{Gussy Sews :: my office}

Many times throughout the day, I sit myself down in this chair and work, work, work away. Do you SEE all of my yellow sticky notes?!

* Also, please note that cream “thing” on the wall above the awesome green file organizer. That’s our light switch “button” — looooove! All our light switches in this house are like that, except for the one in the dining room. That one is more like a knob that you turn. It makes a loud click sound when you turn it. Looks like I’ll have to snap some pics of this home’s character.

I also sit at this desk and pull inspiration out of my wavy-haired blonde head and do my very best to transfer it to the computer. Or, I sit here and edit Gussy photos. {Or I edit them and then decide they aren’t good enough.} Speaking of “not good enough,” I was recently at a Seth Godin conference and Seth spoke about good enough being good enough.

I love how simple that is, and how it helps us to take confidence in ourselves.

There are many sides to running a business, especially one run from home. I love that my office is still a part of our home, but it’s sort of tucked away in this parlor. This home that we’re renting was built in 1900, and I L O V E that it even has a parlor! L O V E.

I’m still working on getting my space designed exactly how I want it. I’d like a side desk — maybe a coffee table turned side table? — and of course some inspirational items to hang on the wall.

Self-portraits are cool.

This post is part of Centsational Girl’s Where Do You Blog? Party.


The winner from the August sponsors group giveaway is Michaela. She wrote,

Yay for Michaela! I’ll send you an email with all the info soon! :]


Here’s a tiny preview of what’s coming to the shop…

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    Looks great! My Grandma’s house has switches like that! I used to play with them back in the day (okay last time I was but shhh).

    Oh and I’m super excited to see what’s coming in the future! Fabrics look awesome!

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    love your office! your home has sooo much character. my parents live in an old brownstone in boston and have the same light switches. it’s the small things that make a home… well, a home!

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    Wow, I ADORE houses with character, and hope to live in one one day. Loved looking at the pictures, and was shocked in a wonderful wonderful way to see that I won the giveaway! Wow, what a great start to my day!

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    I love Seth Godin, too. I am so jealous that you got to see him speak! Your workspace is sweet divinity, as well. I am obsessed with looking at others’ workspaces; it never gets old.

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    Saira says

    You kinda remind me of Brittani Murphy in that self portrait! Anyhoo, Loving the space you sew in is definately a must! I sometimes sit and just drink my coffee in my sewing room while I ponder what is the next thing I must sew.

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    Oh Miss Gussy! You inspire me to create lovely things! :) Love your new home and workspace. My husband and I built a house last summer and I was lucky enough to get a little craft room. I love having a special space that is all mine to create in. Can’t wait to see more pics of your beautiful new home!!

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    our house was built just a couple years before yours! that floor is gorgeous! i love how open the house is, seems rather unusual for such an old house. it looks so roomy!!

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    Hey Maggie…I tried to leave a comment yesterday and not sure if it went through? Anyhow…just said that I loved your new space as well as the look of your new blog and was wondering who helped you with the redesign? Did you do it yourself or hire a designer? I’ve been following Seth and Leo of Zen Habits and trying to simpify my blog and life. Fondly, Roberta


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