Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6623

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>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST SHERYL BORDEN. >> I'M SO GLAD YOU JOINED ME TODAY FOR "CREATIVE LIVING." WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE SOME DARLING DOMINOES, SHOW HOW TO MAKE A FELTED FLEECE SCARF BY MACHINE, AND SHOW A UNIQUE TYPE OF GREETING CARD YOU MIGHT LIKE TO MAKE. ONE OF MY GUESTS IS SHANNON BIELKE, AND SHE'S A DESIGNER AND CRAFTER FROM PAYSON, ARIZONA. SHANNON WILL SHOW HOW TO USE REGULAR DOMINOES AND A FEW SIMPLE CRAFT PRODUCTS AND TURN THEM INTO JEWELRY, BOOKS, ORNAMENTS, AND MUCH MORE. HER BUSINESS IS SHA & COMPANY. ANOTHER GUEST ON TODAY'S SHOW IS MICHELE MUSKA, AND SHE'S A REPRESENTATIVE OF SIMPLICITY CREATIVE GROUP IN ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE. MICHELE'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE THE NEW 12-NEEDLE DELUXE ELECTRIC FELTING MACHINE, AS SHE QUICKLY MAKES A FELTED FLEECE SCARF. AND WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW WITH DONNA SALAZAR, WHO'S A PROFESSIONAL CRAFTER AND DESIGNER. AND DONNA'S GOING TO SHOW HOW TO CREATE A GREETING CARD WITH A REMOVABLE PAPER HAIR FLOWER SO YOU HAVE 2 GIFTS IN ONE. HER COMPANY IS DONNA SALAZAR DESIGNS, AND SHE'S FROM IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. DONNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND FOR BRINGING ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT SOME I'VE SEEN IN MAGAZINES AND CRAFT OUTLETS, BUT I WOULD HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. SO I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE TO TELL US WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. WHERE DO YOU FIND AN INSPIRATION FOR THE THINGS THAT YOU MAKE? >> A LOT OF TIMES, IT'S JUST PLAY TIME IN MY STUDIO. AND I'LL SEE SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE'S DONE AND MAYBE JUST TRY TO DO IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, PUT MY TWIST ON IT--MY GIRLY GRUNGE TWIST IS WHAT I CALL IT. >> GIRLY GRUNGE. OK! AND THIS HAS AN EXAMPLE OF GIRLY GRUNGE ON IT. >> YES, IT DOES. >> THIS IS ACTUALLY 2 GIFTS IN ONE, ISN'T IT? >> YES. >> A CARD... >> AND THEN IT HAS A MIXED-MEDIA HAIR FLOWER THAT JUST PULLS OFF. IT'S GOT A LITTLE BOBBY PIN ON THE BACK, SO YOU CAN JUST SLIDE IT UNDER. YOU LEAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SPACE THERE SO YOU CAN SLIDE IT UNDER. >> WOULDN'T THIS BE CUTE FOR A BABYSITTER? >> ABSOLUTELY! >> IT'S A GREAT IDEA. >> YEAH, JUST A LITTLE THANK-YOU GIFT FOR SOMEONE WHO'S DONE SOMETHING NICE. >> OK, HOW DO WE GET STARTED DOING THIS? >> SO, I USED A LARGE-FORMAT DIECUT MACHINE. >> NOW, THESE ARE THE DIES. THESE ARE LARGE, AREN'T THEY? >> REALLY, REALLY LARGE DIES, RIGHT. AND THAT IS WHAT CUT THIS OUT. BUT BECAUSE IT HAS A FLAT EDGE, I WANTED TO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING TO IT. SO I WENT AHEAD AND I USED THIS PRE-DIECUT STUFF, AND I JUST WRINKLED IT UP. AND THIS IS GONNA BECOME A RUFFLE. >> WRINKLED IT UP INTENTIONALLY. >> YES, WRINKLED IT UP INTENTIONALLY. BUT BECAUSE I LIKE THE GIRLY GRUNGE, I HAVE THIS DISTRESSING MACHINE THAT WORKS REALLY FAST. >> IT'S A DISTRESSING MACHINE. >> DISTRESSING MACHINE. AND IT HELPS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE CARPAL TUNNEL AND DON'T WANT TO DO THE CONSTANT-- >> SANDPAPER. ISN'T THAT WHAT YOU DO? >> IT'S REALLY FAST. IT'S A LITTLE BIT LOUD, BUT-- >> LET ME SEE HOW YOU DO IT.

