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, February 2, 2013

Hooking...Punching, back and forth...and color ...

Last couple of days, I've just been working on my stuff here and there, back and forth between punching up my new design ( doing up the pattern as I go along ) and pulled a few loops on my rug, but not much....lol Here is the beginning of my new Fraktur style punched piece;
Back
Front in 2 different lightings
A little more progress on my rug :
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst working on those 2 things, I dug out my old clothes pins and started ,with the floss I'm using right now, to write the color# on the clothes pin and wind the floss on to them...I know, your supposed to use the newer ones with the spring to keep the floss from unwinding, but I like the old ones better .. :)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Also...I try to keep up with Filing my Doodles and I was getting rid of old magazines...I tear out the pages I like and then file them by Seasons into folders, I do this with my doodles and patterns also, and I print off a colored in doodle , one of the four seasons, and tape over it with clear packing tape ( cheap laminate...lol )
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And COLOR !! Remember I said, I find inspiration in all kinds of places ?...well, I noticed this today, and LOVE the colors and the combinations of the colors... The "vibrancy" of the colors aren't my cup of tea, I'd tone down a bit but here they are :
These are the sides of a Kmart Brand Tissue box....We got new boxes of tissues today...I have a different Primitive painted kleenex box cover in all of the rooms, so I just grab boxes of tissues cause they get covered up anyways, no need to match them ( yes I am weird like that...OCD's ....before I got all the covers, I HAD to have each tissue box I bought match the rooms they went into ....so pathetic, huh ??? but funny....lol ) My husband or daughter must've put this one inside the cover in my craft room...When I pulled the empty one out to replace it, I was so excited how pretty the colors were.... but, funny, now I look , and I'm using similar ..not exact, but similar colors and combinations in my 2 projects...Hmmmmm...maybe I remember seeing the box when I put it away into the pantry and it " inspired me subconciously "....lol Well...that's it for tonight... Going to watch some recorded programs with Hubby ... Have a good night, Robin

17 comments:

jennifer768 said...

Robin,I love the punch project!The colors are amazing.Well all I can say about the rug is Wow!It is already beautiful and I can't wait to see it completed.Have a wonderful evening with hubby.Hugs,Jen

WoolenSails said...

I love your new design, would be beautiful in all types of mediums. I also like how you wind the floss, nice look to them as a decoration too.

Debbie

janet said...

Your work and designs are great..You are cracking me up on the kleenex boxes..I read your post to my husband and he just laughed..I said see I told ya I am not nuts..LOL..I really like how you wrapped your floss..Have a great night..

Penny said...

The punch needle and rug are wonderful.... the colors are beautiful together.
I often tear out the pages of magazines, too, that I want to save. Your idea of using packaging tape to "laminate" is one I will definitely use!!! As is the fabulous idea of using clothes pin to wrap floss onto!!! That one I will put into use right away.... with the new project I am starting!
(I used to always match my tissue boxes to my room colors, as well, before I got the box covers! We are definitely kindred spirits with that one!)
Thanks for the inspiration and great ideas!
Penny

Raymond Homestead said...

I'm with you, I like the old clothes pins better! Loving the colors in your punched piece!

Heritage Homestead Decor said...

Wow your projects are just beautiful. I can't wait to see them when they are finished. You have been very busy. You go girl!
Hugs
Darlene

Sandy said...

I love the new rug and the colors are amazing. Please tell me theirs going to be a pattern for this one. I love the clothespin, they look great in the box just the way they are.

Susannah said...

Where do I start? I love, love everything you are doing!!! Your punched project is so me. Beautiul colors ...same with the hooked rug . I love the clothespin idea....so much faster and easier to find. And I have always matched the kleenex box to the room color! If it does not match how I want it to...then I give it to my son! I know..I am bad!

Great post. I love coming here. Such a joy and you are an inspiration to all!

Susannah

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Robin! I'm just loving the punch and new rug! Can't wait to see them finished. I am so going to paint one of your freebies very soon!---Jan

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, how beautiful, love the colors....The design is so pretty, Francine.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful designs! Looking forward to this booklet!

From Sherry's Heart said...

Robin,My Dear I am LOVIN' your NP & your rug,the design and the colors you're using!!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great pieces you are working on and such great use of colors. Love the clothespins!

annie said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, thank you for sharing!

higglerswagon said...

I LOVE the idea of the old clothespins to wrap your threads, and to stack them in an old drawer.........
I think I have a new project for myself!
The colors in your rug are just beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished project.
Marcia

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I get a ton of magazines from my MIL and do the same thing....tear out what inspires me and file it. I'm a little behind on the filing part. Every time I sit down to file I get interested in the pages and get nothing done, lol.

TeresaM said...

Just lovin' both your current projects Robin!!!! And those clothespins are perfect! You are so organized!!!! I need some lessons!