Monday, October 3, 2011

Meltdown Monday Giveaway

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Happy Monday! Our first giveaway of October is coming from Andrea. You can find her keeping shop at Ziezo Designs. She makes the most adorable dolls, crowns and aprons for children. Let's get to know Andrea a little better.


This Cosy Life- Hi, Andrea, and welcome to Meltdown Monday! Tell us a little about yourself so we can know the person behind the work.

Andrea-I am a mother of three having decided to stay at home with the kids when our family moved to Kenya 4 years ago. Crafting and creating has always been a part of my life, and I learned to master my mother’s sewing machine at an early age. When I started university the crafting fell alongside as I had a busy schedule as a student athlete. The early professional career also left little time, and it was not again till I became a mother when I found my outlet again in crafting and creating.

This Cosy Life- What inspires your creations?

Andrea- 3 wonderful kids, 10 years of living in vibrant and colourful Africa, combined with my involvement in my children’s Waldorf school has given me great inspiration for creating a playful fairytale world for the little ones.
The creations for the children have taken on their own life and I recently opened an Etsy shop, where you can find the kid tested and approved creations.

This Cosy Life- How do you balance 'making' with mothering?

Andrea-It is a busy house like any other would be with three children under the age of 8. Once I get all three to school and kindergarten in the morning, I take my 2 to 3 hours “me” time and retreat into my sewing room surrounded by fabric, thread, needles, scissors, buttons, and all kinds of other crafty materials and the creative side has a chance to come out. Reality hits at 12.30, when the first part of the group of three is ready to return home and I switch hats.

This Cosy Life- Thank you so much for joining us for Meltdown Monday!

Andrea-It has been a pleasure to be part of this and I look forward to making more wonderful connections with other creative minds.


Andrea is offering one kid's apron made from kikoy fabric (the red and purple features above).

The apron is made from a typical Kenyan cotton kikoy fabric. Traditionally a fabric wrap worn by males, but now more commonly used by both sexes.
This apron is perfect for children to use in their play kitchen, or use it to assist a parent in the big kitchen.
The medium size apron will fit most children between 4 and 8 years old.
It is similar to the ones that you can find in her shop.

OK, so to enter leave me a comment. You can let me know how your Monday is going or, better yet, tell me how you beat the dreadful Meltdown Monday or just say hi. Whatever.

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And for this giveaway you can gain one additional entry by going to Andrea's shop letting me know what item you love.
I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday October 9th and announce here, on my blog. (Please, make sure I have a way to contact you!)

*Meltdown Monday Giveaways are open worldwide.

PS: If anyone is interested in participating in a Monday Meltdown giveaway, here on my blog, contact me here. Whether an item from your Etsy shop or just a little something you would like to give away to brighten someone's Monday, it's all good!