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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #983: All Dressed Up (Just a Bit!)

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 485 days ago 1430 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 982: Naked Bunnies Part 983 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 984: A Bunny of a Different Color »

I am rather in a hurry this morning because I have a great amount of things that I want to accomplish today. Among them is to get the pattern packet ready and put up on the site for the bunny ornaments that I showed yesterday. I was very pleased (and a little surprised) with the great amount of responses I received regarding these little guys, and I am thrilled because I really love them too.

So without further delay, below are the pictures of them “dressed up” (just a bit!)

I thought they looked particularly elegant with just a sheer ivory organza ribbon and just a few pastel rhinestones applied. The maple was finished by applying mineral oil, allowing it to absorb in for several hours and then spraying with a couple of thin coats of shellac. The color of the wood is warm and rich and looks just beautiful with the sheer ribbon and pastel glimmer of the stones. I really love them this way!

Of course, I skewed them a bit for the photographs, so if they look a bit distorted, that is why. (Again, I apologize for having to do this!)

I am thrilled with how they turned out and very pleased that so many of you liked them naked. I hope you like them even more ‘slightly’ dressed.

But there will be more to come . . .

This is only the first version of the pieces. I have a couple of additional ideas up my sleeves for these cute silhouettes. For the painters that read here – there are some fun and special variations here for you too. Please stay tuned. ;)

So that is where I will leave it today. I woke up to a thin layer of snow with some additional flakes falling as I write. However, it is only sticking on the lawn and not on any paved areas, which indicates that the ground is warming and soon it will be spring.

I also wanted to mention that Lee Valley is offering FREE SHIPPING for any order over $40 now through March 25th. I know their stuff is a bit more expensive, but I do like to get a couple of things and take advantage of their free shipping promotions when they have them. I just thought I would give you all a head’s up!

Is is really Friday already! Sheesh! This week went by so quickly! I hope you all have a great day and I hope you are all planning a wonderful creative weekend!

Have a great day today!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"



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Roger

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#1 posted 485 days ago

That bling really does dress up those fine scrolled projects o yours. Have a good, safe, weekend

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 485 days ago

That sure dresses them Sheila
Have you seen the Celtic Hares?

Have a Stupendous day & a cuppa

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 485 days ago

As always, great job Sheila.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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JesseTutt

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#4 posted 485 days ago

I am glad you dressed up the bunnies. Pictures of Naked bunnies should never be on the Internet ;-)

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Celticscroller

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#5 posted 485 days ago

Good morning Sheila. The bunnies look great all dressed up for Spring.
The sun is trying to poke through here. Spring is definitely in the air.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 485 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. This group is just the beginning! I have a couple of other versions to show you all too!

Jesse – I think “strategically placed rhinestones” are a good alternative to “naked!” ;)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 485 days ago

Hi, Anna! We have some SNOW here! (Even I am ready for some spring!) But no worries – I got all my errands finished and I can pack it in for the weekend and work on this project. I am excited because it will be so much FUN to see the different versions come to life. They will be perfect for my little ‘all season tree’ as well as for some special gifts. I am in a happy place! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! :D

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 485 days ago

hello Sheila
everyone looks good when dressed up ….. even bunnies :-) nice idea with the butterfly
hugs sendt to you from the princess :-) she is back to her pain in the A…. teen mood …. LOL
now we don´t have to get the toolbox in her mouth twice a day :-)
still on soft food and have to heal the next 9-10 weeks and in the end of may she are going
to have the screwsystem removed from the jaws
but I can give her back on her teasing at the moment …. saying she looks werd now
after she has gone from overbite to underbite … telling she is look like sammy davies junior …. LOL
it has to be so at the moment … will change when she growing and move the upper front teeth forward

me I´m looking forward to have a quite weekend of from the job
last week over 80 hours and this week over 70 … I think I deserve a little sleep ..lol
before i have to tackle a huge amount of paperwork …... way behind on that :-(
but when done I can look forward to some cash …... I think my bank will love that …. LOL

over the next couple of days we look forward to deal with three minor blitz so we can expect up to
12-15 inch of snow :-)

have a nice weekend
Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 485 days ago

Hi, Dennis! Thank you for stopping in! :) I am happy to hear that Silke is getting back to feeling good again. I am sure this summer she will be happy that this is all behind her.

Boy! Your work schedule is brutal. Lots of long hours for sure. I hope you take some time to rest up and spend time with your family. We all need to relax a bit from time to time.

We got more snow today too. It was nice yesterday – almost spring-like – but today we had a white blanket that actually stayed the entire day! I do love the snow, but I am also looking forward to some warm days when I can drive to the beach. But that will come soon enough . . .

Take care and tell Silke I said ‘Hi!” Stay tuned for more versions of the bunnies. I have several things planned for them.

Bye for now, Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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