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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!

July Cross-stitch Smalls

I’m a bit late this month swapping my smalls over for the new month, but I’ve just chosen half a dozen cross-stitch smalls to decorate our sideboard for the rest of the month… In the garden at the moment we … Continue reading

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Coming Home from Holiday

As well as taking my Zoe box to stitch on holiday, I also took my Coming Home quilt, well part of it! This is a BOM by Sarah Fielke and I’d got a bit behind with it as there was … Continue reading

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Windows Past and Present

It’s the first Tuesday of the month which traditionally is the day to share photos of windows for Wild Daffodil’s photo challenge, though officially it lasts all month. Whilst I was walking 80 miles of the Cleveland Way last month … Continue reading

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Zoe Goes on Holiday!

It’s a few weeks since I last shared my Zoe box with you, it’s a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly and I got a little bit behind, so it was one of the projects I took on holiday with me when … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I haven’t had much chance over the last couple of weeks to get into the garden to work, what with holidays, conferences, workshops and visitors. Today I made a start, it was a bit blustery and overcast this morning, here … 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, considering I’ve been away for most of two weeks, I thinks I’ve done pretty well! Three weeks ago I’d just started the nest on the second quarter… … Continue reading

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Two Bee or not Two Bee

Apologies for the title, I couldn’t resist it! Earlier this year I made my mum a cross-stitch small with a bee on it. We used to keep bees so it was a bit of a memory jogger too. She loved … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

After a week away walking the Cleveland Way I had just one night at home to pack a suitcase for a two day conference in Sheffield with work! I managed a little wander round the garden though to see what … Continue reading

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Coming Home is Going Away!

During last week I was concentrating on my Coming Home quilt, it’s a BOM by Sarah Fielke and I was already a month behind, if I waited until after my holiday I would be nearly two months behind! I’d made … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’m writing this on Friday night before I set off on my walk on Saturday, hoping the weather starts to improve pretty darn quickly. It’s been cold, wet and miserable for the last couple of weeks, in fact it was … Continue reading

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