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.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A NEW BUNNY

This cute bunny I made and put here in town at The Thirsty Soul, a coffee shop/christian bookstore. This is also where I sell some of my other creations. If you are in the area stop by and check out my spring creations.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CHEER UP. LET'S MAKE SOME FABRIC FLOWERS AND I NEED MORE FOLLOWERS.

Check out my post below on how to make some very cool fabric flowers and send some followers my way. The sooner I get more followers, the sooner I can have my very first giveaway. It will be something very special.

CHEER UP. LET'S MAKE SOME FABRIC FLOWERS.

Yes it has snowed lots and lots here and keeps on. I thought I would cheer everyone up that wants spring to be here by showing you how to make some cool fabric flowers. I'm also looking for more followers so maybe in a couple of weeks I can have a giveaway. If anybody can send some followers my way by posting on your blogs I would be very grateful.

First, make a simple flower pattern that measures about 3 and 1/4" across. Make a leaf pattern that measures about 3" x 1 and 1/2". Cut a 2 and 3/4" circle out for the flower center. Cut everything out of fabric. I used a layer of warm and natural with the flowers.

Next, sew around everything and clip through one layer of fabric to turn flowers. Gather circle centers. Leave flat or fill with a little stuffing. Pull gathers tight and tie. Find some buttons to spruce up the centers and tie some floss in the button holes.

Now glue everything together. Cut a 1 and 1/2" circle out of the leaf fabric. This gets glued to the back of flower. See bottom right flower.

Ta Dah! That's it. See what you can do with them.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

HAPPY SPRING AND I WON!

Today is the first day of spring and it's raining. Hope it melts all the snow. We have lots yet here in northern Wisconsin. Can't wait to get out and start gardening. Here are some of my irises from a previous year.

Also, Kim at Old Road Primitives, http://oldroadprimitives.blogspot.com had a surprise giveaway for the first three people that commented on her blog and I was one of them. I got to pick out a pattern of my choice from her website. How cool is that? Check out her blog and website if you haven't already. She has so many adorable prim patterns. Kim, thank you so much.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

PEEP, PEEP, PEEP. I'm going chick crazy.

Here's my newest creation. These little chicks turned out soooooooooo cute. They're flying out the door before I can hardly finish them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WE NEED SOME SPRING FLOWERS

Seems like everyone is ready for spring but there is lots of snow here yet. Can't wait to see our backyard come to life when the snow finally melts. Here are some spring photos from other years that I hope everyone will enjoy and hope that they brighten your day.
This is our Flowering Crab tree. Isn't it gorgeous?
This Spurge is so pretty and smells wonderful.
Bleeding Hearts. They are so graceful.
Don't you just love the smell of Lilies of the Valley?
The flowers on Lungwart are so dainty and I love the speckled leaves.
This little guy is so cute on my wooden tulip.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

WHAT'S ALL THE TALK ABOUT?

Seems like many bloggers are talking about salt dough crafting and how much fun it is and how it is addicting. Well I thought I would find out for myself. Here's what I came up with and yes it is fun and is addicting. Colleen at And Baby Makes Five has a tutorial on these. Go to http://and babymakesfive-colleen.blogspot.com The possibilities are endless on what you can make with this dough.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

REMINDS ME OF FAT SNICKERDOODLES

Here's an old time recipe I found in my Taste of Home Low-Fat Country Cooking cookbook that is really good. I left out the raisins, so it reminds me of fat snickerdoodles. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BREAKFAST BUNS

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 tablesp. baking powder
3 tablesp. margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup raisins, optional
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar
and baking powder; cut in margarine. Combine eggs,
vanilla and milk; add to dry ingredients and stir
just until moistened. Add raisins. Drop by tablespoon-
fuls onto a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking
spray. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar;
sprinkle over buns. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25
minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 13-16 buns