Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sponsor love + giveaway with Gussy Sews!!


meet gussy.

"Hi there -- my name is Maggie Whitley and I'm the owner & designer of Gussy Sews. I spend a lot of time working on my blog(www.gussysews.com) and my shop (www.shopgussy.com), both are my dream jobs! On my blog you'll find updates on my handmade shop (www.shopgussy.com), tips on how I left my day job about 17 months ago to focus on my Gussy Sews, 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 sassy, girly, colorful accessories: *new* camera strap slipcovers, tote bags (3 different sizes), zipped pouches, eReader cases, headbands -- all sporting my signature ruffle."


ok, so we're gonna be blunt here, people. if you have not heard of Gussy and her shop, you've been living under a rock. if you haven't heard of her, get to know her 'cause you are going to want to. seriously, her name and her ruffles, was one of the first shops i was introduced to when i was introduced to the world of handmade business. i know that Gussy is such an inspiration to so many people and her business and blog certainly reflect that.

and did you know her adorable dog is named Bauer?! 
yes, folks...named after one of my all-time heros, Jack Bauer. i love that dog so much already. 


{giveaway}

and today Gussy generously offers one of YOU luuuuucky Much Love, illy readers (are you ready for this?!) $45 shop credit! if i was lucky enough to win (boo, that i can't enter), i'd pick this one (for my new kindle!) and that one, or i'd add to it and get my grubby hands on this guy. there is seriously SO much to choose from, so get your giddy hands all over your keyboard 'cause i know you want this! 

{how to enter:}

visit Gussy Sews and comment below on what you would spend the shop credit on if you win!

{really, really want to win?}
keep in separate comments to count as individual entries!

- be a public follower of Gussy Sews blog (1 entry)
- be a public follower of this blog (1 entry)
- "like" Gussy on Facebook (1 entry)
- follow @muchloveilly and @gussysews via Twitter (1 entry)
- blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway and include the link (1 entry)

feel free to copy/paste the following tweet:
crossing my fingers to win the @GussySews giveaway over @muchloveilly! your chance to enter here: http://tinyurl.com/68gsxfe

{don't wanna wait?!}
sign up for the Gussy Sews' newsletter HERE and receive 15% off of your entire order!

Giveaway is open to US Much Love, illy readers thru Tuesday, October 18th.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 19th.

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

p.s. are you JC (#24)?! you just won the La Luce Designs giveaway
shoot me an email at muchloveilly at gmail dot com to claim your prize! congrats to JC and thank you, Ashley!

418 comments:

  1. I just love all of her market totes. I don't even think I could decide.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Following you both on twitter @kj2380

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love love love the charcoal dot tote!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm in love with the lime ruffle camera strap....this might just make my camera even more loveable....if thats even possible =)

    Lisa

    {http://likeraininspirations.blogspot.com/}

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am a follower of your blog & of Gussy Sews! =)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the black & gray dot and charcoal dot headbands! So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE Gussy. What a dear. I'd probably use the credit on a bajillion more headbands. Because they're awesome :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. AND I follow you both on Twitter. Holler.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love handmade stuff. I swear. It's the best! They're cute and unique. :)

    If I win (I hope!) I would get the itty bitty flowers headband or the sky blue polka dot clutch!

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    ReplyDelete
  10. 1. I followed Gussy Sews' blog! (+1)

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    ReplyDelete
  11. 2. I'm your follower as well. :) (+1)

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    ReplyDelete
  12. 3. I follow you and @gussysews on Twitter under Viva_La_Breee.

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    ReplyDelete
  13. 4. I tweeted about here: https://twitter.com/#!/Viva_La_Breee/status/123947873002987521

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    ReplyDelete
  14. i'd spend it on one of the baby blankets for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love all of her diaper bags, especially the charcoal dot one :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I follow both you and Gussy on twitter :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/MNTara/status/123950087146713090

    ReplyDelete
  19. I definitely want the charcoal dot tote bag with a sea blue ruffle! And the matching gray dot headband, of course!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I adore the Cotton Candy market tote! I would LOVE to win it!

    Natalie
    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I follow the Gussy blog via GFC
    Natalie Alexander
    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would get her Cotton Candy Market Tote.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I follow Much Love!
    Natalie Alexander
    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm a fan of Gussy Sews on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like... no I love gussy on fb!
    (Natalie Alexander)

    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow you both on twitter! (NatalieAlxndr)
    Natalie
    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/NatalieAlxndr/status/123952415279038466
    Natalie
    it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would get a charcoal dot market tote! <3

    ReplyDelete
  29. Can't decide...maybe a tote?? It's all so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would totally get the Charcoal Dot market tote.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Without a doubt I would get one of her new camera strap covers- I've been drooling over one for my new fancy schmancy camera for weeks!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I already "like" Gussy on Facebook because what's not to like?

