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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!

Embroidering Clothes

I’ve started a new project, it hopefully won’t take too long but I’m pretty pleased with it so far. I was trying to think of different things I could embroider, as there is a limit to wall space and my … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

I haven’t been on any big (for us!!) walks this week, I’m in the final week of a garmin challenge to do at least 20 minutes walking 4 times a week, I’ve kept up to it so far, but this … Continue reading

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The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve not made as much progress as I’d hoped over the last three weeks with my seaside quilt, mainly because I’ve been dress-making more as I’ve realized those four or five extra pounds I’ve put on during lockdowns have been … Continue reading

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A Summer Skirt

Last week I decided to make an everyday skirt for summer. I chose a pattern which I think I must have got from a facebook destash site as it’s a Vogue pattern made in partnership with Love Sewing, a sewing … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

My walking buddy and I have started to try and do regular walks, increasing our stamina for when we tackle more of the Dales 30 challenge. Over lockdown we have just been walking locally and have discovered lots of new … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

If last week was iris week then this week is peony week, the hot sunny weather has brought all the flowers out. Over the years I seem to have planted a bit of a collection of peonies. Their flowers may … Continue reading

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Leafy Tree SAL

It’s happy dance time with my Leafy Tree embroidery. This is a design by Mary Corbet of Needle’n’Thread. It’s available in an e-book which I found worked really well for this project, I could print off the necessary pages but … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Having a Garmin watch has spurred me into taking more walks, even if they’re short ones, it’s nice to be able to map where you’ve been and the speed (or not!) that you walked at. I’ve two walks to share … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

After a very wet May we’ve so far had lovely weather in June, warm (even hot!) and sunny. The garden seems to change every time I go out. I’ve been doing lots of weeding and planting today – I keep … Continue reading

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I’m trying to work my way through the multitude of kits I’ve bought from Andrea of Raggedy Ruff Designs, three weeks ago I’d just finished the machine embroidery of a lampshade kit giving the detail on the blackbirds and flowers.It’s … Continue reading

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