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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.

110 thoughts on “Interview and Giveaway With ZieZo Designs

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

    Gera

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

  3. Follow Natural Kids blog 🙂

  4. and I am a facebook fan

  5. Also F/B fan of ZieZo

  6. Beautiful! I’ve been wanting something like this for my daughter 🙂

  7. I like Natural Kids on FB

  8. I added ZieZo to my etsy faves

  9. I like ZieZo on FB

  10. my goodness ! that is so gorgeous!

  11. natural kids liked on fb ! thank yoU!

  12. i liked ziezo on fb !

  13. following you andrea! you are so talented !
    angela

  14. added to my etsy favs!

  15. i shared your giveaway on fb!

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

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

  18. 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…

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

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

  21. Tweeted the giveaway!
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

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

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

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

  25. Following the Ziezo Blog. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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

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

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

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

  30. I follow the Natural Kids blog! 🙂
    Kristin
    kristinlmbrt@yahoo.com

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

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

  33. I tweeted it.

  34. Amazing wings!!! My daughter will adore them!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

  36. Added ZieZo Designs to my Etsy Favs

  37. Thank you!

  38. I now follow the NaturalKids blog

  39. Liked NK on facebook

  40. Liked ziezo on Facebook

  41. Favorited ziezo on Etsy

  42. I now follow Andrea’s blog

  43. We love Andrea’s shop! Great interview too!!! 🙂

  44. Following your blog by e-mail!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. I Like Natural Kids on Facebook!

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  46. I Like ZieZo Designs on Facebook!

    (Oksana Vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. Following Andrea’s blog! (oksana)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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

  50. Those are simply beautiful!

  51. 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

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

  53. I like ZiezoDesigns on Facebook. nannybubba@gmail.com

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

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

  56. I liked natural kids on FB

  57. I liked ZieZo on FB

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

  59. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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

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

  62. these are absolutely beautiful!

  63. I *like* Natural kids on FB

  64. I *like* ZieZo on FB

  65. I *like* ZieZo on Etsy

  66. I follow Ziezo’s blog

  67. Beautiful things that you are making!

  68. 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

  69. I like you on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).

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

  70. I like ziezo designs on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76. added ziezo to Etsy favs asmagpiedpiper
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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

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

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

  80. Already like Natural Kids on Facebook

  81. Added ZieZo Designs to my favorites on Etsy:)

  82. I like ZieZo on Facebook

  83. 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

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

  85. What a beautiful wings these are!

    alexandramils(at) yahoo (dot) ca

  86. I like Natural Kids on Facebook (Sandra Mil)

    alexandramils(at) yahoo (dot) ca

  87. I like ZieZo Designs on Facebook (Sandra Mil)

    alexandramils(at) yahoo(dot)ca

  88. I follow your blog

    s4ndr4mil(at)gmail.com

  89. The wings are beautiful!

    jachelno at gmail.com

  90. I follow the Natural Kids blog!

  91. I like Natural Kids on FB!

  92. I like ZieZo Designs on FB!

  93. I follow ZieZo blog!

  94. […] you participate in the give away of the Silk Rainbow Butterfly Wings on this blog on Friday (ends 4.19.2012)?   If you already […]

  95. I love everything in Andrea’s shop, the wings are so lovely. 🙂

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

    Linda
    lkithuku@yahoo.com

  97. These are just so adorable! I just know my daughter would love them 🙂

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

  99. Great giveaway, thank you.

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