All posts tagged: zelma rose

crEATive.

You can’t spell “creative” without “eat.” It’s true! Feed your brain and your imagination will thank you! Remember when I took a couple of  days off of work to attend a craft workshop? YASSS!!! This post is all about the food I ate whilst a cast member of the Zelma Rose show. I felt so fabulous. Working at my day job has it’s perks. You know, discounted hotel rates, …hmm, ok, that’s it. Hanging out at fun companies in San Francisco is way more glamorous. With breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided, my insides felt so great, my blood sugar stayed on point, and I felt focused all day. On the first day I enjoyed a bagel with smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese for breakfast, and tamales with rice, beans, and assorted salsas for lunch. On the second day of taping I went straight for the bagels. What I should have done was made a beeline for the waffle bar. What?? I know I own a waffle maker, but having it there for you all set up with …

embroidery with zelma rose.

Day two of my craft vacation was spent at the Creative Live studios learning about embroidery. (See day one here). Look at all these lovely samples our instructor Lisa brought to share. Similar to the cross stitch course, we first learned about materials to use and some great resources to reference. We learned nine embroidery stitches: backstitch, straight stitch, bundle stitch, spoke stitch, satin stitch, French knot, chain stitch, lazy daisy, and feather stitch. My favorites were the bundle stitch (they look like little sticks being held together with ribbon) and the French knot (who doesn’t love these?!), but really, you can do so much with all of these stitches. Here are my hoop samplers that I created in class:  And here is my neighbor/classmate/new friend’s hoop sampler in progress. I love all the colors she chose and her matching illustrations. (See more of her work here.) During the second half of the day, we learned how to work with saral paper (carbon paper for fabric transfers) and how to stretch fabric onto a wood frame (my first time!). …

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 …