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Transforming scarves, play clay ahead on show


December 23, 2018

Information on transforming scarves into wearable garments, making play clay and melding succulents and dried grapewood into floral designs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Patty Dunn will show how to transform scarves into wearable garments. She calls this Pashmina possibilities. She’ll show a simple way to turn a scarf into a shrug jacket and will show several other garments made from scarves. Dunn lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Charlene Patton is with the Home Baking Association in Topeka, Kansas, and she’s going to show how to make play clay and will explain how this simple activity can teach children so much about cooking and baking. She’ll show how children can easily make bread in a bag.

Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and she’s going to show how to meld together two of nature’s wonders — succulents and dried grapewood — to create some interesting floral designs. Schwartz is from Redondo Beach, California.

Information on finishes for unlined jackets and ways to make a framed butterfly wall decoration will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about the benefits of unlined jackets and will show some beautiful finishes for these jackets. These include a French seam, a rolled edge seam and bias binding using a Hong Kong finish. She is president of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Donna Salazar is a professional crafter and designer and she’s going to show how to make a framed butterfly wall decoration that includes a quote to make it personalized for the recipient. She’s from Irvine, California.

Bread in a Bag

• 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 envelope yeast

• 3 tablespoons sugar

• 3 tablespoons non-fat dry milk powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 cup water

• 3 tablespoons corn oil

Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, dry milk, and salt in a 1-gallon, resealable heavy duty freezer bag. Squeeze upper part of bag to force out air. Shake and work bag with fingers to blend ingredients. Heat water and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); add to flour mixture. Reseal bag; mix thoroughly by working bag with fingers. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a stiff batter that pulls away from the bag. Remove dough from bag; knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about eight to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Roll dough to 12 inch by 7 inch rectangle. Beginning from short end, roll up tightly. Pinch seam and ends to seal. Place in greased 8 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Cool five minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:

[email protected]


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