My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1627: On to the Weekend!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-25-2015 12:00 PM 1523 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is hard to believe that we have another weekend under our belts! But with the mornings getting cooler and the darkness lasting a little longer each day, it is hard to forget that the beautiful summer weather is giving way to autumn. Time surely passes quickly when we are busy! 

Yesterday I spent the day with Keith updating the site and getting out my bi-weekly newsletter. We changed all the sales on our Pattern Specials page and we added another new pattern that Keith created. This time is is a sectional plaque with a Christmas theme. I really love this "Silent Night Sectional Plaque". (SLDK615)

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I didn't have any new patterns this time around. I have been busy doing some online classes and projects for the Toletown online community. Sometimes it is quite a juggling act to keep everyone happy. (But one I love to do!)

What we have been doing lately is highlighting many of our older patterns in our social media networks and to our newsletter customers. With over 500 patterns on our site, we are beginning to realize that it is very difficult for people to 'see' everything we have to offer. Both Keith and I are amazed at the wonderful response that we get from bringing some of these products to the attention of our customers. With our customer base growing every day, we are figuring out that new people haven't seen these patterns, and even though they may have been with us for a little while, they are 'new' to others. This is something that those of you with your own businesses should consider. 

My little Scroll Saw Nativity with Full Painting Instructions (SLD316) pattern that I mentioned in yesterday's blog had a wonderful response. So much so that I decided to add a pre-cut wood kit for my painting followers who don't cut wood and would like to paint it. The item is SLDPK123 Nativity Set Wood Kit and it includes all the pieces shown here, ready to paint:

This was one of my absolute favorite pieces that I have created for Christmas. I gave a set to each of my children. I had several of the kits ordered last night and I hope that many more of my painting people like them as well. They would be cute for a small table, a fireplace mantle, or even to let the kids paint their own. The instructions are really simple and easy and just about anyone will be able to paint it. (Even the woodworkers who swear off painting!) 

I know what I will be cutting this weekend!  . . . 

I am also going to finish up some of the videos that I need to do. I am doing my bonus video for my Art Play Date project, as well as my video to go with the pretty Autumn Harvest banner that I created for Tole Town. There is another similar pattern that I am making to go along with that project, so come back and read about it next week. 

Finally, I want to encourage you to join our newsletter if you haven't already. This issue, we offered a discount code for our subscribers that they can use on any order on our site. (It can be used more than once, too!) We like offering special things like this to our followers, as we appreciate everyone taking the time to see what we are up to and supporting us. You can join the newsletter on our Mailing List page. We never share anyones emails with anyone and respect everyone's privacy. 

Well, that is about it for today. I need to get heading in a couple of directions. I wish you all a beautiful weekend. It is sunny and cool here this morning and they are promising some beautiful weather. I hope to have some time to take a walk or two or even get to the beach. I haven't had an ice cream cone in quite a while and my favorite place is right at the shore. 

Happy Friday to you all! I hope you have a great weekend having fun and creating!

-- 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 09-25-2015 02:08 PM

That Nativity is very cool, and would fit about anywhere

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 02:21 PM

Thank you, Roger! I hope you have a great weekend! :)


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

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 02:27 AM

Yes, getting towards that time of year when thoughts of Christmas come into play. Love Keith’s plaque. He does a wonderful job on those. The nativity scene is just the right size for a mantle shelf.
Enjoy the weekend.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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