Monday, March 23, 2009

celebrate!


I started maya*made one year ago today! This has definitely been the most artistically creative year of my life. I know this blog and the wonderful community I've discovered through it has been my greatest source of inspiration and motivation. I would not have been nearly as prolific, nor as daring without your support and encouragement... really, you mean so much to me!! So to honor this first blogaversary, I'm having two give-aways this week! Today I present the first give-away: my largest burlap bucket with w.i.p. stenciled on the front. I know how creative you all are, so I figured you needed and extra big place for your works in progress.

Oh look! I tucked some fun things inside...

One friend will be receiving: a burlap bucket, a burlap pincushion, a barn swallow Moleskine, and my new favorite sachet...

printed with an Indigo Bunting and filled with organic lavender...

So if you'd like a chance to have me send this to your doorstep, please leave a comment between now and Thursday at midnight EST. I'd love to hear how and/or when you found me or maybe one of your favorite posts from this past year. There's no obligation, a simple "hello" will get you entered into the drawing. I'll announce the winner on Friday morning and share the next give-away, which will be child focused. Thanks for joining me in my celebration!

*A little note about that candle: it has been lit for every family birthday needing a one in it since my first child was born. Pin It

396 comments:

  1. Happy first birthday maya*made. It's been a pleasure to share this year with you & I look forward to many more birthday celebrations.

    Thank you Maya.
    xx

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  2. I honestly cannot recall where I first saw you linked, but am glad I found youa s I love to see what yuou are up to - so inspiring with your creativity. Happy 1st birthday

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  3. Happy birthday! Isn't it amazing how much can be done in just a year? I have so enjoyed your blog - it is happy and beautiful and I can't believe I only just (like last month) found it. Thank you for the giveaway and for the gorgeous pictures of the projects that have kept you happy and us in awe.

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  4. Your passion for you shows through in the natural beauty of what you make!!! Happy first birthday!

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  5. Happy Bloggy B-Day! I first came across your blog when you were starting to show pictures of the barn. It sucked me in and I'm so glad to be around all these months. I rarely comment, but always read and am endlessly inspired. Cheers!

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  6. I can't remember where I found you, but for the last month or two (or more?) I've been enjoying your blog!

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  7. Happy blog-birthday! I've been following along with you for 6 months or so, have no idea what brought me to you in the 1st place - perhaps some other blog mentioning your barn?

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  8. Felicitations !!! Happy 1st anniversary. I found you via my neighbour extraordinaire, Sharilyn's blog. LOVE your bags and stuff! Happy spring too, Susanna

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  9. Happy Birthday! I think that I found you on a link from design mom, and I've been enjoying your blog ever since.

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  10. Your blog is so great and I love those burlap totes!! I found your blog when I was searching for ideas for my son's art corner-yours is fabulous!! Thanks for this great chance!!

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  11. Congratulations on one year! I love your blog...I can't remember how I stumbled in here but I'm a regular for sure now!

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  12. I first found you by connecting to your blog through a post I saw on sfgirl about the grass you grew in the galvanized buckets. The first time I linked to your post I spent over an hour poking around. I've actually started a blog of my own recently as a way of sharing my "craftiness" and creative pursuits with others. I moved to Washington state from California almost two years ago when I married my husband, so the blog helps keep my family and friends back in CA in touch with what I'm up to. Your blog was definately part of my inspiration. I especially love your burlap bags. I found a coffee roaster near where I live that gives away their coffee sacks. I'm dying to get a free day soon to start turning them into fun bags and such. If I didn't live on the opposite coast I'd love to come over for your coffee sack workshop! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  13. I just recently found your blog -- your burlap bags were featured on another blog and I fell in love immediately! So I would love the chance to win a wip bag for myself (I definitely need the big size ;). Congrats on your first blogiversary!

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  14. Happy, happy anniversary! Oh, how I would love to win this beautiful set of goodies you've made! How very special...just like the stories and memories you've shared of your hero, your grandmother. My great-grandmother was the hero in our family, and we still tell stories of her all the time. We're planning on having a huge celebration to honor what would have been her 100th birthday next year! Here's to more happy celebrating and many more wonderful memories shared. Cheers!

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  15. Hi..I just found your blog today! Wow! I really loved your post on the burlap Bulletin board. I have an inspiration board and it definately needs a redo..I may have to "lap-nap" that idea..:0) I would love to be in on your drawing.. I will be a faithful follower.

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  16. Happy Birthday! I stumbled upon your blog via The Crafty Crow (stone dolls) and have been a daily lurker since! I have followed your path and am working with recycled coffee bags(making market and messenger style bags for family and friends). Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. I first saw your blog featured on the Crafty Crow last summer and I've been following you ever since. I love your beautiful work!

