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The winner selected by random integer generator is comment #149: Kjirsten. Congratulations!

This is Gussy.

She is great.

Gussy has a lot to say.

Every minute you doubt yourself is a minute wasted that you can’t ever get back.

And Gussy has a lot to sew.


Gussy is my kind of girl.

She works a full time day job and at night is working on making her dream job come true.

In November 2008, Gussy decided she wanted to learn to sew. So she surrounded herself with piles of library books, borrowed her parent’s sewing machine, and with the help of online tutorials taught herself from scratch.

Learning to sew has been an incredible transformation. I had zero-experience when I started {is that OK to admit out loud?!}, but I had a determined spirit and a big heart for the trade.

Seriously, doesn’t that just make you want to hug her?

I so enjoyed her story I asked her if I could share it with you guys. She said yes. And then she sent me this.

Swoon! I love everything about my new Gussy wallet.

And – here’s the best part – she wants to share a Gussy with one of you guys as well!

To be entered to win $30 of store credit to snag your very own Gussy item – think computer bags, wallets, zipped pouches, cards, checkbook covers – you can enter all kinds of ways; just leave one comment per entry. Here are suggested ways to enter:

  • Visit Gussy’s store by clicking here; then comment on this post with your favorite Gussy item.
  • Copy & Tweet this: It’s the Great @GussySews Giveaway hosted by @thegypsymama Come one, come all!
  • Follow Gussy on twitter: @GussySews
  • Subscribe to Gussy’s blog
  • Become a Gussy facebook fan
  • Follow me on twitter: @thegypsymama
  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Become a Gypsy Mama facebook fan
  • Facebook it
  • Blog it
  • Write a letter in a bottle/ facepaint it/ spread the word in sky writing. If you do it, just comment about it and you will score another entry!

The Great Gussy Giveaway will be open until Thursday March 18th at midnight EST. I will choose a random winner on Friday March 19th and Gussy will hook you up with your Gussy credit.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s show this Gussy girl some love!