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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!

Textile Memories

I gave you a sneak preview on Tuesday of what I’ve been working on this week, my mum’s textile memories book. She was a prolific craftlady, trying all sorts of different crafts over the years and when we cleared her … Continue reading

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Textile Tuesday

On the first Tuesday of the month Wild Daffodil hosts a photographic challenge, this year the theme is simply ‘textiles’… Over the last few days I’ve been trying to put together a textile book of my mum’s creative bits and … Continue reading

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Late Winter Reading

My visits to the library are getting more frequent, particularly as bad weather meant I had a bit more reading time! I’ve had a bit of a mixed bag this time, all still non fiction though; No Way but Gentlenesse … Continue reading

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Anthea SAL Book

I’m stitching the Anthea Calendar this year, it’s a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly. Each month we get a design which includes a seasonal flower, I’ve decided to double my workload by making it into a textile book with a facing … Continue reading

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No Time to say Goodbye

We’ve had a very sad end to the month, my lovely mum died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening. She was 86, she’d been living in a wonderful care home for the last couple of years since she was no longer able … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Well I didn’t see that coming!! We woke up to about 3″ of snow this morning – the first snow of the winter!! It looks very pretty, though my OH wasn’t too impressed as having left home for work at … Continue reading

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Hand Quilt-a-long

Change of plan!!! For the last few weeks I’ve shown you my progress (or not!) on my Christmas table runner. I have to admit it is sitting next to me, neatly rolled up, looking very reproachfully at me, as it’s … Continue reading

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Anthea Calendar SAL

Last month I started the latest SAL from Faby Reilly, it’s called the Anthea SAL and it’s a sort of flower calendar, it can be stitched as one big picture or twelve little ones. I decided to do them individually … Continue reading

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Ultimate Trousers…or not!

I finally got round to making myself a pair of trousers last week and they’ve come out OK, not amazing but certainly wearable. I bought the fabric last year in Fabworks, it’s medium weight and it has a slight stretch … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! I’ve stitched a fair bit, though not quite as much as I hoped as I’ve been concentrating on keeping … Continue reading

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