Monday, April 30, 2012

a tour and a giveaway... ready, set, go!

signing
Life has become increasingly surreal. Or maybe it's just the opposite. This moment is so very real that the vividness of it has hit me with a clarity I've never experienced before. So as I sign a stack of books(wow!), I also take a breath and savor the rhythms that ground me. Those everyday moments, that have always been my favorites, hold a particular sparkle right now. This weekend saw Sunday waffles, flocks of children tromping through our woods, a garden finally getting some attention, lilacs and laundry, and a rekindled and beloved chore... tucking in the chickens at night.

lilacs and laundry
end of the day
That reality beautifully balances all of the extremely exciting  announcements that will be par for the course during the whirlwind that begins tomorrow. May 1st starts the tour... and what a wonderful one it will be!
reinvention: sewing with rescued materials blog tour
 week one
5/2- Craft
week two
5/7   Whip Up
5/8   elsie marley
5/9   Poppytalk
5/10 Annekata
week three
5/15 Etsy
5/17 Made
 I am so grateful and excited to have these fabulous sites (and the talented women behind them) at my side to share and celebrate REINVENTION to the fullest! Giveaways, interviews, insights, projects, contests... you name it, we're doing it!
Before we get going, I have some books to gift you! I have three signed copies that each come with a reinvention notebook. I'll ship them anywhere in the world! If you already have purchased one, you know what lovely gifts they make. Perhaps for a special mama on Mother's Day. Please leave a comment in this post (with your email or blog) between now and Thursday 5pm EST.  I'll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday. 
Happy Monday!

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180 comments:

  1. I can't wait to check this book out!

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  2. What an awesome blog tour! Throw my name in the hat for the giveaway.....

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  3. The blog tour list looks terrific! Congrats on your book - can't wait to see it in person! xo

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  4. How exciting! Can't wait to see the book. :-)

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  5. Congrats on your book! I would love it for myself!

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  6. How exciting I am so truly happy for you. THrow my name in the hat as well.

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  7. I would love to win a copy of your book! Thank you so much.

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  8. I would love this book! Thank you!

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  9. congratulations on your book. i hope it will soon be available in Holland!

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  10. Congratulations! I hope to get a taste of that kind of success one day! I would love to have your book, what an amazing resource :)

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  11. great giveaway! Thank you for the chance! I asked for the book for Mother's Day actually.

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  12. I'm so excited for you! This is beautiful! Even if I don't win, this one is one on my list of to gets! Congratulations!

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  13. I have been eagerly awaiting your book, Maya. Congratulations!

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  14. Congrats on your dream come true!
    I'd love to see inside -Thanks for the chance.

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  15. I adore your blog and am certain that your book will be equally as delightful! Thanks for a chance!
    tutorialtrials.blogspot.com

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  16. I couldn't help but smile when I saw so many of my favorite blogs in your "tour"! and this coming at a time when I'm not smiling too often. a time when my heart is broken as i sit by and watch my middle child trying to be someone they are not, seeing the loneliness and suffering in their eyes. So I weep in my heart when in their presence and openly when I am alone. Thank you for sharing this bit of happiness right now...

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  17. this is all so fantastic!
    your book is on my list of upcoming shopping, but would love to share one with my sister!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Congratulations! The book looks terrific! Thank you for the chance...

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  19. What an amazing achievement. Congrats on your success.

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  20. Congratulations on your book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  21. Oh I would love this so much. I make handbags from used fabrics, so this book would so inspirational.

    www.bambooblossom.co.za

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  22. Congrats on your book. I enjoy your blog.

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  23. I have your lovely book on my Amazon Wish List since my birthday is in late May but I'd love to win a signed copy!!

    -Amy
    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  24. I would LOVE to win one of your lovely books!

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  25. Can not wait to flip through the lovely pages. Winning would be wonderful.

