My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1220: Making Progress . . .

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-16-2014 12:00 PM 1340 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday turned out to be another day that just got away from me, although I did accomplish quite a bit.

I spent most of the day writing the instructions for the Bunny Toy Replica project that I had shown last week. I find that as time goes on my woodworking skills are improving and I find better, easier ways to do things and I like to incorporate that into my projects. It is nice to know that I am still learning and improving.

The rest of the day I spent working on my little ballerina ornaments. I don’t think I showed all of them the other day.

I added some pretty pastel paint to their outfits just to see how they would come out:

I still have another similar set that I am working on and hopefully I will make headway with that today. I will be doing that and continuing to write my instructions for the bunnies as well as writing the article on the re-purposed box I made last week.

It appears that this will be another short entry here today, as I want to get moving and start working. There just aren’t enough hours in the day it seems. :)

We are still experiencing spring-like weather here in Nova Scotia. It is rather wet and messy. Could it be that winter is over already?

I wonder . . .

I hope you all have a great day. Enjoy your Thursday!

Today’s Featured Project

SLD334 Sweetheart Candle Tray and Charms

-- 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 01-16-2014 01:21 PM

You’re just a TRUE, died in the wool artist of the Nth Degree. Dedicated and loyal to Keith, and your company and magazine. Magnificent work Sheila.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 06:19 PM

Good morning Sheila. I like the colours on the ballerinas. I think this is one time that colour is essential. It adds to the grace of the ballerinas.
We are having beautiful sunny Spring weather here. I might even get out into the garden today and clean up the winter mess.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 01:14 AM

I think I seen one o them move.. They surely look alive to me.

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

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 03:12 AM

Hi Sheila:
I have not commented bout you projects lately, but I like the dancers and I have to agree with Celticscroller I like the colored ones best and they would be easy for a non artist to paint.
Are you turning them into patterns or what? What are you using for material?
Good Job

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 09:49 AM

Thank you all! They are delicate, but fun! I worked on them more and have the “other” version done that you can see in the next blog post. So far, so good.

They will be both woodworking patterns and now painting patterns also (I have had so many requests for painting patterns on them, I need to do this as well!) So I have my work cut out for me in the next several days. :)

It is nice to see such a positive response – especially on a ‘just because’ project. :)

Stay tuned . . .


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

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