swinging sign.
Three new house name and number plates; all bespoke designs sent out last week. The wisteria was by far the most difficult.. the customer had sent us photos of her beautiful pergola covered in Wisteria, but getting the flowers to look right and be recognisable in silhouette form was far from easy! I love Alpacas so was delighted when she phoned to commission this design. I think our favourite of the three is the Giraffe, Elephant and Acacia tree; originally the design idea just involved the two animals, but the tree frames the image so nicely, and helps to create a typically African scene. The middle design was thankfully quite a straightforward one, as the customer knew exactly what she wanted and provided a really clear image of her dog to work from; a Shiba Inu.
This design originally was just in the back of the portfolio as a design I was working on, (I had done a version with a Cat as well) until a Christmas craft show at I think Arley Hall, when a customer saw it and burst out laughing as it reminded her of her husband and dog. So she bought it for him as a set of hooks. It’s been on the website for nearly 18 months, and selling reasonably well, before two people in the same week phoned to ask if we could produce this design firstly as a sign and secondly a weathervane. So now you can buy the full set!
Our second design for a Dachshund House Name Plate.. The customer contacted us through the website asking for the Dachshund silhouette to be in a design similar to our logo. We’ve done this before for a Border Collie farm sign design, around this time last year I think, so I was able to swap the dogs over, and alter the height of the vines a little, allowing for the much shorter legs of the Dachshund.
Our range of house name and number plates, traditional swinging signs and farm signs has grown so much over the past year that I’ll be spending the afternoon organising this section of the website as its starting to look a bit chaotic! Several new designs to upload over the next couple of days too, including a Fordson Major Weathervane that we are both really pleased with.
Here’s the other new sign we have put up outside our workshop, this one is wall mounted just above our often missed letter box. Its the same design as our beautiful Fox weathervane, just on a smaller scale. We’ve also put this fox into a hanging basket bracket design at the request of a customer we met at Arley Hall in July, and have a batch on order with the laser cutter at the moment. Would be really nice to have a pair of these new hanging basket brackets outside the workshop so we’d have the full set of this design!