Designer shows how to make wedding shower center pieces

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist

Information on working with fat quarters, making centerpieces, and sewing antique appliqué pillowcases will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Kimberly Jolly, owner of the Fat Quarter Shop, explains that a fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut 18” x 22-1/2”, and it makes an economical way to purchase a large quantity of fabric for various sewing and quilting projects. She lives in Manchaca, Texas.

Designer, Jinger Adams shows how to create a centerpiece for a wedding shower utilizing a watering can, scrapbook paper, photos and other common craft materials. It can also be adapted for a baby shower, mother’s day, and graduation or teacher gift. Adams represents Just Jinger/Wilton Enterprises in Sandy, Utah.

Sewing expert, Cindy Losekamp shows how to make antique appliqué pillowcases with decorative border designs. Her company is Sew Artfully Yours in Cedar Grove, Ind.

Information on replacing wrought iron railings, using interfacings, and making snacks with honey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Furniture refinishing expert, Bruce Johnson will show how to replace out-of-date wrought iron railings with new wooden ones that can be stained, finished and assembled yourself. Johnson represents Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Jane Schenck, Pellon Consumer Productions, will explain why interfacings are needed when sewing garments. She’ll also show samples of different interfacings and explain where to use them. She’s from Durham, N.C.

According to Gretchen Frederick, spokesperson for The National Honey Board will demonstrate several recipes for kids to make and eat. She’s from Longmont, Colo.

Golden nugget dip
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup prepared spicy brown mustard
Combine honey and mustard; mix well. Serve as a dip for chicken nuggets, vegetables or pretzels. Yield: 6 servings. Substitution Tip: Regular or Dijon mustard may be used in place of spicy brown mustard.

Hawaiian honey dip
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
Combine all ingredients; microwave on high (100 percent) 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool. Serve as a dip for chicken nuggets and/or vegetables. Yield: 4 servings.

Honey shake it up
1 1/2 cups cold milk
11/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup honey
5 ice cubes
Put all ingredients except ice cubes in blender. Blend on slow speed. Add ice cubes. Blend on slow again until smooth. Serve in tall glasses. Yield: 2 servings.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque.