Friday Photo Challenge

Today’s photo challenge from Postcard from Gibraltar is a bit easier, the theme is garden – I think I might have just a few photos that would fit in that category!

This is an embroidery I stitched back in 2015, it’s called Butterfly Garden…

The Butterfly Garden

…and this is our garden. I started this at a workshop by Janet Browne back in 2014, she’s a local textile artist who makes amazing pictorial maps and pictures using what I would call reverse applique, she machine stitches from the back over a design drawn on paper. I came home and finished it with Bondaweb – I know my limitations! It’s a fairly accurate representation of our garden at that time, including our two dogs and five chickens!

This is a little garden scene I embroidered at the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. Rowandean always have a stitching table, for about £5 you can sit in a little oasis of calm and stitch one of their designs. I made it into a book cover for our first Travelling Sketchbook project.

A pot of flowers in the garden, this was my first attempt at silk ribbon embroidery, it was a course at Denman college with the excellent tutor Marilyn Pipe.

…and I’ve managed a whole post on the theme of garden without a single photo of our garden! Do have a look over at Postcards from Gibraltar to see everyone else’s garden photos.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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7 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. Laura says:

    Love the Butterfly Garden stitchery! And of course, your garden is wonderful…reminds me of The Secret Garden. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I love the depiction of your garden. All of your stitchery is great. You can do most anything!

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  3. Your work is gorgeous!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    What a creative way to meet this challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kate says:

    Wow, these are all gorgeous! I love the one of your garden, what a unique way to document it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wow they are gorgeous. You are super talented. Love the one of your garden it such a great idea

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