Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the penultimate photo challenge today, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Star

Christie SAL Faby Reilly

This was the first design for the Christie SAL by Faby Reilly, she often uses embroidered stars to embellish her designs. I added three onto the red cotton to bring it all together.

Silk painting Christmas Cards

These are some cards I made last year when I was demonstrating at a mini work-shop last Christmas, I love the light and depth of colour you get with silk paints.

She’s out of focus in this picture, but behind the bells decoration I made last year is a tiny cute wooden angel, sitting on a start with an even smaller star hanging underneath. Of my little wooden decorations she is one of my favourites, she’s probably about 30 years old…is that old for an angel πŸ™‚

More Faby Reilly designs with lots of stars using different stitches. This is the mistletoe humbug and the holly humbug I made over the last couple of years.

Stained Glass Nativity

This is the stained glass nativity I made last December. I made the satble and then decided I wanted a star, so I fashioned one from silver wire and soldered it on.

This is the nearest I’ve got to actual star embroidery, A couple of years ago for a Travelling Sketchbook project with my Embroiderers Guild I had to do something on the theme of Astronomy. After much searching for inspiration this is what I came up with. It’s made of shisha mirrors, metallic embroidery threads and beads.

Of course many quilt blocks make stars, either intentionally not or, most of these are from my first Splendid Sampler quilt

I decided to finish with photos of the stars in my life, my family, my dogs and my friends…

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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8 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    The best stars at the end. All are beautiful.

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  2. You are so talented. Beautiful art.

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  3. claire93 says:

    amazing how many stars you can find in crafting^^
    And I love all the family/friends and animal photos. That view photo is fabulous! Well Worth sitting down to admire!

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  4. prue batten says:

    Happy Christmas, Margaret. Your blog has been one of the delights of my year.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Many many warm wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! ❀️ β˜ƒοΈ πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…πŸ»

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  6. This is delightful- what a stunning collection of crafty Christmas creations! Your embroidered mistletoe tree decoration and the stained glass nativity are stunning.

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