My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1267: New Patterns, Sales and Freebies on our Site

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-14-2014 10:51 AM 2989 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We finally got our site updated yesterday. I say that with just a touch of exasperation because it seems like getting to this point took much, much longer than it should.

It hasn’t been because I wasn’t working – as a matter of fact, I don’t think I have had a minute to ‘goof off’ in over a week! I think it was more that there has just been a lot of things going on and there have been many tasks that take time and needed my attention. It’s all part of running a business though.

It WAS nice to write the newsletter and see all the new things we are offering though. It is funny how I usually don’t feel like we are accomplishing much, then when I write the newsletter I am rather proud of what I see. Between Keith and myself we have been updating our site regularly about every two weeks and offering several new patterns and projects for people to try.

I like to give a quick review here in the blog as well because I know there are those interested that don’t like to “join” mailing lists. With all the junk emails that we receive I can certainly understand that, so I will show a couple of the new projects here . . .

First off, Keith has a new Welcome sign:

SLDK363 Enter As Guests Welcome Plaque

It really came out nice and I think it would make a nice addition to any home.

I FINALLY finished the instructions to my Cookie Cutter Animal Basket:

SLD452 Cookie Cutter Animal Basket

For some reason, it seemed like it took a while to write the instructions. But I think that was only because I was doing so many other things in between – including preparing my figures for my taxes. I am pleased with the pattern though, as it shows the construction of the basket as well as how to paint both color schemes. I am rather proud of it. I am also going to be offering a pre-cut wood kit for those who don’t do woodworking.

I also finished up my Spring Chicken Word Art project:

SLD444 Springtime Chicks Word Art

I really loved this pattern! It is so bright and cheerful and I loved the little “springy” chicks! They are so funny to look at!

And finally, Keith has a new set of filigree ornaments that are artistic and adorable all at once. They are 10 Filigree Garden Critters

SLDK362 - 10 Filigree Garden Critters

Like any of the filigree ornaments, they have LOADS of applications.

We have new sales as well and we also changed our free patterns both for the painters:

And also for the woodworkers:

To get those, all you have to do is go to our Free Patterns and Resources page on the site.

When I look at it all here, I think we DID do a lot in the past couple of weeks. It feels good to see it all in one place, as I said.

Today I am beginning some new projects. I have one on the drawing board, and another one that I am working on which will include the beautiful card stock that I showed last week. I can’t wait to see how these will come out.

It is hard to believe that it is the end of the week already. This week just seemed to go by much faster than usual. Probably because I was so busy. I hope you all had a great week as well and even a better weekend.

Happy Friday to you all!

-- 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 03-14-2014 03:52 PM

A great selection of new items! You both have been very busy. There is something here for everyone.
Have a wonderful weekend.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 06:41 PM

pretty nice designs.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 07:47 PM

Looks great

-- I never finish anyth

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 01:09 AM

You both go together like salt n pepper. Always enjoy yours and Keiths wares.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 10:23 AM

Good morning everyone! Thank you all so much for your kind comments. Both Keith and I really do appreciate them. As always, it is a real pleasure to have such a talented partner to help keep things going at a great level. I think many times we both inspire each other. The results is good all around!

Have a great weekend everyone. :)


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

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