Do not Disturb please!

A friend of mine came to me the other day with a little dilemma.  Her husband, who works from home on a regular basis was tired of being interrupted at the most inopportune moments by his sweet but talkative daughters.  A little creativity sparked the idea for a sign on their home office door that explained..."I'm on the phone right now, so don't bug me" on one side, and on the other  side..."I'm working but if you need something, it's ok to come in and ask me".  What a mouthful, right?   I wished I had a picture of the original hand-drawn sign that her girls came up with.  It was seriously precious (complete with illustrations), although maybe a bit on the tacky side.  My friend wanted to surprise her husband with something a little more permanent and succinct that could take the place of her daughter's 8 1/2" by 11" piece of paper.  Here's what I came up with...

A two sided board for the door knob.  One side reads...

And the other side looks like this...

Hopefully this will simplify their family's life.  They've got such a fun family.  Maybe it could even benefit a family you know.  I made an extra just in case.   It will show up in my etsy shop soon.


  1. What a fun and great idea to let your kids know you're busy. Love it!

  2. I love that idea! I just gave you an award on my blog:) Go check it out!