Welcome to my craft blog. Sit back and relax as I show photos of my latest creations along with favorite recipes and garden photos of my backyard. I have a space here in town at Northern Roots Artisan Market where I have my crafts for sale.
You can see photos of them if you click on the page above. ALL PHOTOS ARE PROPERTY OF GINGER CREME HOLLOW AND MAY NOT BE COPIED WITHOUT CONSENT FROM ME.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Vicky of Paintspots and Splinters. This is what she sent.

 There was warm vanilla sugar shower gel, a very cute rooster, a tablet, small rooster pillows, spiced pumpkin sachet, apples, a wax star, and some yummy smelling french vanilla cafe soy tarts. Vicky was very generous and I loved everything. She purchased the apples and rooster pillows on etsy from PrimitivesByCyn. Thank you so much. Here is what I sent Vicky.
The doll was a Primitive Gatherings pattern that I changed a little bit. Make sure you check out Vicky's blog for more pictures. Thanks Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Friday, April 8, 2016

SPRING TIDINGS SWAP

I recently participated in a spring swap. My partner was Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. Here is what she sent me.
There was a berry car freshener, cute prim cat, mango lip balm, garden towel, prim tea lite on candle holder, bluebird ornie and pillow tuck. I love everything.  Below is what I sent Amy.

Amy likes bees so I made sure I included one in her swap. This was a fun swap. Thanks Amy for hosting this swap and also being my partner.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Swap 2015

I recently participated in a Christmas Swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Sandi of The Primitive Skate. The photo above is what she sent. There was a painted gingerbread tissue box holder, gingerbread note holder, bingo card ornaments, Angel and star, hat ornament ,snowman, pearamel tart, magnetic notepad with pen and very cute card. Thanks Sandi. I loved everything. It is always so much fun swapping with you.

Here is what I sent Sandi. Thank you Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Homespun Ornie Swap 2015

I recently joined in on the homespun ornie swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. Here are the ornies I received.
 The snowman stocking was from Di of Cottage Wishes, the stitched tree pillow ornie and yummy smelling star from Cindi of Cindi's Country Corner, the Santa ornie from Danice of Homespun Hannah and the angel ornie, Spicey soap and card from Tattered Chick. A big thank you to all of you for the cute ornies.
Here are the ornies that I made for the swap. Thank you Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Harvest Swap 2015

I recently participated in a fall swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Jessica from Blessings in the Country. Here is what she sent.
The cute owl was made by Brenda of The Rusty Thimble. Jessica made the pumpkin, the candy corn and the cross stitched pillows. The framed Happy Halloween was from Twin Creek Primitives. There was a yummy smelling Pumpkin Crumb Cake candle, Pumpkin Spice tea and almond soap that she purchased locally.I love everything.Thank you once again Jessica. Here is what I sent Jessica.
I made the scarecrow, cat trick or treat bag ornament, painted the pumpkin box, and made the crow for the bowl filler. I included a couple of recipes using pumpkin, fall magnets made by my neighbor and Pumpkin pie melts that I purchased.
I made the Autumn Blessings pillow, my daughter made the crow recipe cards and I purchased the crow cinnamon melts and primitive tablet. Thanks Amy for hosting this fun swap.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Tidings Swap

I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Cindi of Cindi' s Country Corner. Here is what she sent.

There was a flour sifter, bucket with a chicken on, flower candle holder, cookie cutter, cute chick and an adorable bunny. Thanks Cindi for all the goodies.

Here is what I sent Cindi. Thanks Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas Swap

I recently participated in a Christmas Swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Debbie at Barefoot Primitives. Look at everything that she sent.She really spoiled me.
There were snowmen, a yummy candle, pillow tucks, fabric, notecards, an old St. Nick bag with good smelling cinnamon pine cones inside, ornaments, candy, kitchen gadgets, wooden bowl, gingerbread box, Santa, a little book, gingerbread cutter and even some old rusty nails. Thank you Debbie. I love everything.
This is what I sent to Debbie. Thanks Amy for hosting this fun Christmas Swap.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Homespun Ornie Swap

In my previous post I showed a picture of the ornies that I received in the ornie swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. I forgot to post a picture of what I sent. I made four of these Santa ornies to swap. Hope everyone that received one is enjoying it.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Homespun Ornie Swap

I recently participated in an ornie swap. I received four ornies.The top snowman is from Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. The other snowman with the red scarf is from Jessica at Blessings in the Country. The homespun star ornie is from Allison at Sew Many Girls and the prim Angel ornie is from Cynthia at Cynzplace. Thank you everyone. I love all my new ornies. Thank you Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

HARVEST SWAP


I recently participated in a fall swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Diane of Cottage Wishes . This is what I sent her. There was a black cat, pumpkins,leaves, pumpkin spice candle and tarts, coasters, a pin cushion and a bag of little pumpkins, spools, clothespins and a crow.
Diane sent me an adorable wooden bowl with dried flowers in it, a neat tin with more dried flowers, a cute little white dish, scrabble letters that spell out boo that are magnets, a ghost and burlap pumpkins.
She also sent this banner. Love everything Diane sent. Thanks so much Diane for the treasures. You can find more pictures on Diane's blog at Cottage Wishes . Thanks Amy for hosting another fun swap.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FARMHOUSE SUMMER SWAP

I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Danice of Homespun Hannah's Blog. There was a cute apron and towel, framed picture, a personalized crow, potpourri, clothespins tied with homespun, a pinkeep,  seeds and small pitcher with a homespun bow. Thank you Danice. I love everything. 
Here is the cute crow Danice made for me. She put my name on it. It says Schenk's Chicken Farm. No we don't have a chicken farm. I just like chicken things as you can see by the Apron.
Here is what I sent Danice. She likes Raggedy Ann dolls. I never made one before. I didn't have a pattern  so I just used a shelf sitter doll pattern I had and made it into a raggedy.

