Cake decorating featured on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living

Information on making bias strip cording, “upcycled” accessories and cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Pam Damour of The Decorating Diva will show how to make continuous bias strips and turn them into perfect welt cords, and then show how to apply the cords to different projects. She’s from Champlain, N.Y.

Crafter Marisa Pawelko will show how to create “upcycled” accessories out of common household items. These include a juice bottle gift basket, a fruity handbag and a can magnet — just to name a few. Pawelko lives in Winfield, Ill.

Nancy Siler always has something new to show in the way of cake decorating, and this time it has to do with a cake made with puffed rice cereal. She calls it a Crispy Twist Cake. Siler is with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill.

Information on making a rag quilt, choosing carpet and decorating a home office will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Carol Bell, sewing instructor with Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center, will show how to make use of leftover fabrics to create a beautiful rag quilt. This project is good for beginners because it’s such an easy process. She lives in Albuquerque.

Since carpet is a major investment, Kathryn Sellers says it’s important to choose the right carpet based on traffic patterns, family likes and activities within the home. Sellers is with The Carpet and Rug Institute in Dalton, Ga.

According to decorating expert and Hewlett Packard spokeswoman Deborah Durham, it’s sometimes hard to think of masculine ways to decorate a home office. She’ll show how to make a bulletin board, mouse pad, magnets and even more — all featuring a “fisherman’s theme.” Durham lives in Santa Fe.