A love affair with sewing

by arianne

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She is such an inspiration, and she’s taking our blogosphere by storm.

She is Gussy.

Why is she so special? Why are we all so drawn to Gussy?

She has a love affair with sewing, and it’s showing in the most pretty of ways.  It shows in this and this and this.  Also these:


One day she just decided she wanted to sew.  So she taught herself.

Which means she doesn’t let things stand in her way.  She has drive.  She has heart.

{a lesson I could learn a thing or two from, as I stare longingly at the sewing machine I have and am clueless on how to use}

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Then she created her fabulous ruffles.

After the Blissdom conference and after drooling over this laptop bag on Amber’s arm

I started following her on Twitter.

Her sweetness shines through her tweets, as do her posts about other gifted crafters.

She began writing about the lovelies of those artisans, doing giveaways of their wares.

Her site is quickly becoming the go-to for delicious handmade accessories.

And now she’s a sponsor of my site as well.  {{LOVE}}

She is one to watch, follow, read and shop.

So how about a giveaway?

You can win $30 to the Gussy shop to get your Gussy collection started.  Trust me, it will only be the beginning!

The nitty gritty:

Take a look at Gussy’s shop, what do you like?  If you leave a comment below telling me your fav item from Gussy’s work, you’ll be entered to win a $30 credit to get your own handmade pretties.

I always love to give you extra chances to win, so after you leave the required comment, here are other ways to enter {IMPORTANT: leave a separate comment for each entry}:

  • Follow Gussy on Twitter – @GussySews
  • Tweet/RT about this giveaway – can be done maximum of once per day.  Include @Tothink {me} and link to this giveaway in the tweet
  • Facebook or Blog about the giveaway
  • Email friends about the giveaway (bcc me on the email arianne [at] tothinkistocreate [dot] com)
  • Subscribe to my blog via email or RSS
  • Subscribe to Gussy’s blog
  • Anything else?  Any other way you’d like credit for spreading the word about the giveaway, leave a comment telling me about your creative prowess and I’ll include it in the entries.

I’d really like to get the word out about Gussy’s work and her site, even if you’re not interested in winning because you already have one of her pretties, will you consider blessing her by spreading the word?  Please leave me a comment to let me know you did so I can come visit you and comment and RT one of your posts to get you some love too.

Contest ends next Tuesday April 13th at Noon EST, winner will be announced here and linked to as well (if applicable).

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