It’s so fun to share handmade shops that I stumble upon while poking around online, and Delezhen is one of those gems ;) — no pun intended. Masha creates beautifuuuuul jewelry in New York; we adore her work. You can see my Aquamarine ring from her shop here. We love working with Delezhen, which is partly why I’m so excited for this weeks giveaway! I’ve created a “one of a kind” mini wristlet to pair with a green bezel ring from Masha’s shop (size 7). Our mini wristlet includes a stitched “g” on the backside — it’s so super cute!
Something else I like is how colorful Delezhen is… mmm, color :) It makes me happy!
We wanna know, do you have a friend that inspires you? Share about her in the comments below and next Wednesday we’ll pick a WINNER of this Gussy Sews and Delezhen giveaway bundle…
This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Good luck! I hope you win! xo
I want to win! Thanks
Oh a friend who inspires me is my friend Jessica who is a mom of 2 and is getting her Masters degree
Beautiful, just beautiful! <3
My friend Shelly inspires me. We have know each other forever and she inspires me to be a better friend and mom.
My husband. He is the strongest person I know
Love the wristlet and ring! Someone that inspires me is my mom.
Yes! one of my great friends she has 2 kids works full time and just finished nursing school.
I know you wanted one person but the two people who inspire me lately are my grandparents who have both entered the kingdom of heaven.
My husband inspires me!
My single mom, MS suffering, hard working friend Judi. She is always there for me.
I have three best friends who inspire me in their own ways. They each have their own unique set of circumstances, but we always have each other’s backs.
Love that ring! And of course all of your stuff is divine ;)
My mother, who is one of my best friends, is a constant and consistant inspiration. She married too young, left my abusive father, found my wonderful step-father, didn’t go back to college till she was 38, raised my brother and I on pennies, now she is employing all of us, and his never lost faith in God the entire time. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!! Hoping I win!! I am a singlemomma and this would be an awesome little gift to share with my momma!!
My friend inspires me. She has so many health issues, yet never complains and is always ready to laugh.
My girlfriend, Katie. She is a mother of two, working full time while waiting for the arrival of her third blessing. Not only does she work full time, her job is quite demanding and high stress! Katie and her husband work so hard for what they have and to be awesome parents, their dedication is so inspiring!
My friend Sandy is the most genuine person I know!
She has then best laugh and her heart is so kind in so
many ways! She is a momma, she creates, she travels
for work, she has the most cozy home, she loves
unconditionally her family , friends and total strangers!
She always gets me inspired to get moving if I need it!
We swap jewelry too! She has such fun taste is funky
clothes & jewelry!! Love her tons!!!!
A friend who inspires me is my more than just a friend – she is my big sister Becca! She’s an awesome momma and a great wife and a super daughter and a sweet sisters. I am extremely blessed to be her little sister.
My sister in law Margot inspires me. She’s always tackling hard things head-on, with so much tenacity, joy, and ambition.
I have three older sisters that I’ve always looked up to. They inspire me!
I have been blessed with many inspiring friends: one who is the most amazing wife & mother looking to God in everything, another that has 2 autistic boys & trusts Him everyday for her strength & another Mom who works diligently to feed her family despite all the food allergies & sensitivities. And there are so many more!
I have two main sources of inspiration.
1. My 2 year old twin girls. They are the light of my life and I love making bows/accessories for them.
2. Gussy, you inspire me. No kidding. I could just sit all day and read all of your posts. You have really inspired me to be a better handmaker!!!! THANK YOU!
I have two dear friends who both lost babies. One lost one at 17 months and another at age 2. The other lost her son at 7 days old. While years have passed, they have not forgotten and remember these children so well. They draw near to the Lord and inspire me.
I have a whole group of friends that inspire me! We meet every Friday in our church coffee shop for Crafting Connections. We each bring our crafts and we sit and gab and create and gusty inspire each other and lift each other up. I’m pretty blessed with them in my life! :)
Do I have to pick just one friend? :)
I have friends who have lost babies, and a friend who’s son is battling cancer. These women inspire me. Their strength and faith in the Lord is amazing. I’m reminded to always be present for my children and enjoy every moment with them!
My husband, Joe, who works 12 hour days 5 days a week to support our growing family so I can stay home with our babies.
My friend, Kari, inspires me. She has a solid, quiet faith, and is always so encouraging. She is quick to share her joys and also shares her struggles, which always makes her so approachable. She is currently living in the Dominican Republic, loving on people and serving her heart out.
I have a dear friend who is going through some rough health issues and remains happy and positive. love her for that.
I feel like it’s difficult to pick just one. I have so many inspiring friends and friends who inspire me in really different ways. I suppose if I have to pick just one, it’d be my cousin Becca. She’s always been (or seemed to me to be) really comfortable in her own skin. She’s a great mama and wife and teacher and though I’m sure there are things she’s working on, she always seems really go with the flow and content. I love that!
Thanks for the opportunity!
My mom – for sure! She is always there for my family and has taken care of my daughter since she was 8 weeks old, when I had to go back to work. Such an inspiration to everyone who knows her!
The person who inspires me is my fiance and best friend! We are getting married on December and I could not be more happy to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. He is always there and always searching for happiness. I’m great full every day to have him in my life.
My friend that inspires me the most right now recently came into my life. She is just a GOOD person, with the sweetest soul. She makes me strive to be a better person!
My friend Kate inspires me greatly. She constantly reminds me to relax and have fun and do things for yourself when needed. She is the most loving, caring person I know.
