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Wood Trip!! #1: gotta love craigslist!

01-22-2016 02:01 AM by Phil | 9 comments »

Today I made a long trip(and I mean only 50 miles each way) to Chicago to a custom cabinet shop named Vero Designs to buy some lumber scraps. When I saw the ad online I was intrigued ad sent an email out. I told him that I am new to woodworking and was looking for end grain cutting board material. The guy Quinn told me he had bundles of lumber which were mostly hard maple and walnut with some wenge and sapele. I ended up getting all of it! I feel that I got a great deal with over 100 bd ft fo...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1683: Patience

01-20-2016 01:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I was really happy that so many of you liked the look of the Metallic Lustre Acrylic Wax from DecoArt that I added to my latest scroll saw projects. After allowing it to dry a day, I continued to finish off the project. I know we live in a world where we want immediate results on everything, but sometimes we just need to wait a little bit and let things do their job or run their course for the best results. Not only when crafting, but in many situations in our lives. After posting m...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1682: Fun With DecoArt Metallic Lustre Acrylic Wax

01-18-2016 02:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had a truly busy weekend and I am finally feeling as if I am getting caught up with things. I spent much of Saturday cutting orders and I will be sending all of them out today. Then I can get on to more designing and some other things. I also finished creating the pattern packets for my SLD521 Damask Heart Ornaments and also my SLD522 Heart and Soul Damask Candle Tray that I showed last week. I am really thrilled with these patterns and I love how they came out. But . . . Whi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1681: Update Time!

01-15-2016 01:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

As the second week of the new year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting. Not so much on the year 2015, but on the last two weeks – the beginning of 2016. It has been a crazy ride so far, with many wonderful things happening. It seems our customer base is growing every day, and I have had lots and lots of orders to fill.Even though it has been a lot of hard work, I find myself happy and grateful. After all – this is what I have been striving for the past several years. I have...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1680: Odds and Ends

01-14-2016 01:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Somehow when the calendar page turns to a new year, I always get the urge to reorganize. It seems that as I pack away my holiday decorations, I am always thinking of which closets I want to weed through and which cabinets to straighten. I also seem to include my computer in this reorganization effort, as it seems like a great time to sort files and back everything up completely. While I do back up frequently throughout the year, it feels great to purge and sort and clean my electronic ho...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1679: Details, Details

01-12-2016 01:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I love my job. There is always something new and exciting to work on, and it seems that I never run short of ideas for patterns for scrolling, painting and other types of creating. I think that the variety of mediums that I create in help keep me creative and always thinking of new things to make. It keeps me fresh. After the past week or so of cutting over 50 dozen simple shaped ornaments, I was ready for something a little different. With the Valentine's Day holiday quickly approac...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1678: New Patterns/New Drawings

01-11-2016 01:55 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Sometimes it seems so difficult to find time to get everything done. Things have been good here and I am pleased that everyone has seemed to like the new things we are doing. That is wonderful and I appreciate it so much. But I spent most of the week cutting instead of drawing, which slowed me down a bit. But I do what I can . . . My partner Keith drew up some new designs over the weekend. Here are some of his new plaques for cutting. . . The first design is a set of four scripture ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1677: Different Strokes

01-08-2016 01:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

Part of the learning process is trial and error. I think that the best tool for teaching is just to get in there and TRY!  I find though that my problem is that when I get some really slick new supplies, I hate to 'mess them up' by trying and possibly failing when using them.  I have done this for years, and I still have many painting surfaces that are beautiful but remain unpainted for this very reason – I don't want to mess them up.  But lately, I have wante...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1676: Practice Makes Perfect

01-08-2016 01:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I must admit that I almost didn't post today. I think I am getting 'lazy'. The first week of the new year was quite the whirlwind for me. If things continue this way, I will probably age more than a year by next December. It has been crazy. I am not complaining at all when I say that. In fact, I am thrilled beyond words at how things are turning out. It seems that many of the pieces that were set in place over the years regarding our little business are coming together t...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1675: Practice Makes Perfect

01-07-2016 01:49 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I must admit that I almost didn't post today. I think I am getting 'lazy'. The first week of the new year was quite the whirlwind for me. If things continue this way, I will probably age more than a year by next December. It has been crazy. I am not complaining at all when I say that. In fact, I am thrilled beyond words at how things are turning out. It seems that many of the pieces that were set in place over the years regarding our little business are coming together t...

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