[GRINDING] SO, IT SOUNDS A LITTLE BIT LIKE

A POWER TOOL. SO, IT WAS REALLY SUPER FAST. AND I'M GONNA LET YOU TRY THIS RIGHT HERE. ALL YOU DO IS PUSH THIS BUTTON-- >> OH, GO ON THIS EDGE? OK. >> AND THEN JUST RUN THAT EDGE THROUGH. AND SO YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRESS. >> OH, IT'S THE BEST GRUNGE I'VE EVER SEEN. HA HA! I NEVER KNEW THEY HAD THAT SORT OF THING. I JUST HAVE DONE THE FINGERNAIL FILE OR PIECE OF SANDPAPER. >> YEAH, IT MAKES IT A LOT FASTER. >> BUT WITH THE SCALLOPED EDGE, IT'S REALLY EASIER. >> YEAH. OK, SO, I'VE ALREADY DONE THAT TO THIS, AND I'VE INKED UP THE EDGES AND I'VE ADDED SOME ADHESIVE HERE. SO, WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS I'M GOING TO DO THAT RUFFLE. >> OH, AND IT'S PAPER. >> AND IT'S A PAPER RUFFLE. >> YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE EASY WITH FABRIC, BUT I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN. >> SO, WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS I'M JUST GONNA TAKE THIS EDGE, AND IT'S REALLY, REALLY FAST. YOU JUST LINE UP ONE SIDE AND LINE UP THE OTHER SIDE. >> JUST LIKE SEWING. >> YEP, AND THEN JUST KIND OF WORK FROM HERE, AND THAT GIVES ME AN IDEA, SO--BECAUSE I'M REALLY NOT A VERY EXACT PERSON, AS YOU CAN SEE. AND YOU JUST KIND OF WRINKLE AS YOU GO-- >> HA HA! WRINKLE AS YOU GO. >> ALL THE WAY ACROSS, ALL THE WAY ACROSS. AND THEN ONCE YOU GET THAT WHOLE RUFFLE--OOPS, I GOT IT KIND OF CROOKED HERE. ONCE YOU GET THAT RUFFLE DONE, THEN YOU ARE GOING TO JUST ADD THIS LITTLE LACE WITH THE PEARLS ON IT. >> KIND OF PRETTY. AND YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE WHO SEW, I HAVE DRAWERS AND CONTAINERS FULL OF LITTLE PIECES--8, 9, 10 INCHES-- THAT YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH. >> RIGHT. AND SO I HAVE IT GO OFF THE EDGE THERE, AND THEN I'LL ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THAT ADHESIVE HERE ON THE BACK TO FLIP THAT AROUND, BUT THERE IS THIS OPEN SPACE HERE IN THE MIDDLE, WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE PAPER FLOWER-- >> THAT'S WHY YOU LEFT THE OPEN SPACE. >> RIGHT, RIGHT. BUT WHAT I'M GONNA SHOW YOU NOW IS THIS FLOWER. AND THIS WAS DONE FROM A BUNCH OF THOSE DIES THAT WORKED WITH THE LARGE FORMAT MACHINE SO YOU CAN CUT THEM ALL OUT AT THE SAME TIME. >> AND YOU CAN CUT MULTIPLE PIECES AT A TIME? >> YES, YOU CAN, DEPENDING ON THE THICKNESS. THIS IS PRETTY THIN. >> OH, YEAH, THAT'S THIN. >> AND SO YOU CAN CUT ABOUT 4 LAYERS OF THIS AT A TIME, NO PROBLEM. >> IS THIS JUST NEWSPAPER, OR WHAT IS THAT? >> THIS IS ACTUALLY SPECIFICALLY FOR CRAFTING. >> OH. >> AND I LIKE THAT LOOK OF THE NEWSPAPER, DICTIONARIES, BUT A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU'RE USING THAT STUFF AND YOU TRY TO WORK WITH IT, IT GETS JUST KIND OF GRAY. >> IT SMEARS, THAT INK. >> THAT INK SMEARING, YEAH. >> SO, WHAT YOU DO--THERE'S ACTUALLY ALREADY A HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THIS FLOWER. SO, YOU JUST STACK THEM UP BY SIZE, THEN PUT A BRAD IN. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THEN YOU JUST KIND OF GO LIKE THIS. >> OH, JUST TO PICK UP THE EDGES. >> IT'S SO EASY TO DO THIS FLOWER. AND THEN YOU JUST SPRITZ IT. AND I HAVE A LITTLE HAPPINESS CONTAINER IS WHAT I CALL IT. >> SO THAT IT DOESN'T GET ALL OVER YOUR-- >> YEAH, SO IT DOESN'T GO EVERYWHERE. