SBCC Day 4 {Gussy Sews} & Giveaway


Welcome to Day 4 of creativity.

I’m so tickled … tickled pink … to introduce today’s blogger, Maggie. You *might* know her better as “Gussy” of Gussy Sews. If you’ve had the good fortune to ‘bump’ into her online, you’ll know that she just makes you happy. Her blog posts radiate her fun loving personality and she keeps you coming back for more with her sweet words, encouragement and pupdates of her furry companion, Bauer. She is just as genuine in real life as online … one of her greatest assets {according to me} is her ability to connect with her readers. So, if you haven’t had the pleasure of ‘meeting’ Maggie, well today is your lucky day!

Here’s a little more about Gussy, er Maggie in her own words::

Hi there! My name is Maggie and I’m the designer behind the ruffled shop and blog, Gussy Sews. I’ve been sewing for a couple of years now and can’t seem to get enough. There are days when the only way for me to relax is to sit in front of my sewing machine and sew. Much of my inspiration is drawn from items I use daily: tote bags, zipped pouches, headbands — so this is what you’ll find inside my shop 😉

My husband and I live in Minneapolis with our puppy, Bauer. Zack and I have been married for almost 3 years and I constantly refer to him as my BFF, which I know he secretly loves. Hah! Weekend dates and shop talk is always a highlight of our week (seriously).

I’m constantly in awe of the handmade community. There is so much support and love out there for gals looking for a creative outlet. Honestly, it’s what encouraged me to open a shop of my own. I’ll end this with 3 of my personal sewing tips/secrets: I don’t sew with a zipper foot, I love to iron, and it’s super fun sewing ruffles production-line style ~ yeow!

Gussy not only shares her heart with her readers, she also goes above and beyond to encourage her readers {and other handmade biz owners} through her many blog series {I loved her “Quit Your Day Job Series” that was inspired by her own story} and creative tutorials {I can’t wait to make this Fabric Covered Spool garland}.

Want more Gussy Sews in your days?
SO … what did Maggie create? Here’s a peek and description …
I’m secretly in love with embroidery stitching so I used this Spring Fling project as an opportunity to create something quirky. I grabbed an embroidery hoop, a bottle of Mod Podge, and the materials provided by The Fabric Shop to create a cute little landscape scene :]  Pssst, I also added two little red hearts — they make the project super, super sweet. XO
To see the cuteness in whole, SPRING over to Gussy Sews to read more & enter to win her creation.
Leave a comment HERE {telling me your favorite spring color combination} to enter to win a $30 Gussy Sews shop credit. {YEOW!!}


  1. favorite color combo. definately bright pink and green! any season!

  2. Love lavendar and light blue!!

  3. Wow….well, I’d say any variation on red/green is always a favorite for me! (pink/pale green; red/turquoise…you name it, it works)

  4. My favorite spring color combo would be something with pink and green…or yellow and aqua. :-)

    ~Emily N.

    (You can email me at, if I win the giveaway.)

  5. I love greens and aqua. Thanks for the give-away! Happy Spring. =)

  6. My Fav combo is turquoise and hot pink!!!!!

    Cute giveaway!!!!

  7. Im loving navy blue paired with coral. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  8. This year I’m loving yellow & turquoise (or bright pink…can’t decide for sure). Loved the Gussy highlight 😉

  9. right now I am loving robins egg blue and red together!!! super cute!!

  10. favorite spring color combo: robin’s egg blue & coral!
    fun giveaway :)

  11. My fave color combo is lavendar and pale yellow :)

  12. I’m lovin’ yellow and turquoise! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. Tracey B says:

    My new favorite Spring color combo is turquoise & red!

    Frugalt at hotmail dot com

  14. My favorite spring color combination this year is turquoise and apple green…or pink and green…or red and green… I guess I could just say green with any other color! :)

  15. Goodness, anything bright is for me in spring! Yellow, pink, aqua, orange! Yes, please.

  16. I love aqua and gray…..I am actually wearing it now :) love gussys shop and would love me some gussy pretties!!

  17. Oh my favorite color combination is probably bright green and bright orange! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Orange and pink!


    mommy koala at live dot com

  19. I am absolutely loving the nautical theme this spring…navy and white with bright yellows and reds… You can’t help but think of being at the beach!

