Thursday, April 2, 2009

Country Living

The May issue of Country Living just hit the newsstands. It is the most exciting issue of any magazine I've ever read... can you guess why? Page 42 is very special to me! Do you recognize that cork board? Or perhaps the pincushion? I was asked to contribute some of my burlap products for their round-up of feed sack items. Can you believe it? I certainly can't, and I've known about it for over three months!

I was thrilled then, but seeing it in print has put me on a cloud. Never in a million years did I think one year ago that I would be on this exciting ride today. I'm so grateful you're all here sharing it with me. It makes it that much more special. So I'm off to set some fireworks... I mean pour myself a glass of wine and read my magazine! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Pin It

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  1. Congratulations, how exciting!!!

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  2. CONGRATS!!! that is fantastic. Will have to run and pick it up tomorrow!
    Take care,
    Tania

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  3. that is so exciting maya! hope you celebrate with a good glass of red. can't wait to see you in print!

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  4. I am so happy for you. The only thing more perfect would have been if my stone and your board had been in the same issue. My rock star and your star*board , together, imagine that. I think a few stars in the sky would implode if that happened. I just realized staring at your board that it has maya written on it. How utterly perfect is that.

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  5. Wow! That's amazing, I'll have to keep my eyes open for a copy. Congratulations!

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  6. Fabulous Miss Maya! I can't wait to go pick up my own copy and sneak a peek...

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  7. That is awesome. I'm so pleased for you!

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  8. Maya I am so excited for you, and with you! I will be looking for this magazine when we go in for shopping this week. And what Margie noticed... cafe Maya on the board! Ah! How amazing! That would be a cafe I would certainly visit. xo

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  9. I've subscribed to this magazine for many years. Now I know why...they have very good taste!!

    SOOOO exciting. Can't wait to get mine in the mail.

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  10. Super congrats! The first time my journals were in a magazine, I didn't know and saw them when I was getting a pedicure. I yelped in excitement and the poor lady who was doing my nails thought she had cut me. :)

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  11. I'm so excited for you in so many ways, Maya. Your coffee sack repurposing is so much what Country Living should be about: caring for your family and the planet by making the most of the materials at hand. I'm so glad that the design world is recognizing your talent and ingenuity, and all the love that you put into your work! Enjoy the celebration! I'm sure there will be more to come!

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  12. This is wonderful news! You have worked so hard to put forth a beautiful, sustainable ethic. Congratulations!

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  13. WooHoo! COngrats! hope you've got your store overstocked!

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  14. Oh Maya - how absolutely wonderful!

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  15. Wow, congratulations! That is fantastic. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Congratulations!!!!! You certainly deserve it, your projects are gorgeous.

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  17. Wow....congrats on being published. Excellent news and look forward to seeing more of your designs :)

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  18. Oh Wow, That is so amazing and don't you deserve it! Well done... the anticipation must have quite literally killed you!

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  19. Get the champagne out I think!!!!! So well deserved, your work is stunning, I am going to have to start subscribing to Country Living just to keep up with my super talented friends!
    X

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  20. Oh Maya, I'm so proud of you ... look at this, isn't it marvelous ?!! What a great achievement ! You must be oh so excited, and you've been SO good at keeping the secret during all that time !!! :D Sending you tons of hugs, sweet friend. xoxo

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  21. Will you autograph my copy?

    Lots of xo's and wish I could raise a glass with you...wait...gulp...just toasted you with some coffee. Hope you know I do my share to empty those bags for you.

    Congratulations Maya, this is big and love seeing people I know and the talent I look at daily get noticed outside the blog world!

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  22. So wonderful, and extra great that you can share it with all of us!

    Enjoy your month!

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  23. OMG MAYA!!!!!!
    Congratulations.
    You must be so thrilled.

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  24. That's really wonderful! Congratulations!

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  25. My Country Living came in the mail yesterday, Maya! I was sooooooooo excited to see your stuff in there. I was reading along and I saw the bulletin board and immediately thought, "That's just like mine." When I looked at who had made it, I was tickled for you!

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  26. Maya, that is wonderful! I will look for it in my magazine!

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  27. congratulations Maya! this is huge, hopefully many more to follow.

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  28. How awesome! Congrats! Your work totally deserves it :)

    Jenya

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  29. How's very exciting! Congratulations, Maya!

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  30. Wow, that is wonderful! My congratulations!Can't wait to get the mag.
    Sue

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  31. You go girl! I'm running out to buy the issue!

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  32. Congratulations. That is wonderful!

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  33. Wow - how exciting! Congratulations! So happy for you :)

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  34. Congratulations Maya! I love to see people who do quality work with great ideas be rewarded - you deserve it. Now I can't wait for my issue to arrive.
    --Vicki K.