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THEN I'LL TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF THIS CLEAR GLUE THAT IS VERY FINE--NOT FINE. IT'S THIN. >> IT'S THIN. >> SO IT WORKS REALLY NICE WITH FINE GLITTER. AND I WILL JUST KIND OF-- >> IT'S RANDOM. YOU'RE NOT PUTTING IT-- >> YEAH, I'M NOT A VERY PRECISE KIND OF A PERSON. AND THEN I JUST KIND OF STICK IT IN HERE AND THEN SHAKE THE GLITTER OVER IT AND THEN TAP IT OFF. AND THEN I'LL PROBABLY ADD MORE LAYERS OF THAT AS YOU GO DOWN. >> MM-HMM. >> BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS SAME EXACT DIE SET IS YOU CAN MAKE FLOWERS THAT LOOK LIKE THIS. >> OH, THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS. >> SO, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE JUST RANDOM AND QUICK, YOU CAN ACTUALLY SCULPT LITTLE ROSES OUT OF THOSE DIES. >> THOSE WERE DIECUT FLOWERS AS WELL. >> SAME EXACT DIE AS THIS HERE. OR YOU CAN USE--THIS ONE USES WATERCOLOR PAPER. AND THIS IS ACTUALLY FROM THIS DIE SET. IT'S GOT--SO, YOU CAN DO LITTLE FUN, MIXED MEDIA, ALL RANDOM SHAPES AND SIZES FOR IT. >> I SEE, BUT THIS FLOWER IS THE WATERCOLOR PAPER? >> THAT SAME WATERCOLOR PAPER, MM-HMM. >> WOW. >> SO, SUPER SIMPLE. >> NOW, FINDING RESOURCES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE A PERSON COULD TAKE YOUR CLASSES OR WHATEVER, YOU HAVE A CHRONICLE THAT I THINK PEOPLE MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING ABOUT. >> YES, THIS IS WHAT I USE FOR MOST OF MY MIXED MEDIA. AND THEY CAN FIND INFORMATION ON MY WEBSITE, AND IT'LL TELL 'EM WHERE THEY CAN FIND IT AND DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM. >> BECAUSE SOMETIMES EVEN THOUGH WE MAY SEE THIS DEMO, LIKE TODAY, WHEN WE GET HOME AND GET ALL OF OUR SUPPLIES, IT'S LIKE, "DID SHE DO THAT FIRST, OR DID SHE DO SOMETHING ELSE FIRST?" SO IT'S REALLY NICE TO HAVE THAT AS A REFERENCE FOR LATER ON. >> YES. >> DONNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> ABSOLUTELY! >> I'VE LEARNED ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WERE AVAILABLE. >> THANK YOU. >> MICHELE, IT'S REALLY NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. AND I UNDERSTAND WE'RE GOING TO BE INTRODUCED TO A FELTING MACHINE, WHICH CERTAINLY TAKES ALL THAT HAND LABOR OUT OF THE PROCESS. >> IT DOES. FAST AND EASY AND FUN, AND YOU CAN BE VERY CREATIVE. SAVE ALL YOUR TIME FOR BEING CREATIVE INSTEAD OF DOING-- >> DOING THAT MUNDANE-- >> RIGHT, AND HURTING YOUR ELBOW AT THE SAME TIME. >> WELL, YES, AND YOU EXPERIENCED THAT YOURSELF. AND SCARVES ARE SO POPULAR THIS YEAR. BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT, I WAS SURPRISED THAT YOU COULD FELT WHEN YOU'RE MAKING A SCARF, BECAUSE THEY'RE USUALLY VERY PLIABLE AND SOFT. >> RIGHT. WE'RE DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE UNTRADITIONAL TODAY. I USUALLY FELT WITH WOOL AND SILK AND VELVET AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THAT'S MORE MY STYLE, BUT I FOUND THAT YOU COULD FELT ON FLEECE. AND I THOUGHT, "WOW, HOW GREAT IS THAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE--HOW MANY SCARVES CAN YOU MAKE OUT OF A YARD OF FLEECE?" >> HOW MANY? >> DOZENS-- >> HA HA! >> PROBABLY, RIGHT? >> HOW INEXPENSIVE A JOB IS THAT? >> AND REALLY FUN, TOO. AND SO, YOU CAN GET A COUPLE DIFFERENT COLORS OF FLEECE. YOU CAN ADD THEM TOGETHER. YOU CAN PUT ROVING AROUND IT. >> AND IT'S STILL FAIRLY SOFT. >> IT IS. AND WHAT YOU CAN DO IS LEAVE THE EMBELLISHMENTS TOWARDS THE BOTTOM. SO, THE PART YOU WRAP AROUND YOUR NECK IS STILL REALLY PLIABLE AND SOFT. AND KIDS LIKE THAT, AND SOME OF US GROWNUPS DO, TOO, LIKE IT NICE AND SOFT AROUND YOUR NECK. >> AND I WAS THINKING, TOO. OF COURSE, THIS ONE IS CLOSE DOWN HERE, BUT YOU COULD DO FRINGE ON THE BOTTOM. JUST CLIP IT, BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT RAVELING. >> OR YOU COULD DO A SCALLOPED EDGE ALL AROUND. >> OH, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. >> SO, IT'S PRETTY MUCH ENDLESS. YOU COULD USE YOUR ROTARY CUTTERS. YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE THE SCALLOPED, WAVY BLADES AND THE PINKING, THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, YOU COULD REALLY-- >> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. >> YEAH, YOU COULD DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS. >> AND FLEECE COMES IN SO MANY COLORS. >> AND PRINTS, TOO. >> OH, UH-HUH. >> I LIKE TO USE A SOLID, 'CAUSE I THINK IT SHOWS UP THE