From Beth: Maia knows bags. She makes beautiful wallets, handbags, wristlets, totes and more to sell in her glass beach shop, and a click into her Glass Beach blog shows her “extracurricular sewing” is full of even more creative bag energy! We were thrilled when Maia lent her expertise to a Amy Butler Sophia Carry-All pattern review, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it too.

From Maia: Hi! My name is Maia and I design and create accessories from my sewing studio in Seattle. I have an on-line shop – glass beach – where I sell my handbags and wallets. I’ve been crafty most of my life but only started sewing in earnest a year and a half ago. Spinning with my drop spindle is my latest obsession and I’d like to learn how to crochet. When I’m not sewing or spinning, I’m keeping an eye on my two young daughters and husband.