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  26. Congrats, Maya! I'm totally looking forward to your blog tour and interviews! Love the spiral binding, too! thanks for the chance to win.

    katerih@verizon.net

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  27. so exciting, maya! can't wait to see your book in person.

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  28. Congrats on the book! I ordered mine a few days ago and am really looking forward to using it.

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  29. Hi Maya!
    One of those books in that big pile to sign is for me (yippee!) but I agree that it would be so lovely to present one as a gift to a favourite sewer!
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  30. Oh, my! I would so love to try some of the projects from your book.

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  31. junksafari@hotmail.comApril 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    What a wonderful post. Congratulations on the new book!

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  32. Congrats on your book!! We are all so proud of you!! Can't wait to read it

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  33. What a great list of reviewers. I am eager to check it out.

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  34. How exciting! Thanks for the chance.

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  35. Congratulations on your book. I can't wait to look through it.

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  36. How exciting!! Your tour looks great- so many of my favorite blogs :)
    xo
    Tara
    meangreenmom[at]gmail.com

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  37. Oh Maya... So exciting! and what a great tour and visits you are having. And thank you so much for sharing your book. Will cross my fingers for good luck.

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  38. I would love to win! It all looks wonderful.

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  39. Congratulations on your book - I can't wait to check it out! And I don't know all of the blogs on your tour: thank you for giving me more to look at!

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  40. Congratulations, it must really be a wonderful feeling.
    I'd like to be a part of it by winning :)

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  41. Would LOVE to get one of those! Congratulations, and I look forward to perusing your book, winner or not.

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  42. I love, love, love that you now have a beautiful book. I'm sure it's an insane feeling. Congrats and YAY! Of course, I would be honored to win one (and will be stalking that blog tour...hahaha).

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  43. Congratulations! I would love to have a copy. . . and that tour looks great!

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  44. Congratulations. I would love a copy of your book!

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  45. yea for you! I can't wait to get your book and start crafting...maybe I'll get lucky and win a copy!

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  46. I can't wait to see this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Awesome!! This book has been on my wish list for a long time!

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  48. The book looks gorgeous, I can't wait to find out more on the blog tour - so many of my favourite blogs on that list. Such a great community!

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  49. oh my!! i am so in love with your book. it's perfect for what i am wanting to do right now!!

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Lovely! Can't wait to check it out!

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  51. thanks! what a fantastic give away! I'm dying to get my hands on this book.

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  52. Can't wait to see the book! Congrats, again, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Congratulations - I'll be following you on your blog tour!

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  54. This sounds like the PERFECT book for a fantastic friend (and for myself? But that friend FIRST! ;) )
    :-)

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  55. Congratulations! The book looks amazing. I'd love to check it out!
    And your chickens are so cute - I have hens but not a proud rooster.

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  56. Fantastic! Sign me up! Also I am amazed that all that snow is gone already!

    kc(dot)pagano(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I am very excited to get the book in my hands!

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  58. I love your chicken pictures, what a great light, feels so warm. And yes I would love to win a copy of your book, please! ;-)
    geschea(at)yahoo.de

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  59. I would love to win ! Greetings from Poland

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  60. The book looks wonderful-love your blog!

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  61. Oh, such an exciting time. Would love to win this book. So excited for you.

    themissiah(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

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  62. I love how you put it! How vivid life is for you right now- perfectly put into words! I would love to win a copy of your book!

    mandiandjohn(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  63. Thank you for this fun opportunity! I'm very curious about your book and delighted with your success. Congrats!

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  64. Congratulations on your book...it looks gorgeous!
    Fingers crossed:)

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  65. Lucky you to see your Dream Come True... Lucky us we all benefit... Thanks for the chance...

    millermarcinoc@yahoo.com

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  66. I'm excited to pick up this book.

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  67. Looking forward to seeing more on your tour! Congratulations!

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  69. Would absolutely love a copy of your book. I can already tell it's a beauty - congrats to you on your first book!

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  70. What a fun give away and blog tour! Can't wait to see the book!

