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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1095: The Holiday Issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts is Out!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 08-03-2013 12:01 PM 2005 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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"



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Roger

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#1 posted 08-03-2013 12:35 PM

Very awesome Sheila and Keith. Very kool

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

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Rick13403

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 12:46 PM

Good morning Sheila, Can’t wait to get my copy. Congrats to you and Keith for making the cover along with the other very talented designers. I keep all of the past issues and do the same thing as you- go thru them every couple of years looking to see what catches my eye now. I also just ordered the new scrollsaw tape to try it out. I will let you know my thoughts on it after I get a chance to use it. Have a great weekend.
Rick

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 02:04 PM

Although I’m not a Christian I do like that box, Sheila. It’s cleverly constructed and has some lovely scroll work on it’s surfaces.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 02:54 PM

Thank you very much, Martyn! :)

Sheila

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

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Celticscroller

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 05:03 PM

Congratulations Sheila and Keith. Beautiful designs. Will these patterns be going on your website? I’ve been waiting for the box! I love it!
Enjoy your day.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 05:20 PM

Thank you Anna – Yes they will be up on the site in a few weeks. Probably around the first of September. We like to give the magazine some time to sell before we offer the patterns on our site. Even though magazines are not as strong in the market as they once were, they are still an important part of my business and brings my designs to new customers who may not have access to the internet. (Yes – there are still many who do not like it online!)

I am glad you like the box. I really liked making it and it was a nice change for me. I can see more boxes such as these in the future.

Have a wonderful day today!

Sheila

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 09:58 PM

Congratulations on SIX wonderful projects! I can’t make up my mind which is my favorite. The box is lovely. The plaque is timeless… I may have to get the pattern for the gingerbread man for neice and nephew. Thank you for all the time and effort you and Keith put into these patterns. Have a great day!

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 08-04-2013 11:21 AM

Thank you too for your kind words Candy! :) This was an all time high for use as far as inclusion in the magazine and we are both really proud of what we did. We are glad you like it as well and hope that you have fun making the projects. :)

Have a good day, Sheila

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

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