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  18. W.I.P. not R.I.P, even if some projects seem to rest for longer than you might hope!
    I stumbled upon your site from a link at lovelydesign...

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  19. What a lucky twist of fate that brought me to your blog just a few months ago when I first entered the world of blogging. I have always been an artistic person, but haven't pursued such venues since High School. Each time I visit you make me want to do something creative that day. Your spirit and talent inspire me daily and I thank you so much for all the work you put into your blog. Congratulations on your one year anniversary and cheers to many more to come!

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  20. Happy One!

    Amazing how this has taken off for you! I think I found you through Blogging Molly...or maybe I found her through you. Can't recall (my word verification below is 'recal'). I'm glad I'm here, though!

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  21. Happy Blog birthday, I just found your blog today! Looking forward to reading it further.

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  22. Yay! Happy 1st blogiversary. I found your blog a few months ago when I was looking for fun craft blogs to inspire my creativity. I'm so glad I found your blog! It's definitely provided me with some great ideas and inspired me to create in my own unique way.

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  23. Happy birthday! I think I found you on the Crafty Crow, but I'm not sure... It was almost a year ago, though, and I've been enjoying your blog ever since. You have great ideas, and my favorite part of the year was right around when you opened your Etsy shop. It was very inspiring! I love seeing bits of your process and the evolution of your projects. I love this blog! Keep it up!!!

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  24. Happy Blogaversary! I think it was a couple months ago that I found you, probably through a referral of another blog, or Whip Up or Craft or something. So, not super-helpful, I know. I love your pictures and projects and down-to-earth attitude. I would love to win your give-away! I love those burlap sacks!

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  25. Happy anniversary! Found you in December. I don't know how, though I'm glad I did. I love your work.
    Katie

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  26. Maya, I don't quite remember how I found your blog (but I did try to track back on your posts, because I do clearly remember all of what I have read here!) and by that, I know that it was sometime in October. I wish I had found you sooner! As for a favorite post, I don't think I could choose one in particular. What comes to mind and brings me back here though, is the quality of what you share and the way that you share it. Your enthusiasm is so refreshing and sincere. I appreciate the loving, down to earth approach you take with your children, and that you share that approach with others. You are just generally, all-around appreciated!!!

    Happy blogaversary Maya! It's funny; Just before I visited your blog tonight, I was emailing a friend, telling him that my 1 year etsy-versary was coming up in a few days :)

    The fact that you have used that "1" for all these years... that is so cool!!
    xo

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  27. Congratulations! Such an amazing and inspiring blog - and amazing that it has only been going for a year - it seems like you are such an expert! It always looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing everything with us.

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  28. hey maya- happy 1st birthday!

    i think i found your blog via kirsty from kootoyoo, but that was a while ago...

    anyway, congrats & thanks for inspiring me!

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  29. Happy 1st year! Love all of your creations!

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  30. Congratulations!

    I found you by clicking a link on a blog and I immediately fell in love with everything you create.

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  31. Wandering around some blogs I found you and posted you to my bloglines feed. Have enjoyed reading your blog.

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  32. Happy Birthday!
    I think I first saw you linked some time ago (when?) in my friends (Nora/happyarts) list and keep on coming since then.

    It is impossible to say, what I like most... you just keep on inspiring me to many things - thank you so much for that. I know the feeling; since I blog I think I take myself more time for creativeness that often helps me tokeep sane in those chaotic days *ggg*

    I love you style!
    Thanky ou for sharing your creativeness with us!
    *hug*

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  33. had to kirtsy. your stuff is beyond cool.

    well done.

    www.kirtsy.com

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  34. I found your blog linked through lovelydesign, and I've been back regularly ever since. When I saw your first post about the WIP baskets, I went directly to your shop to snag one. This giveaway is a real treat!

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  35. Congratulations on one year of Blogging and keeping it so interesting all this time, I pop in from Australia every now and then. Keep going please.

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  36. Happy birthday!!
    I can't remember where I found you but I 've been following you ever since.

    Thank you

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  37. Happy Birthday!

    I first read your blog around the time you did the painted stones with the Matryoska theme....Loved those and the direction you have come since. the bird stamps are wonderful. I would "love" to win this WIP basket, It may be what I need to get back on crafting track!!
    Too Many More.....

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  38. Congratulations! And thank you so much for your inspiring blog!

