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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Break Out the Flip-Flops - Here Comes The Sun Blog Hop

  Welcome to the first day of the

Here Comes the Sun
 Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Travel Bag for Flip-Flops  

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt presented the bloggers with the challenge:
Sew something that has a summer theme like:
sunglasses, beach items, sunny skies, and/or yellow colors.
It can be a quilt, a bag, a toy, or whatever you want it to be.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to the hop!

There are 2 things a girl can never have enough of, friends and shoes.

When I pack to travel, I’m always tucking my shoes into the bottom of my bag with the soles down, so they won’t touch the rest of my clothes.
I created this bag for Thermoweb several years ago.

  By putting my shoes in this bag, there are no worries about street dirt getting on my clothes.
(I don't wear THESE shoes anymore - in case you were wondering - lol)

I am packing for a quick trip this week and I thought that this time of year I really need a 
flip-flop bag.

SO...  I used the same pattern (click here for the free pattern)
 only I made a flip flop embroidery and applique block for the center.
It's the perfect size for a few pairs.

Bring on the sunshine and the flip-flops.  I'm ready!

I'm sharing my sunshiny day with these bloggers:

June 20

Creatin' in the Sticks (You are here)

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

For The Love Of Geese

That Fabric Feeling

Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop this week!
Carol has the full schedule HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Don't forget to leave all the bloggers a little "comment love!"

See you here next month for Joan's UFO Blog Hop.

In August we will be thinking about TRAVEL.
Anything from places to go, to how you get there, and anything in between.
Maybe even an alligator?
I'm out of town (ironic) so I have to delay the sign-ups until July 1st.

Stay tuned for the announcement here at 
Creatin' in the Sticks.

See Ya Later, Alligator

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Cuddle Fabric Flowers

 The flowers are in full bloom!

 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a

You can't make just one!  They are just too cozy and soft and full of color.
They will definitely bring smiles.
They are perfect to make with scraps from cuddle fabric quilt backings, too!

Here is what I used to make them:

and lots of little scraps of cuddle and fleece fabrics.

Don't let those cuddle fabrics intimidate you.
I have lots of tips over on the Thermoweb Blog to make stitching them a breeze.
The free pattern is over there too.

My Granddaughter is going to love these.
I can't wait to share them with her.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Cackling Stitches Block of the Month - June

  It's the beginning of June and time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Creepy Critters"

This month, Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt, has both new blocks.

Skully with his eyeball yo-yo

and the very handsome,
Wolfman Wally.

These are my versions of the blocks.

The details and pattern links can be found on our

Here's how the "Creepy Critters" BOM works at our
Facebook Cackling Stitches group:

The BOM will run from February 1st to August 1st.

On the 1st day of each month, we will release block patterns in the Facebook Group that will be free until the next blocks are released.

Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores.

In August the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum.
If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

Here are the past blocks and where to get the patterns:

Rotary Rita: in Carol's Etsy Shop, HERE.

Petey Poltergiest: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

Jackie the Jockie: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

Tabitha the Witch: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

Boo the Black Cat: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

Melvin the Mummy: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

Frankie Light the Way: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

All of the details including the supply list are available on the

My version of the Creepy Critters BOM Quilt

Come join us for some tricks, treats, and Creepy Critters!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Foodie Blog Hop Inspires

 Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great lineup of bloggers participating in

The Foodie Blog Hop.

 Monday, May 23rd

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Layer Cake Market Bag - Foodie Blog Hop

    Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
my day in the Foodie Blog Hop.

To all that are participating or visiting and commenting -
Thank you so much!
Yesterday was amazing!

I'm excited to share my Foodie project -
Layer Cake Market Bag.

You can't really make anything food without going to the market first unless, of course, you grow your own.  Even then this bag could be used.  

In this day and age, we are all a little more aware of our environment and the less trash the better.
I hate those little plastic bags at the store and would rather pick up my groceries with a reusable bag(s). This is the newest one of the many I've made.

Why not make it a fun, HUGE eclectic bag with lots of colors?
The fabric in this one is a 10" stack of "Punch" by Island Batik.

My layer cake market bag is perfect to carry a LOT!

I designed the bag to use one layer cake.
It's so fun to play with all those 10" squares.

It's my most requested bag pattern, but it's out of print.

So, I had planned to offer a new version of the pattern today.

Oh, life...

But, I'm working on the new version and should have it ready soon in my Etsy Shop.

Now check out the other bloggers posting Foodie ideas today:

Tuesday, May 24th

Creatin' in the Sticks - You are here

You can find the rest of the schedule HERE.

I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much!

Joan from Moosestash QuiltingCarol from Just Let Me Quilt
and I, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks
take turns hosting the blog hops and themes/challenges.
I hope you are having as much fun as we are!