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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!