About Us

Hi there! My name is Teresa and I am so glad you are here!  I'm a Jesus loving, crazy creative who has always loved all things crafty! In fall 2016 I got my first Cricut cutting machine and fell in love! (I've since added a second machine, a Silhouette Cameo.) I started creating things for myself and my family and soon realized that I didn't have room for all the fun things I wanted to make. So...after a little nudging from my daughter I started a business, and Sawdust & Swirls was born.
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I look for any excuse to fire up my saw and cutting machines, and get my paints out! I also make t-shirts, monogrammed and personalized gifts of all kinds, and decorative shadow boxes. But my real love is hand painted wood signs. I love to create inspirational pieces of art to add a touch of style to any home no matter your decorating taste. I use a combination of reclaimed wood as well as new wood and use a variety of paint and stain colors.
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Since we spend so much time in our homes, why not make them beautiful and full of inspiration. Whether you love rustic, farmhouse, cottage, or another style, I will do my best to create the perfect pieces for your home. Some of my favorites include portions of scripture or hymns, so you'll see quite a few of my favorite verses painted on wood. If you have a favorite you'd like to see...just send me a message and I'll work on a design just for you.
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I also LOVE flea markets and thrift stores and consider it a total score when I find something I can repurpose, with a little paint, and give it a new life. You'll see random things pop up for sale from time to time...like painted suitcases and small furniture items. If you have a piece that needs new life, I would love to talk to you about what can be done to make it something you love. Maybe it just needs a coat of paint and a little distressing.
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Since each piece is created by hand no two items will ever be exactly the same and there may be slight variations from the item pictured. All measurements are approximate and will be within 1/2" of actual size of the sign you receive.  Any item can be personalized and customized  and I would love to create a one of a kind item for you or someone you are blessing with a gift.
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Please check out the online store here and if you don't see what you are looking for, feel free to contact me any time!
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If you are a shop owner and have any interest in carrying my items in your store please text, email, or call me! I would LOVE to chat with you about the opportunity to partner with you.
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Thanks so much for visiting! I look forward to hearing from you!

Teresa Howard
Sawdust & Swirls