Friday, November 28, 2008

black friday giveaway

If you would like a chance to win all of these lovely handmade paper products then hurry, and click on over to stampinmom now. And while you're at it...swing on by her etsy shop and check out the full assortment by clicking HERE. Support EtsyMoms & buy handmade for the holidays...

tres chic

Inspired by the pink & green hula rock hand-tied ribbon tutu...zuzu girl just introduced a new fairy princess ribbon tutu. I made it to match the black, purple & champagne headband already listed in the shop and the two together are oh, so sophisticated. Didn't have to pull out any bribes for this photo shoot. Zuzu was loving her new look!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


No silly, no distress here, it's the EtsyMom Season Opening Sale!

To help kick of the holiday shopping season, EtsyMom is having a team sale starting "Black Friday", November 28th running through "Cyber Monday", December 1st. Search "EtsyMomSOS" (all one word) on Etsy to find participating shops or click HERE. There are far more items included in the sale than shown on this search, however, so make sure you click on the shop name to see the full assortment.

Zuzu girl handmade will be offering free shipping on all orders for the duration of the sale. Go ahead and place the order as usual and the shipping cost will be refunded upon receipt of the order.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

cleaning up

Don't these images almost make you feel dirty?!

Well, I finally started my holiday shopping on Saturday and I ordered some of this glorious soap from sea sprite soaps. It's clearly supposed to be a gift, but I can't say for whom because they just might be reading this, and there is a very good chance they might not actually receive the gift. Admittedly, I have not yet opened up the beautiful gift wrapping but I have moved the yummy smelling packages from the kitchen to my bathroom. Not a good sign for the intended recipient.

Check out sea sprite's shop. She's an etsymom and she's cleaning up!

Monday, November 24, 2008

hula rock, continued

These are some pictures of the ribbon tutu that I designed to be worn with the pink & green headbands mentioned here. The little ballerinas are dancing to "hula rock" and if and when I get a link to the song I'll let you listen!

Any thoughts on the ribbon tutu? Think they are a worthy addition to the shop?

free stuff!

It's a November Monday again which means it's time for this week's EtsyMom Super Giveaway!
Remember, for your chance to win, just visit the EtsyMom blog for full details and rules, as well as a picture preview and description of the items being given away.

Here is a list of the shops that will be giving away items this week:
Babies Momma
Project 31
Mindy G
Little Peanut Shop
Tiffany Teske
Monogramming By Tammy
HAPPY THANKSGIVING (sorry no giveaways today)
I Am Chanelle
My Funny Bunny
Giggling Goldfish
California Creations
Leaky Mouth
Two Zany Zebras
Crafted From The Heart
Jaime Sews

Saturday, November 22, 2008

momdot (dot com)

Yup. The zuzu girl handmade blog has been approved too. And I went right back and copy and pasted the seal to prove it. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Didn't read my post on and the beat goes on... last night? From the ladies themselves...

MomDot is a mom blog listing site that is run by mommy bloggers, Trisha, Alicia, and Bridgette. They run contests weekly, reviews on awesome (and not so awesome) products for family and kids, and talk about their lives. But more importantly, they feature bloggers and mom boutiques to give them an avenue to get their names out there, also assisting in google links! You can head out and list your blog for free and talk to them about doing an interview about you. Head on over and see what MomDot is about!

You can find zuzu girl handmade in the boutique blogs category or by clicking here and scrolling towards the bottom of the page.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"fresh squeezed gifts"

Hello cuteness!

Lemon Drop Studio offers these sweet clippies & ponies as well as a lovely assortment of gift tags, greeting cards and even recycled crayons. Her fabrics are darling. Her prices are just as appealing and her packaging is adorable. They arrive wrapped and ready to give as gifts. In fact, I'm tempted to give away the ones that arrived for Zuzu today and go back for more myself!

Check out Lemon Drop's "fresh squeezed gifts" today. And did I mention that she's an EtsyMom? Go moms! Buy handmade....

hula rock

Just finished a new pink & green collection. The headband & crown are for sale now at zuzu girl and the matching ribbon tutu is just waiting for a (tidy & willing) little body to model it. This collection is inspired by The Little Gym ballet class that will be wearing the ensemble when they groove to "hula rock" for their January end of season performance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

fabulous etsy moms

A big shout out to dizzy daisy for including zuzu girl along side eleven other talented ladies in her "fabulous etsy moms" treasury tonight!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I've been far too busy to actually list anything in my shop this week...but I have somehow managed some time to check out a few others...and this one is alphabulous! She has a wide variety of kitchy fabrics with which she has designed things like appliques, bookmarks, brag books, games & ornaments. You name it. She's got it. Unique gifts. Great prices. And, she's an EtsyMom. Support the moms. Buy handmade for the holidays this year. Check it out. Alphabulous!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"wash the wicked away"

How cute is that introduction to a handmade soap shop? Too cute. And I just adore the fact that The Copper Cauldron quotes the Wizard of Oz in the profile section of her blog. How fitting is that considering our little miss zuzu girl has memorized nearly the entire movie at the age of two?

I am getting a little witchy here tonight because The Copper Cauldron has an amazing giveaway going on now until December 1st. Follow the simple instructions she provides HERE and you could be the lucky recipient of 6 months worth of soap...almost a $90 value. (Or you could split it with me for sharing the link with you cause I really want it too).

Monday, November 17, 2008

etsymom super giveaway

It's Monday again and time to promote the EtsyMom Street Team month-long SUPER GIVEAWAY! Visit the EtsyMom blog for full details and rules, as well as a picture preview and description of the items being given away.

Here is a list of the shops that will be giving away items this week:

Friday, November 14, 2008

missing in action...

...but profiled none the less!

