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 !"

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Getting closer ...



I’m getting a stash built ...

I’m getting closer and closer to finally being able to really set up and do some serious rug hooking. Oh, and I’m going to give the Oxford punch a try with narrow wool strips. 🤪

I just received my goodies from Primitive Homespuns Wool And Needleworks.....

Getting that wool stash and other needfuls. 

And I won a sweet canvas tote bag with stars on it. I love it. Thanks guys. 

Run, don’t walk , if you need wool or stitching supplies, patterns you name it, these guys are THEEEEEEE BEST 🥰🥰🥰

I purchased a stand , should be coming next week and for now hit a used Bliss cutter off EBay  .... it had a #6 blade on it snd came with an extra #8 YAY  

But...hubbs accidentally chipped the #8 blade putting it on and it SHREDS  the wool  so guess I get a new #8  oh well, C’est la vie  😊


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

***New*** Folky Flower Pots and progress on yarn hooking

 

I finished this little set of Folky Flower pots last night and it is added to my Etsy. 


https://etsy.me/3bzmi80

I was so tired but my computer was acting wonky, so I didn’t want to stop. Phew. She’s got a few more miles left in her I hope. Lol

And so close to the finish line on my hooked yarn mat. 


Have a great day. Going to be in the 60’s here today. Windows open already. Lol 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Come chat Live chat on YouTube

 

Going to be live with Doreen Brannan today on her YouTube channel Privies and Prims. 

We will be chatting and punching and I will be hooking and talking about my experiences with hooking this small rug with yarn instead of wool strips. Come on over at 3 pm and say hello and hit the thumbs up button it really helps her YouTube https://youtu.be/9CMCVKGBPP0

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Progress on a hooked yarn rug

 

I was desperate to start hooking again. But alas I really don’t have much wool ( just small pieces here and there) so after seeing Saundra Porters challenge , I decided I could just draw up my own tulip and try booking with yarn. 

The foundation fabric isn’t even actual linen for hooking , but it’s something I had purchased from JoAnns years ago ( I think a large weave Aida cloth ) 

I only have a little 8” x 8” punch needle frame. Sooooo, I drew the tulip in the fabric ( it’s not even traced on, it was free hand and isn’t even symmetrical 🤦‍♀️

Well, I had only a few skeins of yarn that were actually what I’d venture to call primitive colors. 

It was looking quite sad , and let me say , hooking  with yarn is not for the faint of heart. The loops fall where they may, and even capturing the yarn without separating it is an art. Yikes. Well I finished the flower and made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby for the speckled yarn for the background. 

Saundra, I hunted high and low for fabric, shirts t shirts ... nothing that would even remotely look presentable with these colors. 

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised to see it coming together after I began to hook the background. 

Ok enough rambling about one little rug. Lol

Have a great rest of the weekend folks. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

New Folky Roosters on Etsy

 

I finished up my watercolor painting of folky roosters. I switched up the colors on the polka dot one. I originally had done it using black. But switched it out for blue. 

Here is my Etsy :  


https://etsy.me/2KJ4yMC

Monday, March 1, 2021

Two new Rooster Designs and a few more challenge pieces

 

My daughter in law has chickens , and has begged me to do some chicken designs. I finished these up and colored them in my program on the computer. 
I haven’t done the nice deeper primitive colors in awhile so here we are 🤪
I am going to list the designs on my Etsy tomorrow ...
Here’s my finish. I made it too small and had some troubles with it but ahhhh, it’s finished. 

      

                  Above is a sweet start by Denise @ Sassafrass Hill Primitives. I love the colors she’s chosen. 

This is a sweet finish by 
Rhonda Smith. So sweet. And I LOVE those wooden carrots also. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Added Sailors Delight to Etsy and my finish

 

I added this design to my Etsy shop. It was originally in the Wool Street Journal years ago. 

This is actually one of the larger rugs I’ve completed and it was given to my son and dil as a wedding gift because they both love Americana decor. 

My Etsy shop is Birdinthehandprims 


And this is my finished punch needle piece for my #birdinthehandprimitiveschallenge. I printed my design a little too small I really had a tough time with some of the elements. 

Have a great rest of this beautiful Sunday.