Today's blog will just be a short announcement that all the new patterns are available on our site. I have received lots of emails from those of you asking when they would be ready, and they all are at this time.
We added several new patterns to the site and we are very proud of them. There are some holiday patterns, as well as some for general occasions. Keith's SLDK396 Self-Framing Love Always plaque pattern would be great for a wedding gift, anniversary, or any time you just want to say "I love you."
It's a perfect keepsake and sure to be very popular.
Keith also created three beautiful large Bible verse plaques, that came out just stunning. The first one is SLDK400 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 shown here:
The other two are SLDK401 Proverbs 3:6-7 and SLDK402 Romans 12: 9-10. He plans to add to the sets if they are popular, and it already appears that they will be. Since we posted them last evening, several sets have already sold.
He is offering a SPECIAL SET price for all three patterns for a limited time which is a great deal. These plaques could be used as shown, or even displayed in parts for smaller areas. I really think they came out beautiful and I like that because they are made up of smaller pieces, they are easier to cut.
My contributions to the update are some of the designs that I have been showing here on my blog. My SLD480 Bat Pillar Candle Holder and Tea Light Holder pattern set will include the large pedestal holder as well as the tea light and place card holders.
I also created two new candle trays. I love making the candle trays and still have ideas for many new ones. I was a little worried that I had been making too many, but I often get requests for more so I thought I would add a couple more into the mix.
For Halloween, I created this SLD481 "Boo" Candle Tray :
I think it coordinates nicely with the Bat Pillar candles, as I used some of the same elements in the design.
I also created a pretty "Give Thanks" Candle Tray (SLD482) that could be displayed all autumn long. I love the way the curly maple gave additional movement to the leaves:
I must say that it felt good to get back to some woodworking. I suppose that is why I am always excited about what I do. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the delicate scroll sawing on the trays and building the candle holders. It is fun to flip back and forth between painting and scrolling.
I am thinking now about some new Christmas things that I can add on the next update. I have lots of ideas as usual, and can't wait to get them moving. With the upcoming holiday weekend (Thanksgiving here in Canada) I have some cooking and other things to do around the house as well. It may be a good time for me to take a short breather and enjoy some of the season. I am sure though in the background that I will be working on my new things for next time. There is always so many nice projects to do.
Happy Thursday to you all.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"