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This review is from: Tinkered Treasures - 35 Simple Handmade Craft Projects for Transforming Everyday Objects into Treasured Items (Paperback)
I recently received a new book to review, and I must say, it's delightful. As a follower of Elyse Major's blog, I was aware of her love of paper, flowers and glue. But what's so wonderful is to see her projects in book form. And what's so inspiring is that her crafts aren't expensive or difficult. She simply gives you the excuse to gather some ordinary little things from around the house and make something adorable. The book is 'Tinkered Treasures', and it really is just what it says.
My favorite project in her book is the bookmark made from paint chips. A little punching, some decorative-edged scissors, a ribbon and a string tie for the top and you're set. If you have stickers, it's even better. I've used paint chips as bookmarks, but have never embellished them. I figured I was doing pretty good by sticking the plain, old chip in a book---but now I'm inspired and perhaps even a bit challenged to go to a bit of trouble for a change.
That's what's so fun about the book. I first skimmed through it, noting the wonderful colors (she's stuck on pastels like I am) and flowers. But as I got to really reading it, noticed that ordinary things around the house---like empty spools of thread, matchboxes, Mason jars, babyfood jars, and even cupcake wrappers can be rejuvenated into something cute and special. And her directions are so simple to follow. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys making something out of nothing.
(i received this book free to review from CICO books)