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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!

Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had some pretty wet weather so far this month, but hopefully it’s getting a bit better for a while – not that we believe the weather forecasters! I managed several hours on Sunday, mainly tidying up the patio area, … Continue reading

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Skirting Round the Rabbit Hole

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, this is the king size quilt I decided to hand quilt in a moment of madness! I’m glad I’m hand-quilting it, honestly, it’s just an awfully big … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

We’re nearly half way through August already so I thought I’d better see how I was doing with my nineteen challenges for the year, so this is the end of July report… July was a busy month as I worked … Continue reading

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A Touch of the 80’s!

Last night I finally finished a jacket to go with my white rose dress. I needed something smart to go to a family funeral and managed to find everything except lining in my stash for the whole outfit – though … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch and if I say so myself, I’ve made pretty good progress! Three weeks ago this is where I was… I’ve now finished the cross-stitch on the last bit … Continue reading

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August Smalls

I was a bit late this month arranging my selection of smalls for August, mainly because most of them were out on display anyway for the needlework part of my open garden and I hadn’t quite got round to putting … Continue reading

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White Roses

I made myself another dress! We’ve got a family funeral next week and when I looked in my wardrobe I really had nothing suitable, whilst wearing all black isn’t so necessary these days my smarter summer dresses tend to be … Continue reading

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A Miscellany

Sometimes I have things I want to share here, but they’re not quite big enough to make a full post, so I thought I’d lump them together as a miscellany, a collection of unrelated items! I’ve recently heard a bit … Continue reading

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August Windows

It’s the first Tuesday of the month so Wild Daffodil is organising her windows photo challenge. I haven’t been out much this month to take photos so I’ve been raiding my archives! With the open garden looming, I finally got … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’m taking it a bit easier in the garden this month, I think I’ve overdone it a bit during June and July, what with walking the Cleveland Way, medical conferences, workshops, the open garden and a virus knocking me for … Continue reading

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