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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!

New Year Stitching

New Year’s Eve has never held any great excitement for me, I love Christmas, but over the years I often volunteered to work New Years Eve as I really wasn’t enthralled with the idea of going out. My OH and … Continue reading

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January Windows

Last year Wild Daffodil organised a photo challenge with a different theme each month. I rather enjoyed putting together a selection of images, however slight the link may have been to the theme! This year the photo challenge is still … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Final Small of the Year!

A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week … Continue reading

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Just a little bit further…

I’m just a little bit further down the Rabbit Hole. I’ve not done a lot but I thought I can’t have three HQAL’s on the trot with nothing to show! Last time I showed you my DTRH quilt I’d just … Continue reading

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Take Two!

At the Leeds Sewing meet-up in the autumn there was a big swop as usual, you could take any patterns or fabric you didn’t want, pop them on the table and help yourself to someone else’s donation. I was very … Continue reading

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Final Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the last Friday of the year, so it’s the final Friday Photo Challenge set by Postcard from Gibraltar. Today’s theme is winter, I’ve tried to find non-Christmassy ones… These snow drops were in Austwick in North Yorkshire, a village … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving

From being very young I always tried to instill into my children the idea that handmade gifts were treasured, they always made presents for Grandparents and aunts etc, it might be a tray of mince pies, or a decorated matchbox. … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square Etui – Nearly There!

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which I’ve been working on for what seems like ages! Well I finally feel I’m almost there!! Three weeks ago I … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the penultimate photo challenge today, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Star… This was the first design for the Christie SAL by Faby Reilly, she often uses embroidered stars to embellish her designs. I added … Continue reading

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