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Custom dressmaker to visit show


Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture "makeovers," and making food gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)

Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about how to repurpose garments by turning a vintage wedding dress into a special christening gown. She is President of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals and lives in Baltimore, Md.

Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax, and he's going to show how to make some quick and easy furniture "makeovers" for people who don't have a lot of time and want to start and finish a project in one day. Minwax is located in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Connie Moyers is with the NM Cooperative Extension Service, and she's going to demonstrate some recipes that everyone will enjoy receiving as a gift or preparing for themselves. Moyers lives in Clovis.

Information on paper embossing, redoing an unfinished nightstand and showing decorative stitches on quilts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)

Cozetta Moore will show how to create one-of-a-kind cards through paper embossing. The supplies are minimal, and lots of imagination is all that is required. She's with The Print Shop in Portales.

Furniture refinishing expert, Bruce Johnson will show how to give a custom and colorful look to an unfinished nightstand — and provide a fun and creative project for the entire family. Johnson represents Minwax.

June Mellinger, director of Education with Brother International, will show how to jazz up an Amish quilt with decorative stitches and also show how to make other quilts look as though they were quilted by hand.

Mellinger is from Bridgewater, N.J.

Eggnog pound cake

1 pkg. (16 ozs.) pound cake mix

1 1/4 cups eggnog

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat all ingredients together at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from the pan to wire rack, and cool completely, about 1 hour.

Note: If you think this pound cake couldn't get any better – try toasting the slices and spreading them with your favorite jam or preserves for a holiday breakfast treat.

"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, Albuquerque.


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