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. ALL PHOTOS ARE PROPERTY OF GINGER CREME HOLLOW AND MAY NOT BE COPIED WITHOUT CONSENT FROM ME.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ornie and Gingerbread Swaps

I recently participated in two swaps put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. One of these was an ornament swap. Here is what I received.
The snowman ornament is from The Stone House Prims, the star from Tattered Chick, the Santa from Cindi's Primitive Country Corner, and the three wood ornies are from Three small fry Primitives. Thank you everyone. I love them all. Here is what I sent for ornies.
The other swap was a gingerbread swap. My partner was Linda Tuyls. She doesn't have a blog so I am posting for her. Here is what she sent.
I love everything. Thanks so much Linda. Here is what I sent her.
Thanks Amy for putting on these fun swaps.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kissing Balls

I recently learned how to make a kissing ball at our Garden Club meeting. It was fun to do. My husband Jeff and I made one together. This is how it turned out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Old Barn Boards

Recently we had a friend give us some old barn boards. They are over 100 years old. My husband has started making things with them. We are selling them here in town at The Blue Awning.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Harvest Gathering Swap Goodies

I recently participated in a swap that was put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Michelle of Simple Pleasures. Here is was she sent.
She made a runner  and candle wrap to match. The wrap fit perfectly around my candle jar that I had. Isn't it adorable?
There were potholders with homespun butterflies stitched on, four  cute cookie cutters, a little Boo sign, and a wooden spoon painted black with a cute little ghost on it.
There was also a little scarecrow, a stuffed pumpkin and a Gooseberry Patch booklet called Wrap It Up. Thanks Michelle. I love everything. I had lots of fun being partners with Michelle.
Here are the goodies that I sent Michelle. Michelle will be posting more pictures so make sure you check out her blog too at Simple Pleasures. Thanks Amy for putting on the swap.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Gnomeville - Population 5

Here is another garden tour photo. I had received a couple of gnomes in one of my swaps so decided to get a little creative and this is what we come up with.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I took so many pictures of our flower gardens. Here are some of them. The garden tour went really well. It was actually the best year ever for ticket sales. Hope you enjoy the pictures. I have more I can share later. It looks like we live in the country but actually we live in town.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I've been so busy lately I almost forgot about posting my swap goodies. My partner was Dee at http://icehousecrafts.blogspot.com. Amy from Bumble Bee Lane put the swap on. 
There was yummy strawberry jam that Dee made herself, three sunflowers, a cute little basket, three adorable bees,  a  magnet and a buzz on in sign. I loved everything. Make sure you check out her blog. She is so talented.

Here is what I sent Dee. She has more pictures posted on her blog at http://icehousecrafts.blogspot.com. Thanks Amy for putting on the swap. Sure wish I could be in the next one, but I am way too busy getting out gardens ready for the garden tour we are putting on July 14. I will post some garden pictures in the coming weeks.

Friday, May 25, 2012

What's Blooming Here

Yes, I'm still around. Lately my time is spent outside working in my flowers. I've been potting up lots of plants for the citywide garage sale. We always do real well selling our plants. Here are pictures of just a few that are blooming now. I will post more pictures later.
White primrose

Pink for-get-me-not

Pink primrose

Purple and white iris

Pink Columbine

Weigela Bush

Pink Dianthus and Johnny jump ups

Pink Lupine

The little blue flowers are a type of Veronica, top left is Spurge, and bottom left is moneywort.

Batchelor Buttons


Monday, April 23, 2012


I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Sara from Salmon Falls Prims. Here's what she sent. She sent so many nice goodies. All are her own designs and her husband helps make them. The small item on top of the box is a recipe holder. I had looked at some of Sara's creations on her etsy site. I told her that the recipe holder was a neat idea and so she sent it to me. Wow! How lucky am I. I just love all of these wood creations.The wallhanging with the flowerpot and the bird on it is so adorable.
Look at the cute pillows she made. She said she doesn't sew but I think they look great. She even sent recipes.
Thank you so much Sara for all of the wonderful goodies. I'm sure I will find places to display everything. Here is a photo of what I sent Sara.

Make sure you visit Sara's blog too at http://salmonfallsprims.blogspot.com. She has a wonderful blog to visit. She has also put more photos on her blog of what I sent her. Thanks Amy for putting on these swaps. The next swap is Flowers, Birds and Bumble Bees. It will be so much fun. If you haven't already, head on over to http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com to sign up.