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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1848: New Pattern and some Changes on the Horizon

07-31-2017 01:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Another week has passed and lots of new things are happening here at Sheila Landry Designs. Unfortunately, most of the things that we are doing don't make very good blog material. It is hard to document some of the day-to-day activities without putting everyone asleep. But trust me – I think it will be worth it for everyone. . . As many of you know, while I began my business and website (nearly 20 years ago) as a means to offer mostly scroll saw patterns to woodworkers, I ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1847: Five Little Sheep - Finished

07-22-2017 01:40 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

In trying to keep my promise to myself and also to you all, I am doing my best to catch up on posting about some of the things that I have been working on that I haven't yet shared. Yesterday was a good day, as we finished getting the site updated and all the new patterns and products are now available. For those of you who liked the new SLDPK164 Autumn Leaf Beveled Ornaments, they are now available to order on our site at this link:  SLDPK164 Autumn Leaves Beveled Ornam...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1846: Catching Up

07-20-2017 12:25 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

The longer I am away from blogging, the more projects keep piling up and the more overwhelmed I feel about writing again. It is funny how that works, isn't it?I didn't realize how long my break from writing was until I received several emails from some of you who were somewhat concerned about my absence. I very much appreciate being missed, and I promise I will do my best to try to post more regularly. It is just that sometimes getting back into a routine can be tough. I certainl...

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Mirock's Workshop Time Laps #4: Festool Surfix Oil for Wood

07-05-2017 03:18 PM by mirock | 0 comments »

I tried a lot of oil which I can buy here and finally choosen Surfix series from Festool. Of course Fe ordered it from some unknown producer but I can not find something recemble. Price of it a bit lower of OSMO brand. I used Surfix Heavy Duty for first layer and OneStep for finishing layers with intermediate polishing by fleece.

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Tools #1: Hand Tools and The Modern Shop

06-29-2017 02:11 PM by CalOrgill | 5 comments »

Hello everyone, I have been thinking about wood working tools; I didn’t realize how many hand tools are still used today. I think its awesome that this heritage and culture is still alive to make truly hand crafted wood furniture. I think there are two sides of woodworking. The first is that woodworking is a hobby and it is a good way to express creativity by building something that is stunning and pleasing to the eye. The second is that almost everyand home needs some type of woo...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1845: New Projects (again!)

06-29-2017 12:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

While one would think that the reason that I haven't been blogging regularly is due to things slowing down, usually the opposite is true. As always, I have several things 'on the go' at once and many times I just don't know what to do first. Add to this that the weather here in Nova Scotia has been just beautiful, and not only does that lend itself to outdoor projects (yard work, etc.) but also really makes me want to head to the beach for the day.  Our home is so close t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1843: Finishing Up Some Projects

06-19-2017 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Since most of you are also creators and crafters, I am sure you understand the dilemma that we all have in finding enough time to finish all the projects we begin.For me, it is usually a matter of not having enough time to complete everything that I want to complete. I see a new project and attack it with great enthusiasm, then one thing or another comes along and pulls me away from it, and I don't know when I am able to return to finish.  Trust me when I say that it becomes even mor...

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What is a custom billiards table?

06-17-2017 05:50 PM by Greg Gimbel | 3 comments »

I have been playing around with infographics for promoting our business. This was the first one I did, what do you think?

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1842: Now There Are Three (Sheep)

06-16-2017 11:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was a difficult day. Most of you who read or know me know how much I love kitties. Cats and kittens have always been such a big part of my life. Most of my life I have had at least one cat and most of the time more than that. To me, they aren't only pets but valued members of my family. Many of you remember that this past December, I suddenly lost my dear feline friend Pancakes to illness. He had gone into surgery that was intended as 'exploratory' and never made it...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1841: Classic Amy Joanne Halloween Ornament Club

06-14-2017 12:29 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

One of the best things about being a designer is that I get to 'hang around' other artistic and creative people. With all the negativity in the world these days, it is good to have a place to focus where only positive thoughts are allowed inside. That is how I treat my "Creative Place". Because my Creative Place is not a physical location and more or less a state of mind, I can be there anytime I wish, any day of the week. I only have to shift my thinking a bit and I ca...

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