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Upcycling Expert - Annie Temmink

Annie Temmink

Annie completed her BA in sculpture and math from Davidson College in North Carolina, and received a Thomas J Watson Foundation Fellowship to travel independently for twelve months studying fashion and textiles.  From Indonesia to Japan, India to Uganda and Tanzania, she worked with village women, dove through sprawling second-hand markets and explored fashion in the world’s biggest cities and smallest towns.  The scope of her studies took her from preparing plants for organic dyes to exploring the factories that produce clothing for brand name stores.

Much of Annie’s inspiration comes from common or unwanted materials whose wide availability sparked her interest in recycling materials six years ago. Now she transforms repurposed clothing into sculpture for solo exhibitions and larger installations. Her work catches attention including that of trend forecasting companies in New York and private collectors on the east coast. Annie looks forward to blogging about her experiences and showing you how to create fabulous projects (clothing, jewelry and beyond) with materials from Goodwill.

Annie currently designs and makes clothing and accessories (and dances like-a-fool) in Charlottesville, Virginia. To learn more and to see Annie's projects visit: www.artemmink.com

Bake It Up!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 12, 2014 2:37:00 PM

baking with GoodwillAs the wind picks up and the weather gets gloomy, all I want to do is bake something sweet and delicious. If you feel the same way, but your kitchen isn’t pre-equipped with the proper bakeware, it can be a little pricey to whip up your favorite sweet thing. Luckily Goodwill carries a wide variety of cooking utensils, bowls, and pans (and more) in order to bake whatever your heart desires.   

cake pans
 cake pan

You will need: (your local Goodwill should have most, if not all, of these items)

-Measuring cups and spoons

-Measuring bowls

-Oven mitts

-Cake or pie pans

-Spatula or wooden spoon

-Whisk or mixer

You will also need your favorite cake recipe and the ingredients to make it!

If you’re pressed for time, you can use a high-quality cake mix, instead of working from scratch, but under no circumstances should you use store-bought icing.  Icing is 100% better when it’s made at home from real ingredients.

My friend and I made this rich coconut cake and decided to keep the icing simple by making homemade whipped cream to top. 

For homemade whipped cream you need heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla (or any flavoring you like), a whisk, and a strong arm. 

bakingAdd the cream to the bowl with a teaspoon or two of sugar.  Whip until it turns into billowy cream. Garnish with a few berries, jam or something tart and delicious.

Serve yourself tea or add a scoop of ice cream (and key lime pie) and indulge in a small bite of something warm and lovely on a dark gloomy night.

Topics: Goodwill, Annie Temmink, bakeware, baking