Wednesday, August 26, 2009

About Me

When I was growing up the smell of sawdust and the sound of some tool filled the air on many a weekend or night while I was in bed. My Dad would work away in the basement to make things for around the house or to build things like decks and planters. I would go down into the workshop where I had my own little one sized tools and with his help I'd make little items like birdhouses or toy cars.

As I got older and we moved houses the workshop grew to include more woodworking tools such as a lathe, planer and scroll saw. The scroll saw intrigued me as I saw it as a saw that was easier to use than a handsaw and I could make little things with it. I started to use the scroll saw and found that it was relaxing to spend hours in the basement cutting wood and making my own piles of sawdust.

When I moved out of my parents house the scroll saw came with me, borrowed of course. I made art work for my walls or little pieces for family or friends, but the majority of what I cut went into a big cardboard box, or if it was winter time ... into the fireplace! When I showed things I had made to friends they would say to me, "Wendy, you should sell this stuff!" but I just laughed and thought "who would buy my things?".

After a number of years and too many horrified looks of friends to count, when I stated that I threw my things in the fireplace, I decided to take a leap of faith and place some of my items on e.Bay. Much to my suprise and delight a few items sold! So, I've decided I'm going to give it a try and create my own little business and see how it goes.

2 comments:

  1. Great start. I look forward to seeing more posts and following along with your scrolling business. Keep up the good work!

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