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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1821: Back in the Swing of Things!

02-17-2017 02:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

One thing about posting here less often – when I do post there is so much to share with you all! I feel like things are going fast forward again and I am back on the 'creative track' after a bleak two months for me. Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I usually try to look at the good side of even the not-so-good thing that happen. But sometimes, that just doesn't work. Try as I did, I found it hard to feel good about things.  It was time for me to s...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1820: Evolving

02-13-2017 02:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

We all work for certain goals in our lives. Be it personal or professional, there always seems to be something to strive for and give out lives purpose. I began my own business many, many years ago. I was in my 20's then and looking for a way to earn some extra income for my young family while doing something that I enjoyed. I had always loved 'making things' and thought that would be somewhat of a utopia for me. Justifying doing something that I love and being paid for it as...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1817: Habits

02-01-2017 12:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

As we begin a new month, I realize how quickly January has slipped by. Time has always seemed so relentless to me, but lately, I find that to be true more than ever. Many of you have noticed that I haven't been writing as regularly or as often as I used to. After over six years of daily posting, I find that I have, indeed, backed off a bit and have taken a bit of a break from it. It felt odd at first, but soon it became something of a 'habit' to NOT write (funny how that happ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1816: Some Updates for Our Site

01-27-2017 02:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Good day to you all. I am still in my 'organizational mode' here and I am sorry to say that I have been so busy that is has been difficult to find time to blog. Add to that the many wood orders I have been receiving (thank you!) and the fact that both Keith and I are fighting this cold/flu thingy that is going around, and you will understand why I haven't posted. It has been a crazy month to start out the new year, to say the least. Our kitty Richard is doing better, though, ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1815: It's All in the Details

01-19-2017 01:58 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It really feels good to get back to creating. The last month and a half went by so quickly. Between the holidays and the chaos of having my beloved pets ill, it seemed that with a blink of an eye the month of December and now most of January is behind us. I wish I could say that I was more productive. But I spent my time doing what needed to be done and taking the time I needed to deal with these personal things. I know I am working my way to a better place because there are so many idea...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1814: Back to Creating

01-17-2017 01:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I spent the long weekend working on a new painting pattern set. While I have had this idea in my head for quite a while now, I had to just bring myself to do it. I don't know why I am always so timid about jumping into a new project. There is sometimes a fear that it won't come out like I envisioned it in my head. You would think that after all of these years of designing that I would be over those fears and have more confidence than that. But that isn't always the case. I fi...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1812: Elipse Low-Profile Dust Mask Review

01-12-2017 01:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

(I want to note that I am was in no way compensated for this review. I researched and purchased this mask on my own.) In today's blog post, I am going to talk about something that I think is rather important. It is something that I have been lax on myself, but I made a vow with my woodworking friend (Leldon) that we are going to change things and try to do a bit better about it. What I am referring to is wearing a dust mask when doing our woodworking and cutting wood. Now I a...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1811: The Comfort of Routine

01-10-2017 02:49 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

The older I get, the more I seem to enjoy the concept of 'familiarity'. I will follow up that sentence with stating that I do NOT feel "that old". (Really!)  I think that lately, though, the things that have come up unexpectedly have not exactly been things that I consider as 'pleasant'. I know that has nothing whatsoever to do with age, but for some reason, these days I don't feel quite as resilient as I have in the past. Is this due to circumstan...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1810: Back to Blogging . . .

01-09-2017 03:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I realize it has been a long time since I posted a blog. To be honest with you all, it has been a rough couple of months. After losing my dear kitty and constant companion Pancakes suddenly early in December, the following week my other kitty Richard became gravely ill. The vet seems to think that his illness was triggered by the stress of losing Pancakes. Cats are very sensitive creatures. The combination of Pancakes just 'disappearing' and me being grief-stricken was something that ...

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Shop storage projects #4: Dungeon Remodel, stage 1

01-05-2017 02:39 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well really two stages today….the main event was this afternoon. Then I went back down to do a wee bit more, as a stage 2….....didn’t quite work out. Leg was having issues towards the end. Sitting here with an ice pack on the leg, and a Norco pill in me. Anyway…here we go…. I removed the brace till from it’s perch, and placed the electric grinder in it’s place. I needed a couple other toys to move aside….and then try to remove the...

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