    ReplyDelete
  33. I've started following @muchloveilly on twitter and I already follow @gussysews

    ReplyDelete
  34. I tweeted out the love about this fantastic giveaway! Now I'm crossing my fingers!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I've been eyeing the charcoal dot tote with a pink ruffle! Love!

    ReplyDelete
  36. love the Charcoal Dot tote bag // diaper bag!!!! could def use it for our little boy! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  37. and i follow you both on twitter (duh!) (@sandyalamode)!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Definitely the pink floral kindle case for starters...although i love her totes, small bags, and camera straps!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I adore the Charcoal Dot tote bag // diaper bag!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. following you both on twitter
    @kuparstwn

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would definitely buy a market tote, I've been looking into them for awhile now!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Also Following Gussy and much love illy!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Following Gussy and much love illy!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Gussy sews is too hard to resist. I might have to go with the zip bag trio and a camera strap. I also follow hussy on both Facebook and twitter. Thanks for a chance to score more Gussy!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/Andi_Woj

    ReplyDelete
  46. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  50. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  56. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I would get a cover for my NOOK simple touch reader!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love her shop! I think my favorite thing has to be the Tangerine Dot camera strap slip cover.. sooo cute!

    - Jaimie
    jetherri@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Following you via GFC (:

    - Jaimie
    jetherri@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I just found your blog & I am now a follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm a mommy to be and I love the orange lotus diaper/ wipe wristlet!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Seeing how my husband and I have a little one on the way (about a month & a half left! :)) I absolutely adore the Charcoal Dot tote bag which would be a super cute diaper bag as well! :)

    ReplyDelete
  66. I would love a houndstooth camera strap cover with pink ruffles!

    ReplyDelete
  67. I just might have to put it toward a laptop bag. ♥♥♥ Thanks for a chance!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I like Gussy on facebook! Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  69. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love the Gray Whisper tote bag! So cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I am a new follower of your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  72. I follow both of you on Twitter.

    ciecie85

    ReplyDelete
  73. I tweeted this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ciecie85/status/123971872462352384

    ReplyDelete
  74. I like the sky blue polka dot nesting pouch trio! All her stuff is adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  75. oh i LOVE the charcoal tote - although i sorta love it all!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I'm a follower of Gussy Sews!! Love!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I am in love with the camera straps and the market totes!!!

    ReplyDelete
  78. if I win I will spend the shop credit on a houndstooth and orange camera strap--SO FAST!! Love it and I've been wanting one for a while now!

    x

    ReplyDelete
  79. Yay! I follow Gussy Sews on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  80. http://www.shopgussy.com/product/black-gray-dot-headband

    Love this!

    ReplyDelete
  81. http://twitter.com/#!/theotherpocket/status/124006591535120384

    Tweeted here!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I follow Gussy's blog! [Stacey Pocket]

    ReplyDelete
  83. I follow you both on twitter @theotherpocket

    ReplyDelete
  84. You seriously have the best giveaways!

    If I HAD to choose something (because I love everything) I would pick the gray and yellow floral clutch! It's just so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I am of course a public follower of this blog :]

    ReplyDelete
  86. tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/mashleyvega/status/124008585872162816

    ReplyDelete
  87. I would get the Lola Vacay tote!

    Holy cow what an amazing giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  88. I love her market totes! Been having an eye on them for a while! haha

    ReplyDelete
  89. Of course I follow your sweet blog, Ilene!! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  90. And I am a follower of Gussy Sews!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I tweet with both of you as well!!

    ReplyDelete
  92. And I just tweeted about this amazing giveaway!

    Thanks for the chance to win ladies!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I would go for the SKY BLUE POLKA DOT CLUTCH and the B/W HOUNDSTOOTH HEADBAND.

    boheme.fille(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I follow you and @Gussysews on twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Ohh, sorry I just saw that it is open only for US readers...don't count me in than.:)

    ReplyDelete
  96. I love the market totes - I think "garden fresh" is my fave. I really want to win!

    ReplyDelete
  97. I just love all of her market totes there so many to choose- i just love them all!

    ReplyDelete
  98. I'm a follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  99. I follow you and @Gussysews on twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I just tweeted about this amazing giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love the cotton candy market tote :)

    ReplyDelete
  102. I follow both of you on twitter :)

    ReplyDelete
  103. I would LOVE the cotton candy market tote to take along to some of my favorite occasional shops! Happy to follow a great blogger that also lives in MINNESOTA!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Already "liked" Gussy sews on Facebook...of course! :)

    ReplyDelete
  105. Just joined this LOVELY site! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  106. I'd probably add to it and get the charcoal grey tote/diaper bag. I think it would be great for hauling around all of Baby E's stuff.

    ReplyDelete

aw, shucks! thanks for reading and leaving me some LOVE. you (yes, YOU!) seriously rock my face off.

please, leave me your email address if you have a question that you would like me to answer!