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!

Staying Home HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my progress with hand quilting my Staying Home quilt, this was made with fabric left from my Coming Home quilt and embroidered blocks from a QAL by Hugs and Kisses back in 2020 … Continue reading

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Stitch My Garden SAL

Three weeks ago when I last posted about my garden embroidery, I had just started the lay out of the area by the summerhouse… I haven’t done a huge amount but I’ve started the ‘hard landscaping’, as with a real … Continue reading

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A Big Coat for Winter

Even though our winters are a lot milder than they used to be I still like a big coat for winter, the sort you can put lots of layers on underneath and even a shawl over the top…a big coat! … Continue reading

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A Quick Stitch

Last night I put together some threads for a little piece of stitching to go in the project bag I have in my handbag. I started stitching whilst waiting for my physio appointment and finished it this evening! It’s only … Continue reading

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Staying Home HQAL

I’ve made reasonable progress with my Staying Home quilt over the last three weeks. Last time I’d just started quilting some of the sashing having finally made a decision as to how to quilt that area… I was hoping I … Continue reading

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Jack Frost

This morning I embroidered two bees on my crazy patchwork piece and decided it was finished! Last week when I shared this piece I still had a few areas to work on… I continued the gimp thread from the lace … Continue reading

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Stitch-a-Garden SAL

Having finally finished my embroidery of our patio, I’ve just started the next page for my garden book, the top garden where the summerhouse is… There’s a few bigger features in this part of the garden, such as the summerhouse, … Continue reading

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Jack Frost

One of my most successful purchases from the Harrogate Flower Show has been Brunnera Jack Frost, I bought it quite a number of years ago and it still looks good, It’s a hard working perennial which has sprays of tiny … Continue reading

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Exploding Heart Quilt

I’m trying to use my covid house arrest productively, luckily I don’t feel too ill, I’ve had worse colds, so I decided to make a concerted effort to finish the Exploding Heart quilt. This is a wedding present for a … Continue reading

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There is no Planet B

I’m a member of Skipton Stitchers, formerly of the Embroiders Guild, every couple of years we hold an exhibition, showing the community our wide range of styles, hopefully encouraging people to take up a needle and thread and maybe joining … Continue reading

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