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 !"
Friday, January 11, 2013
My little "Valentine " corner ....another new design ...after a year, a finish .
After a week of "purging" my craft room...drawers, totes, trunks...I needed to do something FUN ! ( well, I'm sure you would all agree, it really is kind of fun to get rid of stuff you don't need , and organize )...So, I dug out my Valentine's goodies and did a little "Re-Do" on my little tree I had my Gingerbread Man ornies on...It started out as a full, bushy,3 1/2ft., artificial tree that my good friend, Kim grabbed for $1 at a garage sale..Last year I gave it a military haircut and chopped it down to about 3 feet...if you look in this pic from from this year's Christmas decorations, the branches were still too long for the height...
I cut the branches down a few inches...The box I had it in was red with stars and said Merry Christmas...I wanted it to be for all seasons... I painted it antique white, stained and sanded just a touch..Voila !! A Tree For Every Season now ! Here it is lit up :
And here is my little Valentine Corner:
This rug was started almost 1 year ago, as a challenge rug...I showed a pic of it in my last post as I had started working on it again...got it finished but still need to steam and bind it :
Lastly...I get inspiration from all over and alot of it from everyday items I see, in my home or on the web...as I was enjoying taking a quick peek on Pinterest, I checked out a Board that a gal had, and it was just titled " Hearts" ...every shape size and color of heart..Made from every material you could think of...wood, fabric, paper, and iron...One pic stuck out, and it was a chippy painted brass plate that goes on the door where the lock is...( don't know what it is called ?)...then there were pics of heart molds, butter molds, jello molds..etc...an old locker with fabric hearts in it...Well, there was my inspiration !! I combined all the different elements I saw.. Most of the time, I try to do up my initial "rough" sketches in my notebook, that way I have them in one place and it's fun to flip through the pages of my doodlings, mixed in between important phone messages I received during the day...recipes...lists...thoughts jotted down , some good some ...well...maybe not so good....lol.
Here is the new design I am working on :
I'll be playing around with my wool this weekend...sorting, maybe a little dyeing....
what are your plans ???
Whatever they are...Have fun...be creative !!