LumberJocks

My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1515: FLOWERS!!!!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-12-2015 11:34 AM 1571 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1514: SHEEP!!!! Part 1515 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 1516: Learning from our Disappointments »

Today I am revealing the fourth and final new trinket box pattern that I created over the weekend. I was really pleased with all the kind reponses that I have received regarding them. It feels good to make something that people seem to like so much. 



I spent the day yesterday writing up the pattern packets for these projects. I tried to include some step-by-step photos so that even newer scrollers would be able to make the projects successfully. Actually they aren't that difficult at all. These 'woven' sides are very forgiving and they are wonderul ways to practice following the lines. Plus – if you waiver off a bit, it really isn't noticable. It is a great way to use up those smaller, odd pieces of wood you have too. And tell me – can we ever have too many boxes?  (I think NOT!) 



I wanted to make something other than an animal for the final pattern of this set.  As with the other designs, they are nice and suitable for Easter, but can be displayed all throughout the spring and summer. The fourth designs I created was a little basket shape, which was filled with some cute posies:



I used a positive/negative scrolling method to create some interest. On this box, the contrasting lid liner acts as a backdrop for the centeral area, and the color really stands out. The wood I chose was oak for the box itself and mahogany for the lid liner and contrasting ring of the box body. I really like the look of oak, and while it isn't always the best choice for intricate scrolling or fretwork (because of its open grain) it holds up fine to this 1/2" thickness and looks wonderful. 



For the mini-box in this pattern, I repeated the egg-shaped outline and and floral motif. 



I also added some simple flowers as the accompanying scatter pieces. I love the way the ensamble looks together. 



As with the other boxes, I finsihed them with spray lacquer for a nice, satiny sheen. I think it brings out the colors of the wood beautifully!



Of course, this box will be wonderful stuffed with chocolate eggs or jelly beans:



But after Easter, it will also be nice sitting on a bathroom counter or in a kitchen, filled with some softly scented potpourri. Or you can keep hard candies (or chocolates) in it and keep it on display on a coffee table in your living room.  I can think of lots of uses. 



I have all four boxes up on my website today, and the patterns are now available. I even created a little set so if you like all four boxes, you can purchase the patterns for them all at once and save a little bit of money. (Item number NTBSET1 on my site.)



I think they look pretty cool altogether. 



I had a lot of fun showing you these designs little by little. As I said, the encouraging comments really felt wonderful. I enjoyed making these so much, and hearing the positive feedback was the best reward I would ask for. 



Today I am going to be writing and sending out our newsletter. All the new patterns are posted on the site already and ready to be sent out. If you subscribe to our updates, look for your newsletter later on today. 



It's another calm and quiet morning. Yesterday was foggy for most of the day, which meant that it is getting warmer. The snow is receding, too, and not only can I see more of my car re-emerge, but I can finally see the bottom step of our deck and even the bar-b-que. There is hope for warmer days ahead. 



I hope you enjoyed seeing all of these little boxes. Thank you again for your nice comments. 



Happy Thursday to you! 

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



7 comments so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

19865 posts in 2265 days


#1 posted 03-12-2015 02:21 PM

All 4, really nice Sheila.

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

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9035 posts in 2381 days


#2 posted 03-12-2015 02:52 PM

Thanks so much Roger. :) I appreciate your kindness.

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"

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1216 posts in 1534 days


#3 posted 03-12-2015 06:18 PM

I think the last one, the basket of flowers is my favourite. I love the detail in it – and I love flowers!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

17654 posts in 3136 days


#4 posted 03-12-2015 06:24 PM

Those are awesome!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9035 posts in 2381 days


#5 posted 03-12-2015 06:30 PM

Thank you both so much! I can think of a million different little box designs similar to this. The good part is that I free hand the drawings so the side patterns of each box is unique. It is a fun way to do things. :)

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"

View lightweightladylefty's profile

lightweightladylefty

3137 posts in 3173 days


#6 posted 03-13-2015 06:39 AM

Sheila,

Those are just about as cute as they get!!!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9035 posts in 2381 days


#7 posted 03-13-2015 07:11 PM

Thank you so much! I am glad you like them! :)

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"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com