Saturday, June 20, 2009

Getting Fleeced the fun way!

I turned left at the end of my lane and followed the road - and before I knew it I was up the mountain to Kinglake.

Looking down the mountain, it's an overcast and drizzly day but it's still quite awing to see natures recovery process in action.

A gateway to the valleys. You won't ever see pictures of destroyed homes on my pages - that's way too private stuff!

These pics are of the National Park. I went for a drive up just weeks before the fires and it was so dense you had no idea how far the drop over the side of the road was - now you know and are very aware especially at pieces of the road that have fallen away and momentarily you have to drive over the wrong side of the road a little. One can cope but it's terrifying when cyclists out for a buzz come flying around the corner with a vehicle trying not to hit them and then you!

My destination! So appropriate for a woman like who sells 'frocking fabulous' cards!

Hey you shabby chic girls - how gorgeous is this little shed? The original home of 'Get Fleeced' - talk about instant atmosphere. I ordered my boots from this shop's little home - and it was a hoot when there were four of us customers inside!

Drum roll, introducing 'Get Fleeced's' new home on the Kinglake/Whittlesea Road, opposite the pub! All Australian sheepskin products - ugg boots, moccasins, baby rugs/pram inserts, bed underlays, toys, bags, fun cards and more can found here Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Laurine has little lambs with fleece as white as snow, as blue as denim, as fluffy as wool, as square as a big funny toy.... and more......

What a gorgeous little shop window - pardon the reflection! How divine are the baby ugg boots?

Who wouldn't want to be this gorgeous woman's customer?! If you like friendly, non-pushy service and a cheeky, fun woman to give you a smile and a quip, here she is!

How fab is this? It's too much fun! So kitchy I just love it, I've never seen a tissue box like this before ... tissues you say????

....tissues I say! Hey, Laurine, I think I better buy one of these off you.

A cheeky lamb toy and flowers sits by the window with a smile.
Mirror, mirror who is the fairest lamb of all?

Laurine standing by my work of art - the sheep bag of course!

Laurine and moccasins ... slip into a little something, darling ....

So... how's that? Two blogs in two days.... may that make up somewhat for my recent absence!

Hope you enjoyed my outing.
Suzy ;)

P.S. This important post was compiled by the writer whilst wearing a wonderfully comfy pair of ugg boots.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Social media networking - and fun!

Hello dear blogging world,

The naughty little blogger is back from her time away from these pages.

As you may have noticed in previous entries I'd been playing with my camera and my camera decided to get cross with me and decided if I was going to play so much hookey away from work it would stop working for me!

The other reason is that I've been dreadfully disloyal and have been learning about the Facebook world (please add me as a friend if you're into FB)- there is room for all and I've been learning about that too with some fantastic seminars from the Essentially for Women networking group that I belong too and from a fabulous woman Wendy Moore from Savvy Web Women. I was sooo brave I even did a video testimonial for Wendy that she plans to put on her You Tube channel!

I will be back with guns blazing soon ... well, pictures and words actually - LOL!

Now on to some shabby info...I recently bought and have received the most divine antique photo album from Nikki from Nostalgia at the Stonehouse. She is my blog idol! I check her at least twice a week and it's very rare for her not to have updated.... I have blogger update rhythm envy! Can you tell I'm writing this on a Friday night? *grin*


And very importantly I've been busy this week with my little chap Hans is running around in extreme vintage style with an 'Elizbethan Collar' after having had the snip - and the poor little fella had two baby teeth out while he was out that hadn't fallen out when they should have! I've taken a couple of snaps with my little camera and I'll ad them in. He had a woozy first night home but is full of beans again and you wouldn't know what he's been up to this week if it wasn't for his cone head. It really hasn't worried him too much which is wonderful - but he got a little frazzled this morning when trying to get back through a wire fence! Poor guy - I helped him of course although I haven't a clue how he got through it in the first place!


My other news is that I will be stocking a really fun range of greeting cards and tote bags and other goodies for a shop in Kinglake called 'Get Fleeced' and on my own website and with a name like that you know they'll be cheeky - I'm wearing a pair of the most beautiful ugg boots as I type this from there. I'm going up tomorrow so I'll take some pics and update you. Kinglake was devastated by the bushfires and is only 15-20 minutes up a very windy mountain road away from us and it's wonderful to see so much recovery and greenery albeit very humbling as you drive passed obvious loss. All items in this gorgeous store (located across the road from the pub on the Whittlesea Road for anyone who knows the area) have a sheep theme! Owner Laurine is a gorgeous woman and a hoot.

I'll post some pics of the cards when they get back from the printers!

I'll be back ... sooner than later.

Cheers and thanks for visiting,