Total length of this podcast: 45:15
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First of all, since I'm recording this on Valentine's Day, here is what my husband gave me today. Tulips, heart cookie cutters, and my favorite candy, Jordan almonds!
Today's bumper music is the French love song Plaisir d'Amour written in 1780.
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I'm recording this podcast and writing this blog entry on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010, which happens to be fellow podcaster Jennifer Ruvalcaba's birthday (of Patchwork and Pacifiers fame). CLICK HERE to visit her blog and podcast and to wish her a happy birthday (even if it's late!).
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THE FIBER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 10:30]
Fabric Beading Bibliography
- Beaded Crazy Quilting, Cindy Gorder, Krause Publications, 2005.
- Beading Basics, 30 Embellishing Techniques for Quilters, Mary Stori, C&T Publishing, 2004.
- Beading on Fabric, Larkin Jean Van Horn, Inverweave Press, LLC, 2006.
- The Art of Bead Embroidery, Sherry Serafini anbd Heidi Kummli, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 2007.
Supplies (minus the potpourri for the filling)
Starting the Lattice Stitch
More of the Lattice Stitch
Close-up of the Lattice Stitch
The Line Stitch
Stacking the Beads for the Flower
The Stacked Flower Almost Done
Making the Flower Bud
Sewn Together -- Trimming the Corners
Turning Right-side Out -- BE CAREFUL!
Filling With Lavender Buds
Sewing the Opening Closed
Five-Bead Picot Stitch
CLICK HERE for the free downloadable project sheet for the Beaded Sachet.
THE PAPER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 19:08]
Festive Paper Hat (The Pressman's Cap)
Fold the newspaper in half, fold away from you.
Fold the two sides toward the middle.
Fold the top sheet of paper up twice (this makes the hatband).
Turn the hat over.
Fold the two sides toward the middle, just overlapping (1/2 inch).
Fold the bottom edges up toward the center.
Fold the bottom up . . .
. . . and tuck it inside the hatband.
Fold the point down and tuck it inside the hatband.
Open the hat and flatten it.
Fold the two points in and tuck them into the hatband.
This is what it should look like. You're almost done!
Open the hat.
Square up all the edges. Decorate (or not!).
CLICK HERE for the downloadable project sheet for the Pressman's Cap.
CLICK HERE for the Halloween/Mardi Gras Mask.
THE RECIPE SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 25:20]
Traditional Creme Brulee
The water bath -- note that the water comes only half way on the cups!
Ted torching the sugar (this one is a little darker than it should be).
THE GRAB BAG [Podcast minute marker: 37:40]
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Creativity isn't a race . . .
. . . it's an adventure!