Thursday, October 22, 2009

pins & ponies

We just couldn't resist. We've begun to explode our hair accessory business, adding a small assortment of pony tail holders & bobby pins to the shop this week. (Hopefully this adequately explains the lack of blog posts!) We're working on some fabulous barrettes & rings as well with similar styling. Can't wait to share those with you soon! We'd love to know what you think...

Friday, October 16, 2009

it's official!

Did I forget to tell you that our new website is up?
Yes, I think I did... but it is.
We've still got some more to add but come visit.
We'd love to know what you think!

coffee or tea?

Happy Friday! It's been a long, rainy week and schools are closed today so we're all hunkered down in our pj's enjoying a leisurely morning. And, for some odd reason, I have coffee on the mind. Surprise! Thanks to the following Etsy artisans for their lovely products and inspiration...
1.columbian supremo 2.knitted coffee cozy 3.mustache set 4.i love you more mug coffee no workee for two 8.mighty mug cozy

Monday, October 12, 2009

got wands?

We do! We're stocking up the shop with our meticulously hand-crafted princess wands. At zuzu girl handmade we use only the best ribbon, tulle & decorative flowers to construct our little lovelies. Our flower wands are perfect for Halloween costumes, Christmas stockings or just plain goofing off. A girl can never have too many. And if you don't believe me, just ask Zuzu.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

missy loo-hoo

Meet Lucy. (If you haven't already) Lucy got a new sweater today. Isn't it just divine? Lucy loves it. Well, as far as sweaters go on dogs I'd say she's pretty smitten. My Etsy friend Anne over at Beantown Handmade custom made the sweater just for us. She has a variety of styles available and colors too. It's like making your own sweater...without actually doing any of the work. Can't beat that. So, while I'm not quite ready for Fall, or the 4 month rainy season that is San Francisco, Lucy sure is!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

wordless (but very pretty) wednesday

locket with turquoise blue chrysanthemum by feathers and hope

bird in the violet garden & teal bird tassel by miss c alexandria

vintage japanese flower cluster (12) & assorted acrylic rose beads (20) by sweet goods

vintage tin & mugs by found vintage style

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's all about vanity. See, that's what they called the new personalized URL's that Facebook introduced this summer. Vanity URL's. What that meant was that you could have your very own name in the URL. But there was a catch. A vanity URL for a business page required 100+ fans.

So everyone scrambled to get 100 fans. Well, not me really. I just waited patiently. And when the page hit 100 fans yesterday I applied for my vanity URL. Pretty right? Yeah, not so much. I got the URL I wanted and then I couldn't get into the damn page. Seriously. Turns out it works for some of my fans but not for others. And for the most part, not for me. Now tell me, what good is a vanity URL if it tells you your "page is not found" every time you try to open it? Not so good it turns out.

So I complained...and I cried...and I tried everything to fix it. And then I gave in. And I moved.

You can now find zuzu girl handmade on facebook HERE. And the URL is really, really ugly. And I. Don't. Care.

Come join us. It's beautiful there. Or it will be...I promise.

(oh, and PS, on Twitter you come by your vanity URL naturally but I'm not taking sides or anything)

Friday, October 2, 2009

back in black

Do not adjust your monitor. This is the zuzu girl handmade blog and, while I still adore creating in turquoise and pink, truth be told, I don't often wear it.

I woke up yesterday and realized it was October 1st. Seriously, how did this happen? I honestly have not yet embraced the year 2009 and can't begin to get my arms around the fact that 2010 is just around the corner. Not to mention the fact that it is, yes, it already is, Fall. Wow.

So what's a girl to do when she's in need of consoling? Yup. You got it. She shops. Well, "window" shops at least. On Etsy, of course.

Thanks go to the following shops for their inspiring products & images...
1. bionic unicorn 2. morelle 3. dandy apple 4. larimeloom 5. chocolate cake jewels 6. delirium kredens 7. lulu coco 8. the vintage closet 9. made by hank

Thursday, October 1, 2009

dainty blooms

My fabric arrived yesterday...woo-hoo! I've been really excited about making these fab little headbands and I'm thrilled with the way they turned out. There is one pink one in the shop and another in Zuzu's room. She gave it two thumbs up and even agreed to be photographed with no that's got to mean something! I'm going to take the camera to tutu school tomorrow and try to get some action shots. The light in there is fabulous.

I've got a couple with brown ribbon in the works for those that prefer something a little more Fall (I'm clearly still in denial) and if I got my fingers off these keys they might actually make it to the shop tonight. I'm also toying with the idea of making some smaller scale flowers into halos and maybe even some simple hair clippies. So much to little time!