‘Seaside Tinkered Treasures’

‘Seaside Tinkered Treasures’


TinkeredTreasuresLocal author’s new book full of ideas for using seaside found objects to decorate with warm-weather cottage style

Elyse Major has make a career of recreating the feeling of summer and days spent by the sea. Mermaids made from laundry pegs, a beach cottage built from craft sticks, or a wind chime constructed from sticks and shells, are just some of the unique ideas to help you keep your happy summer memories alive throughout the year.
Many of the projects use recycled materials, and “tinkering” requires no specialist tools, equipment or techniques (anyone can do it,) “Seaside Tinkered Treasures” details 35 adorable projects to bring the seashore home.
Major has been creative since childhood, and once her sons were grown and she had a little extra time, she started a blog as an outlet for her artistry and fondness for home decorating. “I sort of envisioned it [my blog] to be an instant venue for my DIY adventures: funny stories about stripping wallpaper and sweating over applying crackle medium,” says Major. “Somehow along the way I rediscovered my love of creating and writing.”
With her craft tutorials and popular blog Tinkered Treasures, she hopes to inspire others to enjoy making things without worries of perfection. In addition to this, her second book, Major regularly contributes features and articles to magazines such as Romantic Homes and Romantic Country.
Look for “Seaside Tinkered Treasures” in stores beginning this week. Major’s blog is at tinkeredtreasures.com.