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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!

Jacquie Needlecase SAL

These three week cycles seem to come round awfully quickly! Three weeks ago I’d just finished another section of this gorgeous stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly… At the beginning of this SAL Faby explained that there would be two levels of … Continue reading

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I’m in a finishing sort of mood at the moment. I happened to look at the fabric folder where I keep quilt blocks waiting to be made up and embroideries waiting to be made into something and it’s bulging at … Continue reading

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A Life Unbalanced

It’s National Balance Week this week, a week started by VeDA (Vestibular Disorders Association) to raise awareness of the issues those of us who have balance problems contend with. It covers a range of disorders from Meniere’s disease, vertigo and … Continue reading

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All the Trimmings QAL

I’ve started another mystery quilt-a-long…I know, I’ve enough QAL’s and SAL’s to sink a ship! There’s method in my madness though! A couple of years ago I bought a Christmas fabric layer cake on one of the facebook destash pages. … Continue reading

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September Smalls of the Month

Each month I change the little display of cross-stitch smalls on the sideboard. Usually I choose things relative to that month, but in August I decided to do a bee theme – I have lots of smalls with bees on… … Continue reading

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Vogue 2309

I bought this Vogue pattern earlier this year, it includes three different tops. OK one I wouldn’t wear but the other two look my kind of top, there’s a waistcoat style one and a sleeveless shirt sort of top. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve made pretty good progress on my Seaside quilt over the last three weeks, this is the quilt from the book by Kathryn Whittingham, the same designer as my gorgeous Cottage Garden quilt. I organised myself slightly differently this time … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings – Birks Fell

Yesterday we ticked off another of the Dales 30 challenge, our tenth one, so we’re feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. This challenge to walk up all thirty mountains in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has certainly been a challenge! It’s … Continue reading

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Baby Shower Quilt

This is a proud mum post!! I’ve made my daughter Helen a couple of quilts over the years, but she’s never shown any interest in trying quilting herself, she didn’t start dress-making until after she left home but she makes … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

August was a bit of a damp squib here in Yorkshire, I’m a fair weather gardener so I didn’t get out much! The weather has finally picked up a bit and there is now LOTS to do in the garden!! … Continue reading

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