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Interview and Giveaway With ZieZo Designs

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The winner is

Janne Ellingsen

 

Congratulations! I’ve already contacted you via email and you have through 4/21 to respond.

 

 

This week our giveaway is sponsored by Andrea of Ziezo Designs. Andrea is a fairly new member of the Natural Kids team, so let’s take some time to get to know her a little better.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a SAHM of 3 (Boys 4, 5 & Girl 7) and married to my best friend. Our family has been living in Nairobi, Kenya since the middle of 2007. Being a SAHM allows me to re-connect with my design background, particularly sewing, and as the children attend Waldorf School/Kindergarten, I get more and more time to create things. I love working with natural materials such as 100% wool felt, wool, silk and cotton as those work well with crafting in the Waldorf tradition. Living in an environment where toys in shops are mainly electronic or otherwise battery-driven, I started crafting and creating toys for my little ones early on. An entrepreneurial friend of mine encouraged to take my passion a step further and start creating larger quantities of natural toys, so others could enjoy them as well. Every item in my shop is truly and thoroughly “child” tested and approved with the exception of non-toys such as the ornaments and buntings/banners.

What inspires your creations?

My main inspiration comes from my children and their respectful, wondrous, and innocent view of the world and nature. Creating something that enhances their imagination and creativity is such fun.

What are your favorite materials to use?

Natural materials such as silk, wool and cotton are my favourites. They are so nice to work with, the feel and characteristics of the natural materials are a totally different experience from man-made materials. I feel often that this is what Nature intended for us: use the gifts that she gave to work with, rather than trying to invent another material.

 

How do you encourage children’s creativity?

I believe that children are naturally creative and curious. I try to do some of my creative work while they are around and where possible to have them join in, in the painting, knitting or sewing. It’s always interesting to see what they come up with and I do share the outcomes of those processes on my blog. In addition, they certainly have the benefit of attending a Waldorf school, where their creativity is stimulated as well.

Today Andrea is offering to one winner 100% silk butterfly wings in rainbow colours. The habotai silk is hand-dyed in non-toxic professional grade dye. The wings are embellished with a yellow satin ribbon on the back, creating the illusion of the butterfly’s body. Elastic shoulder- and wristbands make it comfortable and easy for children to dress and undress themselves. This ‘small’ size fits most children 2-5 with an arm length of up to 35cm.

The pure silk cloth moves gracefully with the airflow when your child “flies” through the air.

 

Here’s how to enter;
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Giveaway is open worldwide. Natural Kids team member sare not allowed to enter.

We will choose a winner randomly on April 19th, 2012. (Please, make sure we have a way to contact you!)

 

 

Julie Hunter is a wife and mama, raising 3 spirited girls, two babydoll sheep, angora rabbits and a gaggle of chickens and ducks in the North Carolina Foothills. She spends her days at home, crafting with her children, homeschooling, taking long gathering walks in the woods and knitting Waldorf-inspired toys. You can find her blogging and keeping shop at This Cosy Life.

  • http://droaties-en-proaties.blogspot.com/ Gera

    Beautiful wings! Love those colours. Would love to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Gera

  • Faerymother

    Oh my- Rainbow wings, such a beautiful give away!

  • Faerymother

    Follow Natural Kids blog :)

  • Faerymother

    and I am a facebook fan

  • Faerymother

    Also F/B fan of ZieZo

  • Michelle

    Beautiful! I’ve been wanting something like this for my daughter :)

  • Michelle

    I like Natural Kids on FB

  • Michelle

    I added ZieZo to my etsy faves

  • Michelle

    I like ZieZo on FB

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    my goodness ! that is so gorgeous!

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    natural kids liked on fb ! thank yoU!

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    i liked ziezo on fb !

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    following you andrea! you are so talented !
    angela

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    added to my etsy favs!

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    i shared your giveaway on fb!

  • http://www.nestajackson.blogspot.com/ angela

    i tweeted !

  • Kingchic05

    Love the wings Beautiful! Thanks
    kingchic05@yahoo.com
    Susannah

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    My granddaughter just told me she loves the wings! Thanks for the giveaway. cokelush at gmail

  • Elise

    a beautiful winged silk. Also love your crown. My 2 year old would love those wings..he uses his arms now and the rainbows would be a lovely compliment…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous
  • Kristin

    I would love to win such lovely, vibrant butterfly wings. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    Liked NK on fb. Robin Phillips-Knotts is my id. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  • Kristin

    Tweeted the giveaway!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    Liked Ziezo Designs on FB. Robin Phillips-Knotts is my ID. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  • Kristin

    I like Natural Kids on FB!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    Added Ziezo Designs to my etsy favs. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    Following the Ziezo Blog. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  • Kristin

    I like ZieZo Designs on FB!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516006629 Anonymous

    Following the NK’s blog. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  • Kristin

    ZieZo Designs is a fav on etsy!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • Kristin

    I follow Andrea’s blog!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • Kristin

    I follow the Natural Kids blog! :)
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=901960523 Heather Salerno

    these wings are beautiful; my daughter would have so much fun!

  • marie

    I tried making a waldorf crown but haven’t gone past the cutting out phase.

  • marie

    I tweeted it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000340431804 Kayley Sakamoto

    Love your stuff!

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    Amazing wings!!! My daughter will adore them!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://armadillodreams.etsy.com/ Dustin – Armadillo Dreams
  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/190885828824809472

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://armadillodreams.etsy.com/ Dustin – Armadillo Dreams
  • http://armadillodreams.etsy.com/ Dustin – Armadillo Dreams

    Liked ZieZo Designs on Facebook from both business and personal accounts.

