I come from a long line of makers. I was born in a house my grandfather designed and built. It happened to be the first solar-heated house on Long Island, back in 1947! My mother taught me early on that it was far more satisfying to make something yourself than to go out and purchase it. DIY was her middle name! She made my clothes. She built the furniture in my room. She created wild and whimsical toys. Then my mother gave me the best gift of all; she put a sewing needle in my hand, she kept an easel with my paints ready at all times, and she even made me a little workbench out of wooden fruit crates. Ahh, the good ol' 70's!
Fast forward to the present. I'm a busy, stay at home mother of two wonderful children and a partner to a very busy, loving husband. Did you catch the double "busy" part. I've aways managed to weave in a project related to my family and friends, whether it was knitting a pair of mittens to whipping up birthday aprons. There always seem to be so many more ideas than hours in the day. I used to scribble them endlessly into my idea books; sharing them with anyone who would listen, and hoping that one day there would be time and space to execute them. Little did I know, that day was just around the corner. I was about to re-invent myself as maya*made, maker and designer. This blog will be my vehicle to share and hopefully inspire others through my journey.