Wednesday, March 23, 2011

three!

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Today maya*made turns three. What an amazing ride it's been so far! Several years ago, I had been hungry for an adventure and in need of a way to channel my creative energy. This blog has been all of that and so much more. It has strengthened my confidence, shaped a career, and given me what feels like an unofficial degree in craft/design/marketing.  But most of all, it has graced me with you. I'm so humbled that you stop in regularly to peek at what I'm up to, grateful that you email little love notes which keep me going, and always excited to hear your thoughts and comments. It seems fitting to invite you into my studio today.
studio light
 Well, actually it's my studio a couple of weeks ago when I could see the floor and didn't need to move piles just to cut fabric! It's a good visual reminder to me that order will return again, and that the chaotic state it's currently in, is a perfect representation of the hard work I'm doing behind the scenes. It will be such a relief to share my book details (hopefully some hints in the fall), but know this: I have hoarded and saved my very best ideas and it's thrilling to see them all lined up in one spot. THRILLING! The first book photo shoot is around the corner, and I'm beside myself!
straightened studio
Back to the place where all the magic happens... yes, my inspiration boards are bursting. That's how my mind always feels, so better to get it out and up on the wall so that I can sleep at night.
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Click on any photo to take you to flickr where you can enlarge them for easier viewing and details.

 Now I'm off to sort out what projects to entice my children with... it's a snow day (we live at the north pole, it seems)  and another opportunity to hone my balancing act skills.

Thank you for hanging out with me all of these years, and if you are a new friend: welcome and come on in! Pin It

44 comments:

  1. Congrats - it´s fun to follow what you do! :-)

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  2. I just found you recently and have enjoyed your creativity! Thanks!

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  3. Warm congratulations, Maya, on three beautiful years. Your blog is an oasis of inspiration and serenity. So excited about the book...

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  4. Love your blog and love your studio...great light in there. I'm just sorting out my studio space..spring cleaning/organizing. We too woke up to SNOW! Maybe the last blast of winter? Good luck entertaining your kids...my girls have found a renewed love for home made play dough! Thanks.

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  5. Only 3? I don't know why, but it seems like you've been blogging for so much more time! I can't wait to see your book and thanks for the peek of your studio. It's always so fun to see where other creatives work. Congratulations Maya!

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  6. Congratulations on 3 very strong and creative years.

    I'm proud to say I've been reading your blog from the beginning and reaped both marvelous projects and even a giveaway from you.

    Can't wait for your book - if the best of the best is in there, it will be well worth the wait.

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  7. Congrats!
    Here's to 33 more years ;)
    Lovely studio tour by the way.
    xoxo

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  8. Congrats on 3 years Maya, I always feel inspired after a visit to your blog.

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  9. oh yay! happy number 3, dear maya!
    i am so grateful to have found you, to be constantly inspired by you ~ to peek in and see what is happening in your world as you share so graciously ... : )
    your studio space is divine ... especially your idea board ~ love it!! inspiration at a glimpse!

    thank you for doing what you do ...
    happy birthday ~ and many more!
    xo
    prairiegirl

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  10. I can't believe it's been three years! Your studio space looks so inspiring, I could curl up in a corner with some knitting for hours just to soak up all that loveliness. Can't wait for the book.
    ~Cinnamon

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  11. Happy Birthday! To many more years of creative blogging.....A big hug.
    K.

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  12. What a cute picture of you, a lovely space, and a wonderful reason to celebrate. Congratulations again on your book- I know it will be a treasure!
    xo

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  13. Happy (Blog) Birthday and continued congrats on the book! It's so exciting! I love your studio space, I can see how it must nurture your creativity. Enjoy your day, I know there will be many more celebrations to come!

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  14. you are just as sweet as can be!! thank YOU for gracing us here on your site with three years of inspiration, love and friendship. i will happily continue to follow you here. here's to three years dear mayaluna!! xxx

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  15. Happy Blogaversary - I was just going to shoot you an email and you posted!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog - you are such an inspiration to so many people least of all me!!! I hope you have billions more anniversaries to share with us!!! Lots of love...

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  16. Your studio looks like a great place to create! Sending warm thought your way.
    Tracey

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  17. Your space is so appealing and pleasant! Congratulations on three years and thank you for sharing so many great ideas and inspiration. I can hardly wait to buy your book - never mind that it is still incubating...

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  18. Thank you for the ppek into your studio. I am really excited about your book and can't wait for some sneak peaks. Snowy day here too. Sigh.

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  19. Your studio looks like a great place to create! Sending warm thought your way.
    Tracey

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  20. Cheers Maya! I so love your blog!
    Hugs!!

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  21. Happy birthday! I am a new reader, and I feel so inspired by your blog. Looking forward to your new book.

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  22. Happy blogging anniversary! I've recently found your blog and have ever since kept checking it on a daily basis - not only for the wealth of ideas but also for the very positive attitude that inspires each of your posts! Sincere congratulations from a small Eastern-European country for everything that you do!

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  23. Happy blogiversary!
    You have a lovely studio and I absolutely love your overflowing inspiration boards! That's how my mind is too.
    Sophie

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  24. Congratulations on this amazing milestone!!!

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  25. Happy Birthday! Wishes for many for to come, so the rest of us can have a daily dose of your creativity and inspiration!
    xoxo
    Eva

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  26. Congratulations on the 3 years! And very much looking forward to the book..

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  27. Congratulations! and thank you for all the inspiration and beauty you share

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  28. Congratulations.
    I love your studio. It seems a nice place to work and create. Full of pretty details and plenty of light.
    Your blog is really inspiring for me. And reading your posts I am learning a lot of English.
    Thank you.
    Kisses :)

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  29. Happy 3 years! I've been reading for about a year and I'm not sure I've ever commented. Now seems like a good time. Congrats! Can't wait to hear and SEE more about the upcoming book.

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  30. Congratulations! I love your blog, your unique way of creating, the warmth with which you share your ideas. Thank you and please keep going!

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  31. Congratulations! For your blog and your doughter. I love your way of life. Thank's for your inspiration. I stay here!
    Pepa.

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  32. Wow! You've grown so much in 3 years! When I found your blog I read right back to the beginning so I feel like I've been here the whole time even though I haven't.

    Your studio is beautiful! I love the wall colour, the hearts on the lamp & all the natural light. Gorgeous work space.

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  33. Congratulations Maya! Thank you for the peek into your studio too. It's such a treat to see where the magic happens :)

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  34. Happy Blog Birthday! You are always so positive and inspiring. I'm up late working on a project inspired by your watercolor newspaper garlands for a school fundraiser. Will share pics when it's finished!

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  35. Happy Birthday Mayamade!! And thanks for bringing us into your studio!

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  36. congratulations, Maya! it looks so cozy and bright in your studio- messy is best- means good things for everyone!

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  37. Happy THREE, Maya.

    PS - I want to live in your studio. See my comment about Maya Mum... see, we could just swap houses for a little bit? Sydney is nice, Maya. You would like it...! x

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  38. You are a bright spot in my day.
    Happy 3 year old birthday.

    Jody

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  39. cCONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! AND HERE IS TO MANY MANY MORE!

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  40. Congrats Maya! Thanks for sharing all your loveliness with us.

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  41. Congratulations Maya! Thanks for just being there sharing your life and projects with us. It's always a pleasure to visit you here.

    Ana from Portugal

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