Seaside Tinkered Treasures

p082-CB777_Luminaries_01Writing a book can be both exciting and incredibly isolating, especially in the final stages when your head is buried in your manuscript and all you can think about is what’s left to be done.  I’m grateful to have a few writing friends who help keep me sane, and who can relate to the craziness of it all.  Elyse Major is one of those friends, and she just finished her second (!) craft book.  She is so full of creativity and drive, and I am so proud to share her book here.

p0120-CB777_Ice Cream Spoons_01Seaside Tinkered Treasures is like a breath of spring air, full of beach inspired crafts and projects.  As I was browsing through the pages, my first thought was…”These projects would make for adorable party decor.”  Of course our party themes tend towards construction and fire trucks, but in the event I had a few girlfriends over, or perhaps one day have the pleasure of planning a little girl’s birthday party, I would absolutely whip up a few of these.

p072-CB777_Pinwheels_01I could see pastel colored tin lanterns dotting the yard, a table full of doily covered pop bottles and colorful pinwheels, as well as an ice cream station complete with little decorated spoons and bowls.  What I love about Elyse’s crafting is that all the materials are easily sourced, and many make use of things that would otherwise be discarded, like tin cans and pop bottles.

p089-CB777_Bottles _01Congratulation Elyse, on another amazing craft book.  I don’t know how you come up with all of your ideas, but I am greatly inspired by your creativity.  Please check out Seaside Tinkered Treasures, as well as her first book, Tinkered Treasures, and her delightful blog.  Maybe if we all craft with an eye to spring, we can make the warm weather approach with greater speed!  There’s a happy thought!

IW CB777_SEASIDE_TRSRS_BLAD_DSJ_xSeaside Tinkered Treasured by Elyse Major is published by CICO Books and is available from Ryland Peters.

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  1. oh christine!

    your post is just the treat i knew it would be! thank you so much for your thoughtful and glowing review.

    coffee and baked goods soon … my treat!


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