Thank you once more to the many of you who supported me in February when I announced I was putting my Gussy Sews handmade shop on yet another maternity leave ;) I was humbled over your generous support and wanted to make sure I shared my appreciation. The baby countdown is on: about 6 weeks left.
Since then I have sewed a few custom Gussy orders (click here to see what’s available + place an order), and I’m currently working on a wholesale order (more details below). But, I also wanted to share with you something totally new I made for myself ~ a zipped wallet that supports the envelope system.
As many of you know, we are on the last leg of our marathon DEBT FREEDOM goal! Our family uses cash to pay for everything (which is how we’ve paid off so much debt), and because of this choice I designed a zipped wallet to hold a variety of important cards (debit, ID, insurance, etc.), my cash envelopes for staying organized, and a full-length zipped section for coins on the backside.
We have paid off over $53,000 of debt since we got serious 2.5 years ago, and the only way we’ve made this happen is by creating a budget, sticking to it, and paying with cash for all purchases. Here are a couple detailed debt freedom blog posts if you want to read more! Having a fancy looking wallet for my envelopes encourages me ~ I thrive on affirmation, regardless of whether it’s simple or more intentional!
Oh, and I wanted to tell you about something else…
…I’ve also been working on a wholesale Gussy order that’s delivering to Ferndale, MI next week. Fun fact about Ferndale: it’s where we lived during our first year of marriage nearly TEN years ago! Another fun fact: our Ferndale address is #2 out of the #7 homes we’ve made together.
The fabrics below are a part of the wholesale order, and they are so perfect for spring. Gathering a collection of fabrics is one of my favorite parts of the sewing process. Which fabric design is your favorite?
Ok ~ there’s just one more thing I want to show you, blush pink zippers! The tape color is the perfect contrast to the metal zipper. These are going to be sewn into each medium zip pouch of the wholesale order. I’m also sewing XL zips for the order and those will get my traditional light gray tape zipper.
So that’s what I’ve been sewing! What creative projects you working on? And yes, gardening / re-arranging your home / creating a meal plan totally counts as creativity!
PS. I’m working on a blog post showing my progress with the Madeline house I’m embroidering ;) you guys, it’s so so cute! I’m excited to show you more.