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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1063: The Half-Way Mark

06-19-2013 10:35 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

What a beautiful morning it is! One would think that starting the day with a mundane chore like putting the garbage on the curb would be poopie, but I think with the right point of view, even something like that could be pleasant. Yes – I know I am crazy! Shortly after it got light out, I was making my morning coffee and saw my Google reminder that today was garbage day. While I waited for the water to boil I thought I may as well get it to the curb early. There was a foggy mist...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1045: Nativity Key Ornaments Finished

05-28-2013 11:02 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I really want to thank everyone for all the nice comments on the Christmas box project that I posted yesterday. It meant a great deal to me – especially after the issues that I had with making it. There were times when I thought that I may abandon the idea of doing it altogether, and I am really happy that I stuck with it. In figuring some things out, I feel that it will open the door for future box designs using that construction method. As I said – it is a challenge to make ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1044: The Christmas Box

05-27-2013 11:31 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 18 comments »

After a somewhat bumpy road of construction and design, I have finished my Christmas box. I say the road was ‘bumpy’ because there were a few issues that I had in both the design and the execution of creating this box. I can however say that I have ironed out all of those bumps and recreating this pieces should be very easy for those who wish to do so. I am happy with the results. Those of you who read saw that my first attempt of cutting the lid design included the misspel...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #972: Did Someone Say "Sparkle?"

02-28-2013 01:17 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Right now I am multi-tasking. I suppose that I am always muti-tasking, but this time I am working on several different smaller projects at the same time. I have a lot of new ideas, and it seems that I just don’t have the time to finish one before I need to start on another. For a designer that is a good thing. One of the main things that I am working on is my next article for the magazine. The article is going to be about adding some “bling” to your scroll sawing proj...

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Creche #2 #1: Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Creche (Sort of)

01-29-2013 12:10 AM by greg48 | 3 comments »

Actually, the inspiration came indirectly through his son John, who developed Lincoln Logs ® and who’s design I slightly amended. OK, the joinery technique is really just half lapped joints, but I thought the inspiration tag sounded better. Anyway, to move on, I was “tasked” by the wife to help build a crèche (manger) for her figures by next Christmas (this is not a last minute project). Having a handful of 18” x ½” dowels leftover from a previous project, I thought that I might just desi...

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Original #1: The story behind the beer cannon

01-21-2013 11:00 AM by JohnInHadley | 2 comments »

As my opening post, I think it important to thank Steve Ramsey over at for making hobbies fun again. Aside from the honest and clean entertainment value of Steve’s Friday videos, I find his message to be inspiring. I feel good about going out to the garage and making useless crafts of dubious quality instead working on improving the house. He has reminded me that I must improve myself before I can improve the world. And that I improve the world by impro...

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Merry Christmas From Down Under

12-24-2012 09:56 PM by Grumpy | 10 comments »

Merry Christmas from ‘Down Under’ to all my LJ Budies and their families.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #894: Simple Variations

12-03-2012 12:54 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

After quite a busy day yesterday, I am happy to say that I almost accomplished everything that I set out to do. For me, that is as good as anything. While I didn’t get my little tree changed over to Christmas yet, I did finish painting the new ornaments and charms for the pattern packet. I had to wait to take the final pictures for the packets, and I will be doing that today. I found that the DecoArt Craft Twinkle paint (the sparkle paint) that I used on these takes a bit of time ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #893: I Had an Idea . . .

12-02-2012 12:24 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 12 comments »

I made good progress yesterday working on the new ornament sets, and in the process, something came to mind. An epiphany if you will. Although I am sure that the idea has probably been addressed before, it had not occurred to me until yesterday. I felt as if the fog had been lifted and I had one of those “ah-ha!” moments we see played out in the movies. In any case, I think I may be on to something. In my never-ending quest to eliminate spray adhesive as much from my life as ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #890: Exchanging

11-29-2012 01:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I have written about this before, and I probably will again. I once again participated in an ornament exchange that was set up by the scrollers on Steve Good’s forum. It is an event that I look forward to every year, as it gives me a chance to experience not only the work of other scrollers, but also enjoy the friendship and sharing that it entails. I love exchanges. I think that it is a great way to learn about fellow crafts people and own a little piece of something created by the...

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