Thursday, November 13, 2008


I've never done anything like this before... shared my ideas publicly, sold my handmade wares, talked to lovely people all over the world. I'm quite overwhelmed by your beautiful comments on the give-away and humbled beyond belief. I stumbled all over my thankful words in a post earlier and finally gave up. I am grateful for this experience, THIS I know. You are a very special bunch, and I am so lucky to have you all in my life!

A few thoughts about this little give-away bucket... it's just that: little. It's quite sweet, but I hope the lucky winner will not be disappointed that they can't haul a ton of stuff in it. Here is the description of something similar in my shop:

Corral your small stuff with this beautiful cloth container. It's the perfect size for keeping the little things in your life organized. From bits on your dressing table to special items at your desk, this bucket holds it together in simple ECO style. It holds much more than you'd expect and is even wonderful for sorting toys. What a fantastic substitute for plastic containers in your playroom! This bucket is constructed of sturdy food-grade jute from a recycled (fair trade) coffee sack. It's lined with oatmeal colored linen. Careful attention has been paid to every detail and all seams have been reinforced.
height: 4 inches
width: 4 inches
length 4 inches

That being said, thank you for your enthusiasm! I will ship all over the world to you! More buckets are almost done. My daughter is finally on the mend... it was a doozy, and I appreciated all of your well wishes more than you can know. I've been 95% mom this week and 5% sewist (do you like that word? just trying it on for size), but I'll try to have a new line of organic cotton items, as well as holiday gifts coming up in the next few weeks. I have plenty of ideas, but not a ton of time. Thanks for your patience. Pin It


  1. I'm so glad that people are being so nice to you. You deserve it! I always get so excited to see what you've added to your blog. Plus, it's so nice to see how another mom/crafter finds that delicate balance of how to spend your time. Congratulations on your success. And thanks for the daily inspiration! And I hope the little one continues to feel better.

  2. you deserve the love girlie...and no one could possibly be disappointed...xo t

  3. you deserve all the accolades coming your way. I know how hard it is to juggle working and being a mom. thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us all.

  4. Maya, I'm so pleased for you that all of this success and pleasure is headed your way. You're a well-spring of creativity. I'm glad your sweet girl is feeling better.

    It can indeed be hard to keep a balance, which is why I've scaled back so much this fall. Best wishes and love to you! xo

  5. Maya, I know just how you feel and so glad that "Little M" is on the mend. Lots of well wishes still coming.

    I do like "sewist", good one!

  6. yay for giveaway of little lovelies! here's hoping! :) and so glad your wee one is feeling better. that is always the worst.

  7. The size of the tote is part of what is so great about it! It is just a fun little Happy to sit on a shelf filled with goodness or to grab for that quick snack and my tiny wallet and cell phone!

  8. I found your blog when you posted your mother's barn (which I am still in love with, btw) and ever since, I've thought you really had "it." You deserve the success. I hope it continues and grows.

    Just keep doing what you do.

  9. I'm so glad your wee one is on the mend. Sounded like a scary virus. Tell me how you can be so grateful and upbeat after such a tough week? I could use the advice!

    I'm not surprised that so many people appreciate your creations. They're clever, eco-friendly, useful, and just plain beautiful. What's not to like?

  10. Sewist - I like that...can't wait to see what the organic cotton items are!

  11. I'd love to have one of your buckets. I like to use the unbleached cotton as well with my crafting.

  12. love the word sewist!! :) almost sounds like sexist but whatever! :)

    good ur girl is feelin better. hope she continues to! and hope u have a lot of good sewing time on ur hands for ur artful creations!! :)

  13. Just wanted to say that I love your blog! I read it and always come away feeling happy :)



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