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Bamboo Cutlery Sets

Friends! It's been a while since I last posted on here, but I am listing some awesome new bamboo cutlery sets tomorrow so I wanted to pop back on and give you a quick sneak peek! This is a product I've been dreaming up for quite some time. When I started my shop a few years back, my goal was to make products that help people move towards a "zero waste" lifestyle. Combing that goal with my love of creating and sewing, I started a small Etsy shop and decided to blog along the way. Admittedly I got a little distracted over the years (pretty fabrics and zipper pouches, what can I say!), so I'm eager to get back on track and bring you more eco-friendly handmade goods. But have no fear, my zipper pouches are not disappearing! I'm certainly not a sustainability expert, but my background is in biology and public health and I love brining that knowledge out here. I'm hoping to share more on what I am doing in my own home to make small, eco-friendly chang

Market time again!

Last week we packed up our goods and headed over to the Ashland farmers market for their sustainability day and we had one of our best selling days ever! The weather was gorgeous, the people were friendly, and the feedback from customers was beyond supportive and positive. I even had a few people run back to my booth around closing time to pick up some more goods. Overall a wonderfully successful day that not only re-motivated me, but made me realize that following my dreams isn't so crazy after all! We set up shop with our usual tent, but this time added a nice new handmade sign. A definite plus for getting our name out there! Although some people were wondering where the papayas were...And please ignore Axel who looks so thrilled in the background of every picture. I swear, he really was excited to be there! There was a huge turnout for the market's sustainability day event. All the vendors had a focus on reusable and sustainable products, so our produce ba

Hello world!

Hello there! And welcome to my little corner of the blog world! I'm Alyssa, owner and creator around these parts. I'm a mama to my sweet & sassy Amaia, wife to Axel, and the maker behind my little Amaia Papaya shop. Since this space is new, I'll give you a little intro to me and my life. I've been a maker & crafter for as long as I can remember. Sewing and crafting has always just been my thing. Growing up I'd trade the sports field for drawing and painting in a heartbeat. So it's no surprise that life's path would take me here to starting my own little handmade business. During my college years I developed a love for all things natural, organic, and environmentally-friendly, so I combined the two passions and started making handmade reusable goods with an eco-friendly focus. And since this is such a new world to me, I thought what better way to document my journey than right here with you! So join me as I dive head first into maki