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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

I nearly didn’t write this post as it’s been raining since mid afternoon, but after tea it was more of a light drizzle so I popped out to take some photos. It’s amazing how much everything has greened up over … Continue reading

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Going Nicely Down the Rabbit Hole

It’s three weeks ago since I last shared my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I was feeling a bit down-hearted about how long it was taking and my slow progress generally with the project. This is where I was up … Continue reading

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A Woodland Spring Wreath

I’ve just started the border of my Woodland Spring Wreath quilt, this is a BOM by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs, it’s quite exciting as it’s all starting to come together. There’s several short lengths of patchwork and two … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch Smalls for May

It’s May already, this year seems to be flying by, or am I just getting older! With a new month comes a fresh display of cross-stitch smalls, I rather enjoy choosing designs appropriate for the time of year. This is … Continue reading

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Lady Anne’s Way Part 2

Last Tuesday my walking buddy and I walked another section of the Lady Anne Way. The walk goes from Skipton to Penrith in Cumbria, about 100 miles, we’re doing it in lots of little sections!The week before we’d walked from … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

My friend and I went to Harrogate Flower Show on Thursday, we had a great time, perusing all the plant stalls and making a purchase or two…or more! There’s always a plant creche at the show, for £1 or so … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch, it’s a Dimensions kit which I’ve changed a little as I’m stitching it onto duck egg blue linen, rather than the black aida provided. This has meant … Continue reading

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My Splendid Sampler 2

I’m trying to reduce the number of quilts I’m working on at the moment, having finished one fairly recently I still have six at various stages of construction!! Some just need quilting (hand or machine!) others need piecing and some … Continue reading

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Making a Garden Arbour

When I was planning my Amber & Amethyst garden last year I wanted an arch at one end with a seat underneath, I bought a metal one which matched the gated arch at the entrance. The idea was to get … Continue reading

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Windows Photo Challenge

Wild Daffodil hosts a photo challenge which lasts all month on the subject of windows, it’s a good job it lasts all month as I completely forgot about it for the first two weeks! On Sunday, whilst we were walking … Continue reading

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