Author Archives: craftycreeky

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!

Tie-dye and Darning Time

A few months ago I fell for a length of fabric on a de-stash facebook page. With hindsight I can probably see why it was being moved on. It’s lovely fabric and a bit different, but difficult to know what … Continue reading

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Patriotic Blocks

I’m taking part in Foot Square Freestyle this year which Kate Chiconi organises. We make three 12″ blocks a month, each person in the group is allocated a month and we make the blocks in their choice of colours. Usually … Continue reading

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Words for May

Last night I finished stitching the wordplay for my Anthea Calendar textile book. This is the SAL by Faby Reilly which gives us a very pretty flower design each month. I’m making mine into a book and making a wordplay … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

I’m sitting writing this in my sewing room watching the rain clouds gathering, hopefully we have some decent rain coming as there’s lots of deep cracks appearing in our clay soil, it’s so dry. It’s over two months since we … Continue reading

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Postcard from Yorkshire SAL

Three weeks ago when I finished Harry the Hare, I was all set to finish my other workshop WIP, my Bethlehem embroidery… …however, I got distracted when I was looking through my kit box! I decided what I actually needed … Continue reading

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Slippers and Slip-ups!

I just made myself a pair of slippers, I bought a kit at a show last year and they’ve been sitting on my to do pile ever since with my fluffy pair getting more and more shabby – not helped … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had some pretty gusty winds over the last few days – strong enough to bring down some fair size branches on the back lane. I put an extra support next to my standard rose one evening as it was … Continue reading

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Staying Home Quilt

I’m feeling well chuffed, I’ve just finished the top of my Staying Home quilt and it’s turned out better than I ever hoped for! This is the quilt which started with the free quilt block designs organised by Natalie of … Continue reading

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A Couple of Pages

At our last Embroiderers Guild meeting in February, when meeting up with friends was still the norm, we started another Travelling Sketchbook project. This is where everyone has an A5 sketchbook, chooses a theme, makes the first entry, and then … Continue reading

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Coming Home Quilt

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Coming Home quilt, I was on the home stretch having just finished the applique of eighty leaves in the four corners, plus birds, dots, vines… I had already made the pieced … Continue reading

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