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 !"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I do love weathervanes ... some more fabric designs...and wonderful finishes...

I love weathervanes...everyone in my family knows that..the picture in the heading is of a weathervane that sits perched atop a tall birdhouse in what is supposed to be a flower bed, but I haven't done anything with this year
Well, knowing how much I love these rusted old metal wind directionals, my sons Joshua and Trevor and my lovely daughter in law Hannah knew exactly where this rusty ol' tin beauty belonged ....WITH ME !!!
When Hannah and Josh moved in to their new home, while walking in the field behind their house, Trevor and Josh found this weathervane laying in the weeds...I don't think it is really old, the curly metal close to the bottom isn't something that looks antique. It's missing the S and W , and hubby said he might know of someone at work that can cut some on a plasma cutter out of sheet metal, but even if he doesn't I love it was so happy when they gave it to me at their housewarming Memorial Day Picnic Saturday !!They jokingly said it was a belated Mother's Day gift ( which they all pitched in a got me allready)....but hey, I'll take it whatever you wanna call it

So, now that everyone knows that I love weathervanes, you can understand why I chose to do my whale drawing from my Americana FolkThyme Doodle Booklet into a weathervane.
In fact, I used that image to make up a new fabric design ....

and here are a few more I have on Spoonflower....I should be getting my swatches tommorow maybe ?? they were sent out Monday, so I'm hoping and sooo excited to see them.
I did up the log cabin doodle in red and blue background and tan for the line drawing to go with design with the tan background I allready had.

And then there are these :

I have pictures of some wonderful rugs by more talented ladies using some of my designs...
first off is a rug by

primitivegrrl on Ebay
she used my Freebie  " Freedom" Doodle

Isn't it wonderful ?? she used my whale weathervane from the Americana Folk Thyme Doodle Booklet...
hope you enjoyed this post of many
Have a good evening !!


Debra said...

What wonderful fabric designs!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful fabrics! Love the rugs made with your designs :) You are one talented gal.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your fabric sooo creative!!! Love the rugs they made using your designs!!

Saundra said...

Both of those gals have done you proud on your designing of rugs. Congratulations gal!


acorn hollow said...

I love the fabric and the rugs are great.

PrimitiveHandmadesMercantile said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Robin!!!! Your fabrics are so exciting! You sure have been busy!

Prims By The Water said...

Love the fabrics and the rugs..and that is a wonderful weathervance. Take care, Janice

Anonymous said...

Robin, you're so talented! Your designs and your fabric are so pretty!

have a great weekend!


(Have you seen the weathervane postage stamps at I love them!)

WoolenSails said...

I do love weathervanes and whales, something that is native to my area.


Anonymous said...

I love the fabric and the weathervane is great..Those items made from your patterns are wonderful..Have a great weekend..

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

Beautiful fabric designs!