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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!

Just Take a Deep Breath…

Just take a deep breath and stitch, she said, so I did! I’m so excited about my Spring Wreath BOM, I’ve just finished the first block and I’m well chuffed with it! This is a block of the month quilt … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which was published in Classic Inspirations. Each side represents a different season, I’m using different threads to the instructions, so I’ve … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Woodland Wreath BOM

As I’m still waiting for my border fabric to arrive for my hummingbird quilt I decided to start my new Block of the Month quilt. I’m pretty excited about this one and I’ve been itching to start it since the … Continue reading

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Go Teal It On The Mountain

Having ordered some green fabric for my hummingbird quilt border I have to wait til at least the weekend for it to arrive – I received a very sweet e-mail from the company just after I ordered it explaining that … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden…and Up the Lane!

I took our dogs for a walk down the back lane on Saturday and the colours were so lovely I went back with the camera. It looked even better when the sun tried to shine but of course it gave … Continue reading

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Decisions!

I’ve just finished piecing my hummingbird quilt, I’m really pleased with it, it’s worked out just as I hoped. Last time I showed you it I was trying to arrange the background and you know how I struggle with random… … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge

This weeks photo challenge is a tricky one for me, the theme set by Postcard from Gibraltar is nocturnal. Now I am definitely not a nocturnal person, I struggle to stay up to midnight on New Years Eve, never mind … Continue reading

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The Hummingbirds are taking flight!

My humming bird quilt is starting to take shape, I’m quite excited about it! My new design wall has been wonderful, definitely a good buy! This quilt is for my niece, it’s going to go in her guest room which … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

The garden is looking very autumnal now, the nights are drawing in and the tidying up in the garden continues. There’s still colour and interest though… These nerines came from my mum’s neighbour, we gave her a pile of garden … Continue reading

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