Good day to you all! I spent the much of the day yesterday getting things lined up for my next set of patterns. Hopefully, my new design will be put up on the site later on today, although I don’t think we will do another newsletter just yet. Keith has some new things that he is working on as well and we would like to wait until we have a few things to talk about before sending a newsletter. We try not to send more than two per month, as we don’t want to be bothersome to our customers. We think that is a good rate and that way we have enough new items to make it worth our while. If you haven’t joined our mailing list already, I invite you to do so. I realize that not everyone reads here every day and the newsletter will let you know when we have new patterns available. You can sign up here: Mailing List.
In other news, I hear that the Creative Woodworks and Crafts holiday issue is now mailing and should be arriving at stores and to subscriber’s homes soon.
This year, I am proud to say that between Keith and Myself, we have SIX projects represented in that issue! That is an all time high number for us and we are really proud to be part of such a great magazine.
For myself, I have my Angel Place card holder figures:
My Nativity Key Ornaments:
And finally my “O Night Divine!” Christmas Box:
Keith’s contributions to the magazine are a beautiful set of Filigree 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments:
Three Self-Framing Olde Christmas Word Plaques:
And some cute and simple Word Art Ornaments:
All in all, I think we are pretty well-represented!
It is funny how quickly we forget what we made for the magazine. It has only been a couple of months since we sent those pieces on their way, and I already pretty much forgot about them. It is always a nice surprise to see them all professionally photographed and how nice the magazine make them look for us! It is a great feeling.
I still think that subscribing to the magazine itself is a great deal. Just this issue alone would pay for the entire year’s subscription. I know that many magazines are switching to digital format, but I am still old-fashioned in that I like to have the pages right in front of me where I can physically flip through them. I still subscribe to my favorite magazine in paper format and I will continue to do so as long as they keep making them. I think for the price of just a few patterns, it is well worth it to get an annual subscription. I cherish my sets of my favorite magazines and every couple of years I go through the back issues and it is like having new magazines all over again, as I usually have changed my taste or am looking to do something a bit different than I may have done in the past. I am happy to have them.
You can subscribe to Creative Woodworks and Crafts HERE.
I hope you all have a good day today. I will be continuing to work on my new patterns and spending the bulk of the day drawing. It is a bit foggy here but not too warm and hopefully the sun will break through soon.
Have a wonderful Saturday and weekend!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"