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!

The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch with you and if I say so myself, I’ve made pretty good progress! Three weeks ago I was still deliberating over the colour of the back-stitching on the … Continue reading

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Coming Home

My sewing room has been looking a bit like a building site for the last couple of days. I’ve been working on my Coming Home quilt and I had fourteen houses to build! This border is being stitched over about … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

I’ve another six books to share with you which I’ve read over the summer. I now have a routine that I have two on the go, one for bedtime reading and one for reading on the go, such as on … Continue reading

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Two Stitch-a-longs and an Exhibition

I’m having a pretty productive holiday at the moment, over the week-end I managed to catch up with both my cross-stitch stitch-a-longs, finished with a week to spare! I’m now a quarter of the way through my Enlightenment SAL having … Continue reading

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Summer Frock Take 2

Well I did say I was on a bit of a roll! I’ve just finished another summer dress using McCall’s 6958. I cut this one out as soon as I finished the first one… This time I used a length … Continue reading

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A Tahriri Bookmark

A few weeks back I went on a workshop at Fabbadashery by Deborah Mullins. We had a talk by her at my Embroiderers Guild and her work was beautiful. I’d already pencilled in her workshops at Fabbadashery so seeing her … Continue reading

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Summer Frock Time

I’m on a bit of a roll now, I’ve just finished another dress, this time it’s a pretty summer cotton frock. I do like my summer dresses. I used McCall’s 6958 which is labelled as ‘easy, make it today!’ I … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the SALs

I’ve got two cross-stitch stitch-a-longs on the go, each releases a new section of the pattern every two weeks, luckily not on the same day! I’m just about managing to keep up with them both, along with everything else! Life … Continue reading

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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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