Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I am an air head......extending giveaway....

I got so distracted and busy...Stressed is more like it...this week I was preparing for a visit from my baby sister from North Carolina....it was kind of a surprise..I wasn't sure she was coming, and then when she confirmed she was, I went in to chicken with head cut off mode.....lol
So...I forgot about picking the winner of the giveaway...Let's try for Monday morning....AGAIN !!!....lol

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Newest Doodle Booklet ...Giveaway news.....some rambling.....






I am so excited about my newest doodle booklet !! Mainly for this reason....The cover !!
I've wanted for so long to be able to make my doodles look a little more like...watercolors, when I color them in on my computer...this program I have , is about 10 years old.....I thought I knew everything there was to know about it......
Well....I've been praying alot lately, about going in a different direction this year....not changing my style or anything, but teaching myself some art techniques....I never had an art lesson except for required art in middle school and flunked it....I hated art !! wasn't fond of the teachers either, shame on me !!
I don't know how I ended up drawing.....I know it is a blessing from God !!!
And now, discovering some new techniques in this editing program I've had forever, is truly answered prayer !!
Of course, i want to actually PAINT some of my doodles also, but for the sake of graphics and Pattern Covers, this is great !!!
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I forgot to mention in my post about the Giveaway when I will be drawing a winner ....
I will do that sometime Monday morning ....That's a pleasant way to start out the new week , isn't it ???
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Well...it's getting late....If interested in my newest pattern, just click on the button below the picture of it, in the right hand column under My Patterns For Sale....Thank you !!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On To Spring ..... And a Little Giveaway..





Spring is still many weeks away, but we all know, time passes so quickly...it will be here before we know it !!
My creative spirit has been lofting up and away to Spring time.....later sunsets, warmer temps, green grass, flowers poking out of the soil....ahhhhhhh.
Here is one of my newest Spring designs...I call it, "Mistress Rabbit Fraktur".... More are coming ...flowing from brain to paper...lol
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Now....I'm going to have a tiny give away here on my blog.....I have this Valentine Angel Fraktur Doodle all  mirrored  and printed off on Weaver's cloth  for you.... I don't have specific directions for it since this doodle was offered as just a doodle in a booklet, but you can use the colored drawing for a guide , or do whatever colors you wish...The design on the cloth is approx. 6 1/2" x 5" ..I will throw a little something extra in for a surprise as part of the giveaway....
All you need to do is comment to this post ,,,make sure that I can contact you using your email from your comment.....
Thank you for your support and encouragement constantly !!!
Hugs to all,
Robin

Monday, January 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Freebie and working on PHM Update ....

   
I've been working right along but oh my I am so slow... 


                                                    Problem always , is I'm working on so many things at once....
But, im ok as long as I keep going back to these and punching a little or stitching a little...Not sure yet what I'm doing with the hearts on burlap....????
The Primitive Handmades Mercantile update is this Thursday evening at 9pm ....So I guess I best get busier,,,,lol
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Here is a Valentine's Day Freebie doodle for you to hook, punch, applique or do a stitchery ...I never did get around to making this one in to an actual pattern, so go ahead and have fun with it ...



Have a great rest of the day,
Robin

Thursday, January 8, 2015

After Christmas...back to some renovations and a *new* doodle booklet

This is what happens when I get some creativity and ambition again !

                                                                       I have been busy with a few different projects going on at once.I know alot of you can identify with this. I'm also organizing and re-newing user names and passwords that have been just jotted down here and there..getting them all in the same place and checking to make sure they are still good , etc....
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                                                                  OK, on to some new stuff around the house.
          When we started working on this house , one of the first things we did was to take all of the doors off and stack in the basement where some of hubby's wood tools would be.
it's taken all this time to get to them. We kept the bathroom door on, and had a curtain for our bedroom and some closets....sadly I didnt take any pictures of the doors still in place before we took them down but I did find this one with the front entry way closet door open so you can get the idea of what they looked like.
They were plain, 1960's hollow core interior doors. UGHHHHH !!
                                                           Here is what they looked like ;
ok....Hubby sanded...added cheap trim to make it appear as though there are 2 panels on the door, painted them and hung them...He did all the work on these...I love Him so much !! And I love my new old doors !!
    oh, i would like to get new handles also...just one or 2 at a time...they arent cheap ....lol I'd like the rubbed bronze, almost black look.
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                              And....here is my newest Doodle booklet  !! Just in time for Valentines Day..
                                                   Thanks for peeking !


Valentine Fraktur Doodle Booklet

Valentine Fraktur Doodle Booklet


Three doodles/ line drawings all together for you to punch needle, rug hook or wool applique, the ...

Price: US$7.00

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Monday, December 29, 2014

A NEW Year, but some catching up .....



 

I hope that everyone had a really great and Blessed Christmas....if not, then I'm praying for all of us to have a sweet new beginning full of peace, prosperity and health !
                      The picture above is from the day hubby and my son in law, Shaun, put our new kitchen floor in...it was so exciting i just kept oohing and ahhing as little by little it was completed.
                               
Here are a few pics I took after the floor was in and trim was added...

Now ....fast forward a little bit...here are a few pictures of Christmas decorating. If you want to get an idea of the work that's been done, just go back a few posts to see what the kitchen and living room looked like before....lol


A little design I drew on my chalkboard plaque in the kitchen entryway.




And, this is the only picture I have of the bathroom before anything except the tearing off of wallpaper was done....it even has my Dads shower chair still in the tub....lol
the bathroom had a medicine chest over the sink, that had a flourescent light attached to the top of the metal and mirrors...there was ONE outlet in the light, with which to plug any electrical device into....
I am beyond the moon thankful for a husband that is so knowledgeable in all the areas of construction !! He added to outlets to the bathroom one on each wall, and hard wired my new light over the vanity.



This was taken right after my Father had passed away.       



Here are a few quick pictures I took of the bathroom...it needs the new tub surround, tile is coming off the walls and we will be putting up wainscoting / bead board ....new sink and faucets and new flooring...







                                         
                                                                   I will get going for now...but hopefully I can keep up with my Blog a little better in the coming New Year .... It is on the top of my list of needed changes ...
Hugs,
Robin

                                              

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Punch Needle Pattern all fixed ....

I was so exhausted when I added my pattern to Patternmart last night, I totally forgot to actually up load the PDF file...Soooo....i fixed the problem and here it is available for purchase...


Christmas Merrie Folk

Christmas Merrie Folk


Wouldn't these three fellas look wonderful on your tree ? Or sitting in a grouping.... This pattern ...

Price: US$7.00

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