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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1129: Site Update with New Patterns Available

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-12-2013 11:50 AM 1605 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1128: Writing Our Own Story Part 1129 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1130: Some Time Away »

I am happy to say that we got all the new items posted on the site and everything is updated. Things have been fast and furious here and we find that we are updating a little more often. Our usual schedule was to do so about twice a month, but it seems that we have so many new things coming out that every other week is a bit better. I think it is better to have slightly more frequent updates rather than a longer time in between where we have so many new things that it may become overwhelming to our customers. I don’t think people mind a newsletter every other week. (At least I hope not) and from the great response we get, we think that everyone is happy with this.

So I will get down to business here . . .

I am happy to say that the painted versions of my Spooky Halloween ornaments and keys are up and ready for sale.

SLDP216 Spooky Halloween Key Ornaments Painting Pattern

SLDP217 Spooky Halloween Petite Ornaments Painting Pattern

Both sets are available as Pattern only, Wood Kit only (which does NOT include the pattern) and as a Combo Pack which includes both the pattern AND the wood pieces.

I hope that these choices aren’t confusing, but I feel that they are necessary. Some people want only the pattern as they cut their own wood or paint the design on their own surfaces. Others want extra wood pieces so they can make several sets. The Combo Pack is to give a little break on the price of the pattern and kit if purchased together. It all makes sense to me, but I understand it can be confusing. I try to be clear in my explanation, and I do try to give the best prices I can.

I have been selling a lot of wood pieces lately and I am happy about that. It gives me a chance to get to the saw and do some relaxing cutting, without having to think about if the pattern will work or not as I do when I am designing. I am happy to be able to provide those who don’t cut with pieces and I really try to give the best price I can for them as well as the best quality. I hope they are happy with the purchases, and many customers are returning for more which is a great sign.

Keith also added a couple of new designs on the mix. His Haunted House Triptych is a pretty cool design:

It’s a fun plaque that would look great over a doorway or on a mantle.

He also did some early Christmas designs in the form of some pretty Angel Tealight Candle Holders. There are three in the set and they are fun and easy to do.

All in all, we feel that is a good variety of patterns and with the holidays quickly approaching, we felt it was a good time to send another newsletter. We hope that you will join our mailing list if you want to keep up with all of our new projects. Our list is growing every day and we are very happy with the response we receive from our mailings.

Today I will be painting. I have a darling winter plaque that I am working on and I can’t wait to get to it. Then on to more scroll saw designs. There is always something fun waiting ahead.

I am very happy to see everything working out so well for us. I had several calls already regarding the new issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine that I showed the other day and people were very happy with the projects and article that I submitted to them. It feels good when people take the time to write you or call just to tell you they LIKE what you are doing. That’s the best payment there can be!

I hope you all have a good day today. It is Thursday already and I don’t know where the week is going. Keith has finished up his job helping at the plant, so things will be back to normal here and he will be working on new things that will be available soon. It’s all good.

Have a great day today.

-- 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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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 02:32 PM

Like the candle holder.

-- Todd

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Belg1960

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 06:34 PM

That is a great body of work Sheila. They should sell really well, good luck. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 10:32 PM

Thank you both very much. Todd – the candle holder is Keith’s new design. There are three variations in the pattern. Glad you like everything. :)

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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#4 posted 09-13-2013 03:32 AM

The paint on Keith’s plaque worked out really well and I love the tea light holders. You are really converting me to painting wood projects! Cut out several of the Patriotic Angel bears yesterday. I’m going to paint them with my great niece. Fun time.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 09-13-2013 10:27 AM

Thank you Anna! I am glad you are trying your hand at painting. It is really fun and relaxing and something I think you will excel at. :)

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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Roger

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#6 posted 09-18-2013 11:12 AM

You and Keith make a gr8 team. You’re individual creations are always fantastic, but, when put together, they are double the fun.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 09-18-2013 11:17 AM

Thanks Roger for your awesome support! :)

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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