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  39. Congrats on your 1st blog-birthday. Think I found you by pressing 'next blog'! Lucky or what! Would love a bucket - my crocheting is spilling out of its uninspiring plastic bag and I've still got lots of squares to go!
    Looking forward to more maya*mades.
    Alex xx

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  40. Happy first birthday maya*made!!! I found you and your wonderful blog :-) about two month ago and since then I am visiting it almost every day! Your burlap bucket are so beautiful! I wish you all the best! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  41. I found you through Flickr and love these WIP buckets!

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  42. Happy Birthday! And keep posting! You're an inspiration to us as well!

    Best wishes,
    K.
    PilliPilli Handmade

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  43. Good morning sweet Maya ! :) I clearly remember that I found you for the very first time thanks to your newspaper bunting which was featured at The Crafty Crow. Boy that was such a joy discovering you & your blog, and a honor getting to know you better all this past year !
    Unfortunately I'd have a VERY hard time telling you which of your posts was my favorite, because, sincerely, I love them all !
    Happy Anniversary, dear friend !!! To many more ! (my blog's 1st anniversary was on the 20th ... LOL) oxoxoxo
    PS : thank you SO much for your generosity & for hosting such a mega fabulous giveaway ! xoxoxo

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  44. With Maya•Made W.I.P. no more projects will go R.I.P. ... I'd love to win a WIP!
    Happy 1st B-day!

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  45. HI Maya
    Congratulations! I can't remember how I found you now, it was quite some time ago, but I have you as a favourite on my blog and check you daily. I love all of your work and hope you might be taking competition entries from Australia!
    Cheers
    Lucy

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  46. Congrats Maya! I think that your work is so inspiring and beautiful, don't stop blogging! =D

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  47. Happy first birthday. Thanks to you, for your work, for your vitality.

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  48. Maya,
    i can't remember how i found you, only becasue i keep checking: i love the natural colors you use:)
    congrats!

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  49. I've been reading you for 3 months now and found you linked on a craft blog... I loved the grow hope post because it made a nice link from real world :Obama election and our craft world. Thank you for all this inspiring and joyful blog!

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  50. Did I find you or did you find me? I can't remember... But I'm so happy to have had the pleasure of reading your posts and soaking up the warmth and love you pour into your family, your creative projects and your writing.

    Let's hope your creative journey continues for many more years!

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  51. Hmm... Maya came up in my cards this morning!

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  52. dear maya! happy first blog-birthday!

    i am from vienna/austria and have been reading your blog for about half a year now.
    your creativity and the things you make really inspire me and make me "feel the urge to craft" myself. i think my favourite entries here are your posts about freezer paper stencil printing - i am planning to "refurbish" a few skirts and t-shirts with this technique as soon as spring comes. too bad that freezer paper is very hard to get over here, so i am checking out my alternatives ;-)

    so keep on blogging - i'm looking forward to your upcoming projects and your refreshing ideas!

    *julia

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  53. gorgeous! thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I just.... found You:) And I'm so glad for it. Love Your "spring-birdy" creations. Happy Birthday maya*made!

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  55. Maya, congratulations on one beautiful and successful year. I am not sure the exact time I first saw Maya Made but do remember it was before September because I commented to win a different giveaway of yours only to tell you that I was having a giveaway too...then you won mine! You know the rest of the story!

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  56. I can't remember how I found you but I just can't get enough! You have inspired me to just create... something.. anything.. just give it all a go. So thank you!!

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  57. One year, I can hardly believe you haven't been blogging for at least ten years with the level of art and craftsmanship in each and every post. You are one of my favorite morning reads, a group of only about half a dozen. I am wracking my small brain to remember how I discovered you but I think it was that Patricia discovered me through Elsita and then you discovered me through Patricia and then well you know the rest of the story. It would be amazing to draw a mind map of these connections one day.

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  58. Hello and happy first birthday! I am a recent reader, and I discovered your blog through a link, I think to the post about covering bulletin boards with fabric.

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  59. Happy first birthday! I found your blog when I was googling for ideas to make some birthday bunting for my daughters 1st birthday party. I loved your newpaper bunting, but I wanted a fabric version. You inspired me to make it from some gorgeous reclaimed fabrics found at my local op shop and it was just perfect. Ive been a regular lurker here ever since. You are a constant source of inspiration and your posts always bring a happy glow to my day!

    Nic xxx

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  60. I first found your blog last May when your kite was featured in the Crafty Crow. I can't pick out one particular post - so much of what you have done over the last year has been inspiring. I love the way you recycle things in your crafts. Happy anniversary!

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  61. Hi Maya!
    I found you through the Crafty Crow not long after you started blogging. Your design style is very like my own and I love to see the projects you come up with.
    Happy birthday!

