Monday, October 19, 2009

{lots of ruffles + the winners, revealed!}

Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi!!!

Happy Monday to you :)

Since there are so many new readers {hooray}, I thought I'd introduce myself and officially welcome you.

Hi, I'm Gussy!
I have brown curly hair, big blue eyes, and I like to wear headbands that my husband Zack so lovingly calls barrettes. Sigh... He does that on purpose ;)

There's lots of great things to talk about this morning: sewing, giveaway winners, and some more updates. I know I don't show my face around here very often because let's be honest: why post pictures of myself when there are ruffle's to showcase?!

However, I have to show you this pic:

That is my reaction to doing laundry. I love doing laundry. Yes, that is our dirty laundry. Don't be grossed out. I had to show you all that picture because a few weeks ago I blogged about how much I love to launder our clothes and my friend Kim @ Everything Etsy laughed at me. I knew someone would ;)

Don't hate me because I love to launder, OK? Just be my friend and laugh with me when I mix up phrases.


Next topic!

A few days ago I showed you all this picture:

I was hopeful to transform all the fabric pieces into something lovely, something luscious, something legit. Yesterday afternoon, while hubbs took our one and only car {yes, we sold the VUE!} to get an oil change, I jammed away in our little {big} Minneapolis apartment. Just me and my sewing machine. And a mug of cream with coffee. And my ruffles. Ahhh... it was bliss :)

Today folks, on the third Monday of the month, I am here to show you the scraps of fabric have been transformed... Pardon my drool on the ruffles.


Hello, Shady Gus':
They are great for your sunglasses {tee he he}, your iPhone or iPod, chapstick, crayons and maybe a barrette or two. But not a headband {too big}.


Hello, Lovely Gus':
The perfect ruffle'd Gussy item for your purse, bag, diaper bag, or ya know, ______. I keep one in my messenger bag for work, in my purse, and maybe three more around the house. Zack, if you're reading this, don't be upset I am using a few zipped pouches. I've only sewn 250+ items and if I keep just five things... Well, I find that appropriate {to say the least} ;)


Hello, Ruffle Gus':
These soon-to-be wallets are darling. Just darling, I tell you. I have them stacked on my sewing table and I keep going in to check on them. To make sure they are real. Because they are darling. Very soon I'll sew on a button, add a magnetic snap, and then sew up the sides.

Once everything is listed I'll be sure to let you know!


In other news, the Gussy Giveaway was a huuuuuge success! There were 159 comments left and a total of 216 opportunities {with all the entries made available}. Last time I offered this type of giveaway there were 72 comments left. I don't know about you, but I'd say this time around was ahhh-mazing. A big THANK YOU to all that entered and shared my blog!

I know so many of you are sitting on the edge of your seat, just waiting to know who the winners are... Shall I tell you?

A big congrats to Liz Spencer!
She wins one item in-stock at 100%-off.


And a big congrats to Suzi,
who wins 59%-off one item in-stock.

{woot woot!}

Liz and Suzi, please contact me!

Remember, there is free shipping on all items in my Etsy shop.


Molly Lou Gifts said...

Congrats to the winners! You were a little worker bee this weekend, Gussy! They look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I love your new picture with your "barrette" as Zack would say. If I wear a headband Greg always seems to look at it funny like it shouldn't be there. Boys are silly. Hope you had a great weekend and stayed warm out there!!

Jenn Bull said...

John says that when I wear a headband it looks like I don;t know what to do with my hair. Um hello...I'm doing my hair with a headband.

I never thought to use a shady Gus for my iPhone...

I about freaked out yesterday when my mini Gus spilled coins all inside my "mom purse"! Have you thought about doing the minis with a zipper?

Jacky said...

Congratulations to the lucky ladies! =) Gussy, I'm glad your giveaway was such a big success.

I honestly am not such a huge fan of laundry. Well, correction. I don't like when I put in a load of clothes and then forget to fold them until they're all wrinkly. Maybe someday I'll love laundry. Maybe. =)

mandiegirl said...

SO cute! Love them all! :)

{kara} said...

I am loving all the new gussy stuff! You are on a roll!


Anonymous said...

Wish I liked laundry ha ha! You're going to find it tough to find others like yourself, but rest assured it's definitely a good thing to like something that MUST be done throughout our entire lives on a weekly basis yes? :)

You've got some neat stuff you're working on! Congrats to the winners!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

A.) You're super cute
B.) Feel free to come on over and launder any time!

Love this blog and your store!!

Liz Spencer said...

Oh my goodness. THANK YOU! Wow, so sorry--I had forgotten to check back. Crazy week for me.

Love, love LOVE your beautiful stuff! You are so talented.

Thank you Jesus!!! for this great blessing.