OTHER COLORS, SHOWS UP THE ROVING. I PARTICULARLY LOVE TO USE THE HAND-DYED ALPACA ROVING THAT IS HERE. AND I HAVE IT IN A BIG BALL IN THE FRONT. >> IT'S HAND-DYED, SO THAT'S WHY THIS SKEIN, I GUESS YOU COULD CALL IT-- >> RIGHT. >> OF THE ALPACA YARN IS SO BEAUTIFUL. >> IT IS. >> COMES IN SO MANY COLORS. >> DIFFERENT COLORS. SO, WHAT'S REALLY FUN IS YOU COULD USE THIS SAME ROVING, BUT YOU COULD USE IT ON A GREEN BASE, A PURPLE BASE. YOU COULD USE IT ON A PINK BASE. SO, YOU COULD USE THIS PARTICULAR ROVING ON ALL THE DIFFERENT FACES, IF YOU LIKE. THIS IS WHAT'S THE LITTLE MORE PRICEY PART OF IT, BUT THAT'S THE FUN PART, TOO. >> UH-HUH. >> SO, I'M GONNA START SHOWING YOU HOW TO WORK THE FELTING MACHINE. THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR HAS A NICE GUARD AROUND THE 12 NEEDLES. AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE WE ALL GET EXCITED AND WE GET OUR FINGERS IN THERE, AND YOU NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING-- >> ACCIDENTS. >> RIGHT. SO, YOU CAN ALSO WORK WITH CHILDREN. AND FLEECE AND POLYFELT IS A REALLY GOOD BASE TO START WITH KIDS, 'CAUSE IT'S INEXPENSIVE, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM MESSING UP AND TRYING AGAIN. AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY'S VERY SUCCESSFUL, EVEN WITH THEIR FIRST TRY. >> OH, THAT'S ENCOURAGING. >> YEAH, IT'S REALLY HELPFUL. SO, WHAT I DID IS I FOUND A CONTRASTING FLEECE. I USED PURPLE, AND I JUST TOOK SOME-- ACTUALLY, I TOOK THE END OF MY THREAD SPOOLS AND DREW AROUND THEM. >> MADE A PATTERN. >> RIGHT. MADE A PATTERN. AND YOU CAN USE THE MARKERS IF YOU WANT, BECAUSE ON FLEECE, I THINK YOU NEED SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE STABLE TO DO THAT. AND THEN YOU CAN JUST PLOP IT THERE. >> AND DO YOU EVER USE MULTIPLE LAYERS AT A TIME? >> YOU CAN. >> OH, YOU CAN? >> YOU CAN IF YOU LIKE. SO, I COULD ACTUALLY PUT A SMALLER GREEN PIECE OR PINK ON TOP OF THAT AND DO THAT ALL TOGETHER. I HAPPEN TO BE-- SINCE I'M SO EXPERIENCED WITH THE FELTING MACHINE, I DON'T NEED TO HOLD THIS DOWN. BUT IT'S NOT ADVISABLE TO USE PINS, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL AND YOU DON'T TAKE THE PIN OUT IN TIME, IF YOUR NEEDLE TOUCHES A PIN IT WILL BREAK YOUR NEEDLE. >> SO, IF YOU BREAK ONE NEEDLE, DO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE WHOLE UNIT? >> NO, YOU DON'T. >> OH, GOOD. >> I ACTUALLY HAVE GONE DOWN JUST TO A COUPLE, BECAUSE I'M LIKE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT I'M DOING AND I DON'T WANT TO STOP. >> YEAH. >> BUT WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO MAYBE 4 OR 5 OR IT MAKES KIND OF A THUMPING NOISE, YOU'LL KNOW THAT IT'S PRETTY MUCH TIME. >> TIME TO CHANGE. >> OK. >> AND IT'S FAIRLY SIMPLE TO DO THAT. IT COMES WITH A LITTLE ALLEN WRENCH, AND YOU JUST TAKE 'EM APART. THE NEEDLES ARE INDIVIDUALLY BARBED, WHICH THERE'S LITTLE NOTCHES TAKEN OUT OF THE ACTUAL STEEL. >> THAT'S WHAT DOES THE PROCESS. >> RIGHT, EXACTLY. SO, THE NEEDLES COME THROUGH THE TOP, TAKE THE FIBERS ON THE TOP FABRIC, PUSH 'EM DOWN BELOW, AND THEN THEY PULL IT BACK UP THROUGH. AND THAT'S WHAT ATTACHES THEM TOGETHER. >> AND IT LOOKS SO STRANGE BECAUSE YOU DON'T USE ANY THREAD. >> NO. NO THREAD. THERE'S NO THREAD, NO BOBBINS. BUT IT DOES HAVE A FOOT PEDAL, LIKE A MACHINE, BUT YOU'D HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S NO FEED DOG. SO, IT'S NOT GONNA MOVE IT FOR YOU. YOU HAVE TO-- >> LIKE FREE-MOTION QUILTING? >> EXACTLY. AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS HAVE A NICE RHYTHM, A NICE SPEED. IF YOU MOVE THE BOTTOM FABRIC TOO FAST WHEN THE NEEDLES ARE DOWN, YOU'LL BEND YOUR NEEDLES, AND THAT COULD CAUSE THEM TO BREAK AS WELL. >> THAT MAKES SENSE. >> AND YOU'RE GOING TO BREAK NEEDLES. IT JUST HAPPENS. >> UH-HUH. >> I DO IT ALL THE TIME. I DON'T LIKE IT WHEN I DO IT, BUT YOU KNOW...

[WHIRRING] SO, I STARTED FELTING HERE.