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  62. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I've been following your blog for one or two months, and I have you as one of my favorite blogs to check out. Keep the great art coming!

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  63. Happy first birthday Maya. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Take care
    Nickyx

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  64. i found you during the valentine's day how-tos, which were pretty inspiring :)

    congratulations!

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  65. Happy First Birthday! I found your blog when I was looking for directions to make my own banner for Halloween. It turned out great, by the way!

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  66. Maya, congratulations on your first anniversary! I love seeing all your fabulous creations and your projects just seem to get better and better! You are so creative--I can't wait to see what you come up with next :-)

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  67. Happy Anniversary, Maya! I don't remember how I found you, but it's only been a couple months....I've been inspired to tackle a few project of my own thanks to you and the wonderful posts you put up. Thanks!

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  68. Happy First Birthday!
    I came across your blog just before Christmas as I was researching burlap. Beautiful work and so inspiring.

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  69. I imagine that I found you through a link on someone else's blog, that's usually how I've found the hundred or so blogs I follow :)

    Happy Birthday!

    Nichole

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  70. Wow, congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog for quite some time now. Here's to one year of your success and many more!

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  71. Congratulations on a spectacular first year! I started reading your blog when it had only few posts and I found you through Zen Crafting. You've blossomed and shared so many treasures. It's a delight to visit your site and shop. Warmest wishes for joy and continued success!

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  72. Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone.

    I first found your blog about a month or so ago (can't recall from which other blog), and I am addicted! I love how creative you are.

    I love all of your items, but your buckets and your little onion bags are probably my favorites!

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  73. Happy One Year! I really do not remember how I found you...probably a link from another blog. I do try to click on as many as possible! But I love your creations and your blog is great. =)

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  74. Happy Happy Birthday!!
    Thank you for creating one of the most inspiring blogs. And sticking with it - I know it is overwhelming.

    Happy Happy!

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  75. Happy Birthday. I don´t know how did I get here. But I love this site. It´s so inspiring and beautiful...

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  76. Happy Birthday! I had to comment, not only because the WIP bag is exactly what I need to get my winter to spring creative butt in gear, but to let you know how much reading your blog means to me. :) With 2 fairly new gorgeous Ethiopian daughters, I have had NO time for me so reading your blog late at night when the cherubs are asleep is like catnip to this creative gal. I have lived craftily through you and your exploits at maya*made. Thanks for all you are and do! Keep it up!

    xoxo
    Beth

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  77. Oh, and forgot to tell you that the post that meant the most to me was De. 15th 2008. It was the "Magic" post with such exquisitely beautiful pictures. Those photos brought back happy memories of winters past, and made me want to recreate those with my own daughters. Thank you again for such a wonderful blog!

    ~Beth

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  78. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you, Happy Bloggy Birthday to you, Happy Bloggy BIrthday dear Maya*made, Happy Bloggy Birthday to yoooooooou!

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  79. Happy birthday! I can't remember how I found your blog, but I found it and it's enjoyable reading, even from the other side of the world!!! Well done!

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  80. I have found your blog just in time to wish you a Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see more!

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  81. I found your blog just in time to wish you a happy birthday! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  82. Happy blog-versary! I can't recall how I found you - the Crafty Crow, maybe? - but I've enjoyed reading and learning about your gorgeous creations!

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  83. I found you through flickr and ressurection ferns inspiration week in Jan.

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  84. Happy B-day! I really enjoy your blog!

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  85. I'm pretty sure I discovered you through The Crafty Crow. My six-year-old and I ran across your heart flower bouquet and spent last valentine's day making them for his grandparents. I've had a great time reading your past entries and seeing all of the amazing things you do. Here's to another great year for you!

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  86. Happy birthday maya*made! I came here through a link on another craft blog, and I've loved seeing all the beautiful stuff you make. :)

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  87. Happy birthday to you! And thank you so much for your generous opportunity to win such a great gift! I love your blog and your creative ideas sooo much! And, I agree with you 100 percent...this is my first year to blog, too, and it has definitely sparked the highest level of creativity I've ever experienced! Keep your wonderful ideas and creations coming our way.

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  88. I absolutely love your buckets, as well as everything else you do. I want to get into making my own stamps as well.

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  89. Found you through Mama Goose--two good things for the price of one.

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  90. I think I'd seen links to your blog on whipup, but I'm sure I was hooked when I read the newspaper bunting tutorial. I have a 7yo named Maya, so I love the name of your blog.
    Happy Birthday :)

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  91. Congratulations on your first blog birthday! I found your blog about 6 weeks ago through a link in another blog before Valentine's Day. My son and I made the woven hearts as his Valentine's card with little heart cookies inside. I then made miniature ones for his class nature table tree. I loved your posts on your grandmother!

