As newbie author, it is REALLY really cool to see your work in other people's hands, on their picnic tables, on their stack of reading picks or as inspiration for cute crafts. Here are three recent posts from some bloggers you should get to know if you don't already!
Susan of Organized 31 made the tomato pincushions from Chapter 11:
Susan is a military mom with TONS of great tips -- I like her home tips most of all -- SEE THEM HERE!
Melissa of The Happier Homemaker made the Almond Joy Sugar Scrub:
(Melissa also makes the most amazing wood stained maps -- see here!)
and Natalie of A Turtle's Life for Me made pretty Wood Slice Necklaces!
Natalie is the blogger you need to check out for recipe ideas!
She has an AMAZING series of posts on freezer cooking!
Now it is YOUR turn!
Make sure you share your pictures and tag with #CraftingWithNature!
Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!
Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, POWELL's! (!!!!) Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBound, Alibris, Glose.com, The Book Depository and Walmart.com. Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there.
If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!