Monday, February 8, 2010

GreenCraft winter 2010

The second issue of GreenCraft has hit the newsstands, and I ran out to pick up a copy. It's so exciting to have found a publication that speaks to me on every single page. I know I'd love it even if I didn't have an article printed in it... but I do! I really thought that I would be calm and dignified, happy but you know... composed when I opened it up. Nope. I squealed. Midday in a full Barnes and Noble parking lot. By myself (which was a treat in its own right). You might not know that side of me. I sometimes squeal out loud when I'm excited. Got it from my mom. Totally embarrassed me my whole life, and now I feel for my sweet children.

I digress, GreenCrafts latest issue is brimming with more wonderful and inventive projects using recycled and repurposed materials.


Barb Sasaki's work was featured along side mine to create one wallop of spread on my favorite material entitled: Burlap: Rough, Reused & Refined. When I was asked to write an article about why burlap inspired me, you can imagine how much fun I had... what a treat to not have to struggle for words! I also included instructions for making simple gift bags and can cozies. "Stenciling a series of letters to create a word transforms the cans into something thought provoking, not only decorative."


What perfect containers for growing something special. You might remember these from last year.Next time you're at the bookstore go pick up a copy and take a peek, there is so much to see and make on every page of this issue. Have a great start to your week!
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31 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Congratulations!
    That is so great.
    Up, up and away, to the stars you go!
    xo

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  2. Congratulations! I love those can cosies, and now I've picked up some burlap from a coffee shop, I must have a go. :-)
    The magazine looks like a good one - wish it was in the shops over here.

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  3. So exciting!! Going off to see if they have an online subscription now. Congrats, Maya.

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  4. Congratulations! That's so lovely! :-)

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  5. Congratulations, Maya! What a tremendous opportunity - def worth squealing about!! I'll be sure to check it out!

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  6. Love Green Craft, loved your article and your work. Can't wait to take
    the Reinvention class with you at Squam this Spring.

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  7. That is wonderful Maya! I can't wait to get my copy!

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  8. congratualations maya! this is wonderful, can't wait to pick it up. i do remember those can cozies from last year, so i guess you have been in my life for over a year. lucky me!

    oh and i love the squeal!

    happy sunny day.

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  9. Maya...I saw the new issue in book stores over the weekend and loved your contributions! This is such a fabulous publication, you must be so proud to be a repeat contributor! Way to go!

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  10. Congrats! I read the article this weekend - loved it and the whole mag. You did a great job!! And no worries about squealing...under the circumstances, who wouldn't?? xoxo

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  11. Congratulations, they look great.

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  12. ha, ha, I so would have squealed too ~ congrats!

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  13. That is fantastic! The article looks beautiful. I I can totally relate! When I only had that little mention of my cards in InStyle Home I was so excited I could not contain myself! To have a whole article you wrote in it would be so so exciting!!

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  14. Thanks for your enthusiasm with me! Sharing with you is just as exciting as the moment I opened up the magazine.

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  15. I can't wait to see the article--looks like tons of luscious photos! Congratulations on the newest addition to your ever-growing publication list. Squeal all you want!!

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  16. I saw this at a bookstore two weeks ago and was so excited to see your big coverage! congrats. well deserved.

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  17. I saw this at a bookstore two weeks ago and was so excited to see your big coverage! congrats. well deserved.

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  18. Congrats fellow GreenCraft Mag writer! Lovely article!

    xo,
    maize

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  19. Congrats!!!!! Very lovely. Something to be proud of , being green.

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  20. How exciting for you! And lucky us, we get to read it. Once I can get out and about (lots of unusual snow storm around my area) I will head out to Barns and Noble to get one.

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  22. I stumbled upon your blog and I just wanted to say that these are such fun containers - very creative.

    And congrats on your feature!

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  23. I love your post so much. I added your blog to my blogroll.Thanks for the great ideas!!

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  24. Congratulations! Thank you so much for your inspiration - I am on my third year of costume design and production for my kids' school play, and for the first time this year, virtually everything is thrifted rather than made new. 45 kids from 5 to 12 will be styling in re-born t-shirts, pajamas, sweats, glammed up with bits and pieces of leftover quilting fabric, cut-up clothing and table linens with good graphics, etc. I'm having a blast, too! Thanks again for helping me to think about ways to tread more lightly and reuse what we have.

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  25. YEA! Congratulations! (And don't worry, I would have squealed too.)

    I can't wait to go find my copy...I enjoyed the first one and was waiting on the second - and now am even more excited to see the work of someone I'm "following" inside its beautiful pages!

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  26. Yay! - I did peak @ that when I bought the new Apronology...which I have a little ditty in...my first one! double yay!!!
    Congratulations.

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  27. congratulations...how awesome!
    burlap is pretty cool ~

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  28. that is pretty special!!!

    Hey do you fancy a magazine swap? a copy of green craft for whichever English Magazine you'd like?

    Let me know!

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  29. I'm a burlap nut! I rediscovered it a couple years ago and now I can't get enough of it. Congratulations on your article. The whole issue of Green Craft is great. I almost squealed too when I bought it!

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  30. Your work really is amazing Maya. I'm so glad we were able to feature some of your burlap work!

    Amanda Crabtree
    Senior Managing Editor, GreenCraft Magazine
    acrabtree [at] stampington [dot] com

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  31. Maya, I have become a big fan of yours too! I admire how you so easily stated what I myself found difficult to put into words. Yes, I squealed too and then couldn't quit smiling when I saw my work next to yours and in such a beautiful publication! I think I got a bit teary-eyed too! I know you have been featured in other publications, this was my first. I am glad to hear that it is still as exciting even when it isn't your first time!
    warm aloha
    Barb Sasaki

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