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 !"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

*New* Opportunity To Sell My Patterns...

When hubby and I took our road trip last week to Berlin , Ohio we visited the Country Craft Cupboard ....What a wonderful shop and so busy, with the hustle and bustle of alot of tourism to Ohio Amish Country...The one gal, Melanie, was so sweet and we talked and talked, shared alot about hooking and she sold me this beauty :

I think I got a super good deal on it and it cuts my wool so nicely !!

I found this little caddy at Goodwill for $3.99 and it is almost like the one the girls used at the shop that they mounted the cutter to and the worms just fall right into the box, hubby just needs to screw on a piece of 1" x 4" wood across the top to mount the cutter onto..How great is that ?

Of course, I couldn't walk out of there without at least a few pieces of thier wonderful overdyed wool.

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During our conversation I told her I designed some patterns and she said they were always looking for new patterns to add to their variety. Well, I told Melanie my blog address and my email....
Later after we returned home I got an Email from Melanie ( she is the pattern purchaser for the shop) that they wanted to buy a few each of six different patterns...I wrote back saying yes I'd love to, she emailed me again with an order for a few more of some designs she hadn't seen yet that are on PatternMart.
I am so tickled and excited as this is another means of getting my name and my designs out there a bit more. I've just recently begun to take my business very seriously and improved upon my designs and spreading out into different genres as far as the rug hooking and punch needle , etc. ...
. The constant encouragement of my friends and fellow bloggers is a big reason I even had the guts to go ahead and do it...So now...If any shop owners are interested , let me know......
And here is a sweet gift from Saundra of Woodland Junction...Remember last week she shared a few posts about dyeing wool and I had posed a question about a certain shade of green...Well she sent me a few of the finished results so I will be adding them to a new rug here soon.


I hope you are all enjoying this super Summer like weather...Nice but a little weirded out by it ...???
Hugs,
Robin

25 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Congratulations!! What a productive trip in so many ways!! Having a cutter will help a lot ~ great day!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Congrats to you!
So happy you got a cutter. It will make a world of difference.
That Saundra is just the sweetest, kindest, most generous soul!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren
This weather IS weird but I'm lovin' it.

kelley said...

Wonderful Robin! That shop is always busy...the way they make models of almost all the patterns has them flying off the shelves...look for frequent reorders...

You're going to love having a cutter too...

Kathy (woolfind) said...

How exciting for you Robin!! I can just see your name in "Lights" shining bright and selling up a storm :). Hoping this adventure takes you farther than you ever dreamed !!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

deserved congrats to you Robin!!!
I've been to the Craft Cupboard it is a beautiful shop, isn't it? glad to know I'll see your designs in there as well!!!
great find on your new cutter box too :)))

Lori

peggy said...

Good for you Robin, what nice news. I love that beautiful wool and I admire those of you who work with it. I do agree about the weird weather, but maybe the flowers know it is really okay because they are not a bit worried and blooming their heads off.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Robin! I just KNEW it had to be the Craft Cupboard you were going to! Great shop!! Great news about your patterns too. Congratulations!! Gee, great honor for someone who is willing "to settle for mediocre". ;) You will be pumping out patterns left and right--they do a HUGE business there!!You deserve this--you have worked hard to learn, improve,and reach your goals.Congrats again!-Jan

Jacqueline said...

Good for you... I love that shop and they manage to get some of my money every time I make a road trip there.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Robin how wonderful for you...I'm so happy for you and YOU SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR GREAT TALENT. YEAHHHHH.

Oh how I want one of those cutters but being they are in the $$$ price range it sort of stops me! What a sweet caddy.

Karen

jody said...

congrats on your new cutter! and new outlet for patterns. fellow hookers, crafters, bloggers are the best! enjoy your day!

Katherine said...

Congratulations on selling your patterns Robin! I'm jealous of your wool cutter! You'll be churning out the rugs now. Please show a photo of the cutter mounted to the caddy when it's all done. Sounds like such a good idea.

Katherine

Christine said...

I am so excited for you,Robin!!!! Your designs are great.......keep them coming! Christine

Saundra said...

Congratulations on your great purchases and for another venue to sell your patterns. That way you can keep money rolling in to pay for your hooking habit.

Saundra

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oh Robin I am GREEN with envy...looks like an awesome cutter. I want a new one sooo much but cant afford it. Love the wools you got and the caddy too. I am so excited for you to get all that extra business too...You are such a kind, sweet person that its easy for me to want wonderful things for you. This will make hooking even easier and you are already so doggone fast I bet new finished projects will be popping up every other day !

annie said...

Congratulations on your purchase, and on the new opportunity. I think you have a lot of talent and creativity. Just keep going for it, you can do it, and Soar!

Gayle said...

Good deal on your cutter - and I love the stand you found for it! Congrats on your pattern deal - I can totally understand why they want to sell them for you!

Whispering Hills Studio said...

Congrats Robin!! I know that shop well! I use to live in Tuscarawas County and Berlin was my favorite place to shop for materials and patterns. Now I'm far away on the coast of Alabama so reading your post gave me a great reminder of home! Love your patterns and blog! Hoping someday to get brave and try hooking!

hugs...
Tammy

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Woo hoo for you! And well deserved! You are talented and dedicated and as you observed in a previous post, when you set your mind on something, watch out! ~Roberta

appleberrycottage said...

I'm glad you found a cutter! Congrats on selling your patterns in the shop~ I hope you do well.
Laura

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Well congratulations are certainly in order! Hope you get all those fabulous patterns out there for everyone to enjoy :)

Orange Sink said...

Robin,
How wonderful you found a cutter! It's makes rug hooking so much more enjoyable! Your designs should sell like crazy in that shop! You are an inspiration in so many ways! Keep up all the fine work and blessings are sure to keep coming!

Hugs!
Cathy G

From Sherry's Heart said...

HUGE Hug of Congrats to you Robin!!
When I read that you were going to Country Craft Cupboard,1st I envied you and 2nd I KNEW they'd be interested in your patterns. Back in the day when I could still drive I'd go every couple months.Sometimes every month!! One of the things that I liked bestest there was that they'd have the samples made up & a note telling you what pattern it was & where to find it in the store.Often it made up my mind to buy a pattern or not.Looking at the picture on the pattern was OK,but seeing the actual item made was great.As you know I often use your designs to adapt to rug hooking. You will do great there and before you know it Melanie will be placing another order with you!!!
I'm so happy for you that you got a cutter!!
Sherry

janet said...

Congratulations on the new venture..
What an honor for you..
The weather here has been really warm too..
Crazy..
Have a great week..

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful goodies you got!!!
Congratulations on your newest adventure!!! Good Luck and I wish you well!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Sherry said...

Congrats Robin! So glad your patterns will be out on display and enjoyed by even more crafters!
Have fun with the new cutter and wools! Can't wait to see what you create next!!!

Hugs,
Sherry ~ NY