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Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major

Author...  Elyse Major
Publisher...  CICO Books
Release date...  March, 2014
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 second book as I am a long time fan of her blog Tinkered Treasures, and I just adored Elyse's first book!

My Review... 

Seaside Tinkered Treasures is a how-to craft book that shows how you can "bring the seashore home". Featuring over 35 handmade projects with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations that are suitable for complete beginners.

The book starts by explaining what materials and tools you need to complete the pretty projects along with a great "Techniques" section that covers everything from how best to photocopy your vintage fabrics to make the prettiest of papers, to how to trim motifs and decoupage.

Chapter one called "tinkering beachy bits & bobs" is full of cute breezy projects like the pretty beach ball vase fillers, up-cycled beachcomber accessories, pier mirror and rustic windchime.

The second chapter "Tinkering Shoreline Supplies", is full of projects that encourage you to take notice of the hidden potential in the commonplace. Projects include a lovely sea-glass frame, breezy sails mobile and the prettiest pale.

In the third chapter "Tinkering rustic recyclables" Elyse shows us how to up-cycle overlooked items like tin cans, glass jars and soda bottles. Projects include a lovely tin can luminary, pencil tins covered in candy coloured bakers twine and the adorable ship in a jar.

The last chapter "Tinkering sunny sundries" she shows you how to create coastal-inspired accents that look nothing like their humble beginnings. Projects include an adorable craft stick cottage, the most delightful swoonable spoons & cups that would delight any party guest and charming petite treasure boxes made from mini craft sticks.

Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major is a adorable soft back book full of 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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Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major
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