AND WHAT I'M GONNA SHOW YOU, YOU START TO SEE SOME LITTLE HOLES IN THERE. >> WAFFLE WEAVE. >> RIGHT. AND YOU CAN ALWAYS TAKE YOUR FINGER, YOUR NAIL, AND GO LIKE THIS AND KIND OF... >> OH. >> GET THAT. >> NOW, WHAT IF YOU DECIDED YOU DIDN'T LIKE THAT THERE, YOU WANTED IT FARTHER BACK? >> I HAVEN'T FELTED TOO LONG, SO I CAN-- >> OH, YOU CAN JUST PULL IT RIGHT OUT. >> AND I CAN PULL IT RIGHT OUT. SO, YOU CAN SEE ON THESE PIECES, THEY'VE BEEN FELTED A LITTLE BIT LONGER. THIS IS A LITTLE BIT HARDER, AND IT HAS ROVING AROUND IT. SO, I REALLY WOULD SORT OF-- >> HATE TO PULL THAT. >> YEAH, BUT I'M GONNA SHOW YOU I CAN, BUT THAT ONE'S PRETTY MUCH THERE. >> AND IF YOU DID AND THEN CHANGED YOUR MIND, YOU COULD GO BACK AND FELT RIGHT ON TOP OF THAT. >> RIGHT. SO, I'M GONNA JUST DO THAT.

[WHIRRING] AND THERE IT IS ALL BETTER.

>> ALL FIXED. >> YEAH. SELF-MENDING. >> SELF-MENDING. >> SO, I'M GONNA GET THIS DOWN. AND THEN, HERE, THE ROVING THAT WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, YOU CAN PULL APART VERY EASILY LIKE THIS. SO, I TAKE A LITTLE PIECE LIKE THIS, AND I JUST WIND IT AROUND. >> NOW, WHAT IF LIKE ON THIS, WHAT IF I REALLY WANTED MORE OF THIS PINK. WOULD I JUST WANT TO CUT THAT OFF? >> YOU COULD AND COULD CUT IT, OR YOU COULD PULL IT. >> JUST PULL IT, OK. >> AND THE THICKER IT IS, THE HARDER IT IS TO PULL, BUT SAY YOU DID WANT THE PINK-- >> OH, SO YOU COULD--I SEE. >> AND YOU CAN JUST... OF COURSE, IN MY STASH AT HOME, I HAVE PINK AND PURPLE. >> I BET. HA HA! >> SO, I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. AND SO WHAT YOU CAN DO IS YOU CAN WIND IT AROUND LIKE THIS. THE OTHER THING YOU CAN DO FOR PLACEMENT IS YOU CAN USE A SPRAY ADHESIVE. >> OH, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. >> SPRAY ADHESIVE, AND IT DOES NOT GUM UP THE NEEDLES. FOR SOME REASON, IT WORKS GREAT. SO, THAT'S HELPFUL, TOO. >> YEAH, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE NOT USED TO-- >> ESPECIALLY IN THE BEGINNING. >> RIGHT. I THOUGHT THE SAME THING.

[WHIRRING] >> PERSONALLY, I LIKE THE

EXCITEMENT OF KIND OF WHAT HAPPENS. WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS, AND IT'S KIND OF PART OF THE DESIGN. SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, I DID THAT AROUND HERE. SO, I'M GONNA TRY ANOTHER PIECE. LET'S GET ANOTHER PIECE HERE WITHOUT THE PURPLE. >> OH, MM-HMM. >> AND WE CAN SEE HOW THAT COMES OUT. >> NEVER TWO ALIKE IS THERE? >> YEAH, NO, AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT. AND YOU CAN SEE IT'S SO FUN AND EASY. THE FELTING MACHINE IS JUST REALLY SIMPLE. >> DOES IT HAVE MULTIPLE SPEEDS, OR YOU CONTROL THAT WITH YOUR FOOT? >> YOU CONTROL THE SPEED YOURSELF, YEAH. SO YOU CAN GO SLOWER... >> UH-HUH. >> LIKE THIS. THEN YOU CAN GET GOING, AND THAT'S ABOUT THE FASTEST IT WILL GO. >> UH-HUH. THAT LOOKS PRETTY FAST TO ME. >> YEAH. >> HA HA! UH-HUH. >> AND THEN, LET ME SHOW YOU THE OPPOSITE SIDE, TOO, SO YOU CAN SEE IT'S STARTING TO COME THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE. >> THAT'S INTERESTING HOW THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT DOES BECAUSE OF THAT LITTLE BARB ON THE NEEDLE. >> NOW, SOMETIMES, THE OTHER SIDE LOOKS REALLY BEAUTIFUL, AND IT HAS A VERY ETHEREAL LOOK TO IT. AND I'VE USED THE OTHER SIDE FOR EMBELLISHMENTS AND THINGS. SO, I GO, "OH, I LIKE THE OTHER SIDE BETTER." >> BETTER. >> SOMETIMES, TOO, WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP OUT, YOU CAN...

