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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!

The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my progress with this Dimensions kit, the Finery of Nature, I’d finally finished the second quarter with the birds nest on and just started the humming bird. You all made me very … Continue reading

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I first read about the Stitchbook Collective over the summer. It’s a 12 month course organised by Helen of Untangled Threads, each month you receive a box of goodies and instructions on different types of what I would call free-style … Continue reading

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Christening Gifts

My great nephew is getting christened next month, I pondered for a long time on what to give as a present. I wanted to avoid giving something for when he’s grown up as in my experience (albeit only two children!) … Continue reading

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Leaves and Trees

I’ve just finished another section on my two cross-stitch SALS, both are due to finish around Christmas time or just after. I always tackle the Zoe stitch-a-long (SAL) first, mainly because it’s released first every other Monday. This is the … Continue reading

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Workshop WIPs

I’ve been to three embroidery workshops so far this year, which is great, but then you have to finish the piece you started, and that takes time… Back in June I went on a workshop with Anne Brooke to make … Continue reading

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A Splendidly Happy Dance

I’ve finally finished my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt! Last night I finished hand-stitching all the binding and this morning I trimmed any loose threads – though I’m bound to have missed some! I started this quilt about 18 months ago, … Continue reading

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October Windows

Every month Wild Daffodil hosts a photo challenge on the theme of windows, so I’m always on the look out for photo opportunities! This month I’ve chosen old industrial windows, not pretty but functional! At my recent trip to Sunny … Continue reading

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A Trio of Textile Trips

I’ve been on three days out with a textile theme over the last few weeks… At the beginning of September there was the Northern Quilt Festival at Harrogate, this is held twice a year and it’s a nice sized show, … Continue reading

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Cliff Top Walking

In June my walking buddy and I walked 80 miles of the Cleveland Way over a week, we got as far as Whitby. This left us with another 28 miles to finish the walk, as it’s 108 miles long, stretching … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole HQAL

One of these days I shall surprise you all and finish this quilt, just not today! I’m still working on the big wide rabbit border and quilting the outer diamond one as I go along. I’ve made reasonable progress on … Continue reading

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