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  71. So exciting! I stopped by at my local independent bookstore but they did not have your book yet. M

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  72. Congratulations on your book Maya! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy ♥

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  73. Love recycling and re-using - love your blog - can't think of a better combination !

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  74. I've been looking forward to getting a look inside your book ever since you first mentioned the title. "Reinvention" just sounds like hope and fun and craftiness all rolled into one!

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  75. How awesome! I'd love to win your book--it looks so nice.
    :)
    http://learningtable.blogspot.com

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  76. I am already LOVING my copy of your book but would love to give a copy to my mom. Such a beautiful and inspiring book.

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  77. Your happiness comes shining through in your blog posts! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  78. Maya I really enjoy reading your blog and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. Congratulations!

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  79. I'd love to win so I could give a copy to my mom for Mother's Day!

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  80. Oh I would love to win your beautiful book! Thank you!

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  81. I am so thrilled about your book - proud moment!!! Well done!!! And I am so excited to follow your blog tour - It's going to be fabulous!!!

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  82. My birthday is a long way off, so I would absolutely love to win your wonderful book! :)

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  83. I can't wait to see this book, and would be so honored to win one!
    Congratulations to you and I've got my fingers crossed!

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  84. I'm a mom, so it would be a great Mother's Day gift for me (hee, hee).
    ljridge4511 (at)Gmail (dot)com

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  85. may the glow linger with you always. i would love a chance to win this book. i have gone back to it again and again on my wish list, just for a peek inside. thanks and congratulations!!

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  86. would love to get a copy of this book!

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  87. Congratulations!!! And thank you for a chance to win your book. I recently found a place to buy burlap coffee sacks and can't wait to start using them.
    (dschwab5@neo.rr.com)

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  88. I would love a copy of the book. How exciting!

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  89. I can't even imagine winning such a beautiful book. Well done on your creation. bkcrous at gmail dot com.

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  90. Can't wait to see the tour! Thanks and congrats to you!

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  91. count me in! congrats on having your own BOOK! what an accomplishment!
    thanks!
    adrienne
    girlphriend (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  92. congratulations-can't wait for the blog tour and to get my hands on a copy of your book. cheers!

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  93. Your joy is contageous. I am thrilled for you!! -And keeping my fingers crossed for myself ;)

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  94. Wow! A great looking book and some of my favorite blogs.

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  95. Your excitement and enthusiasm and incredible positivity are just so infectious! I'm looking forward to following along on the blog tour.

    And that shot of your chickens is just perfect. Ours stand at our sliding door until we come to put them away.

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  96. Please toss my hat in the ring. I would love to win one of your signed books. Thank you!

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  97. Beautiful! :) You are so talented!

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  98. Would love one to fly my way !! If not then i'm going to have to purchase one - your excitement is making me want a peek inside!

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  99. What a lineup! I know of some of these, follow a couple, but it will be great to peek into these places/blogs. Thanks for the chance to win, too, I would love a copy! (danainalaska -at-- yahoo)

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  100. Maya (Maya_shani@hotmail.com)May 1, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Can't wait to go through the book! thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. I would love to win a copy! Your book looks lovely.
    rainwolf87(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Congratulations on your new book, it looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the chook photos too!

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  103. Oh, I'd love a copy as I'm on a tight budget rigth now and need to be thrifty with books and other things. Congratulations to making your dream come true, btw!

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  104. Maya, your blog is always so beautiful and inspiring, I can't even imagine how awesome your book is! It's definitely on my list 'to buy' but of course I'd love to win a signed copy directly from you! Looking forward to all the sneaky peeks and other fun stuff from the blog tour too!

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  105. love to reinvent some of my materials with ideas from your book!
    Christien - the Netherlands

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  106. Your book looks amazing - congratulations

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  107. I recently found out about your book and blog via Annekata and I have to say both of them look beautiful. :) I would love to win a copy of your book! aipulii(at)suomi24(dot)fi

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  108. Yay! Congrats (again) on the book. I can't wait to see it in my local bookstore!