[WHIRRING] DO THIS SIDE, TOO, TO REALLY

MAKE IT STICK, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT SOME GREEN MIGHT START COMING UP THROUGH. >> BUT THAT'S OK-- >> THAT'S OK. IF YOU DO MIND IT, THEN IT'S A PROBLEM. >> I WANTED YOU TO TELL US ABOUT THIS. >> OH! WELL, I MADE THIS LITTLE CUTE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT. I PUT IT ON CARDS AND DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT I STARTED WITH SOME WOOL FELT. >> OH, YOU'VE GOT LOTS OF RIBBON. >> YEAH. AND I HAD THIS GREAT SWEATER. IT'S REALLY HARD TO FIND OLD SWEATERS THAT ARE COLORFUL, BUT MY MOM ALWAYS SEARCHED WITH ME AT THE GOODWILL OR SOMEPLACE LIKE THAT, AND I FOUND THIS ONE. WELL, SHE FOUND IT, ACTUALLY. AND I WASHED IT AND DRIED IT 3 TIMES. >> AND YOU DO RECOMMEND ALWAYS DOING THAT, BECAUSE YOU WANT IT TO SHRINK UP AS TIGHT-- >> YOU DO, RIGHT, AS TIGHT AS YOU CAN. AND YOU CAN ALSO KNIT AND CROCHET SOMETHING AT 100% WOOL AND WASH IT AND DRY IT. THE PROCESS IS ACTUALLY CALLED "FULLING," BUT YOU END UP WITH A FELTED FABRIC, WHICH IS THE RESULT. >> OH, OK. >> SO, I TOOK THE SWEATER, AND I CUT IT INTO STRIPS. SO YOU CAN KIND OF PULL IT A LITTLE BIT, TOO. AND I JUST RUN THAT RIGHT UNDER THE FELTING MACHINE.

[WHIRRING] >> IT'S THE SAME TECHNIQUE.

>> SAME TECHNIQUE. >> YOU JUST ARE CREATING SORT OF A BACKGROUND PIECE. >> AND I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL YARN THAT I LOVE. AND IT HAS A LITTLE BIT OF IRIDESCENT SPARKLE, WHICH REMINDED ME OF, LIKE, SNOWFLAKES AND CHRISTMAS, AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY PRETTY. >> IT IS. >> AND THEN I JUST TOOK MY ROTARY CUTTER AND CUT OUT SOME REALLY TALL TRIANGLES. I THOUGHT IT REMINDED ME OF DR. SEUSS OR SOMETHING. >> AND YOU COULD MAKE ORNAMENTS OUT OF IT. OR, LIKE YOU SAID, YOU COULD PUT IT ON CARDS. >> RIGHT. I PUT IT ON THE FRONT OF A SILVER CARD, A METALLIC SILVER CARD. >> OH, I BET THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. >> AND THEN I TIED A LITTLE BOW ON IT, AND I ATTACHED IT VERY SIMPLY SO THEY COULD TAKE IT OFF AND PUT IT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE. >> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. YOU COULD SEW BELLS OR YOU COULD DO OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS ON IT. >> IT'S ENDLESS. >> ENDLESS. I KNOW. I'M JUST SITTING HERE, THINKING OF ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO DO. WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT WAS REALLY FUN TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT'S AVAILABLE. >> AND IT'S SO EASY, TOO. >> IT IS. >> SHANNON, I WAS SO EXCITED THAT YOU WERE COMING, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU JUST SIT AROUND AND COME UP WITH THE MOST UNIQUE ITEMS TO MAKE AND DO. YOU'RE CALLED A MIXED MEDIA ARTIST. WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN? >> MIXED MEDIA IS USING JUST ABOUT ANY SUPPLIES YOU WANT WITH ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO USE. >> AND IT'S ALWAYS MULTIPLES, ISN'T IT? >> IT'S ALWAYS MULTIPLES, AND IT ALLOWS YOU TO USE BITS AND PIECES OF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND NOT HAVE TO GO OUT AND BUY SUPPLIES. JUST USE WHAT YOU LIKE, WHAT YOU ENJOY. >> SORT OF LIKE WE USED TO DO AS KIDS WHEN WE'D MAKE THINGS OUT OF WHATEVER MOM HAD AVAILABLE. >> AND THAT'S WHEN I STARTED. >> IS THAT RIGHT? >> IT'S NEVER STOPPED. >> WELL, TODAY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DARLING DOMINOES. >> MY DARLING DOMINOES. >> I JUST LOVE THAT. WE'LL JUST SHOW--HOPEFULLY PEOPLE CAN SEE THIS. AND IT'S A LITTLE... >> IT'S A LITTLE ACCORDION BOOK. >> AND YOU CAN CLOSE IT UP AND TIE IT UP SHORT. AND I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THE MINIATURES. >> I DO, TOO. >> AND THAT, IF YOU WANTED TO AND YOU FELT COMPELLED, YOU COULD TIE IT UP AND HAVE YOUR LITTLE MINI. PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AND SAY "WHAT IS THAT?" AND IF YOU SEE, I'VE USED BUTTONS, AND I'VE USED A LITTLE BIT OF GLITTER AND GLUE ON AND A LITTLE STITCH OF PAPER. >> YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE LITTLE PIECES FROM SCRAPBOOKING THAT WE SAVE? >> RIGHT. AND WE TRY NOT TO SAVE TOO MANY, 'CAUSE YOU COULD MAKE TOO MANY THINGS. THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH TO DO. >> TOO MUCH AND SO LITTLE TIME. I LOVE THIS