Author Archives: craftycreeky

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!

De-Cluttering my Sewing Room

I’m having a bit of a spring clean and sort out in my sewing room, it’s well overdue! I had an operation on my nose (polyps!) last week so I’m off work for a couple of weeks. As you can … Continue reading

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Staying at Home HQAL

I feel I’m making steady progress with the hand quilting of my Staying Home quilt. This is a quilt I made back in 2020 with scraps left from my Coming Home quilt, hence the name! The embroidered blocks were all … Continue reading

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Upcycled Handbag

Having made myself a new purse last week I decided to make a new handbag too, mine was about four years old and looking decidedly shabby. I’ve been thinking of using the fabric from an old jacket for a while, … Continue reading

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Stitching my Garden SAL

The second big page for my garden book is finally come together, it’s a while from being finished but I’ve got into my stride with it now. When I first start a page like this the empty fabric does seem … Continue reading

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Terrific Trifold Wallet

I’ve been meaning to make myself a new wallet for ages now, my old one eventually stretched a little so the card pockets weren’t secure and a purse I made sometime ago is now so tatty and falling apart it’s … Continue reading

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Pyrography

Last week at my WI meeting we had a pyrography workshop, it was lovely as everyone had a go including many who don’t consider themselves ‘crafty’ and everyone went home with a lovely piece they had made. Pyrography is when … Continue reading

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Christmas in January!

I’m not sure if I’m very early or late with this quick make… We have a Christmas card swap at my stitching group, everyone makes a handmade card and swaps it for another one. I received this cute cross-stitch mouse… … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Stitching

I’m trying to get a few finishes under my belt before I get distracted with new projects. Sometime earlier last year I finished a cross stitch for my sewing room, I had already bought the sewing machine shaped hanger, but … Continue reading

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Quick Sewing

Between Christmas and New Year my daughter and I did a little shopping and browsing in the sales. Helen spotted an apron, it was very nice but I pointed out that they were easy to make and much cheaper, thinking … Continue reading

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Staying Home Quilt HQAL

I feel I’ve made good progress on my Staying Home quilt over the last three weeks ago I was still quilting the second row which has the cat on it, trying to stitch borders as I go along too so … Continue reading

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