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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1255: BUNNIES!!!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 02-26-2014 12:49 PM 1458 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday we had a wonderfully productive day. It had been a while since we had to do a large wholesale order, and I must admit that it was actually a lot of fun to do some ‘production type’ scroll sawing again.

My SLDP212 Summertime Strokework Bunnies pattern was accepted by Artist’s Club for their next catalog and we had to get the kits cut for stocking the warehouse so they would be there waiting by the time the catalog is released. We started out with an order for 150 kits, which means cutting about 1500 pieces.

We had a good supply of wood, but only enough to make about half the kits. I had ordered more a couple of weeks ago, but because of the goofy weather we are having, the delivery last week was cancelled and they only deliver to our side of the province one day a week. So hopefully it will come today and we can go to Bernie’s tomorrow to get it cut and prepped. That’s the plan, anyway.

Nonetheless, the pile looked pretty impressive at the end of the day:

I like cutting the little bunny silhouettes. There is so much that you can do with them! Not only the Summertime Strokework Bunny pattern:

But I also offer the “SLDP211 – 10 “MUD Bunnies pattern where they are decorated with Margot's Mud Texture Paste.

I can think of so many other ways to decorate these fun little pieces as well!

Even when the weather outside is cold, it is fun to make these bright and cheery projects. It gives us something to look forward to and keeps us thinking ahead to warmer days.

Today I will be packaging these pieces, as well as finishing up another wood order for a customer. I have some designs to draw as well and I hope to get started on them.

The sun is out today, and it is calm and cool out. It is one of those days that looks warmer than it is, but I don’t really mind.

I hope you all have a great day. It’s the middle of the week already and before you know it, spring will be here.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Today’s Featured Product

SLDK157 Summer Lily Welcome Segmentation by Keith Fenton

-- 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 02-26-2014 01:33 PM

That welcome sign, is very welcoming. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 01:41 PM

Glad you got such a grand production effort on the wholesale order yesterday. WOW, Keith, that plaque is MAGNIFICENT! Truly outstanding.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 01:41 PM

Thank you Roger! That’s Keith’s design. :)

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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#4 posted 02-26-2014 01:43 PM

Thanks, Russell! Yes – this was a really amazing piece. It is a nice way to try to do some segmentation. Glad you like it! :)

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 02-26-2014 05:50 PM

A very productive day!
The Welcome plaque looks great. I haven’t tried segmentation yet. I’ll have to add some ideas to my project list. Working on getting my inside projects finished as I have a good feeling that pretty soon I’ll be out in the workshop. Judging from the forecast I might get out and get it cleaned up this weekend. :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 06:11 PM

That is great news Anna! I know you can’t wait to work out there. I think the segmentation may be something that you would like to do over the winter. Cut the pieces when it is warm and maybe shape them with the Dremel when it is cold and you can’t go to a shop. Keith and I just put down a sheet and there really isn’t much dust from the shaping. Just something to consider.

We are getting light snow here today. I am packaging up kits and some wood orders so I am really busy. And I have a few more ideas that I can’t wait to implement as well. It’s all good though.

I hope you have a fun 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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