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  92. Happy blogiversary! I look forward to seeing you what you do in the coming year!

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  93. Happy birthday, Maya! Yours is my favorite blog for so many reasons and I love starting my day with you. Here's to many more.

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  94. Congrats on the anniversary! I've been watching the burlap transformations for some time now. Love to see the reuse of items. I totally need a W.I.P. bucket. Now they are scattered across my work table :)

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  95. I found you through serendipity! (would that be a great name for a blog?)
    I love the way you use the coffee bean bags. I have been trying to find some but no coffee shops in the area seem to get their beans that way, around here anyway. Love your site!

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  96. Happy birthday to you! How exciting!

    As you know, I found you on the Corners of My Home Flickr pool, and my favorite posts are those about your mother's barn and your amazing creations!

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  97. Oh my! What a generous give-away!

    I can't for the life of me remember how I found you... but I'm so glad that I did!

    Happy Anniversary!

    -Vanessa (vajasigmon@gmail.com)

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  98. Maya, I was introduced to your blog by a good friend and left my first post ever to a blog yesterday. I love your blog because it calls me to a simpler life where beauty can come from the most common of materials made with our own hands and there is so much satisfaction and joy in that. I'm a mother, nature-lover, bird watcher, and a knitter. I look forward to continuing to get inspired by your ideas. Thanks for sharing. -Sarah

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  99. I thinkI found your blog through Crafty Crow! Happy 1st!

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  100. Hi! Congrats! I must admit I have no idea how I found you. Blog to blog to blog ya know? Surfing the blogs. I've loved so much. Love your art and your style. I loved the heart garland you made around V-day. It inspired me to make one out of melted crayon hearts. I also was inspired to cover an old bulletin board in burlap and love the way it looks. I plan to make a much larger one for over my sewing area. Love your burlap bags!

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  101. Happy One Year Blogversary to you. Happy Spring, too. I am enjoying your blog and the pictures you share of all that you make. Celebrate! You deserve it!

    Jody

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  102. I found your blog just a couple weeks ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks.

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  103. Such lovely items! I just love your work! Congrats on one year!

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  104. I believe I found you right after the holidays, but I cannot remember where I clicked to come here.

    I'm glad I did. Happy first birthday!

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  105. Hello there! Happy maya*made blog-birthday!! time flies when youre having fun! I found a technique you could definitely use for some projects: http://www.craftzine-digital.com/craft/vol09/?pg=42&pm=2&u1=friend probably you already know this...

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  106. It looks like I'm #100, Maya. Hope that's lucky for me. I NEED one of your baskets and I'm so thrilled you're giving one away. Hope it's me:)
    Dawn

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  107. I don't remember when or how I found your blog, but it was quite a while ago and I have been a faithful follower ever since (I just never comment). I think that so far your new WIP buckets are about my favorite thing you have made. Love them!

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  108. Happy blog-aversary! I love seeing what you are up to - your use of burlap is so inspiring, and your recent experiments with stamp carving are incredible. I'll definitely be back for year #2!

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  109. Has it only been a year? I feel like I've been seeking out your blog for ages now!
    The enthusiasm with which you write about your projects (and the beautiful projects themselves) are inspiring and keep me coming back just about daily. Congrats on being one! ~Heather

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  110. Love your stories, love these buckets. Happy birthday!

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  111. Congratulations on your first year!

    I came accross your blog a while ago, and I immediately loved it all. I love seeing reading your posts and seeing your beautiful creations.
    I love the beautiful barn and the burlap buckets. I like the way you find new ways to use old paper.

    I look forward to another year =)

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  112. Congratulations! I found you through your post on the pillowcase dresses. I've been hooked ever since!

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  113. Happy blog birthday!
    I love your blog and all your buckets and I really enjoyed the Grandma Bunny post. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Congratulations on your first year! I'm not 100% sure, but I think it may have been Apartment Therapy where I first heard of you. I'm happy I discovered your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Happy first birthday! I don't remember how I found your blog, but I've been reading it for a while. I love the printed bird scarves you made recently, absolutely beautiful! I love visiting your blog just to admire everything you make!

    I want to try to make the spring basket you posted on your blog last Thursday. It is adorable, and looks like something I could do.

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  116. Wow! Well over 100 comments. You know how to bring us out;)
    I love your generous and warm words best.
    Cheers to you and your first!
    xo

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  117. I'm not sure, but I think I found your blog through WhipUp! a few months ago - and knew instantly that I would keep reading it. You are an inspiration! I love your ideas for repurposing, and your burlap buckets and onion/garlic sacks are wonderful. Looking forward to another great year!

