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Hiya! Thanks for stopping by.

My niece named me Yaya when she was beginning to vocalize. It doesn't resemble my real name at all, but it stuck and I like it.

I started mommayaya on Etsy after a friend encouraged me to sell the cute little slippers I'd taught myself to make. I didn't know then that the slippers would become such a big part of my life! From the beginning, the shop has been a hobby business while I devoted myself to homeschooling and parenting, but I've dreamed endlessly of doing more with it. The time will come when I finally manage to slipper the world!

I knit the slippers on a hand-operated 1980's knitting machine, which I absolutely adore using. The machine gives me great control over the consistency and quality of my slippers and enables me to sharply focus my energy and attention on each…

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  • Born on October 12
  • Joined January 1, 2008

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mommayaya
Custom Felted Slippers for the Elf at Heart

About

Hiya! Thanks for stopping by.

My niece named me Yaya when she was beginning to vocalize. It doesn't resemble my real name at all, but it stuck and I like it.

I started mommayaya on Etsy after a friend encouraged me to sell the cute little slippers I'd taught myself to make. I didn't know then that the slippers would become such a big part of my life! From the beginning, the shop has been a hobby business while I devoted myself to homeschooling and parenting, but I've dreamed endlessly of doing more with it. The time will come when I finally manage to slipper the world!

I knit the slippers on a hand-operated 1980's knitting machine, which I absolutely adore using. The machine gives me great control over the consistency and quality of my slippers and enables me to sharply focus my energy and attention on each order. After knitting, the slippers are felted through the magic of hot water, soap and agitation in my washing machine.

The slippers are handmade by me in my smoke-free home, which I share with two teenagers, a miniature poodle, a corn snake and a turtle. Coming soon: my very own private studio space, so we can reclaim the dining room table!!!

I'm always investigating how to improve my product and I really appreciate customer feedback; even years after an initial purchase, every bit of information helps me make what I make better! .

Store Policies

PAYMENT:

*Payments conveniently handled through PayPal or Etsy's Direct Checkout. Feel free to contact me regarding alternate methods BEFORE your purchase and we'll discuss options. Payments must be cleared and complete before I will ship your product.


CUSTOM ORDERS:

*Custom items require some time to make depending upon the item and my current workload. Typically, shipment is within two weeks, but I will let you know if the item will be done faster or needs more time. You will receive a confirmation convo or email alerting you that your slippers are finished before I ship.

SHIPPING:

*Postage will include delivery confirmation whenever it is possible (usually that is possible within the U.S. only).

*International customers, convo me before your purchase IF you desire a shipping method other than USPS International First Class. Also, I am not responsible for any extra fees added by your country's customs officials or postal service. I fill out customs forms accurately using the value of the yarn used to make the slippers because that is the replacement cost to me.

*If I've miscalculated shipping and overcharged by more than $1.00 I will refund the difference back to you. Shipping includes delivery confirmation and insurance whenever possible.

*I will always combine shipping for you, I will either refund any overcharge after shipping, or you may convo me for a revised invoice before paying; total weight and packaging will factor into the price.

RETURNS and REFUNDS:

*You should be happy with your purchase! If you aren't, don't hesitate to contact me. I will work with you to make things right and will accept returns for exchange or refund (minus original shipping costs). Please convo me to discuss the problem within 7 days of the delivery of your item. Returned items must not have been altered or damaged (normal wear from trying them out is fine, but not cut, embellished, painted, etc.)

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