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.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Recently I participated in a winter swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane.  My swap partner  was Sandi from  The Primitive Skate. She was very generous. Here is what she sent. The stuffed heart she made from a quilt scrap, stained it and put a rusty key on it. She also made the gingerbread.  She said that she only knows the basics of sewing but I think that she did a wonderful job. In the bag are salt dough hearts and gingerbreads that she also made. She grunged up the tea lights and candle. She is so talented. There also was a cute card with a heart cut out of it. But there is more.
Here's a wooden flower and chicken that she painted.  I just love these. There are cinnamon bun and french vanilla melts that she purchased, a couple of my favorite scents. But thats not all.
Look there's more. There is a cute journal with a picture of a key on it and look at those measuring spoons.  Sandi purchased those at a thrift store and painted apples on the bottom of them cause she knows I like apples. Those I will be hanging up in my kitchen. And the last thing was the paper mache box that Sandi painted, sanded, stained and put that cute label on it. Thanks so much Sandi for all of the treasures. I love everything.
Here is a photo of what I sent Sandi for the swap. You can see more photos if you head on over to The Primitive Skate. Thank you Amy for putting on the winter swap. Amy is putting on another swap called Some Bunny Loves You Swap. If you haven't signed up already hurry on over to Bumble Bee Lane and sign up. It is so much fun. I can't wait to get started on the new swap.

Friday, January 20, 2012


A big thank you to all who participated in my giveaway. I have gotten so many nice comments and so many new followers. Can't believe that I have almost 200 followers already. I am already thinking about my next giveaway that I will probably do in March. So the moment you have all been waiting here has arrived. The winner of my giveaway is Jennifer at Stitchin Thyme. Please email your address to me and I will ship Emma right out for you.Congratulations Jennifer. Sorry there couldn't have been more winners. Keep checking back. There will be plenty more giveaways. Some might be little spur of the moment giveaways just to see who is paying attention. lol. Until next time. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


We are having below 0 weather here. My daffodils are already blooming inside. Aren't they pretty. I will be picking the winner tomorrow for my one year blog anniversary so if you haven't signed up yet to win Emma make sure you do tonight yet. Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I can't believe that it has been a year since I started blogging. I started the end of Dec. a year ago. I've been trying to think of what I could make that would be special for my first anniversary. I started looking through all of my patterns and found this one that I have had for many years and always wanted to make and never did. So here is what I came up with. I named her Emma and she measures almost 17" from head to toe. She is holding a love heart that is 5" tall. She needs a good home. The bench is not included.
Here's what you have to do to enter the giveaway.
1. You must be a follower and leave a comment. New followers are welcome but please leave an address in your comment so I know how to contact you  if you should win.
2. For another entry you must post on your sidebar.
3. For a third chance you must write a post about me and my giveaway.
4. For a fourth chance you must like Ginger Creme Hollow on Facebook.
Good luck to everyone. I will pick the winner on Jan. 20, 2012.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Here is a recipe that I have made previous years at Christmas time but this year I think I will make them for Valentine's Day. They are really good.


3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
powdered sugar
Cream butter, sugar and brown
sugar together. Add egg and
vanilla and beat well. Blend in dry
ingredients, except powdered
sugar, and chill overnight. Divide
dough and roll out on powdered
sugar; cut out with cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8
minutes. Makes appoximately 3
dozen cookies, depending on the
size of the cookie cutter.