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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #502: I Never Want to Know How to Milk a Cow

10-25-2011 12:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

No one said that just because we are self employed that we have to like every aspect of our jobs. As with any occupation, there is good and bad. I suppose the trick is to be able to do much more of the good stuff and keep the bad stuff to a minimum. I think for the most part, I am able to accomplish that. But sometimes you just can’t avoid doing stuff you don’t really like. Some of you may remember way back in January when I teamed up with another designer who makes awesom...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #345: Another Tray Finished

05-20-2011 01:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

I had a very productive day yesterday. I was able to get the next candle tray cut out entirely, as well as sand and finish the butterfly tray and the new one. The more I work with my new saw the more I like it. I have never had a lamp that was attached to the saw like that before and it is a vast improvement over having my little task lamp and having to move it around so that I can turn my pieces when cutting. It is great that it is out of the way. There are however a couple of things ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1121: Painting Progress on New Ornaments

09-03-2013 11:39 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

There isn’t much to talk about today, except to show the painting progress that I made on my new patterns. I spent pretty much of the day working on them, and I believe that finishing them up will take at least a couple additional days. I hope to have the patterns up on my site by the end of the week. For those of you who don’t read every day, what I am in the process of doing is converting my projects SLD438 12 Spooky Scrolled Key Ornaments and SLD439 12 Spooky Halloween Orn...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #249: One More Day of Instructions

02-07-2011 01:25 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Well, the site update is all completed and everything is up and running. All the new patterns have instructions and they are all checked over and ready to go. Even the Spring catalog is completed and posted and ready for download. It was really a busy weekend. My plans for yesterday of painting and finishing the little ornaments seemed to go by the wayside. I did decide to offer up the little heart tray to my mailing list customers, which means I needed to make the picture in Photoshop...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #828: More Than One Way to be Productive

09-24-2012 11:17 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Recently, we have been looking into some new things for the business in order to help it expand into other areas and grow. While these things are quite exciting, the newness of everything was beginning to somewhat overwhelm me, and I was feeling rather anxious the other day. Was I getting lazy in my thinking? I don’t think so. I always like new things and I am a strong proponent of diversification and branching out to several areas with your business. I learned long ago that countin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #137: Almost There

10-18-2010 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

I am quite proud of how things worked out yesterday. It feels wonderful when things actually work out how they are supposed to. I spent the day cutting for the most part and by 4pm I had not one but two new trays cut out. When I was writing about it yesterday morning, I was wondering if I would be able to accomplish it. After the Wright tray taking so long, my confidence in myself was a bit shaken. Not in the sense if I was able to do it or not but in the time line. Both patterns went...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #867: Pretty as a Picture

11-06-2012 12:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

One thing that I love about doing design work is that there are so many aspects of the process to consider. In addition to drawing the patterns on the computer, the projects need to be cut, assembled and finished in order to make sure that everything was done properly. Once that is finished, the actual instructional pattern packets need to be created, which include clear and concise directions on how others can replicate the project easily. This often includes not only step-by-step photogra...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #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 Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #218: Making Lemonade from a Snowflake

01-07-2011 02:59 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

It is amazing to me just how much difference the way you look at something can make. Looking at something with a different attitude and perspective can magically change something from unpleasant or distasteful to something that is fun and exciting. Physically, nothing at all has really changed. Only the way we look at it. This is an incredible power that we all have within ourselves. It costs nothing, takes none of our time and all we need to do is consciously apply it and it can make al...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #84: The "Magic List" is Working

08-26-2010 01:27 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Sometimes things go just right. After writing here yesterday, it seemed to turn out to be one of those days. I actually accomplished all that I set out to do and even though I didn’t have time to paint in the evening, I had to fight the feeling (once again) that I didn’t set my goals high enough or plan enough work for the day because I actually accomplished all of it. Maybe the “Magic List” is just doing what it is supposed to be doing – working! Is it that...

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