Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop. I’m Nicollette, the owner, designer & maker behind Little Leila Handmade. I'm so excited to offer timeless, one of a kind handcrafted wood signs for you and your home! All of our signs our handmade from start to finish - just real wood & real paint with the help of stencils to ensure correct placement & crisp lines.
I’ve always had a passion for all types of design & creativity and followed it through with a bachelors degree in fine arts - graphic design at the University of Kansas. My last year of college I took a wood shop just for the fun of it and became extremely inspired with the hands-on aspect. That year I was also blessed with a sweet baby girl - Leila Blake - which sparked my shop name. I designed the logo and then spent the next four years in a full-time management position and although grateful for the opportunity and creative outlets it allowed me to have, I always had visions of pursuing my passion & degree.
It wasn’t until Covid-19 left my partner & I furloughed from our full-time positions that we focused on doing all the little projects we wanted around our home. For me, it was all about the details & decor - which I always had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted (and honestly got tired of seeing the same designs again & again) provoking me to get my creative mind working and design my own. I was lucky enough to already have a garage full of tools (thank you Tyler!) just waiting to be put to work! Little Leila Handmade LLC was then officially born December of 2020 and I am so excited to see what is in store for this little shop of mine!
All the pieces in my shop have been thoughtfully designed and inspired by my own home. Each piece is unique and made to last & bring happiness to your own home. I put my heart & soul (plus many hours) into every detail that goes into creating these handmade signs and I hope you discover a Little Leila Handmade piece for your home that you can’t live with out.
If you’ve made it this far - thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting my small business and thank you SO much for supporting my family & dreams.