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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!

March Smalls

It’s hard to believe it’s March already, but here we are! This month, on the 17th, we have our wedding anniversary, so I put the lovey-dovey ones out now instead of for a Valentine theme in February. I’ve kept a … Continue reading

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Stitch Wheel Sampler

Last time I shared my stitch-wheel I was still stitching the first ring of leaves. This is the SAL organised by Cathy Reavy, she is releasing videos of new stitches every Thursday, I initially thought we would have one stitch … Continue reading

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Stitching 4 the Soul Book SAL

I started this fabric book last summer, late to the party but it didn’t matter, Anne Brooke has all of her lovely tutorials on YouTube. Having stitched a double page spread every three weeks I have finally finished it, happy … Continue reading

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Late Winter Reading

Having read very little since Christmas I bought four books from a cheap book site (£2 each or 3 for £5!) and in little over a week I’ve read them all! Some were recommended, others followed on from previous reads … Continue reading

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On a Roll

This week I’ve been on a bit of a roll finishing cross-stitch smalls. I’ve not one but three finishes to share! I’m trying to work my way through my stash of kits and patterns (preferably quicker than I buy them!) … Continue reading

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I have two stitch-a-longs on a three weekly cycle, an embroidery one and a hand quilting one. I’ve decided on the Sunday in between I’m going to do a post on a quilt kit. To begin with these are going … Continue reading

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A Bird in the Hand…

…is better than two in the box! My one and only New Year Resolution this year was to try and make cross-stitch smalls up as soon as I finished them, so they don’t end up languishing in a box. Last … Continue reading

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Roadside Pink Campion

I’m trying to work my way through my stash of kits at the moment so at the weekend I had a browse through and pulled out a pretty Rowandene kit called Roadside Pink Campion. Rowandene have quite a distinct style … Continue reading

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The Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

Happy dance time 🙂 Sometimes the nearer I get to a finish, the more I stitch. I’ve worked a fair bit on my cottage garden quilt over the last three weeks. When I last shared my progress I was half … Continue reading

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Catbells coming into view

I’ve just caught up with the free Peppermint Purple SAL, it’s a blackwork one and a new pattern is released every Wednesday via facebook for either a square or a rectangle in the design. This is where I was last … Continue reading

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