Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Carving 2014

 Pumpkin Carving 2014 has come and gone and I could not be more proud of how the pumpkins turned out this year.  In true Jen-fashion, I called an audible at the last minute and ditched my football pumpkin idea for a second iconic symbol.  I love Ghostbusters.  The movie is a classic!  Even more classic are Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  I found two templates from Zombie Pumpkins and set right to work.

Thankfully, we started earlier this year, so I was able to squeeze both pumpkins into one night.  Yay!

 I can't wait to add these to the gallery.

Need help with your pumpkin carving skills?  Check out my tutorials here.
Or maybe you just need some ideas?  My Pinterest Pumpkin Carving Board is loaded with them.  Check it out!

Happy Pumpkin Carving!

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again...

The weather is getting cooler.  Pumpkin spice everything is in stores.  In some parts of the world, leaves are changing colors.  It all only means one thing to this girl.

Pumpkin Carving is coming.

My days are being taken up by scouring the internet for my pumpkin carving inspiration.  Do I want to go scary?  Pop culture reference?  Make my own template?  The possibilities are endless!

I've decided this year that I will be carving two pumpkins.  One to show my team spirit.  One is a classic movie monster (at least for my generation).  Two weeks before carving day I've made my decision - that may be a record. You'll just have to come back to see the finished results!  You can also follow The Creative Cubby on Facebook or Instagram (jen_evans_) for a sneak peek.

In honor of my love of pumpkin carving, I've gathered photos of all my previous carvings and put them in a gallery.  You'll notice not only the improvement in my technique but also my picture taking skills - ha!  You can see the gallery here or at anytime under Features.

Don't forget - if you need some inspiration or need to brush up on your skills, my Pumpkin Carving Tutorials are always here for your reference!

Happy Carving!

Monday, July 14, 2014

{In The Shop} - Hocus Pocus Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern

If you love the movie Hocus Pocus as much as I do {doubt it!}, then you recognize the line:

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.

First said by an overconfident teenage boy, it is delivered by Bette Midler in the most mocking, condescending fashion ever to grace the big screen. Truly outstanding!  So I thought to myself, "Self, why wouldn't you want to have this in your house for the Halloween season?"  Thus, this pattern was born.
 At only $5.00 for the pattern, it's a steal.  Also - it's not a huge investment for a beginner.  This is an easy counted cross stitch pattern so if you're just starting out, don't be afraid!  You'll master it in no time!
The finish project measures 8" x 10", making it the perfect pattern to turn into a pillow or simply frame.  I haven't decided what mine is going to grow up to be yet, but I love that I have options.  Plus, nothing beats a little Hocus Pocus at Halloween time.

 Get it today!

Halloween Hocus Pocus Cauldron Cross Stitch Pattern .PDF

Check out my other Halloween cross stitch pattern, the Double Double Toil and Trouble Witch here.

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