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 !"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

NeedHelp and *Inspiration * with my Christmas decorating...

Here are some pics from last year :

Some years, I can just drag out my goodies and go to town...this year I feel overwhelmed and not knowing where to start...I have thinned out alot of my things...Changed my tastes a bit, but I do want to go too sparse or simpe and bland.... My tastes ran mor Country Primitive and Whimsical...and now I am going more for the early look , but with color and a little more meat to it...Am I making sense ??...Soooo...What I'm thinking, is this, ...I create little "vignettes" with what I like here and there in several corners or sections of the walls and on or in cabinets, instead of getting overwhelmed and trying to create that "overall" christmassy look, is that it ???
I don't have alot of nice primitive shelving or cabinets so I need to make do with what spaces and areas I do have.... here are some pics from last year...but like I said, I am going in a little bit different direction so ....any suggestions would be appreciated ....
ALSO....I am getting together a HUGE Giveaway...and also a seperate contest and opportunity to win a Christmas doll and stuff for anyone who purchases an EPattern this week.....I'll have pics and details tomorrow....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gift I made for Daughter In Law's Birthday

What a morning !! My oldest son brought all 4 of his boys out to the house along with my second oldest son and my other son my "Adopted" son...Jerome calls himself my " son of color" bought McDonalds breakfast and we hung out,,Well it was my Daughter in laws Birthday and My son was giving her some quiet sleeping in time as she worked late last night,,,,
So, I got an idea to make a special gift for her from her boys...She is a good Mommy and her boys adore their is so precious !!
So, I sat them down, they were being so silly and goofy I couldn't get a good serious picture, but I guess it was good, they were being themselves...they are happy, funny and loving little I printed the pic off onto muslin and made a pillow to hang from a peg,,,all the boys then signed the back, even little Justin who is just barely learning his abc' was so excited and proud and of course Grandma ( MeeMa is what they call me) couldn't resist telling him over and over what lovely work he does on his name . He just beamed !!!lol

My Daughter in Law , Lori called me shortly after my sons and Grandson's arrived home and she was almost in tears...she sooo loved her gift and the boys were so proud of it !!!
Then...hubby was up at 4:00 am and went to work to do a little overtime..He came home at around noon with a lovley surprise for me ...a Sweet gushy love card for me...and a Fall Arrangement for the table for Thanksgiving

...I love my Randy...He is the sweetest, kindest and most loving man to walk God's good earth...We were highschool sweet hearts and are still best friends.... I really have so much to be thankful for and I will be remembering this and telling my Lord this over and over on Thanksgiving Day and every day !!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Some New Christmas Goodies For **SALE**

These are some of my newest goofies for sale.....

Chilly Snowman & Wool Tree

He is 12" tall from top of hat to bottom of his feet.Made from heavily stained osnaburg.Red flannel scarf, wool stitched eyes, nose and mouth, wool hat and his prim wooly tree!
Price : $ 24 Shipping Included
If interested Email Me @

Father Christmas Ornie

Father Christmas is perfect for your prim Christmas Tree or to hang from a peg.
Made from heavily stained osnaburg and has a red flannel coat and hood, warm n natural trim , wool beard ans eyebrows, little stitched osnaburg stotcking !
Price: $ 12 Shipping Included
If interested Email me @

"Glory" Christmas Star & Angel Pocket

Wonderful prim fabric, sanded and grubbied with little pocket conatining a little prim angel and the word "Glory" stamped on the front.
Measures 8" x 8".

Price: $16 Shipping Included
If intersted E Mail me @

Thursday, November 20, 2008

NEW *Chilly* Snowman & Wool Tree Pattern

Didn't have much energy today for some reason,so I decided to type up the pattern for this little guy...

Chilly Snowman and Wool Tree

Chilly Snowman and Wool Tree

Who doesn't love a snowman? This guy can be hung from a peg or rest on a shelf. He is so cute with ...

Price: US$5.00

Click for details

Thanks for taking a peek !!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Primitive Christmas Ornie Auction !!!

