Tuesday, December 8, 2009

{much love from Gussy!}

What a busy/awesome/productive/encouraging/wonderful day I had yesterday!!!

I tell ya, I truly love, love, loooooove sewing Gussy. Did you hear/see that I made 20 items and listed them ALL last night?! And they are selling. Sooooo. Yeow!!!

I also believe I am now booked for January with my "3 custom orders/month" limit. If you've got something you'd like, write me and we'll shoot for on February. C'mon, you know you want something custom from Gussy :)

{Hello, I want something custom, and I AM Gussy. Hah!}


So many things to share...

Please check out my FAQ post if you haven't already: feature articles, giveaways, sponsorship, custom orders and other Gussy info is all there. How convenient. Yes, I know, I wrote it. I hope I covered everything. If not, please let me know and I'll add it to the post.

Speaking of typing the word "sponsorship" -- I am accepting new sponsors for the 15th. If you'd like to become one, write me! Otherwise I'll accept them next for January 1st. Each sponsorship commitment comes with a feature article and optional giveaway {item or store credit}. I have five sponsorship feature posts set for Wednesday {tomorrow}, and four of them come with giveaways. Sounds like you should come back and check them out... :)


I'm ready to announce the winners of a Christmas Gussy Giveaway.

Are you ready? Please sit down --

A big WOO-HOO to Miss Whitney Alexander -- you win the Shady Gus zipped pouch!

And a big WOO-HOO-HOO goes to KatieLeigh -- you win the Lovely Gus zipped pouch!

Whitney & Katie -- please check out on Etsy but do not proceed to the PayPal page. This will allow me to get your address. Thanks and CONGRATS!

I want to thank everyone for making sure I have an email address to contact you. That makes my life 82% easier when it comes to hosting a giveaway. So, thank you!!!


Lastly, because this is certainly the most important part of this post, I have to make sure everyone knows that all the credit of Gussy/this blog/my Etsy shop goes to God. If you've read my blog for any length of time you know I started sewing with zero knowledge of the trade. I wanted to learn and I feel God put it on my heart to learn. I was patient, took it one day at a time, and look where it has brought me?!

All of you wonderful people, reading my blog and encouraging me daily here on Earth to keep going with it. That means so much.

I took another half-day yesterday and came home to photograph over 100 images of my Gussy products. The day FLEW BY and suddenly it was dinner time. I love what I do -- I love Gussy and hold this part of my life very close to my heart. You need to know that.

If you want to do something wonderful with your life, if you want to enjoy what you do, pray about it and give it some time. Try and listen to what God's telling you His plans are. He loves you, and I believe His plans can only benefit you :)

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

We are so thankful here at the Whitley house {apartment} :)


Now, let's all find something to be thankful for today. I'm thankful for you all. If you'd like, share in a comment :)

Much love from Gussy!!!


SoBella Creations said...

Congrats to the Winner!

Michelle said...

I am thankful for you!

I am thankful for all of my bloggin' friends who are more like sisters from other misters!! ;)

I am thankful for my pup...even though he won't leave our Christmas tree skirt alone.

I am thankful for my husband...who supports me no matter what & is encouraging me to use my craftiness to it's full advantage.

I am thankful for my kids, too.

Hmmm...sounds like the beginnings of a blog post!! LOL

Jacky said...

I'm thankful that my sweetheart's family doesn't mind having me around 2 days in a row. ;) Seriosuly though, I am SO thankful that they like me! :)

mandiegirl said...

I'm thankful that my hubby already has a job in place for next month after being laid off last week. It's not the same schedule, so will take some getting used to, but God's providing for us. :)

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Super great <3

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love that verse!!! I can't get enough of it! I know He has great plans for you! :)