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  109. It's exciting! Hurray for the new book! Would love to win one!

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  110. Your book is beautiful. Congrats.

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  111. Love your ideas - your book looks great!

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  112. Congratulations on your book! I've really been enjoying seeing your journey with all the projects you've shared with us.

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  113. What a generous giveaway. I would love to have a copy.

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  114. Been reading your blog for several years now. How thrilling to see a book from all of your hard work!

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  115. Congrats on the book! What a lovely start to spring!

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  116. Congrats of the book! Can't wait to read it!

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  117. Congrats on your book! cant wait to get my hands on a copy :)

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  118. How exciting! Congratulation on your book. I would love to win a copy.
    frechefee01(at)aol(dot)com

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  119. So happy for you, Maya! Congratulations (again)!

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  120. This book looks fabulous! I would love a chance to win one.

    Michelle
    steim99@yahoo.com

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  121. This is so exciting! I've been wanting to buy your book but *sigh* haven't yet. Maybe I will this month?

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  122. I'd love to win a copy of your book! I've been waiting to buy a copy, but haven't got one yet (I'm hoping for Mother's Day).

    Love your chicken pictures!

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  123. I really enjoy reading your enjoyment that your book brings you!

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  124. Congratulations on your book (and the chickens, too)! Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy.

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  125. I'd love a chance to win a copy of the book... your photos and blog and projects inspire me so much! Thanks!

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  126. I'd love to own this book!

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  127. Fingers crossed! Would love to win a copy.

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  128. Your book is fantastic, I would be very happy to win one signed copy! Thank you so much for this opportunity.
    arbolande(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  129. This book looks amazing! My parents own a small organic coffee roaster, so we have bunches of coffee bags that could use some reinventing! Thanks for the chance and congratulations!
    adrianesturgeon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Congrats your book looks absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to read it and make everything in it!
    http://knownitwasyou.blogspot.com/

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  131. Would love a chance to win a copy! Looks amazing! Found you just now on sew liberated...so I know the book is great! Eyeloveloveatgmaildotcom

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  132. I would love the chance to win! I have seen your stuff through the SouleMama blog. So glad to have found your personal blog!

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  133. Congratulations Maya! Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I love all your stuff!

    tamidenette(at) hotmail.com

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  134. It's a marvellous thing to hold your very own book in your hands, and it looks like a truly marvellous book! Fingers crossed I win, but if not, I'd be ordering one soon anyway... :)

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  135. Congratulations -- how very exciting! And thanks for sharing with us so generously!

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  136. this looks like a great book. thanks for the chance to win it.

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  137. Can't wait to see the book. Thanks for doing this giveaway! www.travelingmel.com

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  138. What a lovely giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Michelle
    www.falafelandthebee.com

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  139. What an inspiring book - thanks for the chance to win.

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  140. Wow- congratulations!! I can't wait to go out and find your book. I already read your interview with Meg and can't wait to read more of your stories.

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  141. Can't wait to see this book! Congrats!

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  142. fleur2lotus@hotmail.comMay 2, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    i m so happy for you Maya ! congratulations... i follow your blog for a while now, thanks for everything you re sharing !
    i ll be very happy to check your book, so i try my luck with the giveaway !
    love and light
    flo

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  143. New Zealand is on full swing with its scenic beauty all hurling before you, and you have it all right at the mouse click away. It’s the tour destination that has everything on the cards, and the tour that you dreamt to bring on. The scenic beauty intensified with all the glittery, and www.newzealandtravelsco.com is where you will be wishing to reach.

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  144. Like you, I have been waiting with anticipation for your book to arrive in the world. I would love to win a signed copy, however, I have a special birthday this year, so will be promoting your book as a favourite on my wish list! Hope you're enjoying the chickens, and the start of Summer.

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  145. Maya, I wish you well as your new book hits the market. As a long time visitor here, I just knew that your blog would one day turn beautiful book. Keep on doing what you do -- living life beautifully.

