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Making a Buttonhole

I’m writing this tutorial mainly for Helen, having left home to go to uni she has now decided she wants to learn to sew, she’s borrowed my spare sewing machine to make some pyjamas but I didn’t have a spare … Continue reading

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Mother and Daughter Time

Having had one week at university Helen has decided she needs some crafts to keep her occupied, so while she was at home for Christmas she took herself off to Hobbycraft to make herself a ‘craftbox’. She came back with … Continue reading

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Little Sewing Bee

I’m a little bit behind with the Great British Sewing Bee, last weekend we were catering for the local village show, so two coffee cakes, two coconut and lime cakes, an elderflower drizzle cake and a chocolate cake later…oh and … Continue reading

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Me Made May Monday

Well Me Made May 2016 finishes tomorrow, I think my daughter for one will be quite pleased it’s over, being chief photographer is obviously wearing a bit thin! I’m sure many people outside the UK wonder why we always talk … Continue reading

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Little Bee Week Two

Well the second episode of The Great British Sewing Bee was all about children’s clothes. The first challenge was to make a babygrow, so not only were they being tested on sewing jersey, they also had to sew a perfect … Continue reading

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Happy Dance Time!

Well I had a very successful day at Otley show yesterday. Last year I won the Eric Walton Cup for the most points in the handicraft section for the first time (having entered things for over 25 years!) This year … Continue reading

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All ready for the Show

Over the last few weeks I’ve been busy making entries for our local show where there is a very well supported handicraft section. Last year for the first time ever (I’ve been entering for over 20 years!!) I won the … Continue reading

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Crafters Apron

Yesterday I spent a lovely couple of hours in Skipton making my own crafters apron. It was a workshop organised by my¬†Embroiders Guild with Charlotte from The Stitch Society. The Stitch Society aprons are traditionally styled, heavy duty aprons, Charlotte … Continue reading

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Me-Made-May Monday

Last month I made my pledge for Me-Made-May… ‘I, Margaret of ¬†thecraftycreek.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear one item of handmade clothing or accessory each day for the duration of May 2016′ Me-Made-May … Continue reading

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Flowers galore

I went to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Sunday with some friends, two of us go every year but it was a new experience for one friend in particular. We had a great time and the weather was cold … Continue reading

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