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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’m writing this on Friday night before I set off on my walk on Saturday, hoping the weather starts to improve pretty darn quickly. It’s been cold, wet and miserable for the last couple of weeks, in fact it was … Continue reading

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Inching Down the Rabbit Hole

Slowly but surely I’m am making progress on hand quilting my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt. As I keep telling other, progress is progress! It’s three weeks since I last showed you my quilt, I had just started the rope … Continue reading

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Grassington to Kettlewell

Last week my walking buddy and I had our last practise walk, ready for our big challenge which starts tomorrow, walking the Cleveland Way as far as Whitby. We’ve been walking sections of the Lady Anne Way as practises, not … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Windows

Last week I stitched a piece for a travelling sketchbook from my Embroiderers Guild. The theme of the book was windows, I had my usual perusal through Pinterest and saw a couple of embroideries of stained glass windows. I love … Continue reading

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Last week I decided to catch up on some time-limited projects, I’d been concentrating on finishing my first quilt for care-leavers, but it meant I was a bit behind on other things, some of which had a date on them! … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch, I’d just done a mini happy dance having completed the first quarter… As you can see I had just started the second quarter with a lily of the valley. … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

This month is flying by so I thought I’d better post an update for May before it’s too late! 1 scrap quilt; I’m trying to get a couple of finishes before I start another quilt! I’ve got all my scraps … Continue reading

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June Windows

Over on Wild Daffodil there’s a photo challenge each month on the theme of windows. I wasn’t sure at first about having the same topic all year, but I’m enjoying looking out for windows on my walks. Last week my … Continue reading

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Smalls for June

This year I’ve been trying to have a seasonal display of cross-stitch smalls on display, so on the 1st of the month we have a change-over. I was thinking of a flowery theme this month, but when I pulled out … Continue reading

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Zoe Stitch-a-long

It’s about three or four weeks since I last showed you my Zoe box, it’s a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly and the patterns are released every two weeks. This is usually plenty of time to stitch a section…unless you have … Continue reading

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