The Big News
Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed a break of some kind over Christmas and New Year. Today, here at Leeloo, we start 2012 with some important announcements.
Firstly, from the 30th January 2012, I (Angela) will be working for Etsy. It will initially be a part-time job, where I will be the second Community Manager in Australia (the first being our very own Kirsteene Phelen a.k.a. Scrumptious Productions a.k.a. awesome lady). Along with working alongside Kirsteene (Melbourne based) in being the Etsy AU peeps, my role will be primarily focused on the Etsy seller community in Australia (Sydney based). I will be working on developing the skills of Australian Etsyians with training, workshops and events, as well as providing general support amongst many. many other things.
Secondly, I have determined that the best way forward for me and Leeloo.com.au at this time is to close it’s virtual doors. My reasons for this are many and varied, and whilst I know this will come as a shock to some of you, please know that the decision has not been taken lightly by any means. It was not easy. Not at all. SO much thought and deliberation and analysis and toing and froing and back and forth it was getting a bit crazy. It really, at the end of the day, feels like the right thing to do in my heart. I’m extremely excited about the new direction that 2012 is presenting to me. I’m of course sad, but I do feel good about my decision.
The Way Forwards
For those of you who would like to buy something from Leeloo get in quick!!! We will be closing the doors on the store on Friday January 27th and they won’t re-open. If you have a gift voucher, we strongly suggest you redeem it within that timeframe. If you have a query or require an exchange or a refund, please ensure you have contacted us before this Friday, as after that date no exchanges, returns, refunds or correspondence will be possible in relation to your order/s. (If you choose pay by Direct Debit payment must be received by Friday Jan 27th or your order will be cancelled).
On behalf of Renee and myself, the wonderful Leeloo family of designers and artists, the talented guest bloggers and our broader community network I want to thank you all so very much. Without the support of the lovely customers we have and the indie art and design community we wouldn’t have made it this far, and for that we will be forever grateful.
Very special thank yous and love go to the teams at the Finders Keepers, Frankie Magazine, Peppermint Magazine, Just Another Agency, Mongrel Creative, Design Federation, 2threads, Spit Press, aMBUSH gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, LMFF, Meet Me At Mike’s, Daydream Lily, Jessica Klingelfuss, Katie Noonan and the Captains(and elixir), Fashion Journal, Style Collective, made590, Blackbird Corner, Blue Caravan, my family, my friends, and all of the indie businesses, art collectives and lovely people that have provided us with support in any way. Without it we wouldn’t have lasted beyond the first six weeks.
Lots and lots of love, hugs and kisses
Please note you can continue to enjoy the artistic and humourous musings of Renee over on her personal blog, and stay tuned for details of my new personal blog which is coming soon!
Image above taken on a timer so there’s no credit – but that’s us in Berlin.