Friday Photo Challenge.

It’s Friday already, so here’s my post for the Friday Photo Challenge organised by Postcard from Gibraltar. The word for today is curve.

This is a silk painting I did a few years ago – I couldn’t find the right feature painting for my purple wall in our bedroom, so I painted one! It’s not my  design, I traced it from a Burda magasine, it’s full of curves like a decorative wrought iron gate, I call it ‘Through the Park Gates’

Silk Painting
‘Through the Park Gates’

This cross-stitch is one I did in 2015, I’d had the pattern a couple of years, I love the shape of the Father Christmas, with the long curve of his coat.

Father Christmas in cross-stitch

This is a bag I embroidered about the same time, it was a pattern in Classic Inspirations magasine,the curves made it very difficult to make it neatly into a bag, it still looks pretty though.

Embroisered Bag

This is the curve of the train on my wedding dress in 2007. The lace was beautiful, I bought it in Bombay Stores in Bradford, I cut the shape and then hand-stitched the lace border around the curve.

Our garden has three circles, a lawn, a patio and a gravel circle making lots of curving borders. Rosie adds to the curves with her favourite position, being a bit of a floosie!

This is a smocked dress I made for Helen 20 years ago, it was the only Bishop neckline I tackled,I love the curve of the rounded neckline,but I think it’s possibly a design that suits little children best!

My ripple blanket, I learnt to crochet so I could make a ripple blanket having fallen for the Attic 24 Coast blanket, I wanted moorland colours though so I chose my own wool and it took me forever, but I did finally finish it! Attic24 now do a moorland range.

A bracelet, I made this on a course down at Denman College on beaded jewelry, the final piece we were meant to make wasn’t my cup of tea but the tutor had some kits, so I made this instead, the trellis design of the beading gives it a lovely slinky curve.

Finally, the beautiful curve of a red kite, these stunning birds were close to extinction a few years ago but they were reintroduced at a couple of breeding sites and they’ve done really well, spreading their wings further a field (‘scuse the pun!) We were lucky as one of the original breeding sites is down the road at Harewood House so we often see these majestic birds seeking out the thermals.

This photo challenge is organised by Postcard from Gibraltar, please follow the link to see more curves!



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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10 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge.

  1. claire93 says:

    oooh you were very inspired by this Friday’s prompt!
    I love your wedding gown and, your silk painting is amazing! (as is Rosie, helping with more curves in the garden lol).

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    I love the little father Christmas cross stitch!

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  3. anne54 says:

    Did you realise how many curves you have sewn before you went looking for this post? They are wonderful. The smocking on your daughter’s gown is beautiful, and Rosie steals the show!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That red kite is so gorgeous, it is my favorite along with your very unique silk painting!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Catherine says:

    I love your Father Christmas! You dont often see him portrayed like that, very classic, i love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jane M says:

    Your silk painting is gorgeous and looks fabulous against the purple wall


  7. You are the queen on the photo challenge! Another round of wonderful photos – such a treat to see how you respond to these challenges 🙂


  8. I love your painting. It looks like a little stain glass was put into it. ☺

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