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Discovering a local female artisan craftswoman – Ginny Bins

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There’s something special about admiring something that is handmade.  

I remember the feeling of leaving my 7th grade woodworking class holding a frame in my hands that I had designed and finished all by myself.  I created the dimensions and cut the wood.  I sanded and finished the edges so that it was smooth. I stained it a pretty deep mahogany color and attached a photo in it that would sit by my bedside through the time I graduated from high school.

This frame meant a lot to me because I made it myself.  It wasn’t mass produced.  I put lots of love and attention into every detail.  Every little nook and cut was purposefully and lovingly created.

You can imagine my excitement, twenty years later when I discovered a local craftswoman business owner that designs beautiful handcrafted furniture pieces locally in Ashburn, VA.  

Want to know what’s even more awesome?  These furniture pieces ALSO double as a comfy and safe space for your dog(s) no matter how big or small!

I was SO amazed and inspired by her work that I reached out to her and asked to check out where she makes these beautiful pieces of art.   She invited me over and I was able to take a little tour and check out her power tools and her wooden slabs and antique decorative pieces she uses to handcraft each piece of furniture.

Her story is exciting.  She believes in following your passion.  She wants to empower girls and women to show up to whatever you want to do in life, even if that includes power tools.  She believes that girls can play more than just dress up.  

Here’s to supporting our local artisans pursuing their passions and producing some of the most unique and fun custom made furniture and handcrafted pieces.

Be sure to share this blog with anyone that LOVES their pets and let them know about Ginny Bins!

 

Check out our tour with Virginia at her home studio.

**Side note, I just purchased my own custom piece for my house.  I’ll be sure to post photos of it once it arrives**


Contact Virginia at https://www.ginnybins.com/ to find out more and to order your own custom made piece!

 

 

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