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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!

Counting Sheep

I stitch for lots of reasons, I found over the last couple of weeks that a little cross-stitch helps to keep me calm, in the hours before my mum’s funeral I stitched, a couple of times I woke up at … Continue reading

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Monday's Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had some lovely spring weather over the last few days, warm (for March!!) sunny, dry, we’ve even managed a cup of tea sitting in the sun… As I’m now isolated til June I’m going to make a concerted effort … Continue reading

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Textile Memories

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a textile book of all the finished and unfinished crafty things we found when clearing my mum’s house when she went into a care home a couple of years ago. … Continue reading

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March Smalls

I’ve only just got round to changing my smalls display, partly because I was enjoying the Faby Reilly ones so much. However, as it’s over half way through March I decided it was time for a change. It’s our wedding … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I feel spring has finally sprung, we’ve had some lovely sunny days with just a touch of warmth to them. There’s all sorts coming up in the garden and the trees are just starting to coming into leaf. I love … Continue reading

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Coming Home HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my coming home quilt, a lot has happened in those three weeks so I haven’t got much done, but I have made progress! Three weeks ago I was trying to choose colours … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

I still can’t quite believe I’m writing this, it’s just over twelve months since I started my Finery of Nature and it’s time for a very Happy Dance!!! I’ve actually finished it! It’s a Dimensions kit I got from the … Continue reading

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Textile Memories

I gave you a sneak preview on Tuesday of what I’ve been working on this week, my mum’s textile memories book. She was a prolific craftlady, trying all sorts of different crafts over the years and when we cleared her … Continue reading

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Textile Tuesday

On the first Tuesday of the month Wild Daffodil hosts a photographic challenge, this year the theme is simply ‘textiles’… Over the last few days I’ve been trying to put together a textile book of my mum’s creative bits and … Continue reading

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Late Winter Reading

My visits to the library are getting more frequent, particularly as bad weather meant I had a bit more reading time! I’ve had a bit of a mixed bag this time, all still non fiction though; No Way but Gentlenesse … Continue reading

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