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Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major

Author...  Elyse Major
Photography By...  Holly Jolliffe
Publisher...  CICO Books
Release date...  March, 2013
Price...  £12.99
About the author... 

Elyse Major has always loved making pretty handcrafted treasures and has indulged her love of all things creative both while working as a communications consultant and as a mother and homemaker. Elyse began blogging about her crafty adventures several years ago on her blog Tinkered Treasures where she has a considerable following and regularly contributes features and articles to magazines such as Romantic Country and Romantic Homes. I chose to review this, her first book as I am a long time fan of her blog Tinkered Treasures, and I just adore Elyse!

My Review... 

Tinkered Treasures is a how-to craft book that shows how everyday objects can be "tinkered" and transformed into unique charming items. Featuring over 35 handmade projects with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations that are suitable for complete beginners.

The book is split into three four chapters, starting with "Tinkering Sundries", a section of projects based on small, miscellaneous things you might just have handy at home like matchboxes, clothespins or wooden craft sticks. Projects include a treasured box and frame made of craft sticks, pretty clothespins and the cutest little drawers made of matchstick boxes.

The second chapter "Tinkering Supplies", is full of projects that add flair to even the smallest of items. Projects include tinkered tiles, pretty tags, whimsical magnetic petits fours and the cutesy cupcake flags and bunting.

In the third chapter "Tinkering recyclables" Elyse shows us how to up-cycle overlooked items like tin cans, glass jars and . Projects include a sweet desk tidy, the prettiest bottle-cap magnets, a cute canning jar pincushion and the most adorable place holders.

The last chapter "Tinkering bits and bobs" shows you how to make the best use of your collected remnants of fabric and paper. Projects include beautiful clothes hangers, delicately patterned paper lanterns and chains, darling bookmarks and an adorable embroidery hoop mobile.

Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major is a adorable soft back book full of lovely unique, inspiring crafting ideas. At a recommended price of £12.99, I think this soft back book is a great buy for all you crafters or those wanting to start!

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