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  35. Congratulations, Maya! That's awesome!
    Enjoy!
    *Tricia

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  36. I had to check what time you posted this--I pictured you having that glass of wine as I drink my morning coffee reviewing your blog! Congratulations! This is soooo exciting! You are,as always, an inspiration to me, and now you can inspire an even wider range of people.
    On a side note: I finally found freezer paper last night, and it was actually semi-in my neighborhood, so now I can get it whenever I want. Off I go a-stenciling...

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  37. i love your work! i saw some burlap at joann's last week and was oh so very tempted to buy some. actually, maybe i will go there later today... when sewing with burlap or canvas do i need a different needle?
    congrats on being in the magazine and have a happy weekend!

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  38. Congratulations, Maya!!
    Cheers - if you haven't toasted on that one yet!

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  39. congrats!! that is really awesome!

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  40. You totally deserve this, well done!

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  41. YAY! Congratulations!

    I've been meaning to tell you for a couple of months that our new local coffee shop has a menu board made with a large coffee sack. They've bordered it with a ~4" border of coffee beans (glued on and shellacked), and I think of you every time I go in there.

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  42. That's fantastic! It doesn't surprise me at all that they would ask you with all the wonderful things you make.

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  43. I subscribe to this and can't wait to get my copy. Congrats!

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  44. WOOO-HOOO! Congratulations, that is fantastic!!!

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  45. Yay! Congratulations. I can't wait to get the mag and see your stuff.

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  46. Congrats!! I just love that more and more of the bigger mags are featuring indie crafters and artists.

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  47. I just found your blog and it is very inspiring! I am glad I found it!

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  48. Fantastic Maya! It's amazing how a magazine appearance makes you feel so much more 'legitimate' isn't it?!

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  49. Congratulations!
    That's great*
    I hope I can find that issu around here :)

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  50. Yippee! THis is so very, very exciting. I'll keep my eyes pealed for this issue so I can snag myself a copy. Hoorray--celebrate BIG!

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  51. big congrats Maya!! - it looks so beautiful in print.

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  52. Congratulations. how great is that!!!!

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  53. Congratulations! You deserve that glass of wine!
    Peace,
    Audrey

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  54. Whouw, so exciting! Hope they sell it here too! I'm going tocheck it out.

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  55. Just read my issue! Congrats--I love your work and would love to carry some in my vintage home and garden shops in Carpinteria, California--Whimsy Antiques!

    Karen Clark (owner)

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  56. CONGRATULATIONS Maya!!!! The spread looks amazing, and I have a feeling all of your projects inspired the editors (and Pottery Barn) to take note of the beauty of burlap!

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  57. your blog is VERY inspiring!! Thank you!

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  58. Hi, I'm a quiet reader of your blog!I love the things you've made!
    The cork board was the first thing I saw and since then I followed you.You have such great ideas...simple but so lovely, I like your style and you really deserved it to be in a magazine like that!
    Greetings from Holland!
    Heidi

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  59. Wow! Wow! Yes, having you all here makes it so much sweeter. I can't thank you enough for your loving comments!

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  60. Maya, you make me feel like anything is possible. Thank you for your (almost) daily inspirations!!!

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  61. I saw that. Congrats, I'm so happy for you.

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  62. WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO! yay maya! congratulations. deserved.

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  63. Maya...I got the issue last week, saw the feature and said to myself, "They need to meet Maya." Then, I read the small print and realized that, in fact, they had already met you. I was so excited and sat in my living room squealing with delight. So excited for you--it was an amazing feature and I'm drooling over the cork board. Congrats!

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  64. Congrats! Wow! I could never imagine that. I'm still working on coming up with an original line of products for my shop. I love creating and am excited to be taking Holly Becker's (decor8) blogging e-course.

    http://mufninc.blogspot.com
    http://mufninc.etsy.com

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  65. YAY!! CONGRATS!! This is really BIG and really AWESOME!! xo

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  66. how amazing and exciting is that? You should be very proud!

    I love that little chair, it would make a lovely pendent, pic of you wearing it if you do please! :o)

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  67. One of my favorite magazines! Congratulations! :~)

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  68. Congratulations, Maya! This is a big hit, right?
    I am happy for you.

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  69. Huge congratulations, of course!

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  70. Well there's my answer, you did know about this. How in the world did you keep it contained? I would have been busting at the seams!!
    Woot! Woot! *doing very loud wolf whistles, and dancing about the room in excitement for you*

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  71. Congratulations. I'm a subscriber and I loved that page. I love your Etsy too.

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  72. PrairieGarden-LianeApril 12, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Congratulations!
    It's wonderful to see a fellow Etsian in print.
    Good for you!

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  73. Congratulations! I, too, was featured in the May issue of Country Living (http://myplumpudding.blogspot.com/2009/04/im-in-magazine-2.html) and was excited to see a fellow blogger inside. I loved your feedsack corkboard when I first saw it on your blog. Love the project in Small, too. Congrats!
    Megan

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