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 !"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Did It !! My Beeskep Punch Needle....

I started on this Sunday afternoon, and let me say this...Wow !! I did some smaller pieces before, but this one is alot bigger, 7"x 9" and it was very time consuming !!
For a person with a short attention span, it was very hard for me to stay on task.....But...after I got started with the right fabric and saw some progress, I had to finish it !!
Now...some ideas and suggestions for how to finish it ??? Make it as a pillow ?? Frame it ??

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hey..Freebie Doodle for you gals ....

I don't know what it is, but I usually end up drawing and fooling around on the computer updating things late at night...I'm not so much of a night owl like I used to be, but I do enjoy the more peaceful atmosphere at night....So hope uyou all like my newest freebie..I even colored it in for you just as a guidline, but I like how you all do your own thing ... :)
Adding a big P.S. I had a few gals say they would like to see sunflowers and I am sooo in love with BeeSkeps hence this doodles

my pillow finished...and Betsy Ross and Uncle Sam finished dolls for sale

I finished up the doodle from my "Americana Angel Doodle Booklet"..I forgot how relaxing stitching is...:)
And here are my prototypr dolls for sale:

Uncle Sam & Elephant

Betsy Ross Primitive Angel
$35 *free shipping*

Have a Happy St. Patricks Day !!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Newest Doll & Pattern...Betsy Ross Primitive Angel

Betsy Ross Primitive Angel

Betsy Ross Primitive Angel

Wonderful little Betsy Ross Angel to add to your Primitive Americana Decor. Finished doll measures ...

Price: US$5.00

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I had to make a Betsy Ross to go with my little Uncle Sam ... :)
and...Tried the punch needle again, but still didn't have the right tomorrow I am going to look for weavers cloth..So...I am stitching up this design from my newest Americana Stitchery Doodle Booklet.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Doodle Booklet" Americana Angel Doodles"

I think this may be just the ticket for me to give my punch needle another try,,,I have had some super informative tips form such talent, if I heed all this advice, I should do well...Hope you like it !!
P.S. I do have a freebie coming, but the booklets are for sale....

Americana Angel Doodle Booklet

Americana Angel Doodle Booklet

This collection is so prim and folk artsy. It includes the cover doodles, uncolored, a flying ...

Price: US$4.00

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I am not a quitter but....

I gave up on my needle punch yesterday...I got so frustrated after 4 attempts and my loops were all different lengths, bare spots, kept pulling the thread out...I said enough!! So this is what I did...I stitched the design into a little pillow... I may try needle punching it again...who knows ?? How do you talented ladies do it ??

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Guess What I am going to do today ???

Wow...I wanted to start this punch needle of one of my designs on the front of the Summer Doodle volume 1.....I have moved my craft area so many times in the last year, and some of my supplies suffered from it..One of them was my collectionof floss....I wish I had taken a before pic..I had a huge unrecognizeable ball of multi colored floss...hubby started untangling for me and I spent the rest of last night and early this morning finishing, all I have to do is separate into color families...I think a large craft tote for floss is in order.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

*Now Available* Uncle Sam & Elephant Doll Pattern

Tired....Worked on this pattern almost all day...hope you like him !

Uncle Sam And Elephant

Uncle Sam And Elephant

What a primitive and patriotic addition this will be to your decor. Uncle Sam measures 10 inches ...

Price: US$5.00

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*NEW* Summer Thyme Doodle Booklet Volume 1

I have begun a series of Doodle booklets for the various seasons and holidays. Along with the collage shown on the front cover there are 2 more doodles, one is a patriotic beeskep, the other a patriotic angel sampler.
I was a busy bee this weekend and finished up a super Uncle Sam doll and the pattern is being completed, and will probably be available by later today.
Hope you are all having a super Monday morning ! The weather is beautiful here in NW Pa. ..sunny, temps in the 40s and all around wonderful!

Summer Thyme Doodle Booklet Volume One

Summer Thyme Doodle Booklet Volume One

This booklet not only contains the collage doodle on the front cover which can be stitched as one ...

Price: US$3.00

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Another Buford Bunny..this one done is wool

I just love this buford bunny all done in wool....It was created by Susie Delewese of Kindred Spirits . Wool is the bestest fabric to work with and is soo prim...Don't you just love it ??

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Some more super dolls and freebie finishes....

Here is another sweet Buford bunny done in wool applique by" Laurie Taylor of Cat Haven Crafts" Laurie asked about doing a Beulah bunny....I say ...use your imagination and do it !! Add a skirt, bow on an ear and voila...a girl

I also have another sweety done up by Susie Delewese of " Kindred Sisters" . Susie made the chic and bonnet in wool..Isn't she sweet ?
thank you ladies for all your sweet comments and pics of your creations...Keep them coming !!
I am working on some new designs. I need to start thinking past Easter/ Spring ... The imagination station is open for

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My "prototype" Spring Chic and Bunny Ornie for sale...

I made 2 finished items of every new pattern that I have designed the last few months and so I am selling the "Original Prototypes", the ones pictured on the front of the patterns, and I still have one for my self and my own Easter/ Spring decorating. So , here they are, being sold as a " pair ".
Spring Chic & Bonnet and Bunny with Wool Bag Ornie finished items

and * shipping is included *

Sold Thank You !!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Four new Freebie Finishes...So sweet !!!

Here is a wonderful pillow by Deb @ "Crows On The Cupola "

Next we have a super sweet Buford Bunny Pillow done as wool applique by Susie Delewese of Susie Dele

Here is a wonderful cottage/ shabby chic stitched pillow done up by Suzanne of Enchanted Things Primitives

And last but not least, another super finished item by Deborah St.Germain of Wool N Sails

Now, let me say something..This thrills me to no end ! I have been plugging away at this since 2002. I started out stitching dolls by hand, hubby saw my determination and bought me a small Brother sewing machine at JoAnns and I was off. I have had so many original designs over the years that I never made patterns of, some it is just as well, others I sooo wish I hade made up the pattern.
I am not an artist. I do however have a creative imagination. I make do with what I have and I learn from my mistakes.
I have wanted and waited for so long, for my designs to take off a little. Just to see all of your finishes from my freebie doodles,makes me feel as if I have acheived a little bit of what I am working towards. My ultimate dream is to have my designs licensed, but if it never happens, oh's at least warming and fullfilling to know so many of you really are enjoying my designs !!!
Thank you sooooo much !! Keep 'em coming !!