July 27, 2015


Not too long ago, Brooke Bock of Artistic Endeavors, shared a post announcing a "hot off the press" most fabulous book, Seaside Crafting, by Cynthia Shaffer.  Of course, I was curious, delighted and eager to check it out.  I will definitely be adding this one to my personal library collection; after all, I'm a minute's walk to the beach.
But not yet having the book in my possession bears no influence with not being inspired.  Nope.
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
This is my interpretation of one of the featured crafts in the book, and my favorite.  It doesn't take much to achieve the desired look of a weathered little sailboat.  They're so stinking easy to make!

For those of you who are not blessed with the nearness of driftwood laden salty shores, I whipped up a different style of sailing vessel just for you.
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
Somewhat Huck Finn-esque, wouldn't you say?

Happy sailing :)


  1. This brings back childhood memories :)
    I admire your creativity and the natural touch of your creations. The world needs more of this to keep the balance. I decided it was a good reason to nominate you to One Lovely Blog Award. For the last conversations/comments I nominate you to the Sisterhood of the World Award since you gave me the strenght and support I needed without even knowing me. Read more about it in my blog. Have a great week!

  2. Great post! I love Cynthia's book Coastal Crafts. It is full of fun projects. I love these little sailboats of yours.... I am still trying to get my friends to choose this as our next craft...gourds are taking longer than we anticipated... And I am tickled pink that Charlotte nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Yours is a blog that is beautiful, gentle, and inspiring. I understand why many bloggers use it as a business, but I am so drawn to those who use their blog as a way to share things that are beautiful just for the sake of sharing and beauty.... The whole Karma thing comes back to you ten fold, I believe. Yours is a blog I will always follow...full of grace and beauty. I just smile when I know there is a new post from you or a sweet comment. You leave a wake of kindness where you have been. You inspire me!!!


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