A Handmade Summer: Gussy

I know you know who this is.

Ok, in case you live under a rock don’t, it’s Maggie…otherwise known to the interwebs as Gussy.

Gussy epitomizes what I am trying to do here.

She makes pretty things.

She supports Sluiter Nation with her beautiful smile, lovely words, and funny banter.

She is a hometown-ish gal making her living doing something that brings her joy.  And it shows.

Oh does it show.

From the fingertips of Gussy herself…

Hi there — my name is Maggie Whitley and I’m the owner/designer of Gussy Sews. I spend equal time working on my blog and my shop. On my blog you’ll find updates on my handmade shop, tips on how I left my day job 1 year ago to focus on my business, and different prompts/projects that help build a handmade community of inspiration & adventuring. Interested in what fills the “shelves” of my shop? All sorts of sassy, girly, colorful accessories: tote bags (3 different sizes), zipped pouches, eReader cases, headbands — all sporting my signature ruffle.

yes…she is crafty…

and she’s just my type…

I happen to own a little zip pouch which I use for my pens and chap stick and hair ties and tylenol in my purse.

I also have a small one that is vertical similar to the one pictured above.  My smartphone fits quite comfortably in there.

And for Christmas this past year?  Cort bought me a damask laptop bag with a red ruffle to match my red Dell.


I bet at this point you are wishing you had some Gussy.

You could go shopping right now in her shop.

Or perhaps you want to check out her cute little blog.

Or maybe you want to follow her on twitter and get updates on her hubs, dog, and shop.

ORRR maybe you want to go “like” her on facebook and get deals that only her facebook fans get.

But guess what…

Maggie has generously offered to give one my glorious readers a $40 credit to her shop!

To enter, you need to leave me a comment telling Maggie and me what you would spend your $40 on.

want an extra entry or two?

tweet and/or facebook this giveaway (mentioning @ksluiter and @GussySews on twitter and Sluiter Nation and Gussy Sews on fb).

make sure to come back and leave a separate comment for each (each comment is an entry, so you need to leave a separate comment for each entry)

That’s it!

Contest ends Friday, June 17 at 4pm est.

Good luck!

The Legal Stuff:  I was not compensated for this review/giveaway in any way.  All the Gussy products I own were purchased with  my own money (or were given as gifts from family members who purchased them).  Gussy is providing the spoils of this giveaway and I love her so for doing it.