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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!

Wednesday Wanderings

My friend and I have challenged ourselves to walk the Dales 30, I bought the book by Jonathan Smith of the same name where he suggests routes to climb all thirty mountains in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. One mountain … Continue reading

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Bleuet Take 2

Last month I made a Bleuet dress by Deer & Doe in some dark blue silk, it’s turned out beautiful if a little snug… I decided to make another but generally go up a size. This time I used some … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I was sure I pressed the publish button on this post yesterday, never mind, one day later… We were forecast thunder and lightening this weekend, but it’s been pleasantly warm and dry, a little cooler than the last week or … Continue reading

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Jacquie SAL

Well I’ve almost caught up with my Jacquie SAL, but I seem thwarted at every attempt at the moment! This is the SAL by Faby Reilly for a needlecase, she releases the pattern for a section every two weeks. Last … Continue reading

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Flower Power

A couple of weeks ago I shared my progress on my denim jacket, embroidering flowers along the back… This is a white denim jacket I bought at Sainsbury’s, our local supermarket. It was only £22, cheap enough to try something … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

The hot (for us!!) humid weather is continuing, I much prefer the shade in this weather and follow it round the garden, retreating to my sewing room when there isn’t enough shade! The garden is starting to look a bit … Continue reading

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July Smalls

I’ve gone for a flowery theme this month with my cross-stitch smalls display with two fairly recent makes, Scatter Sunshine and Be Nice. The little forget me not one at the front is a cross-stitch I did probably about 30 … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Totter Round the Garden

We’ve had a lot of wet weather recently, yesterday it rained steadily all day, so there was no way I was going outside for my ‘meander round the garden’! This morning was overcast but dry, so I managed a couple … Continue reading

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Seaside Quilt HQAL

Over the last few days I’ve been busy embroidering blocks for my seaside quilt and I’m three seagulls short of finishing the top row! Three weeks ago I’d stitched the first set of blocks together and I’d just finished embroiderinfg … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

On Monday my walking buddy and I ticked off another two mountains in our Dales 30 challenge. This is from a book by Jonathan Smith with routes up every official ‘mountain’ in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Apparently they have … Continue reading

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