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  118. Happy First Year! I think I first found you when you were doing the Barn tour. Such beautiful photos kept me coming back for more! Thanks for all the inspiration and beauty added to my day.

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  119. susaninfrance/texasMarch 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    happy first birthday. love your blog & esp your style. love. it.

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  120. Happy first birthday! I found you via the Crafty Crow, I believe. I'm always looking for crafty projects to do with my kids and my Brownie troop.

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  121. Congratulations! I first started reading your blog when I followed a link to your tour of your mom's barn. It's still one of my favorites! It's wonderful how the space has evolved for you, and I always look forward to reading your posts.

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  122. Happy blog birthday, i can't remember how i found your blog, but it was a while ago & i have loved following so far - thank you
    Kellyx

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  123. congrats! your posts on printing and stamping have encouraged me to get messy and start experimenting! here's to many more blog filled years!

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  124. I found your blog through the craft zine blog and have been returning every day since!! I especially love the posts about your mother's barn...and the fairy shoes and oh! Everything is just eye-candy and inspiration. Thank you!!!! Happy First Birthday!

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  125. Happy 1st! I actually don't know when I found you, but I believe it was from the lettered cottage.
    The funny thing is that we only live about an hour apart. In fact my aunt and uncle live in Ithaca.
    Small world, huh? Anyway, Your creativity is inspiring!
    Thank you for the creative kick in the butt! :)
    *Tricia

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  126. o idea how i found you... but I've book marked you and watch what you are doing. Love your creative trek and what you are producing... and love the ideas you give me for use with my grand children! And love that your ideas send me down my own creative paths. Easter baskets are in the works!
    So Happy birthday... long may you follow this path I'll be following behind!

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  127. I love your blog and was to happy when I discovered it. My favorite post was the woven hearts - in fact that is how I discovered your blog as I was looking for directions on making these. I have since read all your back tutorials and blog entries - love them all!!

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  128. I can't remember how I found you, but I look forward to reading your blog each day!

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  129. Happy 1st, Maya*Made!!! Found you on designsponge several months ago and have been a reader ever since... thanks for the inspiration!

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  130. I found you through a link to the coffee sack bulletin boards, I think. I love the simplicity and natural elements to all the stuff you make- the burlap, the fabric printing0 it's all very fresh and inspired. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  131. Congratulations! I think that the first time I found you it was your post showing newspaper snowflakes. Love! Such a find...I always enjoying seeing what you are working on.

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  132. Happy birthday Maya*made!!! I think I found you via The Crafty Crow very recently. I am seriously in love with your new bird scarves. You are such a creative inspiration! I hope I win because I desperately need a place for the dozens of WIPs in my life with 2 little ones.

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  133. love your blog, it is so inspiring!
    i would love to win some of your handicrafts!

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  134. Happy Birthday! I only found you in the last several months, but I have been enjoying your blog ever since. Your creativity is so inspiring....

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  135. Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! What a neat little story your candle has! The tote is awesome!

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  136. Love your blog..don't recall how I found you but you are one of my favorites!

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  137. happy bday.
    i found your creative blog through sew liberated. you are inspiring.

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  138. happy blog birthday! one year is a cool milestone! not sure how i found you (it was from some crafting blog), but i sure like the stuff you make and write about. this is a very cool giveaway and i would love to win it! thanks!

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  139. Happy First Birthday. I found you as a link from some place, not sure where. I wish I could remember!

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  140. Happy 1st Birthday! I don't remember how I found you...probably following links from other blogs...but I am so glad I did. You're blog is so inspiring, and is one of the few I check daily!

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  141. Happy birthday Maya*made blog! Your blog is really inspiring. Wish you'll be so creative for many many years!

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  142. Oh, my goodness--you're actually asking us to choose a favorite posting? Impossible--torn between the flannel baby blankies, the bird stamps, the garlic bags, the . . . nope, sorry: love it all.

    Thanks for all you've brought us, and happy blogiversary!

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  143. The WIP bucket has actually been one of my favorites and I've been totally pining over it.

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  144. Happy birthday Maya*Made! I came for the barn, but stayed for the charm! Here's to many more years of blogging wonderfulness.

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  145. Your creations are beautiful! Thanks for the chance, and Happy Blog Birthday!
    sherri

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  146. Happy 1st Birthday. I found you from a link on another site, which one I can't remember. So for the last 6 months I have been a regular visitor to your site, though this is the first time I have left a comment.

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  147. I don't know how I found you, but I'm so happy that I did. You've influenced me in a huge way and I love seeing what you're up to.

