My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #977: Everything Updated - Newsletter Sent

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-07-2013 11:50 AM 3734 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I actually reached all of my goals. I must have set them too low. (Just kidding!) It was one of those days however where I did stay focused the entire day and was able to tick off things one by one and I finished just about everything that I wanted to get done for the day. It doesn’t always turn out that way.

It is a good feeling to accomplish like that. I finished all of my new pattern packets, answered dozens of emails and filled orders, did my part of getting the site updated (Keith did a lot of work on that front!) and wrote the newsletter too. I hit the “send” button somewhere after 9pm and even though it was a long day, it felt really nice to have it done.

So what’s on the agenda today?

I have another final push in getting the instructions for my project and my article done for the next issue of the magazine. We are working on the June issue now and the projects are on their way, but I still need to send the written material. I am fortunate that the written files all can be sent electronically, as well as the photos. It assures me that everything is there when it is supposed to be and allows for changes and revisions instantly.

We did a site revision yesterday and once again tweaked some things to give it a bit better organization. With so many products – and the list of available items growing daily – we are constantly adjusting things and tying to keep it fast and easy for our customers to locate what they are looking for. Or for those who don’t know what they are looking for, we want it to be easy for them to see a good sample of our work so they can enjoy their time spent there. We have been to too many sites that are neglected and cluttered and not updated and we certainly don’t want to fall into a category such as that in our customers’ minds. I think it is the little details that leave impressions in customers’ minds and we try to cover all the bases.

We had more new things to post than I had anticipated, with new projects being released from the magazine as well as the new items we made. Besides what I have shown you here recently, Keith had some really nice new projects to add to his pattern line.

He added in this adorable bunny plaque:

He also added another pattern to his “Self-Framing Wildlife with Leaf Border” series. This is a Grouse:

And finally, he had his own set of Easter egg ornaments that are fun and easy to cut:

All in all, we feel there is a good variety of projects available that will please any level and taste. We just keep trying to do the best we can and we are happy that so many of our wonderful customers appreciate our work.

With that said, it is time for me to get moving on today’s work. I want to keep the momentum going so that I can spend the weekend working on more new ideas and projects. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, it should be in your email this morning.

Tying up these loose ends really feels good. I truly look forward to the upcoming weekend when I can work on new designs and head in new directions. All with the knowledge that everything that I had on the go is all caught up.

I can’t wait to see what direction I will head next.

Have a great Thursday!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 08:51 PM

Hi Sheila, the new patterns are great. I particularly like Keith’s self framing Wildlife one. His Easter plaque and the ornament look great too. They also lend themselves to painting and some bling!
Enjoy your day. A Westcoast rainy day here today but the next three days will be sunshine and mild and gardening days. Yea!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 01:14 AM

Hi, Anna! Yes – Keith does a great job. I am really glad to have such a talented partner. I would paint many of the designs, as you know. I still wish for more hours in the day. It seems that every day goes by so quickly! But I suppose that is good. We have had some dry weather, but it is still kind of gloomy and cold. This isn’t really my favorite time of year. It seems so “blah!” But I have to start thinking of some summer designs so that may make the days ‘brighter’ for me! Have a great evening! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 09:23 PM

You are like a fine tuned machine, Sheila. Keep on scrollin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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