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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!

The Eleventh Hour

A couple of years ago I started stitching the Joyful World series of cross-stitch designs. This was originally a free SAL on the Snowflower Diary website. I got as far as October and stopped – I think the month overtook … Continue reading

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Foot Square Freestyle

This year I’ve been making blocks for F2F, a quilting swop organised by Kate from Tall Tales from Chiconia. Each month we make three twelve inch blocks for someone in the group, everyone has been allocated a month and also … Continue reading

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Guiseley Gap Walk

The town where I live is involved in a project called Walkers are Welcome, it’s a way of encouraging visitors to the local towns. It means there are several leaflets detailing local walks, anything from two miles to 37 miles!!! … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul Book

During the summer I discovered Anne Brook (designer of Harold the Hare) had started an on-line SAL called Stitching 4 the Soul, I was very late in starting, but better later than never! All the tutorials are on YouTube, I … Continue reading

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This week I’ve managed another finish, a couple of days ago I put the last couple of stitches in the Believe cross-stitch. This was a Dimensions kit, I think I bought it on one of the destash facebook pages a … Continue reading

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Button Back Skirt

Last week I finished making a skirt for the autumn, it’s a pattern I’ve used before, back in 2017, Newlook 6876. I made it then in a beautiful teal blue tweed… …it still fits me nicely so I just made … Continue reading

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Anthea Calendar SAL

In the last couple of days I’ve finished the October design for the Anthea SAL by Faby Reilly. I would have finished it a few days before only I mislaid the dark maroon I needed for back-stitching the flowers, I … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

I’m enjoying making this quilt so much, it’s a design by Kathryn Whittingham and all the instructions and patterns are in a book, called, unsurprisingly, The Cottage Garden Quilt. The instructions are great, leaving lots of room to make it … Continue reading

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My Christmas ‘Believe’ cross-stitch is coming on nicely. This is a kit by Dimensions, I think I bought it on one of the facebook destash sites a couple of years ago. I started it a few weeks ago as my … Continue reading

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A Whistlestop Break

At the end of September we finally had a few days holiday. I say finally as my OH hasn’t been on holiday for a couple of years, we were meant to be having a big holiday in December, like a … Continue reading

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