My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1522: Working Ahead

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-25-2015 12:18 PM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is a beautiful and sunny Wednesday morning here in Nova Scotia. One would expect to open the window and hear the birds chirping cheerfully, welcoming the dawning of another spectacular day. But that isn't really the case (yet!). There is still about two feet of snow on the ground and although the sky is clear and the sun bright, it will be just a while longer until we find ourselves rid of the snow and able to see the grass beneath and open the windows fully. But patience will pay off eventually and it WILL happen. 

You would think that I am dreaming of summer and the beach. But more so I am thinking about autumn and – yes – Christmas. Being a designer requires us to think ahead like that. We are always out of sync with the calendar and usually, if we are going to be successful, we need to think at least six months in advance. That is just the way it is. 

I had submitted a new pattern to the Artist's Club for the upcoming seasons. It is my SLDP217 Spooky Halloween Petite Ornaments kit.

I was really happy they accepted it for their May catalog, and I am in the process of cutting the kits to send them for their inventory. I really love this set and I hope it does well through them. 

So for the next couple of days I will be cutting. These ornaments are a little more detailed than some of my previous kits that I supplied to them, so it may take a little longer to do them. It will keep me busy for the next few days at least. 

I did want to highlight some of our spring and Easter designs here though. We have quite a lot of patterns up on our site now (over 500) so we know sometimes they get 'lost'. I just want to show a couple of pieces that may have gotten by those of you looking for spring or Easter designs. 

One of my favorites is this Easter Egg and Bunny Candle Tray (SLD343):

It was one of my earlier candle trays, but has remained one of my favorites. 

Both projects are really fun to cut and would make wonderful gifts or home decorations. 

I hope that things are warming up in your area. In looking at the weather forecast for the upcoming week, it appears that we will remain above freezing for the next several days. Even though I do love and embrace the winter, I must admit that this year I am looking forward to warmer weather and spring. I am longing for a road trip. 

Until then, I will keep busy cutting my Halloween kits out. That will certainly make the days go quickly. 

Happy Wednesday to you all. 

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

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