Saturday, December 30, 2006

Favorite Etsy jewelry.

OK - here are some of my favorite Etsy jewellers.
The link to their shops are below the images of their handiwork.
These are just some of the examples of their work - their shops have more variety.








Monday, December 25, 2006

Mission - Hand spun raglan sweater

I'm too lazy & possibly too incompetant to knit myself a sweater like the white one below. However, i've hopefully spun myself a 2 ply yarn from the roving pictured below in the hope that I might find a super sweater knitting do-gooder to knit me a sweater that fits like this sweater - in the United States.
I also found a flexible pattern online at
I'd be happy to pay (email me at & we'll talk) or swap yarn from my Etsy shop or do both.
Any takers? :)

Anyone know where I can find a similar pattern for a raglan sweater?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Recent handmade aquisitions via Etsy!

I've been buying from Etsy & look at what I got!

Handwoven Scarf from
I have never been so much in love with a piece of handwoven textile! And I weave pretty well myself. Viviana is an artist if there was one! Check her shop out. ALL her work is unique & wonderful.
The entire scarf is alive with handmade beauty. The jewels tones in the yarn are just gorgeous.
It arrived from Chile in very good condition. It was quite a find & I shall treasure this piece.

Below: Over the Moon bucket hat by
I knew I had to have it when I saw it. The real hat has the same glow that the image has & it is wonderfully soft. The handspun yarn gives it beautiful character. Eileen has many other beautiful hats in her shop & she was a doll to deal with. A class 1 Etsy seller!!

Below: Hand crocheted (handspun) wool & Mohair hat from
Kathy is a very talented fiber artist. This hat had eveything in it that would attract a kooky architect. Abstractness, restraint in the use of color, bold motifs & a very beautiful, defined shape. I took it to work & eveyone fell in love with it!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

New yarns in Shop!

Announcing an update on Yarn Ahoy's Etsy shop – Monsoon Winds:

Superwash sock yarns in gorgeous new color ways – Merino & also the Tencel/Merino blend.

Lace yarns in Zephyr Silk/Wool & Superlamb.

Handspun yarns in thick'n'thin, tweed, worsted & novelty.

Email me at mayacrafts (at) gmail (dot) com to join the mailing list & get a 'new-member' 10% DISCOUNT on your first purchase of yarns!

Shop update!