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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #24: Next Steps - or which way is up

02-21-2012 03:18 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

OK scrollers – I have been scrolling for about two years and have posted many projects. What is next on the business plan. This is the question I can’t seem to answer. What way do you take you hobby/ part time business and still make it FUN. I have kinda been in a lull since Christmas. I have done many craft shows and they seem fun and I do sell well at them but they seem few at this time of the year. I would love to have one about every six weeks to two months but that is not ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #620: Looking At Things Realistically Can Be a Good Thing

02-21-2012 01:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I really am proud of myself. I know it is probably silly to be proud of yourself for doing something that you should have been doing anyway, but I can’t help feeling like a huge burden is off of me. I spent the entire day yesterday working on organizing and categorizing my paperwork and getting everything in order. It isn’t one of my strong points, but it isn’t a disaster either. At the very least, I keep just about every scrap of paper and receipt in one place. That ...

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Sierra Nets Prepares for the Fly Fishing Show, Pleasanton - Part 3

02-21-2012 10:29 AM by Greg | 3 comments »

This is the final blog about my preparations for exhibiting Sierra Nets at my first show-The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, Ca. on Feb. 24-26, 2012. I will be leaving this Thursday morning and driving up to the Bay Area with my best friend, and Sierra Net owner, who will be manning the booth with me Friday-Sunday. It’s about a 7 hour drive from the Disneyland area. The building of the display has been quite rewarding. I love the process of figuring things out almost as much as ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #619: How Can I Make Doing Taxes Sound Exciting?

02-20-2012 11:36 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

OK. I really can’t. There is nothing really exciting about putting a bunch of smaller numbers together to make one bigger number. Not unless you win the lottery or something. Then I could see how it could be fun. But unfortunately, the flow of these numbers is going the other way – out the door. But I am not complaining (really!) It is a part of life for everyone and in my own silly way I look at paying taxes as paying for services such as roads, national parks, securit...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #618: The Final Layer

02-19-2012 12:01 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I had a decent day yesterday regarding work, although I would have liked to get a bit more done than I was able to. There’s nothing new there, as it seems that most days are like that. I suppose I set my goals a bit high but I don’t necessarily think that is a bad thing. After going through the morning mail, I had to get some things done around the house. I also got to talk to a friend of mine that I haven’t spoken to in a while, and it was good to catch up and hear wh...

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Trying out the Consignment Route #6: Restocking Day at the Painted Lady!

02-19-2012 12:34 AM by KnotCurser | 5 comments »

I was recently asked by the owner’s the shop if I had any more works to deliver as their inventory was getting low. I asked them about what subjects sell the best and got to work. Today we took the hour-long trip to visit the shop – along with a box of 25 cuttings The last time we took this trip was May of 2011, so I expected a few changes as shops like this tend to rotate their inventory on a seasonally basis. I was still kind of blown away with the amount of change ̵...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #617: What a Good Day!

02-18-2012 12:59 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was filled with fun and surprises! It was one of those days where I set out to accomplish some things and actually got everything done – and then some. It really made me feel so very fortunate to be doing what I am doing and living the kind of life I live. Sometimes I just like to take a breath and drink in the contentment. I spent most of the day working on my new project. While I had somewhat of an idea as to where I wanted to go with it, the vision of the finished pro...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #616: Looking Ahead

02-17-2012 11:12 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As the days tick off of the calendar, I am still trying to figure out why they go by so quickly. There is always so much to do and every day is filled from start to finish with what seems like a hundred different tasks. I have noticed that the days are already getting longer, with the sun coming up earlier and setting later. That coupled with the relatively warm weather that we are having sure makes it feel like spring is just around the corner. I think I blinked and missed winter. The ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #614: Exploring New Horizons

02-15-2012 11:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

The other day I received an email request and I thought some of you may be interested in it too. It is a survey from a marketing student from DePaul University in Chicago who is looking for woodworkers to participate. I believe it is only open for those of you who are in the United States. I attended DePaul for a year, majoring in music and my sister graduated from their business school with a masters degree. They are a reputable university and the survey is on the up and up. I took it...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #613: Getting Reorganized

02-14-2012 11:56 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

While it didn’t seem as if I got as much done that I wanted to yesterday, I did accomplish a few things. I notice that these type of days seem to pop up right after a big push. I just needed a day to catch up on the house stuff and do things like clean my desk, organize my supplies and sort through my files. I still didn’t get the newsletter out, but I will be doing that today. I found that every time I began writing I got distracted so I thought it would be best to wait one mo...

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