by Joy Maloney of JoyfulHandKnits

Introducing: Afiya Webb
(aka awebbcreate)

Please take a moment to visit Afiya's shop and give her some love! She specializes in New England vintage goodies!

Afiya is hosting a GIVEAWAY!

The winner can pick their favorite item from her shop and she'll convo with the code to get it free. To be entered to win:

Visit Afiya's shop. Then come back and COMMENT on this Blog about your favorite item in her shop.


Designer and idealist, southern transplant that has made New England my home.

How did you get your start on Etsy?

I started as a buyer. I love old things and etsy was a great way to find old quilts. My husband suggested that I create a page, and I've been loving it ever since.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Reading, listing on etsy, blogging, hulu.

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?

Maker Faire in California. I love Make magazine.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Proverbs 31:10-31. I read it everyday for entrepreneurial juice.

10 a]">[a] A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?

Anything that reminds me of Georgia or my grandparents. I also love vintage New England treasures.

URLs to where else we can find you on the internet (Facebook fan page, Twitter, your own, your blog, etc)

my blog:

Using winner of the Amy Cornwell Giveaway is (............drum roll please............) : Alesha, who was our Featured Artist on July 14!! Congratulations Alesha! Please coordinate with Amy to receive your prize. I'll convo you both.

Comments (17)

On July 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Lovely to find out a little about you Afiya!

Your store is so full of cute vintage goodies. I really love the SOUTH SHORE SHERRY ROSE Leafy Vintage Brooch.

:) Deb.

On July 28, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Anonymous said...

So nice to meet you Afiya. Like the verses you chose too.
This is my favorite item in your shop:


On July 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM , pfd said...

Hi Afiya - great to meet you! You have a most interesting shop, reminds me of the little antique shops that you discover fun things in!

On July 28, 2010 at 9:25 AM , pfd said...

Joy - I meant to leave you a comment to on how nicely you introduced Afiya to us! Thank you

On July 28, 2010 at 10:51 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

Glad to meet you Afiya - I love ephemera and this book is amazing.

On July 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM , MoBoogie Handmade Boutique said...

Nice to meet you Afiya- your shop is great! I especially love the purple rose handbag. So pretty!


On July 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM , myeuropeantouch said...

So nice to meet you. I am a lover of vintage and treasure everything old, sometimes made new.
Be blessed...Monika

On July 28, 2010 at 8:56 PM , JC's Sewing Room said...

Nice write up. Wonderful shop Afiya.

On July 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM , Taylor said...

Great post! Lovely store!


On July 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM , chocolatedogstudio said...

Neat shop and very nice to meet you! Great vintage items!

On July 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM , ShadowCutter said...

nice feature, and it's nice to be reminded of Proverbs 31.

On August 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM , watercolors said...

Interesting to find out about you.
Loved your site and picked a favorite:

Love your vintage pins, Roxanne

On August 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM , Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I LOVE the flower etched leather purse!! Reminds me of my highschool and college days!

On August 3, 2010 at 7:06 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

So glad to meet your jewlry...

On August 3, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Nikkie said...

I like your shop! Giving it some love!

I love the purple rose handbag.

On August 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM , PinkLizzy for missIsa said...

Wow! I had never seen your shop before and it's full of gorgeous vintage goodies.

My favourite is the Black Vintage Leather Coach bag. I love it!

On August 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM , Taylor said...

hey there,

I actually love the 'Glowing glass tile floral vintage pin'

cute shop!