  • http://armadillodreams.etsy.com/ Dustin – Armadillo Dreams

    Added ZieZo Designs to my Etsy Favs

  • Stohelit

    Thank you!

  • Stohelit

    I now follow the NaturalKids blog

  • Stohelit

    Liked NK on facebook

  • Stohelit

    Liked ziezo on Facebook

  • Stohelit

    Favorited ziezo on Etsy

  • Stohelit

    I now follow Andrea’s blog

  • http://armadillodreams.etsy.com/ Dustin – Armadillo Dreams

    We love Andrea’s shop! Great interview too!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    Shared on FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=209020645877732&id=100000966605964

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    Following your blog by e-mail!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    I Like Natural Kids on Facebook!

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    I Like ZieZo Designs on Facebook!

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    I added ZieZo Designs to my Etsy Favs!(oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/oksana2372 oksana

    Following Andrea’s blog! (oksana)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Julia Janzen

    Beautiful Fairy Wings! Wow Kenya. What an adventure you and your children are having!

    • http://www.ziezokenya.blogspot.com/ Andrea_from_ziezo

      Thanks Julia. We have been having a great time. . . It’s a lovely country to live in and raise a family

  • Sharon B L

    Those are simply beautiful!

  • Bethany Roth

    Oh, what lovely wings! I am happy to have learned about ZiezoDesigns through this blog post. Several of their items are now on my wish list. ~ Bethany’s email: nannybubba@gmail.com

  • Bethany Roth

    I like Natural Kids on Facebook. nannybubba@gmail.com

  • Bethany Roth

    I like ZiezoDesigns on Facebook. nannybubba@gmail.com

  • http://www.morethanone.posterous.com/ Jennifer Planeta

    The butterfly wings are fantastic. My daughter would LOVE those!

  • Carissa

    I would love to win these beautiful wings for my daughter Ocean!!! SCARShelter at gmail dot com

  • Carissa

    I liked natural kids on FB

  • Carissa

    I liked ZieZo on FB

  • Pigseyart

    How gorgeous! I love rainbow toys for my little miss.

  • Carola

    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

  • Pigseyart

    And I like NaturalKids on Facebook! PigseyArt at gmail dot com

  • Pigseyart

    and I totally like Ziezo Designs on Facebook pigseyart at gmail dot com

  • http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com jo ebisujima

    these are absolutely beautiful!

  • http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com jo ebisujima

    I *like* Natural kids on FB

  • http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com jo ebisujima

    I *like* ZieZo on FB

  • http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com jo ebisujima

    I *like* ZieZo on Etsy

  • http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com jo ebisujima

    I follow Ziezo’s blog

  • Kim

    Beautiful things that you are making!

  • Journeysof TheZoo

    We have a small set of butterfly wings and both my son and daughter LOVE to wear them. These are amzaing as they flap in the wind. If I win, I’ll definitely have to buy a second…

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

  • Journeysof TheZoo
  • Journeysof TheZoo

    I like you on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

  • Journeysof TheZoo

    I like ziezo designs on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N4JIQPTVQG5JCZW4SE45DNRKWA Carli

    They are beautiful! My kids would be ecstatic if we won these! Thanks for the Giveaway.
    homebirth4 [at] yahoo

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette

    Oh, they are so lovely! I can feel my imagination wanting to start just looking at them.
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette

    like Natural Kids on FB as sarah linettte
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette

    following the NK blog on google reader
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette

    following the ziezo blog via Google friend connect
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette

    added ziezo to Etsy favs asmagpiedpiper
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/DuckyBunny Sarah Linette
  • Jenny P

    What lovely wings! My daughter would be delighted. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Wendy

    Thanks for the great giveaway and for promoting natural play! The wings would be lovely for my little girl’s birthday.

  • Melissa B

    Beautiful silk wings and other toys. Thanks for the introduction and chance to win!

  • Melissa B

    Already like Natural Kids on Facebook

  • Melissa B

    Added ZieZo Designs to my favorites on Etsy:)

  • Melissa B

    I like ZieZo on Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/treasuresoftheseason Liz

    Hi,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win these, they are beautiful! I also love your “German Dolls” and the little mini babies, so sweet.
    lizzie_lake@hotmail.com

  • Liz

    I also ‘liked’ you on facebook!
    Thankyou
    lizzie_lake@hotmail.com

  • Sandra M.

    What a beautiful wings these are!

    alexandramils(at) yahoo (dot) ca

  • Sandra M.

    Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/sandrachirps/status/191319034061533185
    alexandramils(at) yahoo (dot) ca

  • Sandra M.

    I like Natural Kids on Facebook (Sandra Mil)

    alexandramils(at) yahoo (dot) ca

  • Sandra M.

    I like ZieZo Designs on Facebook (Sandra Mil)

    alexandramils(at) yahoo(dot)ca

  • S4ndr4mil

    I follow your blog

    s4ndr4mil(at)gmail.com

  • Janne

    The wings are beautiful!

    jachelno at gmail.com

  • Janne

    I follow the Natural Kids blog!

  • Janne

    I like Natural Kids on FB!

  • Janne

    I like ZieZo Designs on FB!

  • Janne

    I follow ZieZo blog!

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  • http://tinytwistcreative.com/ erin

    I love everything in Andrea’s shop, the wings are so lovely. :)

  • Linda Kithuku

    Lovely!!!!!!!! I love the creativity in this:-)

    Linda
    lkithuku@yahoo.com

  • Celina

    These are just so adorable! I just know my daughter would love them :)

  • Julie Kingsland

    I don’t have kids but I do have a niece and a nephew who I am sure would really enjoy those rainbow wings.

  • Noscythes

    Great giveaway, thank you.

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