Wow ladies !! Here is another awsome Charity Auction for a Prim Sister.... There are 16 Prim Perfect Ornies, ( one is actually the amazing tree topper) the yummy delicious *Cinnabun* scented mini lights and a 20ft. Homespun YoYo Garland... The garland is just a little heavy for my smaller tree so I couldn't take a pic with it on the tree itself....Check out the AUCTION HERE .
Thanks for taking a peek and bid from your heart !!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Winter Wonderland !! & a new Santa Ornie ....

Wow...It snowed and snowed since yesterday afternoon..and before you knew it, we had a foot of snow....What a beautiful scene..I love it !! I went outside with my Youngest daughter and we shoveled for hubby late last night... I took a tumble on my big ol butt off the second step, but between my natural padding and the snow, nothing hurt, not even my was funny actually, except for the slight "twinge" I feel in my back today....
I guess it is cleaning and crafting for me today...How fun...all cozy in the house with the snow outside, and more to come today !!
And here is a new little Blesnickle Santa Ornie I designed...Gonna do up a pattern for hin too.... He is only 5 1/2 " tall, so perfect for your tree...I think his dark eyes make him look a little angry, so I am going to do up the next one with lighter floss for the eyes....

Friday, November 14, 2008

*NEW* Father Christmas Ornie Pattern

Just finished the pattern up for this little guy:

Father Christmas Ornie

Father Christmas Ornie

Nice little addtion to any Primitive Christmas Tree or even big enough to hang from a peg. Father ...

Price: US$5.00

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Hope you like !!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Who hasn't seen "The Stand" ???

Even if you don't particularly like Stephen King, I think if you've seen it, you gotta love the movie " The Stand" ...Well.....Imagine this ...
Cue music :
Camera wide, shot narrows to large black crow on fence:
Young Military officer at gate of military base answers phone.
Camera: narrow close up shot on face, cue audio:
Other end of the phone is military officer commanding young soldier at gate to shut and lock gate .." We're dropping like flies down here" !! Screaming loudly into phone !

Yes, that was the scene here at my home the past 2 days !!! Well, at least it felt like it !! My GARSH ...I have NEVER been that sick in my entire life !!! And it hit me so fast then without warning and showing absolutely NO MERCY it struck my poor hubby with intensified force and tried to circle back around and make a 2nd surprise sneak attack on me again !!! Yes,,, THE SUPER FLU
But, this was the uhhhuuummmm, lower GI kind with accompaning aches, pains , fever chills, nausea, headache, dizzy, shaky , weak and did I say aches and pains enough ???
I am better now, and hubby is too...He is going to make an attempt to go to work tomorrow..
The Culprit carriers of this nearly lethal virus ??? Some very precious and beautiful but dangerous children...If you have any little ones such as these or Grandchildren ( like mine) RUN ....Don't look back, don't even think about it...Save yourself..They look innocent enough, but looks are often and in this case are DECEIVING !!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Won I Won !!!!

I had a whole big Post all finished up, went to do spell check and LOS IT ALL !!! I am soooo mad !!
Anyways.. I won this super ornie from A Time For Primitives Blog

Isn't he great ?? He was created by Candace at "Howling Moon Designs"
Then... I finished up one of my 2 Santa Ornies I was working on:

Had lunch with my baby sister ( she is 8 years younger than me) and had a great time with her, and my 2 daughters:

Also... Here is a pic of my Thanksgiving Ornies on my Tree... I bought the 2 Pilgrim Sitters last year...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Freebie ..Days slip away from me ...

I keep thinking I'm going to have all kinds of fun, exciting, interesting things to tell you about and show you and lo and behold, the days just slip by and nuttin honey !!! So, how about in celebration of my BORING and lazy days, I offer another freebie, but sorry, it is a Christmas stitchery doodle from last year ....LOL...See how lazy ?? I can't even draw up a new creation....GEESH !!

Today was my youngest child's Birthday...Taylor is 15 years old..We went for a long ride and ended up in another nearby town and went to Ponderosa for dinner and even got to totally embarass her with the staff singing her a cute little ditty for her Birthday....LOL

Love ya Taylor !! you Goof Ball !!!