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!

Nineteen for 19

We’re over a week into March, where does time go! I thought I’d better do an update for my Nineteen for 19 challenge… 1 Scrap Quilt I’ve not started yet but I have decided I need to organise my overflowing … Continue reading

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Visiting Flowers

Over the last few years an increasing number of gardens have opened in January and February for people to see the snowdrops. I rather like the idea of going to visit a certain flower, it’s a bit like the Japanese … Continue reading

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Spring Wreath Quilt

I’ve just finished another block for my Spring Wreath quilt BOM, this is a gorgeous design by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs. It’s been a very steep learning curve as I’ve not tried free machine embroidery before but Andrea’s … Continue reading

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March Windows

It’s the first Tuesday in the month so it’s Windows time, the photographic challenge organised by Wild Daffodil. I was a bit more organised over the last month and actually looked for some windows to photograph! Last week my walking … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve been pretty busy in the garden over the last couple of weeks, I say ‘we’ as when my OH offered to help sort out the compost area last weekend I nearly bit his hand off! He loves the garden, … Continue reading

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Down The Rabbit Hole

It’s a good job I’ve got this three weekly post to write for the hand quilt-a-long as I am struggling a bit to find my mojo with it at the moment! At least with the post to write I did … Continue reading

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March Smalls

It’s the first day of a new month today so I’ve changed over my display of cross-stitch smalls. Last month was predominantly Valentine themed ones, some of these have stayed as it’s our 12th wedding anniversary on the 17th March. … Continue reading

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A Few of my Favourite Things

Apologies if you’re now humming the Sound of Music song! I’ve been making steady progress over the month with my Splendid Sampler quilt, I’ve made five blocks and tonight I finally got them all quilted. This BOM is organised by … Continue reading

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Stitching on the Move

I’ve often mentioned how I usually have a little sewing project in my handbag for those opportune free moments to do a little stitching, such as Doctors waiting rooms, teashops etc. I even made myself a pretty sewing wallet to … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature

It’s three weeks since I shared my new stitch-a-long project with you, it’s a Dimensions kit called The Finery of Nature which I got off the sales table at my Embroiderers Guild for a donation! It was meant to be … Continue reading

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