Personalized Dog Leash Hooks and Shiplap Letter Boards

Lansing, Illinois

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2021

*PLEASE NOTE* Orders placed after December 5, 2021 are not guaranteed to arrive before December 25th.
Thank you so much for your support this holiday season!



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Courtney Podgorski

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Courtney Podgorski


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About ThorneCreek

Sales 2,636
On Etsy since 2017

A girl, a guy, some dogs, and a scroll saw.

Thorne Creek started as a way to for me (Courtney), a graphic designer, to step away from the computer and get my hands dirty and my whole body involved in making something beautiful. I roped in my boyfriend (Dylan) as the master of our scroll saw. In the spring of 2017, we took off running and haven't stopped creating since. We started making pretty signs to hang in homes, but have more recently moved on to things that are both pretty and functional.

I was always taught that form follows function, and while that's true and important, I think form should be considered a bit more equally. Each functional item we make was created to solve a problem in our own living space: whether that be displaying short messages to each other on a reimagined shiplap-esque letter board, finding a place for our dogs' leashes to hang, or greeting our guests with a welcoming flower box. Someone once told me that your home should serve both as a reflection of yourself and as the place that makes you happier than any other place on Earth (that might seem obvious, but some people's houses aren't that space for them). We do what we do to help people give their home the pieces that reflect them and make it their happy place, and we get our hands dirty and saw-dusty in the process.

Shop members

  • Courtney

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi! It's nice to virtually meet you, sort of. If you want to get to know me, all you need to know is: if there's not going to be a dog there, I'm probably not going. Also, I'm the one designing, painting, and assembling your orders!

  • Dylan

    Owner, Maker

    Hi! I'm the cut guy and the numbers guy. I'm an accountant by day and a scroll saw artist by night. I'm the one hand cutting all your orders. You'll also find me quoting The Office or Parks and Rec 80% of the day.

  • Thorne

    Assistant, Su-paw-visor

    Hello. I am Thorne. my parents. told me to write. this bio. to explain that I am. the inspiration. behind their shop. Yes. I am dog. they named it after me. and our favorite trail to visit. they like to say. I am a good boy.

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Last updated on May 28, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Not seeing the font, color, or size that you want? We love doing custom orders! Send us a message with your idea, and we will do our best to make it happen for you.

Sizing details

Each item in our shop has sizing information detailed in the description section of the listing.

Wholesale availability

We're open to selling wholesale, just send us a message and tell us what you're looking for.

I'd like to have more than one hook on my dog leash sign. Is that possible?

Yes! We have an add-on listing in our shop especially for this reason. Just add it to your order and we will put it on your sign. We would suggest maxing out at three hooks total for the original backing size of 6 x 9 inches. However, if you want more than three, consider messaging us about a custom order and we can adjust the sizing for you.

I have more than one dog. Can I have ONE sign with both (or all) of their names with hooks for each one?

Absolutely! Sizes vary depending on the length of your dogs' names, so message us for a custom listing and we can make it happen.

How long will it take for you to make my order?

Everything in our shop is made to order because we love having you as part of our design process! We have a 2-3 week turnaround time for all of our listings so we can make sure they're looking and working perfectly. However, we know sometimes things come up and you might need your order sooner... like, way sooner. If that's your situation, we have a "Rush My Order" add-on in our shop that you can purchase for a ship date within one week of when you placed your order.

I'm local. Can I pick up my order when it's ready instead of shipping?

For sure! If you're local to the southwest suburbs of Chicago or Northwest Indiana and you'd prefer to pick up your order instead of shipping, use the code LOCAL and then message us to schedule a pick up time.

I'm not sure about what font to choose. Can you show me what my pet's name would look like in a certain font before I decide?

Definitely. We want to make sure you love what you're ordering. We would be happy to show you what your pet's name looks like in the fonts you're interested in so you can make an informed decision.

I'm interested in your Shiplap Letter Boards. Can you make me a custom size board to fit my space?

Absolutely! We've made boards at almost any size you can imagine. We'll make it work!