My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1475: Busy with "Business"

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-13-2015 01:26 PM 1958 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday was one of those crazy/busy days that seemed to be over before it began. It seemed like the every day business tasks (answering emails, filling orders, talking to customers) filled the majority of the time. Before I knew it, it was getting dark and I was running out of steam.  

I am not at all complaining about this, as I realize it is part of having a business that is successful, but I am afraid it doesn't make for much interesting blog reading for you. So I decided to showcase a couple of our older patterns that may have been lost in the shuffle of our 500+ items on our site and bring them to your attention. 

With Valentine's day approaching, both Keith and I have some nice themed projects in the works. We should have some new things for you by our next update. But in the mean time, we want to remind you of some of our patterns that are from years past. Not only would they be wonderful Valentine gifts, but they would be suitable for weddings, anniversaries or any time of year when you want to show your love. 

The first one is this heart themed candle tray (SLD334 Sweetheart Candle Tray and Charms Pattern). The candle trays still are some of my most popular products. I need to add new ones to the arsenal!

And for those who like baskets, Keith has this beautiful SLDK179 Classic Collection Heart Basket Pattern that is just beautiful. Wouldn't it be lovely filled with some wonderful scented soaps or CHOCOLATE?? 

And for those who like cutting smaller things, I have this SLD373 - 12 "Here's My Heart" Ornaments or Pendants Pattern. I embellished mine with pretty beads, but you could also use hot fix rhinestones for another wonderful effect:

Or maybe for something a bit more detailed, you would like Keith's SLDK205 Filigree Heart Ornament Pattern

There are so many uses for this pattern. You could even layer sheets of pretty card stock between scrap wood to cut lots of layers at once and use the pieces to make your own Valentines. How fun would that be? 

And finally, for the painters who read, I have my SLDP208 "All Cracked Up" Snowman Painting Pattern. 

These are so fun to paint and can be done on card stock, Roc-Lon or you can purchase the ornament and wood stand-up kits from me to use them in a wreath or set them on a mantle. They will certainly cheer you up on these cold winter days. 

Speaking of winter – we are in the process of receiving another six to eight inches of fresh snow this morning. It is still coming down and actually quite beautiful. 

I plan on spending the day home here and (really!) editing and posting my video and also writing up the pattern on my mask that I showed yesterday. I also joined a "Team" in Etsy and as I learn more about that, I will try to share the information with you all. 

As usual, I won't be bored! 

I hope you all have a wonderful and productive day as well. Whatever comes your way, I hope you are able to make it into something good. 

Have a very happy Tuesday! 

-- 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 01-15-2015 12:51 PM

Smooth and crisp, that’s you and your cuts Sheila. Always enjoy your creations.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 01:55 PM

Thank you, Roger! :)


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

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