Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hello to you all!

Rachel now 5 1/2 months old
Wow, i can't believe it has been about 4 months since I was last on here. That is just crazy. Where has the time gone I ask? Hope you are all well. I must admit I haven't been visiting often and I want to apologise for being such a slack cyber friend to you all.
The boys are back at school now, so the girls and I should find more time for socialising during the day. Should I say, should!! We are all well thank you, This year already has come with it's many challenges and we are always being tested and shaped. We had thought we would head to Brisbane to live this week and went house hunting down there, only to realise through means outside of our own, that we are meant to stay where we are for now. So here we are, staying put and loving it. my wholesale site is still going strong. I have been pondering the addition of a new Retail site though, with the possibility of a brick and mortar one as well, but that is all up in the air, and may never eventuate. Not sure exactly what the future holds. Through trying to source products for myself, and having difficulty it leads me to the next step and makes me wonder if I am having such a hard time finding things, maybe others are too. So that is what got me started again with the Retail idea. My thought is to not only sell a small selection of what I create for but to include other quirky or hard to find gifts. I would like to cater for women and children in particular, but not the usual things you find everywhere. There are enough of most things around but some just aren't easy to locate here in Australia. So that was my plan with that. Anyway, not sure why I am even saying all this, just rambling my thoughts on the keyboard.
Has anyone heard about what is happening over in Israel. Apparently it is being supressed in the Western Media, but the Arab Nations including Syria, Iran and Lebanon etc have begun to surround Israel and are preparing for war. May our Heavenly Father have mercy on His people and the land of Israel.
Take care everyone and talk again real soon. ox Ali


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

oh Miss Ali boy has she grown.... have really missed reading your posts my Sweet.......

Lyn xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey there Miss Ali!
Good to see you are all doing so well, your gorgeous children are all looking happy & healthy.

I am also in the same boat as you in finding unique little reasonably priced gifty things to buy, make, create & sell. I hope that your brick & mortar dream does become a reality, you have a real nack for getting things just right! Good luck my friend.


mariondee-designs said...

Hi Ali, those kids of yours are just so cute... they're adorable! I'm sure they keep you pretty busy! It would be nice for you to go retail I think and sell direct to the public that way more people have more access to your goodies! No I hadn't heard that news about a war brooding in Israel. Let's pray that nothing comes of it, that's all we need, another war!!
Take care of yourself.. Maryann

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Ali good to see you back and hear that you are all well. Your daughter has grown so much since you last posted. Your kids are all cuties. Good luck with your new venture. Take care Carol

Siobhan said...

Hi Ali, Nice to see you blogging again. Missed your photos of your lovely children :) WOW...Rachel has really grown, time does not wait for anyone. Your new venture sounds great and I am sure it will be a success whatever comes from it. Take care Ali. Siobhan xo

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Ali welcome back to Blogland. How sweet little Miss Rachel is - can't believe that she is 5 1/2 months old.
You and the girls will have fun while the boys are at school
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Ali!

Great to see you again :)
Wow Rachel has grown so much, and every time I see Grace as a little girl, it freaks me out! To think she was about 8 weeks old when I saw you two?

Your new venture sounds wonderful. I often think it would be great to find the suppliers of certain products that we can't get here, things that I need my friends in the US to go and buy at craft stores over there and send to me. Or not even necessarily supplies, but just some really nice stuff, and not the same ole stuff we see here in every single gift shop!
Keep us posted! xo

Anonymous said...

What beautiful children! I love you blog! I've been to a lot of blogs and I have to say this one is my favorite! You have such beautiful pictures and graphics and I love your writing too! Hugs, Jennifer

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shabbydreaming said...

Oh Ali, they grow so quickly dont they!! She is just a Doll!!