Well – I spent the day yesterday finishing up the other version of the little cookie cutter animal basket that I showed you a couple of days ago.
The first version (pictured above) was done using the new DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints, and I thought it would be a wonderful gift for a baby or even Easter. I loved the soft, pastel colors and I thought they looked really beautiful.
The other version however is really different. It just goes to show how much a little paint can change the look of a project. You will be amazed at the difference and I think that it will expand the value of that pattern a great deal. I had intended to show you all the second version today, but I inadvertently placed it in my bedroom and I don’t want to go in there and retrieve it right now. Keith and I are many times on different schedules and he stayed up very late (or shall I say ‘early’) and I don’t want to bug him when retrieving it. We will just have to wait until tomorrow.
Today I am going to be spending the day writing the pattern packet and doing the photography for the new patterns. While that doesn’t sound very exciting, it will feel good to be able to offer them with our next website update which will be the beginning of next week. When that is done, I will be able to continue on with the new things for the magazine and work with the beautiful paper stock that I showed yesterday. I can’t wait to do that!
Speaking of magazines . . .
I received my new issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts the other day. In it was my “Spring Chick” word art project. I really loved this project and I loved the bright colors and the silly “springy” baby chicks.
I will also have this pattern available on the site when I do the next update.
It seems like I am all over the place sometimes. Maybe I am a bit, but it is really fun to see all of these projects coming together. I am truly enjoying working in so many directions and being able to do so many different things. It really makes the days go by quickly.
Tonight we put our clocks ahead and we ‘lose’ an hour. I don’t like that at all, as there are too few hours in a day as it is. But it is a sure sign that spring is on its way and I must admit that even I am ready for it this year. Our road trip is quickly approaching and I hope by the time we head out that the weather will be kind to us for traveling. But we will take whatever is sent our way.
I promise some more pictures tomorrow. I hope to accomplish a lot today and I hope you all enjoy your weekend as well.
Have a wonderful Saturday.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"