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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1769: Continuing the Fairy Tale . . .

08-29-2016 01:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As I awoke this morning and came down the stairs, my cat (Richard) was sitting in my studio room, staring at the floor vent. You all know how cats can be. Just – well – looking . . . (and looking. . .  and looking.)  It kind of creeped me out. The house in which we live is old. My studio is on the first floor, right above the basement. The basement with the stone walls that many of the 150 year old houses in this area have. The basement that had several mouse traps ...

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Shop stuff #55: A couple of very short videos

08-28-2016 02:32 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I am taking today to do some editing. Long past due. I figured I would start with a couple of short ones from the Doc’s Little Docs series of quick tips. Not much to say except I hope you enjoy them. Now, back to editing. View on YouTube View on YouTube

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1768: Enjoying the Journey

08-26-2016 01:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It is raining today. That is good for us here in Nova Scotia. While it has been a beautiful summer by most people's standards (mine, anyway!) it has been quite dry and the rain is very much appreciated. I supposed that it is appropriate that the piece "Raindrops" by Chopin just came on my headphones. I didn't plan it that way. I am listening to a six hour playlist of 'relaxing classical music' from YouTube. I like that lately in the morning. It is a good way to ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1767: Plays Well With Others

08-25-2016 12:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Aristotle said "The whole is more than the sum of its parts." While most of us know that in the literal sense that statement is incorrect, figuratively I think it has a lot of merit. The way that I interpret it is that we accomplish a great deal more working together with others than we can accomplish individually. I am seeing evidence of that lately in so many aspects of my work. Since Keith has come to be a my partner, our business has soared. Not only is it easier to sh...

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Small workshop struggles with clutter; taking shortcuts

08-24-2016 04:21 AM by WoodworkinPROGRESS | 1 comment »

The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...

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DIY #1: DIY Your Pet-Friendly Home

08-23-2016 06:13 PM by TimmyGriffin | 0 comments »

If you already have a pet, you sure by now have provided all the essentials of keeping your furbaby healthy and happy. Just like any other family member, your pet needs food and water bowls, a comfy bed and a relieving area but you know as those furballs gradually take over your heart and home, there will also be the scratch posts, play areas, and hangout places. You might be gawking at elaborate designs of pet-friendly homes where cats have their own passages to get around the house and dogs...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1766: Return to Fairyland

08-23-2016 12:23 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Who doesn't like to daydream sometimes? Who doesn't like to allow their thoughts to wander to places impossible to visit? As children, we learn to daydream from the many stories and fairy tales we are told and read about. We visit fantastic places, where nothing is impossible and characters are not always human. We hear of mermaids, wizards, and other magical creatures that take on a personality and life that can only occur in our imaginations. It is wonderful and fascinating all...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1765: Busy Hands . . .

08-22-2016 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

The busier that I get, the more I want to do.  Why does it work that way?  I never understood the concept of "boredom." Even at a young age. With an entire world of things to do for work, leisure and fun, I don't know how anyone could feel that they were bored. I suppose it is the way we approach things and life in general. I am always amazed at how quickly time seems to pass. If I had one thing that I could change in this world, it would be to slow things down a ...

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Pekka- American Finnish Wood Carver.

08-21-2016 12:55 PM by Combo Prof | 4 comments »

My wife is a member of the local Hand Weaver Guild and they planed a meeting at Peter “Pekka” Olson’s home. So I tagged along. Here are some photos: (1) Pekka carving a fan bird: It was carved from green riven cedar.(2) 2014 video: Peter Olson - Finnish American woodcarver - YouTube(3) Picture of his wood shop: (4) Here I am trying to make his newly made spring pole lathe work: He lives about 20 minutes from me, so if it ever stops raining, I think I...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1764: #1764 A Rose by a Different Name is Still a Rose

08-18-2016 12:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

These past couple of days have really been busy. (That is a good thing, right?) I am very pleased at how well-received our new items have been, and as I have been filling orders, Keith has been working to reorganize the site and make it a little easier to navigate.As our little business keeps growing, we are finding that it is dividing itself into two distinct avenues that attract different types of customers – Scroll sawing and Decorative Painting. While there is the occasional time wh...

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