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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1760: Almost There . . .

08-11-2016 01:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I love creating new patterns. I always have at least a dozen ideas in my head for new things to make. Over the years I have learned to write things down when I have a new idea that I want to implement. That way when I am a bit 'dry' or looking for something new to make and can't really think of the perfect project, I can look back on my list and it will at least point me in a direction and get things rolling. Sometimes the ideas don't look so great later on.  I look ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1759: #1759 Bee Patient

08-10-2016 10:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Once again today I will keep my post rather brief. These days it seems that there is much to do and the clock is moving faster than ever. Having a larger place is wonderful, as we are able to spread our wings and do so much more, but it also requires a bit more maintenance. (Believe me though, I am not complaining!)I think that part of it is getting used to our new home here. I am finally able to sleep a little better. For one reason or another, it seemed that even though I was really tired, ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1758: Short Post to Catch Up

08-09-2016 12:15 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Good morning to you all. It has been quite a busy weekend and I have a busy week ahead as well, so this will be just a short post to catch everyone up on what I am working on. Over the weekend, I had several new orders that I had to cut. Once again, I really enjoyed working in the new shop upstairs. It was such a difference from working from the corner of the kitchen. Even though I made do for years, it feels so good to actually have room to do what I need to do – without making a ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1757: Details

08-05-2016 12:55 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I really am a sucker for details. while I do like all kinds of designs, I really think that details are what set certain designs apart. As I look at my list of favorite designers, I think the ones with the extra 'touches' and fine details are really the ones that head my list. I am certainly drawn to them. I believe that is the appeal of the "12 Days" set of ornaments that I am painting by Lynne Andrews. Her work is a beautiful combination of kind of a 'refined coun...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1756: The "Ugly Stage"

08-04-2016 11:21 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It has been a perfect morning so far. (I know – I have only been up for an hour or so! But really, it is good!)  The air is quiet. The sun is shining. The world is still asleep. I am on my second cup of coffee and the cats have been fed and are lounging in their various spots, dreaming of the next meals (or whatever cats dream of!) It is Thursday, and I have a full day ahead to do what I like best – designing. I say this like it is an oddity, and in many ways it is....

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1755: #1755 Some New Patterns

08-03-2016 12:39 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Over the past several months, it has been difficult to get what some call our 'real work' done. Both Keith and I have been torn in so many directions. But finally (FINALLY!) it seems that things are getting back on track and we are once again falling into a somewhat "normal" pattern (whatever that is!) It is a welcome change. Being self-employed has its plusses and minuses. Obviously, I think there are far more plusses, or I wouldn't be doing what I do. I get to do ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1754: Halfway Through a Huge Milestone

08-02-2016 12:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Those of you who know me know that I am a firm believer in goals. Perhaps I developed this trait while working with several arts and crafts magazines for over 20 years. I am sitting here trying to think if I was so 'goal-orientated' prior to those days, or if that was when it really became embedded within me. No matter what the reason, there is no turning back. Goals are part of my life and imperative to keeping me moving forward with both my work and my life. I think they are a ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1753: Returning to "Normal"

08-01-2016 12:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As we begin this month of August, I am finally feeling as if things are getting back to 'normal'. Defining what that means isn't always easy, but after months of distractions and preparations and then our actual move, it feels pretty good.Everything essential to our daily living is just about done. Furniture is here and in place, boxes are put away and shops are set up. The most important thing though is that our 'creative places' are clean and comfortable and ready to be ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1752: Little Boxes

07-29-2016 12:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Yesterday I was away on an 'adventure'.  For most people, it wouldn't be what they considered 'exciting' but for me it was a nice day. Keith's mom had her knee reconstructed this past April. Everything went well and she is doing better than ever on it. However, she still has one more procedure to have done on her other knee. That will be done in the upcoming months. Yesterday was a 'girl's day' in which we traveled up the valley to New Minas,...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1751: On the Sixth Day of Christmas . . .

07-27-2016 11:51 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

As most of you are going through probably the hottest time of the year, I am here in Nova Scotia humming Christmas carols to myself and working on Christmas ornaments. Things are going just as I planned. Many of you know that I have been working on a year-long project of creating no less than six sets of Lynne Andrew's "12 Days of Christmas" ornaments (you can purchase the pattern book here: Christmas Blessings Pattern Book – or come and join our Facebook page dedicat...

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