CraftSanity Episode 109: A Conversation with Craft Blogger Maya Donenfeld


Maya Donenfeld joined the craft blog scene about two years ago with the creation of her Maya*Made blog and has been inspiring readers ever since with her sustainable craft project ideas.

A self-taught artist, Maya, 40, loves to create with items straight from the recycle bin. One of her favorite materials is repurposed burlap coffee sacks, but anything in the recycling bin is fair game. She turns newspapers into festive banners and she works wonders with toilet paper tubes. Above is a glimpse of her latest advent calendar design, which builds on last year’s design which was also created out of cardboard tubes. (See more of Maya’s designs on Flickr.)

Maya lives in rural upstate New York with her husband and two children. She cooks up new designs daily while maintaining a regular dialog with her blog readers. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear her tell her story in her own words. 

Thanks to Maya for being a delightful guest and to all of you who stopped the blog today. I’m interested in hearing about the projects you’ve made out of recycled goods. My favorite things to recycle are tin cans, plastic bottle caps, newspapers and the cardboard cones that yarn come on. Please leave a comment below about what you like to recycle. I love show & tell, so feel free to include links to your blog.

A special thanks to Caroline in Dublin, Ireland, and Patricia in Marion, Louisiana for making generous donations to help cover the costs of producing this podcast. I really appreciate it the support. Thank you!

The next episode of CraftSanity will be posted Dec. 21, so stop back to hear a chat with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated. If you’d like to sponsor this upcoming episode, please click the sponsors link for more or email me.

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