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, December 31, 2009

Added some new "old" FREEBIE Doodles !

I added a few older freebie doodles on the right side column of my blog her, along with these. Hopefully, I will be coming up with some new ones soon.Don't forget to check out my Valentine Doodles for sale , the ones in the header pic...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Such a good friend and AWSOME Gift !!!

Well, most of you know that my bestest buddy in the world,Robby lives half a world away from me. But it's funny that the miles that separate us in the physical, mean nothing in the realm of the emotional, spiritual and relationship level. We are truly "kindred spirits" and I couldn't ask for a more perfect friend, for lack of a better word. We tease about being twins, and though it takes only nano-seconds to see that physically we are far from looking alike, we really are so much alike in so many other areas...Alas, we are separated by the "big pond", but are as close as any two friends can be. She spoiled me with a Christmas gift that just arrived today. Oh Robby sent it out early enough, but with the Holidays and the USPS being what it is, it came just a few days late for Christmas, but will stay out with the decorations till at least the Monday after New Year's Day. It is a super duper prim pattern by Pineberry Lane Primitives called Santa & Elmer. Isn't he and his little reindeer just the most wonderful prim goodness ??
Thank you Robby ! I love him to bits ! Oh, and the milky bars and lights also...You are too good to me !!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Apology for being gone so long and Christmas Freebie Doodle !

I can't believe I've been gone all these weeks...So much going on and a nice visit with my buddy Robby from Scotland...She was the photographer for the wedding and did a stellar job !!
Here is a little Snowman Freebie Doodle and graphic for you to stitch, punch, hook or wool applique,,,Enjoy !

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just a few pics of Fall Decorating....

I hobbled on my bum knee back and forth just to do this little bit today...It rained hard all day, so maybe if it's nice tomorrow I'll do a little outside decorating....
I'm going for Physical Therapy for my knee...and it's improving .....

Friday, September 11, 2009

I know I will never forget !!!

And a special Thank you to all the friends, allies, that willingly and selflessly have given of themselves, their dedication and service in a United effort with the United States, to prevent something like this from ever happening again. whether on our soil or theirs !

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some new Fall Goodies I'm piling up...

I'm gearing up for the first day of school here,(Sept.1 ) which is typically when I at least start looking through my Fall decorations, and start placing things here and there....I have acquired a few things making doubles of certain items and just playing around...So..get busy, Fall is almost upon us...but we need to enjoy it as much as we can...savor every moment,,,,,have fun ! Fall Fun !!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Another *FREEBIE* Doodle and Chance to win a prize from my Site ..

Here is the Christmas version of the Log Cabin Doodle I did for Summer and Fall......And, if you go to
, click on the banner for my Guestbook, sign the guestbook and you'll have a chance to win the Kitty & Pumpkin Framed Punch Needle...
I will draw the winner on Monday August 31st ...Just in time for Fall Decorating !!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Website is re-opened !!

Ok folks...I have re-opened my website, Bird In the Hand Primitives , and have some finished items on there and a bundle of wool felt for sale in the yard sale category. I am going to be busy adding more things , but for now, go take a peek...sign my guestbook cause I am thinking of some kind of giveaway for those that do sign it, as a celebration !

Hugs and thank you to all who have supported me !!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 first 2 attempts at punch needle...

I meant to share this awhile ago...I had gone to a quiltshop and bought my FIRST punch needle pattern ( with 2 designs ) from " Stone & Thread " first one turned out better than the second the first one went to Robby my buddy from Scotland.
So ..first one, the tree and moon was sent to Robby and I have the second one hanging on a little wire tree....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A NEWER version of the Freebie !!

Another version of my Pumpkin Guy Designs done by Debbie from WoolenSails Blog .
Wow...Debbie amazes me...Her use of colors and the combinations of the designs all put together are just so wonderful ! Thanks are an inspiration !

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another super Punch Needle Freebie Finish !!

Debbie from WoolenSails Blog did another needle punch up from my scarecrow guy...
Wow...I am amazed at Deb's talent here....don't you just love the colors she used ??? Soooa wsome !!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Halloween Harvest Angel Topper *New* Pattern

Halloween Harvest Angel Tree Topper

Halloween Harvest Angel Tree Topper

Perfect to hang from a tree top, peg or your front door.Nice addition to your Fall Decor .

Price: US$5.00

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I have been super busy lately and got another new Fall/ Halloween pattern finished...Almost ready to start on some Christmas designs...

Monday, August 3, 2009

A few Freebie Finishes ...

Debbie from WoolenSails Blog did this awsome needle punch up from my pumpkin angel those colors she used !!!

