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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

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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Jacquie SAL

I’ve put my sensible head on for my choice of embroidery to share here every three weeks. I had two kits lined up in my mind to do once I had finished my Leafy Tree, but I realised I was … Continue reading

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Flower Power

My white denim jacket is coming along nicely. It’s a lot easier to sew than I thought it might be, It’s quite a soft denim, it’s just an inexpensive one I bought at our local supermarket, Sainsbury’s. These are the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

This week it’s the Otley Walking Festival and it’s 20th Anniversary. It’s a week where there’s several guided walks each day from a couple of miles or less to twenty miles, there’s pub walks, history walks, teashop walks, cake walks … Continue reading

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Peppermint Purple SAL

One of the embroidery projects I’m doing at the moment is a blackwork SAL by Peppermint Purple. It’s a freebie which lasts all year, one block each week. Rather than using her suggested colours I’m making life tricky by creating … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Having enjoyed a few weeks of sunny weather, we have now settled down to the usual British summer weather – mixed, a bit of sun, a bit of rain, warmish, coolish…if nothing else then the garden is happier! June is … Continue reading

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