Apologies for my prolonged absence from blogging and crafting this week. We had a surprise blip in our lives that needed immediate and diligent attention but we seem to be finally moving forward. Hallelujah for that!

In the meantime, Brenda's Jewelry Box ran a lovely profile of zuzu girl handmade on her blog. Click on over and take a look at the article and while you're there check out her eclectic assortment of jewelry. Here's one of my favorites...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

keep it simple, stupid

So I'm in my keep it simple mood this week. There was no conscience effort behind this is just sort of happened. Nonetheless, I made this lovely silver and pink fairy princess headband yesterday (available here) and ooooh just you wait to see the black and pink fairy princess halo that I made tonight. It is going to be a hard one to list because I'd really just love to keep it myself! Well, for Zuzu of course.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"daily hot!!! gift list"

Tiffany from Bold & Sassy Designs included zuzu girl in her Christmas "hot list" today. We are in great company with four other talented Etsians. Check us all out on the Bold and Sassy blog!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

etsymom super giveaway

The month long EtsyMom SUPER GIVEAWAY is in full swing! This week we will be giving away 2 items everyday from some very awesome shops. For your chance to win, just visit the EtsyMom blog for full details. Here is a list of the shops that will be giving away items this week:

Kard Kreations
Puking Pastilles
Petite Pea Pods
Madison Reece Designs
Sara Rose Tutus
Purses By Ashley
Food Chic
Cutesie Clips
Tote N Tots
The Little Love Bug
Baby Cheeks
Vivid Studio

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I stumbled upon tigerluxe and it's proprietor Rachel Amen in an Etsy chat room this weekend. The above images are just a few of my personal favorites and I am struggling to choose one from the bunch for Zuzu's room (so don't go and buy them all before I get my hands on one!). Her shop, however is far more eclectic than what I've depicted. Tigerluxe offers a thorough selection of vintage finds including housewares, clothes, accessories, jewelry & books. She even has a section called "fun".

But what I enjoyed just as much as the whimsical assortment was Rachel's profile. Here's a few lines taken directly from her shop...

"I'm a firm believer in reusing to save our environment. My love of vintage also stems from a desire to make the most of the past in order to enrich and protect the future."

Sounds like reason enough to shop at tigerluxe for me!

stocking stuffers!

I'm loving these extra large silk flowers that I used today. Wrapped in bright orange and bright pink ribbon these new wands are one-of a kind and have just been added to the shop. Great for stocking stuffers...imagine one of these lovelies peeking out of the top on Christmas morning. Just lovely!

Friday, November 7, 2008

back in black

Introducing our new black and pink collection for the sophisticated princess. Available now at zuzu girl handmade.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

bounty hunter

These are just a few of the kitchy & whimsical vintage items for sale in Nickie Frye's vintage shop. From clothing & accessories she's got it all. Funny enough, Nickie and I worked together in a past life and "ran into" each other in an etsy chat room last night. She is a stay at home mom that drags her two young children along with her to local estate sales to snatch up her great finds. How worlds collide. Anyway, check out her shop...she's having a market sale November 8th and 9th... so move quickly!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

textured treasures

My new etsy treasury is on line now and available for viewing until Saturday evening. Take a peek and don't forget to click on those images! These are some fabulous shops...

free stuff!

Don't forget...the EtsyMom Street SUPER GIVEAWAY is in full swing! This week we will be giving away 2 items everyday from some lovely shops. Winning is as easy as visiting the shop and then posting a comment about that shop on the EtsyMom blog. Visit the EtsyMom blog for full details.

Here is a list of the shops that will be giving away items for the balance of this week:


Stones of Healing
Little Bit Shabby

Vero Warren
Sprinkles Boutique

Craft Girl Alli
M Holland

Lemon Drop Studio
Chi Chi Clay

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

bold & sassy

This sassy artwork is by a fellow etsy-mom & talented artist, Tiffany. Her company is called Bold & Sassy Designs and you can find her etsy shop here. She offers a wide variety of stationary, invitations, calling cards & stickers...all with designs as lovely as shown above. Bold & Sassy has an equally lovely blog that you can find on my sidebar...or here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

mama mia

Lisa at Sweetbeets featured zuzu girl & some other very talented moms in her new treasury tonight. You can see it live here for the next few days only. And while you're there, make sure to give us lots of clicks!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

tag, I'm it

The glass chickadee happened to be looking for bloggers to tag in a "seven things about me" meme and for some spontaneous reason (highly unlike me) I volunteered. If you're not familiar with an internet meme here is the general premise as copied and pasted from chickadees blog...

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, random and weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post, include links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Let the embarassment begin...
1. I am a sugar addict. However, since I have two kids that would happily follow suit I hide the dark chocolate, often in the form of chocolate chips which go seemingly undetected as they are presumed to be for baking.
2. I heart Vinnie Chase.
3. I am a neat freak. My poor children will probably never learn how to clean up after themselves because I put all their toys away... often while they are still playing with them.
4. I shoot approximately 100 photographs a day of my children. I'm surprised kodak gallery has not imploded from over use but I suppose we keep them in business.
5. I am terrified of bugs. All kinds. Abhor them.
6. My guilty musical pleasure is Justin Timberlake. (I can't believe I just typed that.)
7. I was an avid dancer as a kid & starred as Kermit the Frog in a Muppet themed dance recital at the age of 11.

Now for the tagging part. I pass on this seven things about me task to the following seven bloggers:

zuzu's been featured!

That's right, our little shop has been featured as "etsy artist of the week" on Meditations from the Moondog.

etsymom supergiveaway

Don't forget the etsymom supergiveaway is today! Checkout these darling necklaces from maybeads that are being given away today. (or on second thought, maybe you shouldn't...cause I really want one!)

sweet things...

I stumbled upon a new treasury last night.
Don't you just adore these sweet things ?