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!

Jacquie Needlecase SAL

It’s happy dance time, though it nearly wasn’t as I was stitching until about 11pm last night to get it finished. This morning I managed to press it of sorts to make it look a little neater. Three weeks ago … Continue reading

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…and then there were three!

They always say if you hear a mouse in your house then there’s definitely more than one, I’ve now made another two mice, well pictures of them anyway! Over the summer Andrea from Raggedy Ruff Designs was selling various odd … Continue reading

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There’s a Mouse in the House…

I decided a couple of weeks ago to make a Wilhelmina Woodmouse for my new granddaughter for Christmas, she’s six and her favourite colour is dusky pink. Whilst I was at the Knitting and Stitching show at the weekend I … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

I got a bit behind with my blackwork SAL, this is the one designed by Peppermint Purple with a block released each week, There is a recommended colour scheme which is rather nice, but I decided in January to make … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Last week my friend and I ticked off another of the Dales 30 challenge, we were hoping to do too but the weather conspired against us! We were climbing Ingleborough but we were also hoping to do Simon Fell too, … Continue reading

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Seaside Quilt HQAL

I cracked on with my seaside quilt so I’m having a mini happy dance this week as I’ve finished the main part of the quilt, I’ve just the borders to decide on. This is the quilt in the book by … Continue reading

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Archers Shirt

I have finally got a new computer! My old one was driving me scatty as it would have to think for at least 10 minutes quietly deciding whether to do as I ask…and then crash!! I’ve spent today trying to … Continue reading

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Jacquie Needlecase SAL

It’s getting quite exciting now with the Jacquie needlecase, we’ve got to the putting it together bit! Three weeks ago I was just about to start making wings for my dragonfly… The wings are made by over-stitching wire onto organza, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Yesterday my friend and I decided to walk round Harlow Carr gardens rather than going up another of the Dales 30, the weather didn’t look too good and I’d had a heavy day at work on Monday. I was lucky … Continue reading

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Brazilian Embroidery

I’ve occasionally seen work described as Brazilian embroidery on facebook but I’ve never known really what it entailed. Last week at Skipton Stitchers monthly meeting we had a mini-workshop run by one of our members, the lovely Claire Ketteman. She … Continue reading

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