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, April 24, 2012

New Hooked Rug started & my fabric labels...

Hello everyone...hope you are all having a good day !! If not, here's a hug for ya .. ~~HUG~~.. I started a new rug today. It's the simple, "Flowers in a Pot" drawing I did ..
I'm still offering this drawing on the bridal veil fabric for $10. All you need to do is place the drawn out pattern over your linen or monk's cloth, pin in place, and trace over with your Sharpie and voila !! Your design is ready to hook !! This design measures 15" x 15".
Anyways....I decided I wanted to do this rug in muted and textured blues, tans,( greens for the stems and leaves) and soft browns ... Remember awhile back I posted about receiving a wonderful gift of many different wooly worms from a dear lady named Sher ? Well, I am using alot of the worms she had sent. They are nice and muted and many differetn plaids and checks ....I am having a difficult time finding enough of the tans that will work together, so I'm thinking of doing a little " marrying " of wools...we'll see how that works out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last night I finally made up some fabric labels to attach to my rugs, punched pieces , wool appliques, whatever .... I did these up really fast, so, I'd like to spend more time and do some for Seasonal items ...I did almost have a mishap...the first page I did, the muslin was loose on just a teeny tiny spot on the corner and it almost jammed up my printer, but Thank God, it straightened itself out...phew...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So, I think I'm going to go and do a little more hooking, then get everything ready to make some of my wools work together better for the background on my new rug. Good night friends !! Robin

14 comments:

Nancy from Widgets & Wool Primitives said...

Great start on your new project, keep us posted. I like the colors!

Nancy

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I really love your labels!! and can't wait to see your finished rug!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
You are turning into a hooking fool! You are doing a wonderful job!!! So talented.
Hugs :)
Lauren

WoolenSails said...

Another wonderful rug, will be a beautiful piece.
Love your labels too.

Debbie

janet said...

Your new rug looks wonderful and I love the labels you made..Happy rug hooking..

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your new rug is looking so prim! Love those labels :)

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I love your new project and your labels are perfect!!! ♥

Jacqueline said...

Love the shades of wool you are putting together.
And your labels are amazing. How did you do that? I understand the printing on fabric but how did you get the design and then get it to print so many to one page?

jleibfried@aol.com

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Beautiful colors in the new rug...I love all the color combinations you use...so rich yet so mellow...perfect.

Wow....great labels - I'm still afraid to do this as my printer jams with just printer paper in it. But then I guess it would be a good excuse to get a new printer if it ruined it...hmmmm, might I try it??? lol

Karen

From Sherry's Heart said...

WOW Robin those labels are GREAT!!! I wish that I knew how to do that!!!
Sherry

Raymond Homestead said...

Your rug is going to be so pretty when finished and your labels are awesome! You are so darn talented!!

Angie Berry said...

I'm loving it so far Robin, love the idea of muted colors for this piece. It is going to be beautiful... just like every other piece you have made! =]

Those labels are awesome girl, I really love them and they are SO you!

Gayle said...

Another great design Robin. And your labels turned out so good! As a quilter, I try to always label my quilts, but I rarely do that for my rugs, which is dumb!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Robin, have you ever thought about selling rug hooking labels? I would love to buy some printed on muslin with my information. Let me know if you are interested. :-)