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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!

Oranges in the Garden

When I first started out in gardening, in my younger days, I would turn my nose up at orange flowers, ‘I don’t do orange!’ they were too gaudy and brash! I liked the restrained look of Vita Sackville-West’s white garden, … Continue reading

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Stitch Sampler Book

I’ve just started a new little embroidery project, I know, I hear you, haven’t I got enough projects on at the moment! Well, I realised on Sunday when I was packing up for Embroiderers Guild that I haven’t got a … Continue reading

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The Traveller has Returned!

Yesterday I had a great day out at Skipton Embroiderers Guild, not only did we have workshops in the morning (stitching doodle flowers and felting) and an inspiring speaker in the afternoon (Jackie Cardy with her beautiful embroidered felt) we … Continue reading

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Travelling Sketchbooks Review

Today I will hopefully be bringing my travelling sketchbook home from my Embroiderer’s Guild meeting, I haven’t seen it for about six months so it’s pretty exciting waiting to see what everyone has been embroidering for me. This is the … Continue reading

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Flower Lattice Stitch-a-long 13

It’s three weeks since I posted about my stumpwork and ribbon embroidery and I’m pleased to say I’ve made pretty good progress. It probably helped that this is one of my favourite diamonds in the embroidery! This is where I … Continue reading

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Lizzie Stitching Wallet Part 3

About a month a go I signed up for Faby Reilly’s Lizzie Stitching Wallet stitch-a-long. I was planning to make a stitching wallet of some kind anyway as I think it will be useful for Skipton Embroidery Guild days. This … Continue reading

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A Word About Embroidery

Over the last few months my Embroiderer’s Guild has been creating Travelling Sketchbooks. We’re all in groups of six and each month we have someone else’s book to make an entry for. This is the final book before we get … Continue reading

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A Dog Bed and an Armchair

A few weeks ago I was looking for something for my mum in the cupboard above her wardrobe, in amongst two bobbin lace pillows (which was what she wanted) I found eight (yes, EIGHT!) old pillows, bearing in mind she … Continue reading

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Last week my Women’s Institute had a fantastic day out at Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. We had an amazing guide, full of character, who really brought the place alive, his knowledge of the history of Wentworth Woodhouse … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’ve been quite busy in the garden recently, I can actually see light at the end of the tunnel with the clearance of the AA garden! All the wooden beds have now been removed, beds have been cleared apart from … Continue reading

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