Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's opening time!!!

Well, I think I am pretty much ready to open now. I have added everything that is ready to sell, and am happy with how everything looks. I hope you will come on over and check everything out.

Roundabout Primitives

Thanks for looking! :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bowl fillers or tucks???

What is the difference between a bowl filler and a tuck? That has me really confused.

Missing craft supplies

I think I am going to go crazy! I've been trying all day long to find some rusty safety pins that I had in a bag, and I can't find them anywhere. I took all my craft supplies out of the cupboard where I keep it all, went through everything, and I can't find them. I know I could make up some more if I had some to rust up, but I don't have any, and I really need the pins now. I can't imagine I would have thrown them out. It just makes me mad that I can't find them.

On the good side though, I found some things I had made a while back that I had forgotten about.

I am very close to opening my selling blog. I just need to finish one more lot - a set of ornies, then take photos of everything, get those photos and descriptions added, then I think I am all set. I don't do fancy photos, as they tend to be pretty plain.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Don't you just hate it...

When you go to the store to buy specific craft items, and then you forget to get everything you needed. Well that happened today. I went to buy some raffia, because I couldn't get it at a huge craft store here, and then went to another store to buy stuffing which I completely forgot to do. Stuffing is such a necessary craft item. Hopefully we can head out again tomorrow and buy some since I am just about out.

It's hard finding specific craft items here such as spanish moss, pip berries, those little christmas tree branches whatever they are called that a lot of people use in their Christmas crafts, and just other things. I certainly have never found anything like that in the craft stores here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dust storm a few days ago

On Wednesday, down in Sydney they had a really bad dust storm. Well that day, we had strong winds here in Queensland, and the dust storm came up this way. It was amazing how it all happened so quickly. I took a few photos of it until the batteries in my camera died. But here are a few I did take as happened.

This was taking kind of near the start of it all, although the dust storm was worse down in the city which is south of us.

This I took standing in our driveway looking down the street. Starting to look orangey now.

This is looking out our bedroom window. The hill in the background is just starting to slowly disappear from view.

Taken out the same window just a while later. You can certainly see the change between the 2.

I took this photo a moment ago so you could see what the view is supposed to look like.

They say we are supposed to have another dust storm over the weekend, so we'll see.

A good day

I've been working on some more crafts today, which are just about finished. And I have been having some custom work done on my selling blog, which I am just thrilled with. It's my first time ever having something like that done. Even when I had my own website, I never had custom work done, although I did purchase graphics, and had to do everything myself. But it's coming along nicely.

I'm really excited about getting back into making crafts, and back in the prim world. I'm kind of out of touch with everything. I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of you through your blogs. :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New items coming soon

I am currently in the process of making Halloween/Autumn type crafts for my selling blog before I open it. Hopefully won't be too much longer for that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello, and welcome!

Hello prim lovers! Welcome to Roundabout Primitives. I'm Andrea. Some of you may remember me from my old site - Bracken Ridge Primitives. Wel,l I am back, starting out fresh and new, and getting ready to open up a selling blog shortly. So stay tuned for that.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm 39, an American living in Australia and have been here 13 1/2 years. I met my hubby through the internet and we have 3 children - 2 boys ages 11 and 12, and 1 daughter who is almost 3 1/2.

I love primitives - extreme prim, cats, dolls, ornies, etc, you name it! I have been making prims since early 2004.

I do hope you will join me on my new adventure with Roundabout Primitives.