Monday, November 30, 2015

25 Days of Holiday Movies

It's not quite the holidays without festive films to set the mood. Classics, romance, cartoons - this list has it all! Grab some popcorn and follow along with my cinematic holiday countdown to a very Merry Christmas. 

{DAY 1} :: Miracle on 34th Street

{DAY 2} :: A Christmas Story

{DAY 3} :: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

{DAY 4} :: Love Actually

{DAY 5} :: Christmas Vacation

{DAY 6} :: Eight Crazy Nights

{DAY 7} :: The Year Without a Santa Claus

{DAY 8} :: Mickey's Christmas Carol
and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

{DAY 9} :: A Charlie Brown Christmas

{DAY 10} :: Borrowed Hearts

{DAY 11} :: Jack Frost

{DAY 12} :: Home Alone 1 and 2

{DAY 13} :: Christmas with the Simpsons

{DAY 14} :: Prancer

{DAY 15} :: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

{DAY 16} :: Phineas and Ferb's A Very Perry Christmas

{DAY 17} :: The Holiday

{DAY 18} :: The Mistle Tones
Available only on Netflix

{DAY 19} :: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Double Feature

{DAY 20} :: Frosty the Snowman

{DAY 21} :: Elf

{DAY 22} :: The Santa Clause

{DAY 23} :: The Muppet Christmas Carol

{DAY 24} :: The Polar Express

{DAY 25} :: White Christmas

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Small Business Saturday!!!

It's Small Business Saturday! Time to shop local, handmade, etc and support those who live for the passion of their product.

Looking for some handmade items? Pop on over to Etsy and why not stop by The Creative Cubby's Etsy Shop while you're there.

Thank you for supporting small businesses today and everyday!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

{In The Shop} :: Hand Embroidered "Ho Ho Ho" Greeting Cards

Send unique holiday greetings this year from The Creative Cubby Etsy Shop. These handmade cards are sold in sets of 10. They are perfect for sending to those nearest and dearest to you, as well as clients and business partners.

The HO HO HO set is perfect for spreading holiday cheer. Hand embroidered with bright red thread straight into the card. Have no fear, the stitches are concealed on the back by a piece a matching red cardstock.

Inside the card is blank to add your unique message.

Cards are delivered in formal card box to preserve the quality of these creations.

Check out other greeting card creations in

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving "Give Thanks" Decor

I told you burlap and cross stitch would be back! After realizing cross stitching on burlap was fairly simple with my Halloween decorations, I decided it would be appropriately festive for Thanksgiving. What is it about burlap and a little folk art that screams "Give Thanks"? !


1. Pick your design and cross stitch! For cross stitching on burlap, I recommend using 3 strands or the full 6 stands. Anything less than that will leave a ton of gaps. I prefer 6 strands due to the texture it creates. Unfamiliar with cross stitch? There are loads of tutorials on YouTube.  If you like my design, it's available for free download/printing at the end of this post.

Don't like to cross stitch? Acrylic paint and stickers are wonderful alternatives!

2. Add some glam! In full disclosure, I started this project thinking I would just cross stitch on the burlap and ta-da! I'd be done. But as I finished my design, I realized it was smaller than I envisioned and therefore, the decor looked very, very empty and plain.

Thankfully, I had some hole punches and metallic gold acrylic paint on hand. I punched out circles from card stock and used the negatives as stencils.

Because I never know when to leave things well-enough alone, I added a few streaks of gold in the veins of the leaf. Why not?

Much better!

"Give Thanks" Cross Stitch Pattern

So many things to be grateful for this year. Including discovering new crafting techniques. Happy Crafting!

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