Waldorf inspired creations

Maputo, Mozambique | 578 Sales


Waldorf inspired creations

Maputo, Mozambique 578 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome! This is my creative outlet for Waldorf inspired creations as a mama of 4, crafting on in Mozambique.


Last updated on Apr 27, 2018

Welcome! This is my creative outlet for Waldorf inspired creations as a mama of 4, crafting on in Mozambique.


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What you find cleaning up the studio. Pre-cut pencil rolls, I sewed them up and putting the finishing touch on them: buttons!


The origins of ziezo

Ziezo is a Dutch word that means ‘it’s all right’. It reflects my feeling that I had when I accepted being able to be a stay at home mom of 4 little ones and being able to spend more time crafting again after years of studying and being professionally engaged. It also means ‘sawa’ a commonly uttered word, actually more an expression in Swahili, one of the languages used in Kenya.

Ziezo is the label I created when I rediscovered my desire to create beautiful and functional items again, after a long time of focusing on professional advancement. The creations are heavily inspired by Waldorf Education and Steiner philosophy as my children are attending a Waldorf Kindergarten/School in Kenya. It all started with some kiddie aprons in the beautiful traditional materials such as Kikoy and Kanga fabrics (both 100 % cotton), grew to 100% wool felt crowns, wool and cotton Waldorf dolls, 100% silk butterfly wings and it is still expanding as the kids are getting bigger and their play changes.

I prefer to use natural materials and try to source them locally. That might mean buying and using raw wool from the local weaver, or that I use a 100% lambs wool jumper that originated in Europe or North America but bought at ‘mitumba’ (the second hand market) here in Africa.

In the end it does come down to the fact that each product is carefully handcrafted. Thanks for considering to purchase a creation!

Shop members

  • Andrea

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a mama to 4 and married to my best friend. ziezo is my creative outlet for my Waldorf inspired toys and creations. I LOVE creating beautiful things for my children and like to share them with others as well.

  • Annemie

    Packing & Shipping

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Last updated on February 14, 2014
Thank you for stopping by at my little corner. I hope you will find a creation just to your liking.

I thoroughly enjoy crafting and creating Waldorf-inspired toys and accessories. Each item is made with a great deal of love and care. . .

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I strive to provide quality products and a good service in shipping. In the event that the product arrives damaged, please contact me as soon as possible to arrange for a replacement.
I accept PayPal and Direct Check Out payments via Etsy. All products will be shipped as soon as full payment is received.

For custom orders, I will only start working on the order after full payment is received.
All orders will be shipped by priority mail from the Netherlands. We have two shipping days a week. Depending on the destination, it usually takes up to 2-4 days within the European Union, 3-6 days to the United States and Canada, and up to 10 days for other international destinations.

Upon request we can arrange express shipping and insurances. Please convo me.

Please note that international orders might incur a customs fee in the customer's home country. This fee is fully the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders may be arranged, please convo for more details.

Each product comes with brief care instructions. Please follow them carefully, so that you can enjoy your toy or accessory for a very long time