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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1122: More Spooky Things

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

I did accomplish a great deal yesterday, although much of it was the type of stuff that I can’t really show pictures of. I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon editing the photographs that are going to be included with my Snowflake Damask project for the magazine. I shipped out the project already, and I must say I really hated to see that one go. I probably won’t see it back until sometime next spring. I did get to spend some time to do some painting, although ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1121: Painting Progress on New Ornaments

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

There isn’t much to talk about today, except to show the painting progress that I made on my new patterns. I spent pretty much of the day working on them, and I believe that finishing them up will take at least a couple additional days. I hope to have the patterns up on my site by the end of the week. For those of you who don’t read every day, what I am in the process of doing is converting my projects SLD438 12 Spooky Scrolled Key Ornaments and SLD439 12 Spooky Halloween Orn...

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Dark Box for Old Timey Pictures #1: Frame and panel construction, overlapping through mortises

359 days ago by BTimmons | 4 comments »

The project for my photographer friend is coming along, at least far enough to bother documenting it. He’s fallen in love with making ambrotype images. He’s got all the developing equipment in a dark room setup in his garage, and he’s asked me to make him a portable dark box that will enable him to develop images anywhere. His idea is to start a side business doing portraits at conventions, fairs, and whatnot. I decided that a frame and panel box would be fun to try, s...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1113: New Halloween Key Ornaments

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

I had a very productive day yesterday. After being slowed down last week by not feeling my best, I can’t begin to tell you how good it felt just to feel like myself again and really get some things accomplished. For a change, I not only met the goals that I had set for myself for the day, but I exceeded them. (Geeze – do you think I set them too low??) I had wanted to finish up the drawing on my latest project. With the mornings becoming cooler each day, I can feel the inevi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1112: Making Progress

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

As I went to fall into bed last night, I walked into my room and immediately noticed how crisp and cool the air was. It would definitely be a night for blankets (and perhaps a cat or two) to keep me warm. This was the first night of the season that felt this way. After a lovely, warm and sunny day, the night temperatures were cool and crisp and on the brink of chilly. Fall is approaching, and it is my favorite time of year. Overall yesterday I had a pretty good day. I got some chores ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1111: Finding that Balance

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

It is so quiet out this morning that I needed to check if we even had the windows open. They were of course, and if I listen carefully I can hear the quiet flutter of the birds in the near by tree. It appears that everyone slept in this Saturday morning. And what a morning it is! Still and calm and only a few white wispy clouds high in a bright blue sky. The temperature is perfect – I imagine it is about 70 degrees right now – and the humidity is low and at a comfortable lev...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1108: The Flying Kitty Bumblebee

368 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

I needed to take a couple of days ‘off’. I find that I get so caught up in what I do, that time goes by and I don’t even realize how many days straight that I am working. That is the danger in having a job that you enjoy so much, I suppose. You tend to stretch the days longer and longer with fewer breaks in between and then you wonder why you are so tired. Even doing things we love can wear us out sometimes. We all know that feeling. We go on a holiday or spend the day ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1094: Damask Pattern Finished

384 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I was pretty happy yesterday. I actually set some goals and stuck tot them and I got everything accomplished that I set out to do. By the time I was finished it was about 10pm. That left just enough time for me to unwind a bit and visit with my friends online before heading off to bed. I know that every day can’t be like that, but once in a while it is nice to know that it can work. The one thing that is the top of my list that I did accomplish was creating the pattern for the trio ...

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In the light #1: Everybody needs the light

390 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

I’m back in the shop after 44 days absence due to back injury. Check; clear bench, tea, custard creams, music. Now lets make boxes! Well to start some experimentation. The liners for my EZ mitre boxes are Birch ply. The one for the last box, Amazed, was dyed black (spirit based wood dye used in Dance on a Volcano II and Any Colour You Like) and sprayed with satin acrylic spray. I’ve found that the same company that make the clear acrylic spray make this An ebony fi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1079: Now We're Ready to Dance!

406 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

OK. So I lied. I don’t have the video ready for you all today. I got involved in finishing things up and once again, I just ran out of time. By the time everything was done, it was after 9pm and not the time to start editing (I am not a great video editor and need all of my faculties in order to do so! 9pm after a long day just wasn’t the time to start!) However . . . I DID get all of my eight skeletons FINISHED and they are all jointed and ready to play with! And they re...

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