Time always seems to move much too quickly, and lately more so than ever. I think because I have been keeping so busy the days just seem to bleed quickly into one another and before we know it, another week has passed. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the year.
As those of you who read often know, I spent the last week or so working on some new scroll saw patterns for the site. At the time I was working on them it didn't seem like it was a lot, but seeing everything finished and posted makes me realize that I did indeed accomplish a great deal. I am happy with them.
We spent the day yesterday updating the website and sending out our bi-monthly newsletter. When that was done, I realized that lots of stuff needed to be tended to here at my house, so I spent the remainder of the day doing that. It feels good to catch up and have everything clean, but I didn't have much time to work on my painting of "Layla". I hope to do that today.
I am going to quickly share photos of our new patterns here today. I know some look here to see what is new. Besides, I am kind of proud of them.
I'll start off with showing the new sets of ornaments that designs. The first one is a set of Gothic Keys (SLD505)
The designs were based on actual antique keys and I think they will be fun to cut them and use them in lots of crafts and decorating applications. I think they would even be nice cut from plywood and either painted and encrusted with rhinestones, or painted with a faux rust finish like I used on the gears. Wouldn't that be cool?
The next set of ornaments goes along the Damask theme (SLD506 10 Regal Damask Ornaments)
These, too can be finished in a variety of ways. I love the flowing designs and they are actually not very difficult to cut, making them ideal to someone who is newere to the scroll saw. They are cool because they can be used year-round for a variety of projects as well. I cut mine all from various hardwood scraps I had saved and I love the color and variety of wood.
The third ornament set is a combination of the Damask ornaments and the Key ornaments.
(SLD507 10 Damask Key Ornaments)
These would be beautiful for wedding favors, showers, or any general non-seasonal decorating application you may want. Again – mine were made from hardwood, but I think they would be lovely painted with chalky paint and some hot-fix rhinestones added for a little 'bling'.
And finally for me, the candle trays: (Shown here is the Special Set SPECIAL)
I really like them all and can't decide which one I like best. Again, they would be nice for so many occasions. I can picture them as centerpieces at a wedding with the coordinating key ornaments as favors. They would make a beautiful and elegant presentation for sure. They are also nice for any time of year.
Keith had two new designs as well. His first is this SLDK594 Welcome to our Cabin/Home Plaque:
I think he has been hanging around me too long because in his pattern he offers two variations of the design, as well as two different cutting and finishing versions. (Way to go, Keith!) :)
And finally, he has a new word art plaque, SLDK593 - Be Still and Know I am God:
It is yet another of his beautiful word art designs.
I think all in all this was a pretty good update. As we add more patterns to our site, we are happy that we seem to be attracting a greater variety of customers. We keep trying to offer a variety of designs that will appeal to many different tastes, styles and types of crafters. We hope we can keep it going, as it allows us to do what we love.
It's a bit overcast today and mild out. I am still waiting to hear about the car. Any day now. The guys who are working on it are awaiting delivery of the headlights, and once that is done, it should be good to go. I try to keep busy and figure that since I waited this long, another day or two won't hurt. It will be wonderful to get it back.
I wish you all a good day. I plan on spending my day painting and should have some progress photos to show you on that tomorrow. It will be nice to change creative gears and paint. I hope it comes out OK.
Thanks again to all of you who are our constant support. We really appreciate you!
Happy Tuesday 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"