Creative Living April 20

Information on “shabby chic” decorating and using a rice cooker will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

According to artist and designer, Tera Leigh of Paintability, “shabby chic” decorating is becoming more and more popular because it has an antique look. She’ll demonstrate this technique by painting on candles, trays, boxes and other common household items. She lives in Carlsbad, Calif.

Barbara de Marco, kitchen manager for Riviana Kitchens in Houston, will explain how the rice cooker provides a “goof-proof” solution to well-rounded meals that are ready to eat when you are.

Information on making themed scrapbook albums, making chenille fabric and creating greeting cards for any occasion will be the featured topics at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Thursday.

Debbie Sorensen is an independent consultant with Creative Memories in Carlsbad, and she will explain about themed albums, which are great for self expression. She’ll demonstrate how to power sort and do a power layout, and then show some samples of various themed albums.

Nancy Lovett is a sewing instructor with Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque, and she will show how easy it is to make chenille fabric.

Maria Nerius, spokesperson for in Portland, Ore., will show some quick and easy greeting cards to make for any occasion.

Aromatic Pesto Rice

1 bag Success White or Success Brown Rice