Disclosure + Privacy Policy

Gussy Sews is an online community where you can be encouraged, encourage others, and see a glimpse into my life. It’s a window that is always open and I invite you to take a look around. It fact, there are many of you “looking around” and it’s such a compliment. THANK YOU! This blog features the people and things I love, and I’m honored that you keep coming back :]

I started blogging the summer of 2008 ~ Zack and I were newlyweds, married that June. Over time, Gussy has evolved into something spectacular — a place where I blog about my personal and professional life — and I hold it very close to my heart.

  • ruffles
  • sewing
  • inspiration
  • dream-catching
  • love

Woven throughout this blog, you’ll read snippets about my ruffled products and ME — Gussy!.

Zack and I have seen many job-related storms since our wedding. 7 months of unemployment was super crazy, and so we hope most of the storms have passed. It’s clear to us now what God was doing: He was preparing us for Gussy Sews.

{And this is where I jump up and down, squealing with excitement!!!}

Over time, my blog’s traffic began to grow. It became noticeable in September 2009, and every month since then it’s increased. It’s so exciting for me –- to think that I’m sharing my passion, encouraging others, and meeting so many great gals through the blogosphere… Amazing.

This blog’s growth has shown me that Gussy Sews a place where crafters, dream-catchers and those who LOVE to love come to unite. This blog is a place where you can learn and find inspiration. It’s become a community ♥.

From Blissdom 2011, Nashville
L to R, top to bottom: Melissa, the Inspired Room; Allison, me, the Nester, Lorie,
Miss Mustard Seed, Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy + Laurie of Tip Junkie [photo credit]

Most of the time sponsorships, features & giveaways are paid promotions. But, there may be times when I swap an ad or feature & giveaway for a product of equal value, and that is considered a trade of goods. I rarely review products ~ I’ll be honest, it’s hard to find the time. But if I ever blog about said items, I’ll be sure to share this information with you.

If you are interested in the community I’ve build on this blog, you have many options:

Please click here to view my ad page. I love to promote handmade shops and blogs, so contact me if you think this community would be a good fit. Many times I’m told the shops promoted here are the ones my readers visit when they need a gift idea.

My blog and shop have buttons linking to each other. If you are a sponsor on my blog, you have a high chance of someone seeing your shop because I receive a lot of traffic through that link.

From time-to-time you’ll find a reader-sponsored Feature or Giveaway post. Said posts are paid for by the blog/shop owner and are a form of advertising. These posts offer product that I like ~ and product I feel you will like.

At times I may have affiliate ads on my blog. If you click on these and then purchase something from their shop, I receive a small percentage of your sale. This percentage is paid to me by the affiliate. Occasionally I’ll post about said affiliate. If I do, I’ll include a small disclaimer at the end of that post.

Affiliate Links include: e-junkie, Amazon, DaySpring.

Giveaway Day is a really great way for shop owners to share their wares with the Gussy Sews community. This is such a fun time for me ~ and a really great way to promote shops I heart. Many times I’m told the shops promoted here are the ones my readers visit when they need a gift idea.

As my sewing business grows, my products change. That is natural. This is also how you know I’m the designer behind Gussy. Nothing you see is a purposeful imitation of another product.

♥ Gussy Sews products are the direct result of trial-and-error; of having a big enough passion to learn who, what, where, when and {most importantly} why behind sewing.

You are always welcome to contact me. XO


Anonymous visitor information is recorded and used by Gussy Sews for the purpose of tracking blog growth and referral sites. This information is not shared or sold. I use Google Analytics and SiteMeter to learn which browser you use, to see how many hourly/daily/weekly/monthly visitors there are, and to know how you found my blog.

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