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  148. Happy blogiversary!

    Oh, I don't know if I remember how I found your blog! I seem to think it was something about leaf rubbings on newspaper?? Does that seem right? :) Anyway, I've been loving all the stamping you've been doing on fabric.

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  149. I have been reading for so long that I don't remember how I found your blog. I love reading and look forward to each new post.

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  150. It was hard to find the bottom of the comments! It shows how fond people are of your wonderful work! Happy Birthday.

    Rebecca

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  151. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I am very happy I found your blog. I'm working on setting up my own blog, inspired by yours, among others.

    Happy 1st birthday!

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  152. Happy Birthday! I love reading your inspiring posts :)

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  153. I'm sure you had me at "burlap".... thanks for writing and sharing your life with us out here in webworld.

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  154. I came to you via a friends blogroll (soonthen.blogspot.com) and fell in love with the tours of the barn. It was during the second phase when you were showing the crafting area and such. Loved it.

    Happy Birthday Maya Made! You make drinking my morning coffee all the more fun.

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  155. Wow! Happy birthday to Maya*made! I am so happy for you my friend! This is a most beautiful giveaway!
    Shouldn't we be giving you something for all the inspiration you bring us on a daily basis? Magical Maya.....thank you!
    xoxox
    Melis

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  156. Happy Birthday! I found your blog by looking through another blogger's list of favorite blogs. Sorry, though - I don't remember whose it was. I've been enjoying it since spring. Thanks!

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  157. Happy happy First Birthday -- that is an awesome idea to use the candle for every 1-ending b-day. Fun! I have our numbered b-day candles sprinkled throughout the plants in our house.

    I have loved watching all your projects in general -- you always surprise me with something I would not have thought of myself - like the lovely birds of late. How beautiful, simple and classic. Well done!

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  158. Even though I don't seem to have a moment to comment normally I have been loving your blog and inspired by your willingness to just "try it". Happy Birthday!

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  159. Hi Maya

    I can't remember how I came upon your blog - one of the things I love about it is you are so prolific!!! Nearly everytime I log in - there is something new to see/read. Have even tried a few things - so that is testament indeed!!

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  160. not sure how or where i found your blog, but i'm so glad i did. congrats on your blogiversary!

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  161. Happy 1st Anniversary!
    Your blog is lovely and that burlap WIP bucket bag is so wonderful! Every crafter should get one!

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com
    http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com

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  162. Happy First Birthday! Don't remember where or how I found this lovely blog, but so glad I did! Thank's for your inspiration! :)

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  163. I'm a pretty new reader, but I absolutely love your blog. I guess I have whole year to catch up on. I've really loved your stamps!

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  164. I honestly do not remember how I found your site. I do know I love you site!

    I love the simply life and the honesty. I love what you create and your love of nature.

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  165. I sooooo love them all.:)!
    I have been thinking of making stamps for sometime now. But the project is very overwhelming. hopefully your lovely lil birds will make me finally take the big step. Thanks for your lovely blog.

    -Aaraena(aaraena@yahoo.com)

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  166. Felicidades desde España!!
    Congratulations from Spain!!

    I love your blog!!, mi bloglines me avisa cada vez que escribes algo but apenas comento, cause my english is terrible!! :D

    I hope the luck knock to my door :)

    Hugsss
    http://dalleuncolinho.blogspot.com/

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  167. Happy Birthday to maya*made! I found your blog through The Crafty Cow and visit often for inspiration from your lovely projects and ideas! Best wishes for another great year...

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  168. congratulations on a wonderful year of blogging! thank so much much for enriching my days.

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  169. I can't remember how I found your blog, but I check it daily. There is always something to inspire me!

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  170. Happy Anniversary. Your blog caught my eye because I have a niece named Maya. I don't remember how I came upon your site but am so glad I found you. Your buckets and other projects are so wonderful. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  171. Hi Maya -

    I think I found your blog when you were cutting newspaper snowflakes and I was hooked! Congratulations on one year. Your blog is wonderful!-

    Emily

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  172. Congratulations, Maya!! I ran into your blog last fall I believe it was - my early blogging days... I don't quite remember how I ended up here, but I've been following your blog ever since! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  173. Maya,
    I found your blog last spring. I was looking for something else but went to your blog because my duaghter's name is also Maya.

    I liked your freezer paper tutorial the best and had fun doing it with my own kids.

    Thank you for the great
    crafting/sewing advice throughout the year.
    Claudia

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  174. Happy Anniversary! I'm pretty sure I found you through crafy crow. Have you been featured there? If you have, that's definitely it ;-). If not, then I couldn't say.

