Author Archives: craftycreeky

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!

Staying Home Quilt HQAL

I feel I’ve made good progress on my Staying Home quilt over the last three weeks ago I was still quilting the second row which has the cat on it, trying to stitch borders as I go along too so … Continue reading

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Little Miss Rabbit

The well dressed rabbit I made for my daughter for Christmas has gone to her new home. She was made from the patterns in the Luna Lapin books by Sarah Peel of Cool Crafting in Kendal. She has a reversible … Continue reading

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New Skirt for New Year’s Eve

I first cut this skirt out in November, planning to wear it for the works Christmas party on December 4th, I then changed my mind about the party and thought I’d wear it to a Christmas lunch on December 12th … Continue reading

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Stitch a Garden SAL

Happy New Year everyone, we’ve had a lovely Christmas and New Year shared with family and friends, nothing too raucous, just enjoying time together. I even managed to get some sewing done… I’ve managed a couple of evenings working on … Continue reading

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Skipton Stitchers

At our December meeting at Skipton Stitchers we have a lovely tradition of a Christmas card swop, this involves everyone (who wants to take part) making a Christmas card, preferably with a bit of stitching on and writes a general … Continue reading

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Last Minute Stitching

I’m feeling a bit of a last minute Lucy at the moment, I’m usually really organised with Christmas but this year it seems to have sneaked up awfully quickly! My daughter Helen asked me to make her a Luna Lapin … Continue reading

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Wren Stocking

Having recently discovered the free Christmas stocking designs on Michelle Palmer‘s website, I’ve just finished a second one. The first was the barn owl… They’re only about 8-9″ tall so they don’t take too long to do. The second one … Continue reading

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Staying Home Quilt HQAL

I’m a day late with this post as I got carried away in my sewing room and completely forgot to post! This is my Staying Home quilt which was made from leftovers from my Coming Home quilt during the lockdowns … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Stockings!

Here’s another finish from last week. I spotted these free patterns on Michelle Palmers website. She does all sorts of designs for applique or needle punch as well as some cute pen and ink illustrations. Each year recently she has … Continue reading

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Robin Redbreast

Last month I embroidered a robin, it was pretty easy to do as I used a heavier weight of cotton which has a very pretty design of robins. I used one as the base for the embroidery… At the time … Continue reading

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