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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #263: Self-Indulgence

02-21-2011 02:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

The term “self-indulgence” has different meaning to different people. Some may see it as buying a new tool and perhaps spending a little more than necessary for the better model, others may see it as having that extra bowl of ice cream after a nice Sunday dinner. Since we all have different ideas of what makes us happy, the definition of being “self-indulgent” changes with every person who answers the question. Generally speaking however, it means doing something th...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #262: Changing Gears

02-20-2011 02:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 12 comments »

Well, I suppose winter isn’t over yet. What started to be a sunny and relatively warm day yesterday turned overcast and cold. We even got another layer of snow. Nothing substantial though, just a reminder that we aren’t done with the cold weather quite yet. When I took my walk last night, the winds were swirling from all directions. The sky was mostly clear then, and even though there was light snow falling, you could see what seemed like thousands of stars in the sky. It wa...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #197: Teaching Through Videos

12-17-2010 02:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Sometimes all it takes is just one person to ask a question for me to be inspired. I believe that is why networking and interaction with others who have similar interests is very important. There are many small bits of information that we have learned from our daily woodworking and other related crafts and after years of doing things, we take them for granted. I believe this is true for all of us. In the process of creating, we have performed these steps so many times that they become sec...

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Built-In Bed #7: Paint and Pumpkin Pie

11-29-2010 01:37 AM by Scott R. Turner | 1 comment »

Work on the built-in slowed to a crawl as we got to a serious painting phase. The painting sub-contractor started out enthusiastically, but after an initial coat of primer was nowhere to be found. It’s so hard to find good help these days. I had to take over the painting—not my favorite activity but these panels are actually fairly easy to paint. In this photo, the customer dropped in for an impromptu inspection. She approved of the quality of the painting, especially w...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #157: Improving on a Good Thing

11-07-2010 01:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I already know that it is going to be a great day. I only realized last night that we will have an extra hour and that this is the weekend we change our clocks. I always loved that extra hour. Even when I was quite young I enjoyed the advantages of it. Apparently I was even busy as a child and had little trouble trying to fill it. I decided yesterday that I am going to proclaim a “jammy day” today. I ran my errands yesterday and have no reason whatsoever to leave the house...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #155: Time to Take a Stand

11-05-2010 10:00 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am writing this blog last night because we decided to high tail it to Halifax in the morning for probably our last trip into the city before winter hits. Today, we went to a new wood place that our friend Bernie recommended today and got some incredibly low priced and high quality hard woods. Among our finds were some nice ash at $2.00 per board foot, some flaming birch for $3.00 per board foot and some curly maple which was also only $3.00 per board foot. We didn’t get a lot bec...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #153: Just About Finished

11-03-2010 01:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I made a great deal of progress on the skating pond sets yesterday. It was the first day in several that I really felt like I had accomplished a great deal. I finished the last of the characters, and now I only have the trees and lamp posts to complete, and then the stands for everything and I will be finished. I say that, but I am thinking about how I may want to store and present the pieces for my own set and the set I am giving away as a gift. Somehow I don’t like the idea of ju...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #9: Phillipe

10-03-2010 06:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Phillipe has been competitive all of his young life. From the time he was in play school, he always wanted to have the tallest block castle or be the last one left in the spelling bee. Some found him to be too competitive, but most saw him as someone who was destined to be enterprising and successful. Now he was a teen and on this cold winter day he is bound and determined to build the best snowman ever. Never mind that little snowman on the other side of the pond -HIS snowman would be ...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #8: Carilynn - Stephen's Mother

09-30-2010 12:44 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

After a long day of cleaning the house and doing some baking for the holidays, Carilynn made a nice, comforting supper for her family. She had a steaming pot of chili on the stove and caramel baked apples with raisins and walnuts baking in the oven But where was Stephen? He was supposed to be home before dark. Carilynn left her warm kitchen and headed for the skating pond where she was sure to find Stephen playing with his friends on his beautiful red sled. He will probably be too tire...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #7: Stephen - The Little Sledding Boy

09-25-2010 06:44 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Stephen loves sledding. Although he tried his best at ice skating, for some reason he wound up slidng on his bottom more than gliding on his skates. Last Christmas Santa brought his a beautiful red sled. Stephen was thrilled! He couldn’t wait to pull that sled up the highest hill in town and come soaring back down. Now THIS was fun! From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures No more skinny blades for him! He is riding in style from now on!

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