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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1371: More Progress and New Plaques

61 minutes ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Another busy weekend has come and gone. The speed that time passes continues to amaze me. I must be busy.It is cool here this morning, with just a bit of rain. After the past few days which were rather warm and sticky, I am happy for the change. Although our weather here in Nova Scotia seems very mild in when I hear about how hot it has been in other places. I feel very fortunate.I made some progress on my "Nevermore" plaque yesterday. I didn't quite complete it, but it will be ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1370: Progress on the "Nevermore" Scroll Saw Project

1 day ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I made good progress on my scrolled version of the "Nevermore" plaque although it did not come without its challenges. It was nothing that I couldn't overcome, but it took some real thought to sort some of the process out in my mind and make it work how I intended. But after spending the day laying things out and finally getting the chance to cut the pieces at the scroll saw, I am fairly happy with the results. Below is a photograph of where it sits as I write this morning: S...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1369: Thinking Wider - Versions

2 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

It is probably no secret to any of you that not only do I create scroll saw patterns and projects for a living, but I also create painting  patterns. I have always felt that the two fields were closely related, as when I first began painting I very quickly found a need to learn to cut my own wood so I could have a good supply of things to paint. I have always been one to learn to do things for myself. Perhaps it was because I was impatient or because I was always changing the painting pa...

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Busy with the House

2 days ago by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

This past week I’ve been occupied with a non-woodworking project in our house. I did have to fire up the TS to rip a few pine boards for a door jamb. The major part of the undertaking is done, but it’s got a ways to go yet. The good news is that since we had to rent a pick up truck to get the wallboard home, I now have the plywood I need to start my table project for our church. Not sure if project that will be next in line, but it’ll be soon.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1368: More on DecoArt One Step Crackle Medium

3 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I can't even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this product. Even though it has been around for a while (I have had some in my arsenal of paints and mediums for years!) I had never taken the time to play around with it and try it out. I have used crackle finishes many times before, but usually I am looking for a more 'rustic' or 'country' look and my go to product was DecoArt Weathered Wood. I love that product, and I had even  made a video showing how I ap...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #64: Magazine Subcriptions

3 days ago by jerrells | 5 comments »

I take both of the major Scroll saw magazines and have for many years. We recently noticed what we thought was an overpayment issue on our part so we contacted the magazine. We were informed the our subscription was not done DIRECTLY through them but through an unauthorized third part company that the have no connection with. In face they post, on their website a disclaimer, that unless you are mailing to a certain address that you are not dealing directly with them. Now we were getting wh...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1367: Travelling Down the Crackled Highway - A Learning Curve

4 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I always have a great feeling as I see the Purolator man driving away after a pickup. Usually it means that I just completed a project and it is on its way to the publisher.  That's always a feeling of relief for me, as more times than not I am coming from dealing with the nerves that accompany submitting to the magazines. Yesterday was no exception.While I still have some writing to do on the ornaments that I showed yesterday, I wanted to take a day that was a bit 'unstructured&...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1366: New Ornaments Completed

5 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had another busy day yesterday. I had to take my kitty Coco to the vet yesterday to get a little bump on her paw checked out. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing and she is fine. I was kind of worried that she would have to go through surgery or something like that to get it removed, but the vet said it wasn't a concern.  I am sure Coco was happy as well, but she still wasn't thrilled with the ride to the vet and back (about 45 minutes each way). She was just thrilled to b...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1365: New Ornaments Cut

6 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was busy from dawn to dusk – and beyond! I am thrilled to say that the ornaments that I drew up over the weekend were accepted for Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts holiday issue of the magazine. I am really excited about this, because I haven't done much work with them and I hope to become a regular contributor. Last year I had one of my candle trays in that publication, and I have been trying to remind myself to submit to them regularly, but I often let the time sli...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1364: To The Scroll Saw!

7 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I was able to finish up my drawing yesterday. Whether or not I was able to squeak the project in under the deadline for submissions remains to be seen. I honestly was not sure of the cutoff date, but in some ways (to me, anyway) it didn't really matter. Either way I wanted to create these designs. Either way I win. As time goes by and and I do what I do longer and longer, I have discovered that there are a world of options open for me. I used to get rather tense about deadlines and t...

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