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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Zealous Design




Zealous Design is FULL of beautifully handmade items. I am so excited to introduce you to Brenda!




About...
Hi, I’m Brenda. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 18 years (you’re probably thinking, did I get married at 13 – not quite) and we have two kids Master six and Miss three.
We moved north from the city to have kids and enjoy the less busy pace of life up on the Kowhai Coast.
I have three jobs: mum, Zealous Design and part time computer techie.


Flutter Sleeve Dress

Starting...
Zealous Design has been evolving over the years but has always been based around something creative. It started with Graphic Design and then moved onto sewing and handmade products as my interests have evolved.
The inspiration for my sewing would be my children. I love making clothes, toys etc for them and love how proud they are of me when they explain to everyone that their mum made it.



Flutter Dress


Naming your business...
My husband first introduced me to the word ‘Zealous’ at school and I always knew that if I ever had a business, it would involve the word Zealous.
Definition: filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm.




Black Mow Bib

Owning...
I get to make all the decisions and create what I want. I have no one but myself and my customers to please.
And because I get to make the decisions, I’ve decided to offer ‘FREE SHIPPING’ on purchases over $50 for June 2014 only. Mention ‘Facebook banner’ to receive the offer on FELT, email or Facebook.




Antique Fair Dress


Designing and making...
Yes I create all my products myself on my trusty 40 year old sewing machine. I put together the fabrics and the ideas but some of my clothes are based on patterns purchased from other talented people. But I always add my own spin to everything. Zealous Design is all about bright funky colours and designs.


Storm Trooper iPad Mini or Small Tablet Case


Motivation...
I think with being a mum to busy little kids I need a creative outlet so it doesn’t take much for me to be motivated. Every chance I can, I’m off to my sewing machine to create something new, try out a new idea etc…
The question I should probably ask other mums is: how do you stay motivated to do housework day after day, year after year? That one I have a problem with ;-)



Plunket Book Covers

Relaxing...
Hmmmm I probably don’t relax as much as I should, I’d much rather be sewing J I love to watch a good romantic movie or read a good book.



Paris Letter Pouch


Connecting and buying...
I sell direct from Facebook, at markets or in my FELT store:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ZealousDesign
 
FELT: www.zealous.felt.co.nz

WEBSITE: www.zealousdesign.co.nz

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/zealousgirl



Paris Seaside Playsuit

Pop over and be sure to like Brenda's Zealous Design Facebook Page to keep up with all her beautiful new designs. AND be sure to enter this gorgeous giveaway...details below!


Giveaway...
Brenda has given me this GORGEOUS handmade bag to giveaway!

Description: Tess bag in Rosa Circa
ZEALOUS DESIGN stylish bag in funky designer floral. Tess features a button closure, an inner pocket plus a spacious main compartment for all your handbag needs. Tess's bottom is flat so she should sit upright for you.
Details: Outer fabric is designer cotton backed with strong interfacing for structure and stability. This bag is lined with cotton fabric. This bag strap is long enough to be a hip bag, or tie a knot in the strap for a shoulder bag.
Approx size: 30cm x 19cm x 10cm
Handcrafted for you with love and care in NZ.
RRP $58


The giveaway closes at midnight on 9 June and the winner will be emailed and announced here and on my FB page on 10 June.
*Open to NZ residents only
*Winner has 3 days to make contact otherwise a redraw will take place

TO ENTER please follow this link ~ http://goo.gl/NGkcjO

Thank you Brenda!





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