  20. Favorite color combination…aqua, spring, green, and gold. Thank you so much, I have really enjoyed your spring board!

  21. Elicia says:

    I am loving aqua with a red or pink combo right now…so fun!

  22. I love dark pink and light blue!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love lime green and bright blue!

    Jessica (

  24. I love Maggie’s project! I’m loving aqua, pink and yellow!

  25. I am loveing lime green and tangerine.

  26. Love this giveaway! I love teal and yellow together. It’s so bright and cheery.

  27. Is that GUSSY not the CUTEST thing!
    Let me see~favorite colors.
    Turquoise and hot pink…or RED!
    That’s what is catching my eye this SPRING!
    Snuggles to BAUER and DAISY from Doogan!
    You’re a doll~baby too Andrea!
    Hugs for a HAPPY day!

  28. yellow + gray + turquoise

  29. i just found gussy recently and i can’t get enough. i found knitty bitties through her blog and i am so thankful she has connected me with so many talented and inspirational people! not to mention, people who make awesome things that i want to buy!!
    my favorite color combination is grey and yellow! love love love it!

  30. I love sunny yellow and bright green!

  31. Favorite combination color yellow and royal blue :)

  32. robins egg blue and yellow! so fun and spring…

  33. Jessica says:

    I’m loving turquoise and yellowy gold!

  34. Green and Pink!

  35. i don’t remember where i saw this color combo.. but this spring, i am loving navy & kelly green! but i love green & pink!

  36. I love anything with blues and greens in it :)

  37. aqua and yellow or a pretty kelly green with pink, yellow and orange!

  38. I’m in love with green, blue and yellow…great!

  39. light blue and light green. Also the colors in all our bedrooms, because I painted them 3 Aprils ago

  40. I like turquoise and brown pretty much.

  41. Fav. SPring color combo = pink & yellow!

  42. My favorite spring color combo is definitely yellow and green! :-)

  43. I love pink and green!

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

  44. My favorite color combo has to be turquoise and orange. It makes me happy.

  45. Maggie is so inspiring.. my fave color combo… let’s see.. I love yellow and green together! Two of my faves! hugs, xo bonitarose in Fargo ND

  46. I just love the grey and yellow combination. I never thought I’d stray from the turquoise and pink combo I love so much!

  47. Yellow and grey for sure!

  48. orange & aqua!

  49. This season I am liking yellow, grey, and aqua. Thanks for the chance to win a Gussy GC!

  50. My favorite spring color combination is pink and yellow. Very sweet.

  51. i love yellow and aqua right now!!

  52. Anything with aqua for sure… yellow is runner up!

  53. Oh aqua and red, how I love thee.

  54. Yellow and blue would have to be my favorite spring color combo.

  55. My favorite color combo is pink and green!

  56. Maybe purple and yellow!!!

    ann.swindell (at)

  57. I am loving turquoise and lavendar!

  58. I’m loving pale pink, turquoise & a little sunshine-y yellow!

  59. I’m loveing pink and yellow this season!

  60. I love lemon and lime! Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Because I love tulips, I’m loving deep purple and yellow.

  62. Fav color combo of all time is gray and yellow-springy yet modern (awww yeaaah)

  63. lime green, yellow and orange are my favorites this spring

  64. Loving a soft grey with almost any yellow, and for my boy, lime green and navy!

  65. Favorite combo? Right now I’d say “Spring Green” & “Bold Orange.”

  66. I am loving all these Spring Board posts! :] Im loving a bright springy green and blue right now!

  67. Yellow and Pink!

  68. I’m loving apple green and bright blues!

  69. i’m loving yellow and gray with a touch of turquoise.

  70. i love green and yellow. so bright and cheerful! thanks for the giveaway! i LOVE gussy sews :)

  71. My favorite is any combination of turquoise, pink, pale yellow, bright green, and purple. I just love bright colors :)

  72. Anything yellow! Yellow is just wonderful.

  73. my favorite spring color combo would be anything with pink and green! :)

  74. loving aqua blue and crisp white this spring!!!

  75. Love Gussy! Favorite spring colors are pink and green. :)

  76. Yellow and grey!

  77. Right now my fav color combos are light purple and blue!

  78. Favorite color combination—turquoise and pink!!!

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