Category Archives: Christmas

Stained Glass Nativity

On Saturday I went with a WI friend for a fabulous day at Alma House on a workshop making a stained glass nativity. Alma House is our WI federation’s office in Ripon. We were all very different levels of experience, … Continue reading

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Fold and Stitch Christmas Wreath

Last autumn one of the quilting facebook pages I follow was full of beautiful Christmas wreaths made from a pattern by Poor House Quilts, I thought they were gorgeous but I knew I didn’t have time to start making one … Continue reading

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The Little School Sampler

One of my Christmas presents this year was a gorgeous cross-stitch kit from my in-laws. It’s called The Little School Sampler and it’s designed by Jane Greenoff. I just love the subtle colours and also the way she uses lots of … Continue reading

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Circles and Triangles

Now we’re on the run up to the New Year I can share a couple more presents I made. These were for my daughter Helen and as she reads my blog I couldn’t share them before. Triangles first… Helen is … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of a Crafty Creek Christmas!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Twelve Christmas Crackers Eleven Decorations Ten Sparkling Stars Nine orange roses Eight Christmas Napkins Seven Santa Clauses Six Christmas Quilts Five Gold Threads Four Candles burning (Couldn’t resist that one, … Continue reading

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Christmas Flowers

Last Friday I had a great day at Alma House in Ripon on a WI workshop for festive flower arrangements. There were three different arrangements being demonstrated and we could choose to make two of them. We had a list of things to … Continue reading

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Initial Cushions

Last week I was on annual leave, busy getting ready for Christmas and making presents. I made good progress,  making six presents altogether. I’ve already shown you the purses, today its the turn of the cushions! I was struggling for ideas … Continue reading

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Beverley and Burton Agnes

Just got back from a fabulous day out with my WI, every year we have a Christmas trip to a stately home decorated for Christmas, this year we went to Beverley and Burton Agnes… After a scenic drive across a … Continue reading

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Christmas Cakes and Gingerbread

A couple of weeks ago I went on a WI ‘Christmas Dabble Day’, they’re like a craft taster day, there’s usually a choice of three or four crafts and you choose two to do in the morning and one in … Continue reading

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Mistletoe Humbug

It’s the third Sunday in Advent today, so we lit another candle on the Advent ring and our daily Advent candle is going down fast, I’ve been pretty good at keeping up with it this year. We’re taking it in … Continue reading

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