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You can Email us at any time at sheilalandrydesigns@gmail.com . We will try to get back to you as soon as possible -- usually within 24 hours.

We are always happy to help you with any questions you have regarding your order, about one of our products or any woodworking and painting questions in general. We also welcome any comments or suggestions about our website, our products, or services.

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You can reach us at 1(902)482-7174 or you can email us at sheilalandrydesigns@gmail.com with your phone number and a good time to call you (don't forget to mention your time zone) and we will be happy to call you back.
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Our address for written correspondence is:

7344 Hwy #1
P.O. Box 410
Meteghan, NS
B0W 2J0
Canada

Our Current Newsletter . . .

Our Current Newsletter . . .

     It's hard to believe that we are already beginning the month of May.  Perhaps because so many of us experienced an "extended" winter this year.  We certainly had our share of ice and snow up here in Nova Scotia, and even though I love the snow, I just about had my fill of it for a while.  I am looking forward to warmer days and spending some time at the beach and in the sunshine.  I think that many others feel the same way.

     But the delay of the warm weather does have its advantages sometimes.  Instead of doing things outside, Keith and I have been busy drawing and designing some new patterns and projects for you all to enjoy.  We figured since we were stuck inside, we would make good use of the time we had so when the weather finally does break, we would be on top of things and be able to enjoy the nice weather without any guilt.  That's our plan anyway . . .

     I am really excited about a new series of patterns that I came up with.  I call the series "Early Inspirations" and they are something that I believe will be very useful to many of you.

     I often receive emails from people who are just starting out with the scroll saw and they tell me that they love our patterns, but they are a bit intimidated by them or that they tried them and they were a bit difficult for them to cut.  Both Keith and I have been at this for quite a long time now, and it made us realize that what we may consider "typical" or "easy" to do, someone who is newer to scroll sawing may not.  We became aware that there really was a need for us to make some patterns that were not as hard as some of the designs we have been creating, and we set out to do just that.
     The result is our new "Early Inspirations" patterns which we feel are attractive designs that are also easier to make. I designed these patterns with the newer sawyer in mind and tried my best to make them something that can be accomplished without much difficulty, yet teach new techniques and produce great results.

     The first patterns from this series consists of eight different sets of plaques (SLD457-SLD464). Each set has two complimentary designs that are offered in two standard sizes. The smaller designs fit into a standard 5" x 7" frame and the larger design will fit into a standard 8" x 10" frame. This makes it easy from cutting to framing and they are a great way improve and develop your scroll saw skills.
     Even though these patterns are a bit easier than most to cut, this doesn't mean that they aren't beautiful! The series covers a wide range of subjects including bears, hummingbirds, ducks, and even a lighthouse to name a few. The backboard pieces can be easily stained or painted to match any decor and change the mood of the picture entirely. You can even cut multiples at one time by stack cutting, which we recommend for better blade control and accuracy.

     The individual patterns are reasonably priced, but if you choose to purchase the entire set of eight (SLDEISET1) , you can do so with a substantial savings. Either way they are a great value and a great way to improve your skills. They are great for gift-giving and craft shows as well, and I am sure you are going to enjoy them!
     Keith has some exciting new designs to share with you as well. His SLDK367 Songbird Mini-Plaques are a beautiful way to welcome in spring.  As the name suggests, they make wonderful mini plaques that are perfect for your spring and summer decorating. Instructions are included to create them with or without their scrolled nameplate. They would look lovely on a porch,  in a sun room, or even at a summer home.

     There are six different pretty song birds in one pattern, so you don't have to choose which one is your favorite! (Hint: This would make a quick and easy Mother's Day gift as well!)  You can stain or paint the optional back board any color you choose to match your decor - or leave the backer off and hang them with a pretty satin ribbon to use them in a window as an attractive sun catcher!  Like many of Keith's wonderful patterns, you have several options for creating them and you are only limited by your imagination!

     Keith also created a lovely Overlay Faith Cross Wall Plaque (SLDK366) which will look beautiful just about anywhere.  The attractive plaque is stunning when made with contrasting hard woods, and its clean and classy overlay design will match just about any decor. It is sure to be a winner for those of you who cut your work to sell, but it would also make a wonderful gift for Mom or even to keep for yourself. The pattern comes with optional linework for three different center pieces. You will want to make one of each!

     Well, that should be enough to keep you all busy for a while.  Don't forget to visit our "Designers' Favorites" on our Sales and Specials page. Keith and I each picked five of the others' designs to have featured and on sale.  We hope you think they are 'favorites' as well.

     Please don't forget to check out our new book - Getting Started With the Scroll Saw.  So far, we have heard that many found it very helpful in beginning their scroll sawing journey. Even some of you who have had a bit more experience have given us very positive feedback.  We hope you find it helpful.

     Finally - a word to my painters. I am working on some new designs for painting and should have them up on the site soon. Be sure to check back or look for information in our next issue. I hope to have some new things for you by then.

     Again Keith and I want to express our thanks to you for your continued support. We always appreciate your comments and feedback and we strive to give the best customer service and products we can.

See you next time,
Sheila and Keith

A Bit About Sheila Landry Designs

A Bit About Sheila Landry Designs

Thank you again for your interest in our designs! In 1995 I created my company, "Toys In The Attic" as a vehicle to share my creativity with you. When I began my company, I focused mainly on creating soft sculpture finished items and decorations and mohair teddy bears. As I evolved in woodworking and pattern designing, I felt that the name “Sheila Landry Designs” was a better fit.

I grew up in the Chicago area in the United States. I began my woodworking and painting career just after my daughter Danielle was born, over 20 years ago. A very dear friend of mine, Cari Denison, introduced me to scroll sawing and I have very fond memories of those early days with Cari of learning to scroll saw, painting and doing projects – all while watching our four young children and taking care of our houses and families! In 1996, I was fortunate enough to meet the great people from All American Crafts Publishing and began working on several of their magazines, including Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine.

I have been fortunate to be able to continue designing and working with Creative Woodworks as a Contributing Editor for over fifteen years. My first design appeared in Creative Woodworks in April of 1997 and I have been working with the magazine ever since. Since I began working with them, I have had over 100 projects published in their magazine.

Life’s circumstances have brought me to Nova Scotia, Canada and I am now settled into this beautiful place which is full of tons of inspiration for new designs. These past years have seen new growth and opportunities for the business that I would have only dreamed of. I look forward to what the future will bring and I hope you will keep in touch through my daily blog where I document the many aspects of my life as a designer. 

I also want you all to be aware that I am working with a wonderful partner now.  His name is Keith Fenton and he has been contributing to Sheila Landry Designs for a couple of years.  Keith has made it possible for our company to grow and expand over the past couple of years in ways that I would have never thought possible. His talent and skills that he brings, both in designing and on the computer side of the business have been an incredible asset to me, and has given me the time to do some of my own designing that I would not have had the time to do if it weren't for him.  Keith shows how "two heads are definitely better than one" and proves it every single day. 

As always, my door is open anytime if you have questions or need advice. If I am unable to answer the question myself, I have a number of resources I can connect you with so you can have your answers quickly and help you out.


We hope you all continue to enjoy our designs as much as we enjoy creating them!

Sheila Bergner-Landry