My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1758: Short Post to Catch Up

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 08-09-2016 12:15 PM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good morning to you all. It has been quite a busy weekend and I have a busy week ahead as well, so this will be just a short post to catch everyone up on what I am working on. 

Over the weekend, I had several new orders that I had to cut. Once again, I really enjoyed working in the new shop upstairs. It was such a difference from working from the corner of the kitchen. Even though I made do for years, it feels so good to actually have room to do what I need to do – without making a mess of our regular living area. I am very grateful for my new situation and I will try to use the space in the best way I can. I am sure that it will result in much more efficiency. That probably translates to more projects. :)

On Sunday we had Keith's mom over and made a great dinner. The day was lovely and besides eating yet another feast, I was able to get some work done on my little beehive ornaments. These are the ones that I showed the other day that will be able to accommodate the small dangling bee charms. Each one will have a tiny pilot hole drilled into them for the charms. I figure if people do not want them, the hole is small and easy to fill with a little wood filler. I think that will work the best and offer the least amount of confusion. 

I also created a new surface which is a larger beehive. This one will be used for a plaque. It is about 8" wide and 9" tall and is just as cute as the little ones are. 

I began working on them on Sunday, and this is how far I got:

So far I am pleased with the result – but the BEST part is yet to come. :) 

I had to go to Halifax for some things yesterday, so my Monday was rather 'lost' work wise. We didn't return until the evening, and I was so tired I went to bed around 9pm. But that left me feeling rested and ready to tackle today. 

I am going to be working on them all day today and I should be able to update you all tomorrow. I have already had inquiries for them, but I prefer to wait until I get my patterns done until I post them on the site. Again – that will cause the least amount of confusion. 

With that said, I will keep my promise in keeping this blog short. (You didn't think I could do it, did you??) 

I wish you all a wonderful and creative day today.  Happy Tuesday to you! :D

-- 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 08-09-2016 09:11 PM

Waiting to see what type of bee . . . Mason, honey, . . . ? Looks interesting. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 02:52 AM

These ornaments are going to be beautiful. I think they would be great in a garden hanging from a tree or plant.

-- Anna

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 09:55 AM

Thank you so much. I believe that they will be honey bees, John. There are so many species that I am unsure from my reference photos which they are. The ‘fluffy’ kinds that have pretty stripes. :)

Anna – I hope people find lots of uses for these cute ornaments and plaques. Even as plant pokes they will look nice. Hopefully I will finish them up later on today (Wednesday) and have them up on the site for the weekend. :)

Thank you as always for stopping by.


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

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