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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!

Bethlehem Embroidery SAL

It’s three weeks since I posted about my Bethlehem embroidery, this is the one I started at a workshop by Deborah Mullins last autumn. The design is inspired by Palestinian embroidery, particularly the style found traditionally in Bethlehem. Three weeks … Continue reading

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Early Summer Reading

It’s been three months since I last wrote a book post. It may seem odd but I actually did less reading during lockdown than I did usually. Somehow I lost my usual reading slots – I used to read on … Continue reading

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Dreaming French Knots

Every project I’m stitching at the moment seems to involve french knots, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy stitching french knots, but there are limits!!! I’ve just finished July for the Anthea Calendar SAL by Faby Reilly. It’s beautiful, it’s … Continue reading

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#sewing4thesoulbook

I first heard about #sewing4thesoul a couple of weeks or so ago, I’m rather late to the party but it’s just what I need at the moment, a bit of relaxed stitching for the enjoyment of stitching. It sounds similar … Continue reading

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Scrappy Blooms

I’ve been talking about making a scrappy quilt for ages,years in fact, my scrap stash is getting a bit ridiculous! I currently have six of those IKEA cubes pretty full of scraps! I’m reorganising my sewing room at the moment … Continue reading

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Stitchbook Collective

I tackled another box from the Stitchbook Collective over the weekend – I’ve caught up now, just the final one to do next month!! This box was all about making mock chenille. Apparently chenille means caterpillar in french, the fabric … Continue reading

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Kunin Felt

I’m catching up with my Stitchbook Collective – this is the series of on-line workshops which Helen of Untangled Threads is organising. Each month I get a box with everything I need to try a new kind of textile media…only … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Our weather is pretty mixed at the moment, so my gardening is a bit haphazard too – I’m a fair weather gardener! I’m tackling an area at a time for weeds – I did the autumn bed a few days … Continue reading

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Vintage Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my vintage quilt, this is the one from around 1880 found in my children’s grandmother’s house. It has a large piece stitched together and several strips waiting to be added. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Laid on the Couch

I’m trying to catch up with my Stitchbook collectiove pages, mainly because I’ve got a bit behind with them but I’m also enjoying them, trying different techniques. Yesterday I finished the Couching and Laidwork box… I’ve done couching before on … Continue reading

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