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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!

A Cross-Stitch Conundrum

One of my longer term projects at the moment is a stitch sampler, I started it about 15 months ago with the idea of learning lots of new stitches and having a record of them to remind me. I’ve made … Continue reading

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Vintage Silk Sari Daisies

A couple of years ago I bought some vintage silk saris on ebay, they averaged about £12 each so six yards of beautiful silk for very little outlay. One of them was a gorgeous charcoal grey ombre with a dark … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I had to dash out in between showers to take garden photos today, makes a nice change! August is traditionally quite a quiet time in an English garden, the roses are on their way out, geraniums are pretty much over, … Continue reading

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Friday Photos

This is a last minute post for the Friday Photo Challenge as I only got back from the Festival of Quilts late this afternoon! I had a brilliant time, but I’ll tell you all about it another day… In the … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sewing

In a couple of weeks time there’s a flower show in one of the nearby towns, they have a handicraft section and they’re always keen for people to enter. I decided to enter a few things again. One of the … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re a week into August already! A little late, but here’s my report on how I’m doing with my challenge, Eighteen for 18…   1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge … Continue reading

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August Photo Challenge

The them for August from Wild Daffodil is a tricky one, it’s flake. I’m tempted to include a photo of a rather nice chocolate bar, but that would end up with me eating it! This is the bark of a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve finally had a reasonable amount of rain over the last couple of weeks, enough so I could manage to dig a hole or three today to plant some perennials that I’ve been trying to keep alive for the last … Continue reading

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Hand Quilting Down the Rabbit Hole

It’s three weeks since I showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I had just started quilting it, trying to stitch petals on the Dresden circle, I’d just started stitching round the flowers in the next border too… I … Continue reading

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Splendid Sampler II

Yesterday I managed to finish two of the Splendid Sampler II blocks, all sashed and quilted. As the next one was released yesterday afternoon I carried straight on and made it! I’ve quilted it this afternoon. The Splendid Sampler 2 … Continue reading

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