NECKLACE. >> THAT'S JUST--THANK YOU. IT'S A DOMINO, WHICH IS MY FAVORITE THESE DAYS, 'CAUSE IT'S MINIATURE, TOO, AND YOU CAN DO SO MANY THINGS TO IT. WE ALCOHOL-INKED IT. I TOOK A LITTLE CLIP OF SOME EPHEMERA, AND I INKED IT AND GLUED IT DOWN, AND I USED A LITTLE BEAD AND ANOTHER LITTLE BEAD THERE. AND I WIRED IT, AND LITTLE BITS OF CHAIN AND A COUPLE CHARMS, AND THEN I FOUND SOME BITS AND PIECES OF NECKLACES HERE AND THERE. I GO TO A LOT OF THRIFT STORES. >> I BET YOU DO. >> AND YOU CAN FIND WONDERFUL THINGS WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY. >> AND YOU LOOK AT THINGS TOTALLY DIFFERENT, DON'T YOU? >> I DO. >> SOMEBODY MIGHT LOOK AT THIS AND SAY, "OH, THAT'S AN OLD CHAIN," BUT YOU IMMEDIATELY-- >> RIGHT. AND THAT IS 2 OR 3 DIFFERENT CHAINS PUT TOGETHER, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW-- >> THIS LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE BOOK. >> IT IS A LITTLE BOOK. I USE MY HANDY-DANDY DREMEL SAW TO DRILL THE HOLES IN THESE. >> OH, I WONDERED HOW YOU GOT THAT IN THERE. >> YEAH, AND IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY. AND THEN, I JUST MADE A LITTLE TINY SIGNATURE, WHICH IS ONE SET OF PAGES IN A BOOK. LITTLE TEENY-TINY SIGNATURE, AND I INKED IT, AND I STAMPED IT A LITTLE BIT. >> OH, AND LOOK, YOU CAN SEE THE INSIDE OF THE DOMINOES. YOU COLOR-COORDINATED THEM, THE BLUES. >> HA HA! AND THEN, YOU HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING TINY TO TIE IT UP WITH. WELL, I LIKE THE RUSTIC LOOK, SO THAT WORKED REALLY WELL FOR ME, THE LITTLE JUTE. >> OK. >> AND THEN YOU HAVE YOUR MINIATURE ARTWORK TO GO ALONG WITH MY FAVORITE MINIATURES. AND I DRILLED SOME HOLES. AND WHAT THAT WAS--ORIGINALLY, IT WAS DRILLED LIKE THIS WITH A NUMBER OF HOLES IN IT, BECAUSE I WAS MAKING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS-- WHICH I FORGOT TO BRING. AND THEY'RE LOVELY, BY THE WAY. >> THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. >> YES, AND YOU WIRE IT. AND WITH YOUR WIRE, YOU HAVE THE RANDOM FREEDOM OF WIRING IT THE WAY YOU WANT, PUTTING THE BEADS IN IT THE WAY YOU WANT. BUT BEFORE I WOULD DO THAT, I WOULD ALCOHOL-INK IT. >> OK, AND THAT WAS-- >> ALCOHOL INK WILL STAY ON. I'M SORRY. DIDN'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT. THIS IS ALCOHOL INK. THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT ONES OUT THERE, AND WHAT IT DOES IS IT DRIES QUICKLY, BUT IT ALSO STAYS ON THE SURFACE. >> OH. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT A TOPCOAT LIKE A POLY-SOMETHING, A CLEAR COLOR TO SEAL IT. >> NO. NO, AND I JUST USE AN OLD NAPKIN. YOU COULD BUY ALL THESE FANCY SUPPLIES, BUT YOU JUST PUT A LITTLE BIT IN IT. >> AND IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH, DOES IT? >> NO. AND THEN YOU DAB IT. YOU DAB IT, AND THEN YOU SMEAR IT. AND SEE, I DO IT LIGHTLY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, YOU COULD PUT IT RIGHT ON LIKE THIS-- >> OH. >> AND THEN START SMEARING. AND AS WITH THE DOMINO, IT DOESN'T REALLY TAKE UP A LOT, BUT ONCE IT STARTS TO DRY, YOU CAN PUT LITTLE EDGES IN. SEE HOW YOU LET IT DRY THERE A LITTLE BIT? THEN YOU WORK WITH THE SURFACE. SEE HOW IT'S MOTTLED? >> MM-HMM. >> I GO WITH THAT. THIS IS A GOLD, WHICH WHEN THIS DRIES, I DAB IT ON. BLENDS RIGHT IN WITH THE DIFFERENT COLORS. >> IS THIS THE GOLD? >> THAT'S THE GOLD AND THE GREEN AND A FEW DABS OF THE RED. >> AND DID YOU USE A STENCIL TO DO THIS, OR DID YOU JUST-- >> NO, THIS IS A STAMP, AND THEN IT'S EMBOSSED. >> OH, OK. >> SO, THERE'S SO MANY THINGS. YOU CAN DO RUB-ONS. YOU CAN DO STICK-ONS OF BLING. THOSE ARE PEARLS. YOU CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT SUITS YOU. FOR THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, I CUT UP OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS. >> OH, AND I SAVE THOSE EVERY YEAR. >> YES, BUT YOU USE SUCH TINY BITS THAT YOU DON'T EVEN FEEL SATISFIED THAT YOU SAVED THEM, 'CAUSE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE THEM MORE, YOU KNOW. BUT THEN, YOU COULD PUT THEM ON WITH MOD PODGE-- >> MM-HMM. >> BUT YOU WOULD PUT IT ON AFTER IT'S GOT THE-- >> AFTER YOU'VE DONE YOUR INK. >> RIGHT, AND THEN I TEND TO GO BACK AND EDGE THE PIECES A LITTLE BIT SO THAT THEY HAVE A TOTALLY FINISHED LOOK. >> UH-HUH. >> AND THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN ORNAMENT WITHOUT