Month: October 2015

cross stitch with zelma rose.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my posts about taking some craft classes with Zelma Rose. Well, now I’m going to tell you all about them! Lucky me, I was able to take two vacation days off from my day job to attend the workshops. #thegoodlife The classes were held at the Creative Live studios in San Francisco. I felt all celebrity talk show status — They put a mic on us and everything — and the whole thing was filmed for the internets. We each got a workspace with all of our supplies. Day one was all about cross stitch. Lisa, the craft brains behind Zelma Rose, taught us about fabrics, yarns, and designs. Then we dove in and learned seven stitches: basic, star, herringbone, oblong, alternating, rice, and straight. Here’s the hoop sampler I created with each of the stitches. My favorite was the straight stitch (bottom right in the hoop sampler) because you can create art like this: We spent the second half of the day incorporating our new skills into making cross stitch art. I …

it’s geometric. 

It’s October. It’s October?! Where did the year go? Before we know it it’ll be 2016. Ahhh! Let’s enjoy the rest of the year even if it’s going by way too quickly. There are so many fun days to be excited about, like Halloween. And I’m not talking about the super scary or super sexy Halloween, but the cutesy, let’s decorate pumpkins and make our own costumes type of Halloween. That’s my jam. Halloween color palettes are also my jam, especially this one — black, orange, purple…and neon green and sparkle (in my world sparkle is a color). I found packs of these paper straws in the dollar section at Target and could not resist. I’m not a big fan of drinking out of paper straws (They get a little mushy and it feels like I’m eating paper, and who eats paper? O_o), but I’m all for crafting with paper straws. I chopped a few up and created some 2D and 3D shapes. For a basic triangle bunting, cut three pieces for each triangle. They …