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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!

Friday Photo Challenge

The theme set this week by Postcard from Gibraltar for a photograph is Me, Myself & I. It did take me quite a while to decide on a photo for this one as I have to admit I’m not that … Continue reading

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The Final Border!

I have just started the final border on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, this doesn’t mean I’m nearly there as I still have a side to applique vines on….all those leaves! I decided to cut out and stitch the … Continue reading

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William Morris Embroidery

It’s my Embroiderers Guild meeting on Monday so I thought it was time I embroidered something for the travelling sketchbook in my possession at the moment. We’re in a group of five this time and our sketchbooks are circulating round … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge; Home

The theme of this weeks photo challenge from Postcard from Gibralter is home. I debated whether to show a of my home, or my sewing room, or the countryside around our home, but in the end I decided it would … Continue reading

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Chevron Stitch

Last night I finished another page for my stitch sampler fabric book. It’s a long term project which I’ve based on last years 100 TAST stitches on Pintangle. Sharon from Pintangle has just started another TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Sparkle

Wild Daffodil is running a monthly photo challenge, I’m a week late with this one as it’s meant to be the first Tuesday of each month! We’re given one word as a theme for our photos. This month it’s… Sparkles! … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL 3

It’s three weeks since I showed you the hand-stitching on my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, there’s rather a lot to do at the moment as I’m stitching the deep rabbit borders, which are very cute but all hand appliqued. … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Rope Border

A couple of weeks ago I asked you all for advice on the rope border of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, or more specifically the fabric for the corner squares as I just couldn’t decide what worked best. Thank … Continue reading

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2018 Friday Photo Challenge 1

Postcard from Gibralter is hosting a photo challenge this year, it’s along the same lines as the one organised by Nana Cathy last year, I didn’t get myself organised last year but I’m going to try this time! Wild Daffodil is … Continue reading

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Coatigan Sew-a-long

This time last year I made a coatigan, a lovely coat pattern by Schnittchen. It’s been a great coat for the winter, nice and snuggly and easy to wear. At the August Quilt show in Harrogate one of the stalls … Continue reading

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