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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!

Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’ve been working hard in the garden over the Easter weekend, but I haven’t managed to do any gardening, I’ve been doing a bit of woodwork instead. I rather enjoy doing basic carpentry for the garden, I’ve made several obelisks … Continue reading

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Lady Anne’s Way

We’ve had a very dry spring so far and the weather over the Easter Bank Holiday has been glorious, hot and sunny. My OH and I decided to go for a walk and my walking buddy joined us, we had … Continue reading

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Last year I took part in a stitch-a-long called Lizzie SAL by Faby Reilly, it was a beautiful sewing wallet with lisianthus flowers decorating it inside and out. This years SAL is called the Zoe SAL, I still haven’t worked … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Coming Home is this years quilt-a-long by Sarah Fielke, she was also the designer of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt so I knew it would be a beautiful quilt! I’ve just finished month three and I must admit I … Continue reading

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She Sells Sea Shells

It was my Embroiderers Guild meeting yesterday so over the weekend I embroidered a little piece for the Travelling Sketchbook. The theme of the book this time was the letter S. At first I thought she meant monograms, but no, … Continue reading

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Slowly Does It Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I was hoping to be onto the next border by now but as usual life and other sewing projects got in the way. I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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In the Pink with Tula Pink

I’ve just finished my Tula Pink quilt! This one is going to be auctioned at a charity ball so I felt it need to be fairly striking, having said that I had lots of wobbles making it as the colours … Continue reading

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Pen-y-ghent is one of ‘The Yorkshire Three Peaks’, the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside, they are all within fairly close proximity so there is a popular local challenge to walk all three in twelve hours, a distance of about … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

Things seem to be changing almost daily in the garden, shoots appearing, leaves unfurling and flowers opening. I do like this time of year! It’s been a bit colder but it’s remarkably dry, in fact we could do with a … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch with you, I didn’t think I’d done that much, little bits here and there, but the photos show a respectable amount of progress! This is a Dimensions kit … Continue reading

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