This swap was lots of fun. Thanks Amy for putting on another great swap. Stop over to Danice's blog to see more pictures of the swap.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Tidings Swap

The previous post showed what Melissa from Hickory Creek Prims sent me for the Spring Tidings Swap. Here is what I sent her. Thanks Amy for putting on another fun swap.

Spring Tidings Swap

I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Melissa of Hickory Creek Prims.She sent so many nice things.There was a bunny trail sign, wax bunny, Spicey tarts, crow on nest, sheep,Easter postcard, recipe cards with rolling pin pen and towel,wax roosters,basket with wax carrots and bunnies, the cute little doll is covering a bottle of maple buttercreme spray that smells yummy,black spoons and hollyhock seeds from her garden. I love everything. Thanks so much Melissa.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

HUMBLE HEART SWAP

I recently participated in the swap put on by Amy from Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Francine from Primitive Stars. When I opened the box it smelled so good. There was a heart pantry cake, candles, iced carrot cake cubed melts, an old Valentine postcard, hankie, heart pin cushion, prim heart, sheep tablet, and the cute little cutters. I love everything. Thanks Francine.
Here is what I sent Francine. A heart mug rug, spicey melts, crow pillow, prim stars, a bag filled with stuffed hearts, old clothespins and old spools and the heart pinkeep. Thanks Amy for putting on another fun swap.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas Swap Goodies

I recently participated in a Christmas Swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Danice of  Homespun Hannah's Blog. She sent wool coasters and a tin to put them in, a Santa, jar candle and a blackboard with a box of chalk.

She also sent a Raggedy Ann Angel, pin cushion, clothespins tied with homespun, red hot cinnamon potpourri, a small rooster picture and gingerbread hanging from a star.  
There was also an Apple spoonrest and apron and a mitten with cinnamon sticks and Apple oil. Thanks Danice. You really spoiled me.

Here is what I sent Danice. There is an owl, snowman pillow, owl mug, snowman magnet, tart, bag of winter bowl filler that has cones, snow and greens in it, red bird, snowman, tablet, snowman coasters, rusty star ornie and snowman ornie. Thanks Amy for putting on another great swap. Make  sure to check out Danice's blog at Homespun Hannah's Blog. She has more pictures posted there.

Also I forgot to post this before when I did the ornie swap. This is one of four of the ornies I made to swap with.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ornie Swap

I recently participated in an ornie swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. The snowman in the mitten is from Theresa at Dulaney Woods Treasures. The boot is from Holly of Holly 's Hobbies and Darbee Days. The Let it Snow snowman with the yo yo buttons is from Cyn at Cynz Place and the bottom snowman is from Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. A big thank you to all of you for the ornaments. I love them all and an extra big thank you to Amy for putting on another great ornie swap.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Harvest Swap


I  recently participated in a fall swap put on by Amy at Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Linda at Country Pickins. Here is what she sent.
She really spoiled me. I loved everything. My favorite was mama cat with her baby. They are so adorable. Thank you so much Linda.

Here is what I sent Linda. She will be posting more pictures on her blog. Thank you Amy for putting on another fun swap.

Monday, July 1, 2013

FARMHOUSE SUMMER SWAP, MY NEW ARCH AND FLOWERS

My partner for the Farmhouse Summer Swap was Cindi at Cindis Country Corner. She really spoiled me. Here is what she sent.
The little raggedy ann is adorable. The candle is battery operated.   I love everything she sent.  Thanks Cindi for spoiling me.

This is what I sent to Cindi. You can view more pictures on Cindis blog.  Amy at Bumble Bee Lane  put on this swap. Thanks Amy for continuing these swaps. They are so much fun.

In an earlier post I mentioned that my husband was going to make a new arch. Well this  is what he came  up with. He took old washboards and put them on the sides of the arch and added shelves to them so I can display things on them.
Our crabapple trees were so pretty this spring.
The Dame's Rocket was so pretty.

Our Daisies are in full bloom.

Sweet Williams add lots of color to the garden.

A couple of years ago we had purchased a yellow and a white  Lupine.  This is the first year they have bloomed.

Behind the white Lupine is our Wigielia bush.
Here is the new table my husband made. I had seen a picture in a book of a table with the hearts cut out.  I  showed it to my husband and he come up with his own version. I love it. For those of you that are on facebook I also have a page for my crafts. To keep up with what I am doing follow Ginger Creme Hollow on facebook.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SPRING TIDINGS SWAP, GOODBYE TIGER AND MY BROKEN ARCH

I recently particpated in a spring swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Kim of Blackberry Crows Prims. Here is what she sent.
There was sunflower seeds inside the cute little bag, bird on a bedspring, bunny, carrots and the towel underneath, the cute little basket with an egg, the adorable bumble bee and the picture of birds. I loved everything. Thanks so much Kim. Down below is what I sent Kim.Thanks Amy for putting on another great swap. In other news, last Friday was a very sad day for us. Our cat Tiger became very ill. He was very old. We think he was maybe around 20. We had to make the decision of having him put to sleep. He was loved by all, lived a long life and will be missed alot.One last piece of news to share is about my broken arch. Last year we noticed it was getting too shady for the flowers so we decided to have some of the branches cut on our oak tree. A couple of weeks ago a friend came and cut the branches. When they fell down they sort of bounced sideways and caught the arch and this is what it looks like now. So my husband said he planned on making me a new one anyways so we will see what he comes up with. I will keep you posted. Might be awhile though, since we still have snow here.