Kiki Lowenstein and the Penny Pincher: Part 2


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By
Joanna Campbell Slan
Editor’s Note: In Part 1, Kiki
Lowenstein, owner of Time in a Bottle, has been teaching a two-session class
called “The Double-Dip.” This week, her customers will be bringing one of their
favorite dessert recipes, a photo of the dessert, and the recipe to use in an
8- by 8-inch cookbook album. There’s a bit of friction in the group because
Iona Lippman and Lisa Ferguson both claim to make an outstanding red velvet
cake. Furthermore, two of Kiki’s customers have also challenged her come up
with inexpensive scrapbook embellishments. Can Kiki keep everybody happy?

13 thoughts on “Kiki Lowenstein and the Penny Pincher: Part 2

  1. Thanks, Joanna, I am really enjoying your combination of ideas in this new story. I enjoy reading about the techniques that you describe in your stories. Here in my part of rural PA, we are usually behind you in some techniques, but other things we do know about. I really enjoy the things that you teach me. Still haven't mastered ZenTangles, though 🙂

  2. What a fun and interesting installment. You are just amazing with what you know and do in the crafting sphere. Thank you so much. Cake recipe will be sent soon.

    Cynthia

  3. Katherine, nobody masters Zentangle. It's like yoga, because you can practice it, and benefit, but I'm not sure about mastery. Glad you like the ideas. The editor wanted a Kiki story, and I wanted to write about thrifty scrapbooking, so…ta-dah!

  4. Cynthia, want to hear a secret? When I met my son's new girlfriend, I overheard her telling her friend on the phone that I was, "Like some kind of crafting queen." ROFL. I do have fun with stuff, but there's no tiara on my head!

  5. Having read all your Kiki books and trying your ideas I would definitly call you a crafting queen!!!
    Thanks for the first 2 parts of this story, I'm hooked and can't wait for more.

  6. Great start, can't wait to read the next. Your ideas are always so great and you are so talented!

  7. you have got us all hooked Joanna, and as the weather cools here in the Northeast…ahhh, no problem, more reading time, love it, Thanks so much, Peggy in Maine