Next is a super needle felted pumpkin using my halloween kitty and pumpkin neat !!!You can check it out and her other goodies on her blog CatNapInnPrimitives

Saturday, August 1, 2009

*Update* New Pattern Available Look only if you like more extreme primitive

Ok first a story...Two years ago I was making this dolls head, and my older daughter , Ashley BEGGED me to do a doll with freckles ( like her)....Well the doll was allready looking more extreme prim but when I added freckles, I decided to keep her more "ugly" to be funny...Ashley thought it was cute , but I never made a body or anything..this headless doll floated around my craft room for 2 years now...
So...yesterday, I decided to finish her up and keep her "ugly" unlike my daughter Ashley ( she really is a pretty thing)
AND...I started making up the pattern for her also...
Sooooo...what do you think? go with the pattern???... or No..she is too ugly ???What ?

Primitive Halloween Ashley Annie

Primitive Halloween Ashley Annie

Named after my beautiful daughter Ashley, who happens to have freckles just like this gal. Perfect ...

Price: US$5.00

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another New *FREEBIE* Doodle.....

Hey there...It's been a crazy, fun, hectic and productive week so far...
Here is another doodle I did up and wanted so bad to do up as a punch needle project, but wow...I have so lieel floss left and don't know when I'm going to make it to JoAnn's for more, so what the heck...I did it up all in wool applique and tada !!!...LOL
Please send photos of any finished item you do up using my designs....It just thrills me and gives you a little exposure also...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

*Brand New* Pilgrim Doll Pattern

Primitive Pridwyn Pilgrim And Turkey

Primitive Pridwyn Pilgrim And Turkey

What a cute Pilgrim gal and her turkey. Great for Fall and Thanksgiving decorating.Finished doll ...

Price: US$5.00

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Log Cabin Freebie Finish..

Here is a wonderful Freebie finish of my Summer Log Cabin Stitchery Doodle , by Lisa at Black Sheeps Prims...What a great job Lisa !!!
We've had Grandsons here all week...A few of my oldest son's and switched them out, then 2 of my 3rd son's boys...
Pappa love's his boys and couldn't help but teach them to play Guitar is a pic of them all singing "School's Out" by Alice Cooper, while Pappa shows them how it's it was too cute...they were singing and laughing....what a good Pappa !!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Punch Needle Doodle .....

I've just tried punch needle a few weeks ago and have to admit, it does take some concentration...I don't have alot of patience either so it is a bit of a struggle for me...I wanted to finish up this design I created , using a background, but I was running out of floss and my local WalMart doesn't sell it anymore, so I would need to make a special trip to JoAnns and just didn't have time, so I did it without filling in the background...
Have fun !

Monday, July 6, 2009

*Freebie* Summer & Fall Log Cabin Doodles

These are a few doodles I've had drawn up for awhile....Robby ( my buddy from Scotland) had drawn up a log cabin doodle similar to this at exactly the same time I was drawing this up...We share part of a we don't copy each other...we've done this several times with others designs. dolls and such....too funny !!
So...enjoy and please please...send me a pic if you finish one up !!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another New Pattern * Harvest Moon Angel *

Harvest Moon Angel

Harvest Moon Angel

Wonderful little Fall/ Halloween design. Easy to read and detailed instructions. Finished doll ...

Price: US$5.00

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Could not sleep this morning, so I was up at 5 am working on her and the pattern...More in my

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Now a NEW Halloween Ornie Pattern !!!!

Primitive Halloween Kitty Ornie

Primitive Halloween Kitty Ornie

Perfect for an ornie for your Fall / Halloween Tree, or even to sit on a shelf or hang from a peg ...

Price: US$5.00

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This is a little primitive kitty ornie I did up last year and meant to do into a pattern but never got around to it...I am thinking of new designs for Fall allready....Most of us crafters are always thinking a few seasons ahead...So..hope you like ....

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Americana Primitive "Feedom" Doll EPattern

Primitive Americana Freedom Doll

Primitive Americana Freedom Doll

Wonderful primitive doll for the patriotic holidays or just for everyday Americana lovers. Pattern ...

Price: US$5.00

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I just finished this newest pattern up and hope you will enjoy her for 4th of July or your everyday Americana decor !!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Almost finished craft room,penny rug valance... and my shadow ...Hank...

Still need to hang border and do some more organizing of fabric, wool, and is my penny rug valance I made..I got the idea when I first saw it
on Trudy's Blog " Bits Of Wool "
So here is my version...
And my shadow...Hank the Handy Dog...LOL