    Jody

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  146. I have been exploring the use of reclaimed materials for my art work at school this semester. I'd love to have a copy of this! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  147. Many congratulations on your new book! What a wonderful feeling to have it finally in your hands after starting out as a fragile, little idea. I've always enjoyed your blog ~ such a peaceful place with such inspiration. Fingers crossed!

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  148. So many congratulations on your new adventure. Although, I'm really not surprised you would produce such a lovely book.
    mcintoshsusan at hotmail dot com

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  149. Sounds like a wonderful book! I can't wait to see it!

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  150. congratulations on your first book. ich lese deinen blog schon mehrere jahre und fuehle mich beim lesen immer sehr entspannt, weil du es immer schaffst, einem die wesentlichen dinge bewusst und sichtbar zu machen.

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  151. thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on a huge job done!
    www.goingtothefarnorth.blogspot.com

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  152. Congratulations, my friend ! You've been "carrying this baby" for a while now, you can be very proud !
    Happy tour and celebrations !
    Please count me in for the giveaway ! And thank you for your generosity !
    xoxo
    www.cozyhomemaking.typepad.com

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  153. wow first congrats on your book. and second pick me please :)

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  154. Oh my!! Your work is so super inspiring.
    I would love to read your book all curled up in bed!
    Thanks for the give-away and best of luck to you on your tour!

    Jane
    Email: jcwah1999@yahoo.com

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  155. I am excited about the book. What an accomplishment! Hats off to you.

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  156. How did I not know about your blog until now? I just discovered you because I subscribe to Mimi's Attic's emails and she listed you in there. I am a fellow blogger and fellow Ithacan! I'm so excited to have found you. Congratulations on your new book! I'd love to get together some time if you're up for it to discuss blogging (I've been balancing blogging with a full time career for the past two years). I'm loving your blog and am your newest follower! Stop on by and visit me: http://www.decoratingaddict.blogspot.com You'll see I haven't blogged in a while - I have a one year old and an eleven year old keeping me busy. I hope I win the book!!!

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  157. Hi there, would love to win :) belinda@wenz.co.nz

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  158. What an interesting and beautiful book - I found your blog via Resurection Fern and it chimes with my Make do and Mend/green ideals. I have added your blog to my to Follow list as I love what I see.

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  159. What a beautiful blog. Congratulations on the book it looks gorgeous!

    Emma
    Www.pumpkinsputnik.com/news

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  160. How exciting! I look forward to seeing this book and making projects from it. Congrats!

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  161. Congrats Maya, what an achievement. I'd love to have a peek in it.Thanks.

    ditka@jrv.cz

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  162. Congratulation for the book!! I wish you a great success and can't wait to have it in my hands for more crafting, sewing and inspiring time in my life!!

    Francine
    francine.bonjour@free.fr

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  163. I am so happy for you. I've followed you for so long and remember when I first started my blog how confused and nervous I was. I emailed you and you helped me realize to just do it....the rest would work it self out as I walked the blog path.What a insiration you have been for so many!!
    bsneafus@aol.com
    hopewellcreek.blogspot.com

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  164. can't wait to make!

    the book looks fantastic

    zaya bijoux at g mail dot com

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  165. What a wonderful great project! Congratulations to you and thanks to Margaret from resurrection fern leading me here!!!
    Love, Birgit

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  166. Congratulations Maya! It's been thrilling to follow the release of the book, and the title is just so inspired. Thank you for the giveaway, and I'll be following along the blog tour.

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  167. The books looks great - I'd love to win one and be inspired!
    Susan
    dogx88@gmail.com

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  168. I cannot wait until the library gets your book! Congratulations!

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  169. The book looks very interesting, i would love to win!

    flapflap [at] ziggo [dot] nl

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  170. congratulations on your book! i just scored a mountain of coffee bags to make the burlap bucket and a garden tote!

    -mare

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