** GIVEAWAY CLOSED**
Congrats to the WINNER,
I remember when I first heard about Gussy’s story. It was shortly after I had started my own blog, and I had hit a crossroads. I had some decisions to make–decisions about how seriously I wanted to take this whole blogging thing. I was nervous to take that leap and not find higher ground to land on.
Then I read about Gussy (real name Maggie btw), and how she was struggling with unemployment, taught herself how to sew, became self employed and now rocks it as a well known brand and icon in the online market place. I remember emailing her story to my friends and family with a note that said, See, it is possible to make a living doing what you love.
While Gussy and I aren’t shooting for the same stars, I knew I had something to learn from the faith she exercised. So I took the leap, started calling myself a writer–a writer who ends sentences with prepositions and uses slang–I spruced up the blog a little bit and I started to have faith in the leap I was taking.
Flash forward 6 months or so. I get to meet Gussy in real life.
And of course I don’t tell her how much her story inspired me, because I’m sure she gets that all the time. But you know what, I wish I would have said something. I wish I would have told her that women all over the world are proud to tote her creations, not only for the fabulous patterns and signature ruffles, but mostly because those ruffles tell a story–her story, your story, our story. A story of making it happen. And there is nothing I love more than to see someone make their dreams a reality.
Today I am excited to host a Gussy Giveaway on LMM! And Gussy is hosting a BIG giveaway from my shop over at her blog!
*So enter here, and then head over to her place to win some LMM goodness too*
One lucky winner gets $75 big ones to Gussy’s shop!
Just look at all the beauty you could get!
And now, a quick word from THE Gussy:
Hi there — this is Gussy, and I’m the owner & designer of Gussy Sews. I spend a lot of time working on my blog and my shop–they are my dream jobs! On my blog you’ll find tips on how I left my day job about 18 months ago to focus on my Gussy Sews, updates on my handmade shop plus different prompts/projects that help build a handmade community of inspiration & adventuring.
Interested in what fills the “shelves” of my shop? All sorts of cute & sassy ruffled accessories: *new* camera strap slipcovers, tote bags (3 different sizes), zipped pouches, eReader cases, headbands — all sporting my signature ruffle 🙂
Blogging has been an incredible adventure ~ it’s taught me so much and I’ve met so many new friends. So I hope you’ll stop by, I’d love to meet you!!!! xoxo
Here’s how you enter to win:
(leave a separate comment for each entry you complete)
1. Visit Gussy’s shop and leave a comment here with your favorite goody.
2. Visit Gussy’s super fab blog and become a follower and leave a comment that you stopped by from LMM.
3. Follow Gussy on facebook and leave a message on her wall saying you stopped by from LMM.
4. Follow Gussy’s tweets.
5. Blog, facebook, and or tweet about this giveaway and leave a link (up to 3 entries).
6. Follow Little Miss Momma by clicking that button on the right that says “join this site”.
*The winner will be announced on October 21, 2011.
check out the LMM giveaway over at Gussy HERE.