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  175. Happy 1st birthday! I really like your blog. I've found it recently but how ?... I can't remember ;).

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  176. Happy Birthday!

    I think my google reader first suggested you, but I can't be sure.

    I love the posts you did about your lavender satchets, it inspired me to try and grow some lavender this year and make my own. it is only week one, so we'll see!

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  177. Hello!

    I first discovered your blog when it was featured on Whip up!

    I have been checking it regularly since that time.

    You have a lovely blog & have provided me with much inspiration. Many Thanks.
    Happy blog b-day!

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  178. Happy Blog Birthday! I followed a link many months ago when you were blogging about the barn and I just fell in love. One day, I'll have my very own meadow... :)

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  179. Happy Bloggaversary! I only found your blog a couple months ago, but am so inspired by all the beautiful things you make. The burlap sacks are just gorgeous, and I've tried to copycat a couple in my own home. I did the garlic holder, and made a very small bucket for my onions to rest in.

    Thanks for all the cool ideas! I'd love to see more of your stamp making projects. I was going to buy an eraser today, but didn't know which kind would hold up well for stamp carving.

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  180. I put you on my google reader when I saw the newspaper snowflakes! I think it was through Crafty Crow. I love the burlap and you are doing incredible things with the stamps! Happy Birthday!

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  181. I first found you when looking for how-to's on making your own cloth labels, but you really had me at the Elf slippers. Every child I know will be getting a pair of those for Christmas this year!!
    Congratulations on your first year! Can't wait to see what you come up with this next year....

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  182. OH this is so great Maya and Happy blogaversary too!!!
    I found you by Julie Alvarez. She is a tremenduos inspiration-artist like you!!
    I can't wait for the other giveaway!!!
    (^v^)

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  183. Maya, I love your site. I am not at all craft talented but I love seeing what real craft artists can create!

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  184. I first found you during the barn tour posts. I don't remember who linked to you, but I was swept away by the barn and everything since then.

    I've enjoyed watching your success grow. And I voted for you when Martha was looking for linkies.

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  185. Thank you for sharing your journey and your incredible creative output.....I feel so encouraged and grateful....You are one of my role models. I look to you daily for inspiration and the courage to follow in your footsteps. I am quite sure others are uplifted by your art and writing too. Congratualations for all your hard earned achievements this year. I am, by the way....In Love with your gorgeous bird prints on fabric....The scarves are amazing!

    Susan

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  186. happy birthday. I can't believe it has only been a year. You seems as though you have been doing this for years! What a great inspiration. Thank you!!

    -joanna

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  187. oh, happy anniversary!your projects are all so inspiring, thank you for sharing!

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  188. Maya, Happy Blog Birthday. I came here from a site that featured your newspaper bunting. I love trying your craft projects with my kids, particularly because I never have to run to the store for special items. I love how you use and reuse everything so beautifully. I also enjoy just reading because I am envious of the beautiful love between you and your mom, and I would love to cultivate this with my own kids - perhaps through creating together!
    Many Happy Returns
    Sandra in MD

    swhite828 at netscape dot net

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  189. Happy birthday! I can't remember when I first saw your blog, but I do read it a lot, and I love your recent bird printing! Keep up the wonderful creativeness! x

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  190. happy blogging anniversary. i am amazed how popular your blog is. and i love your buckets

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  191. Happy Birthday! Always love your fresh new designs.

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  192. Congratulations! Please count me in. Miri

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  193. Maya Congrats!!! I look how many comments you already got!!!!!!!!!
    I found when searching for some info on hand carving stamps. I am so much better at it now because of you! Last night I ordered textile ink to make my own forEvaMore clothing labels :)
    Thanks so much for your inspiration.
    Jenya

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  194. Congratulations! I love seeing what you create. How did I find you? I'm not really sure...a link from last summer brought me, I subscribed right away and have read probably every post since. I love the stamping, the buntings, the photos of the barn....everything.

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  195. Hi Maya: I don't quite remember how I found your blog, but am very happy that I did! I have certainly been inspired to learn new crafts. My favorite post has been carving your own stamps. This is something I never even had an interest in until I found your blog!

    Thanks very much!
    Suzanne

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  196. I have been making buckets similar to yours for the past year or so, then found a link a few months ago and was happy to see someone else finding them useful and lovely! I have enjoyed reading your blog daily and viewing fresh pictures of pretty pieces of your life. It is always a bright and reflective part of my day, and I enjoy the inspiration and variety your blog holds.

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  197. I can't even count how many of my projects you have inspired! Only one year?? Wow--to think of all the great things the next year will bring!

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