THE HOLE, SO I WOULD HAVE TO FIND SOME MORE METAL PIECES AT A THRIFT STORE. >> YEAH. YOU EVEN PAINTED ON THIS SIDE. >> YES. >> DO YOU EVER COVER THESE LITTLE GUYS UP, OR DO YOU TEND TO LEAVE THOSE SO IT LOOKS-- >> I TEND TO LEAVE THEM, BECAUSE WITH THE MIXED MEDIA, IT'S KIND OF THE FREEDOM OF KIND OF LETTING IT GO. IF YOU KIND OF LIKE IT, GO WITH IT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO FINISH IT. I NEED TO FINISH THINGS. THAT'S WHY I DID THE BACK. BUT I THINK THIS BACK IS FINISHED ENOUGH. IT'S GOT THE GOLD FINISH. NOTHING LOOKS-- >> IT TIES IN WITH THE REST OF IT. >> RIGHT. NOTHING LOOKS UNFINISHED. BUT MIXED MEDIA, YOU START WITH SOME SUPPLIES, YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GONNA END UP, AND WHERE YOU END UP IS FINE USUALLY. WHERE YOU END UP, YOU'RE GONNA GO, "THAT'S GREAT. I'M GONNA MAKE SOMETHING ELSE, BUT IT'S NOT GONNA BE THE SAME." >> WELL, AND THAT'S WHY THOSE OF US WHO SEW SAVE EVERY SCRAP OF RICKRACK AND EVERY PIECE OF LACE OR WHATEVER-- >> AND THEY USE IT WITH THIS. >> AND IF YOU SCRAPBOOK, YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THESE. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO USE UP THINGS, ISN'T IT? >> YES. >> WELL, THIS IS CUTE. I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT USING DOMINOES, SO I'M GONNA TRY THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU. >> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE LIVING," WE'LL LEARN ALL ABOUT EDIBLE PLANTS. WE'LL TALK ABOUT BUILDING A HEALTHIER HEART AND A HEALTHIER LIFE. AND FINALLY, WE'LL DEMONSTRATE HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL FAUX-BRONZE COLUMNS. ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS OWNS AND OPERATES A NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING BUSINESS, AND HE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT EDIBLE PLANTS, SUCH AS THYME, STEVIA, LAVENDER, AS WELL AS GERANIUMS, PANSIES, AND OTHER FLOWERS. ANOTHER GUEST IS A REGISTERED DIETICIAN AND AUTHOR, AND SHE'S GOING TO EXPLAIN HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHIER HEART AND A HEALTHIER LIFE. HER 4-STEP PLAN IS DOABLE FOR EVERYONE. AND FINALLY, WE'LL TALK TO A VERY TALENTED LADY, WHO WILL SHOW HOW TO PAINT COLUMNS OR ANY ACCESSORY TO COORDINATE USING OIL-RUBBED BRONZE CABINET HARDWARE AND PLUMBING FIXTURES, WHICH ARE REALLY SHOWN IN TODAY'S NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. ALL OF THESE TOPICS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE NEXT "CREATIVE LIVING" SHOW. IF YOU EVER HAVE COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS FOR SHOWS, YOU CAN E-MAIL ME AT SHERYL.BORDEN@ENMU.EDU. I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK YOU TO BECOME A FAN OF "CREATIVE LIVING" ON FACEBOOK. JUST GO TO FACEBOOK.COM, AND IN THE SEARCH WINDOW, TYPE IN "CREATIVE LIVING WITH SHERYL BORDEN." THANKS SO MUCH. I HOPE YOU'LL PLAN TO JOIN ME NEXT TIME FOR "CREATIVE LIVING." >> WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO OFFER A NEW BOOKLET THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS SERIES OF "CREATIVE LIVING." THIS BOOKLET IS TITLED "THE 6600 SERIES," AND IT FEATURES A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF IDEAS AND INFORMATION, AND IT'S AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE ON OUR WEB SITE. POSTED AS A PDF FILE, YOU CAN SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE BOOKLET OR JUST THE SEGMENTS YOU'RE MOST INTERESTED IN. AS WITH ALL OF THE "CREATIVE LIVING" BOOKLETS, YOU'LL FIND INFORMATION ON FOODS & NUTRITION, CLOTHING & FASHION, HEALTH & BEAUTY, HOME DECORATING, AND MUCH MORE. FOR YOUR COPY OF THIS BOOKLET, GO TO OUR WEB SITE AT KENW.ORG AND THEN CLICK ON "CREATIVE LIVING." SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOOKLET SECTION, AND YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS BOOKLET OR ANY OF THE OTHER BOOKLETS WE HAVE AVAILABLE ONLINE. 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In this episode, guests provide tips for making dominos, felted scarves, and greeting cards with a removable paper flower hair clip.

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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 65 / Ep 1
27 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 65 / Ep 2
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