GinnyRay

Ginny Ray, Des Moines, IA, US
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I was an arts and crafts enthusiast from a young age! I thought it was exciting in the 4th grade when my mom allowed me to run the iron all by myself.

I like trying all kinds of different arts and crafts and have a hard time following a pattern. I like borrowing ideas from other creative minds and making them my own.

Aunt Gigi's Craft Corner: http://ginnyray.wordpress.com

craft interests: crochet, fashion, gifts, holidays, jewelry making, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing, mixed media

Gender: Female

Member Since: 04/28/2009

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Tree Tote Bag

The Tree Tote is fully lined, top band made with double sided biased tape, and the handles are made from belt/luggage strapping. 

Monster Apocalypse

These are my Christmas presents for my nieces and nephews! Check out the link below to find out more!

Chop Top Frock

I'm like, completely obsessed with Chop Top Frock from Kathy Cano-Murillo's book Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing. I actually found the pattern in the Spring 2009 SewStylish magazine. I'm sure...

Spring Ruffle Top

I love this top! I found the pattern for free online. Directions were simple and easy to follow, lots of photos! There are so many fabric options, I feel like making 26 more! Find all the details on...

Ruffly Coin Purse

This cute little coin purse was inspired by a cute coin purse I bought at Forever 21 a few years ago. Actually, it's *almost* an exact duplicate :-) - With better fabric, and a lining. The inside is...

Not So Quick May Day Basket

Anyone else sick of getting plastic cup May Day baskets? I'm obsessed with fusing plastic bags together to make new creations, so MD baskets were the perfect solution. It takes a little longer than...

Brooke Shield's Signature Collection from McCalls

These shirts are from a McCall's pattern circa 1985, from the Brooke Shield's Signature Collection. This is a children's pattern. I found it in my parent's basement. I adjusted the pattern to fit me...

Sock Monkey Apocalypse!

These cute sock monkeys were super easy to make, there's ton's of tutorials on the internets for them; you can check out my experience here! 


recent comments

Re: Make a One-Hour Dress

I made this dress and love it!

Didn't take more than two hours, I thought the directions were great and thorough.

My only suggestion is to measure from the top of your shoulder to the middle of your armpit, and add a couple of inches - instead of going with a standard 7 inches.

Re: Neighbourly inspiration

Very cute! Did you use a pattern, or make your own?

Re: Book Giveaway: Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style

This book sounds really fun, I can't wait to read it!

Re: Make up roll

Cute and handy!

Re: Wardrobe Refashion: Dress to Shirt

Very cute!

Re: How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

This is sew fun! I can't wait to dig through my basement and find t-shirts!

Re: Reconstructed Costco Tee Shirt

This looks really great! I love the pocket on the shirt, and your roses look really pretty!