I am extra anxious to get started working today. After the little hiccup that I had mid-week with the keyboard drama, I felt I was getting behind in my own schedule. But yesterday was a good day, and I stayed focused and I was able to finish drawing the next 12 ornaments for a new pattern that I want to have done by the weekend. I was very happy with that accomplishment.
Today is a day when I get to go to the scroll saw. These are always among my favorite days. I can’t wait to see the new designs come to life and I am very much looking forward to spending the time cutting.
This next group of patterns is for some traditional ornament shapes, but I am adding some wonderful bead embellishments to them. Last year I had made some embellished trees and snowflakes and they are still very popular and great sellers. This time around, I used some traditional shapes and added swirls and cut outs that will make them look beautiful and delicate, along with the embellishments of small metallic beads that I plan to use. I can’t wait to see them come out. Below is a small sample:
I am also planning on making a special ornament to offer as a new free pattern on the site. I think it will be a nice way to introduce people to this type of cutting.
I am going to keep things short today because I want to get right to it. I have a bit of fine tuning on the drawings that I need to do before I cut and I want to get busy on them right away.
I love when things are like that. Even though the sun is just now starting to rise, it is already a great day. I feel like I am back on track and that the day is going to be full and fun and creative. Seeing these ornaments come to life will just add to the excitement for me.
I wish you all a wonderful day today. I hope you all find something wonderful to inspire you too and help you enjoy every minute. Have fun and be creative!
-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"