My friend Nicki inspires me. She is a 3rd grade teacher and the passion she shows for her students is amazing. She is also the most encouraging, thoughtful friend and is always texting me scripture or just to let me know she’s thinking about me. I’m so grateful for her friendship!
my friend Barb. I have watched her go from a very up and down life to a great stable life and I am super proud of her
My friend Kristen inspires me to be a more joyful person in everyday life. She is always looking for the good in things and inspires me to do the same.
My friend who inspires me the most is my friend Shannon. She lives in Washington with her new husband and dog, works and goes to school to full time to be a physical therapist. She has always been a hard worker and I admire her for that.
I’m thankful for so many people that inspire me in my life! The person that first came to mind is my sweet friend battling cancer. She has been battling it for over 5 years now! She is in lots of pain, and has had more surgeries/treatments than anyone can keep track of, and she has no family, no-one. BUT she loves the LORD. She doesn’t complain, I know she grows so weary, but she has been such a testimony in my life. I would love to give her this as a gift!
Thanks for the giveaway! xoxo
This is hard. Probably my sister who has gone through some tragedies in her life but has turned them into opportunities to help others.
My Aunt inspires me – she lost my uncle and still keeps pushy forward alone
I have group of wonderful friends the Lord has placed in my life. Each of them inspires me in a different way. They are all beautiful women and I feel blessed to have each one:)
My sweet friend L is the mother of three young children, but still makes time to put her relationship with the Lord first. I am inspired by her strong faith.
I have a friend who is just so strong, physically and mentally, and I love her for it!
I have a friend, who despite some pretty serious health issues that make it hard for her to get out of bed some days, is usually cheerful and willing to help where and when she can.
I have a friend, Darlene, who inspires me with her parenting. She has 5 children; the youngest is 12. I love to see how she raises them with care, love, and a fostering of their independence.
My friend Heather Megan inspires me – amazing attorney, mom to twin girls and newborn baby boy!
My friend Barb inspires me! She is an awesome mom!
My friend Kathleen inspires me. She has 7 kids and homeschools. She is very paient and her house is always spotless. I don’t know how she does it!
My husband inspires me everyday with his strength.
I’m inspired by my friend who is working, getting her doctorate, and has a baby a month younger than mine (3mo.). Whew. Just typing that exhausts me.
My best friend and husband constantly inspires me to strive for more and dream bigger.
My friend inspires me to be a better person, and to always have faith everything will be ok.
I work with several inspiring friends. We all work more than 40 hours a week and have families to take care of, but then I have two friends that are going to graduate school on top of that. What strong women I’m surrounded by!
My friend Lindsay inspirers me. She is always cool, calm and collected and easy to be with!
She makes me feel settled and even more creative when we are working together on a project:)
You always have such great giveaways! I love your products!
My friend is a mother of 4 under 6 AND has a professional career as a CPA. She does all of this whlie working to manage her diabetes. She is a rockstar!
My friend who inspires me is a mother of 5. She is kind and gracious and encourages me at just the right times.
Yes I do, she has 5 boys and is so amazing! She not only spends every waking moment taking them to school and all of their events, she makes time for crafts, friends and random acts of kindness!
My mom is my best friend. She is an inspiration and encouragement to me. I am blessed to have her!
my friend Margaret inspires me. She is really good at being encouraging, giving me constructive criticism and motivating me to get creative.
I love both of these items and would LOVE to win!
My friend who most inspires me is my husband. He knows me so well and can gently encourage me and gives me the nudge I need to do better.
My best friends handle everything with grace, patience and a smiling face. Very inspiring!
My friend Kate is amazing. She is the most patient with her kids and always inspires me when I’m with her.
My best friend, my husband inspires me most. He’s a infantryman in the US army we’ve been through one deployment where he was shot in the back, but Jesus was with him that day and the bullet went straight in his armor plate. Despite all the horrible things he had to go through he continually stands ready to go. Ready to fight for our country. His selfless acts are what inspires me most!
I have two good friends who inspire me. They are awesome and fun and doing really cool things in their lives. They are also amazing moms that I look up to (even though they are only a couple years older and our kids are basically the same age). Seeing what they create and like also inspires me to make new fun things. It’s good to surround yourself with women who are wonderful and who inspire you to be a better person. :)
The youth pastor of the church that I work at inspires me. She is so full of joy and faith, all the time!
My best friend Andrea is a C-130 pilot in the Air Force and will be deployed in January. She is so brave!
I have a friend who works so hard and is an awesome wife and momma of 4.
My friend Lindsay is a working mom like me. We went to college together and have grown as mamas together. She inspires me every day to just do my best.
Love both of these! Thank you for a Chance to win. :)
I love it all!
The dog hit my hand before I finished. 😝
I recently went back to school full time and the very first day of class, I sat next to a young girl, F. just out of high school. Our professor had us interview each other as an icebreaker and I learned she was attending this accelerated degree career college because her mom was an addict and had left her and her two sisters – age 5 and 3 – alone, never came back. So she, having just turned 18, tried to obtain custody of her sisters – she had been essentially raising them their entire life. The Department of Children’s services opened a case and are letting the sisters stay with her temporarily – they are monitoring her progress. this girl is working full time to provide a room – that she shares with herself and her two sisters in an apartment with another single mom who has 4 children. She doesn’t drink or smoke. She was taking 3
8 buses a day to get the kids to daycare, get to school (two towns over) and then to her job and to get her sisters and then home. She also takes buses to get to an actual grocery store – the markets in her neighborhood don’t sell fresh food, and she wants to feed her sisters and herself with healthy food. And she walks to church – every Sunday … Many blocks, to offer thanks to God for the opportunities and support he provides her with. That first day of school, I had noticed she had doodled in her planner – little mantras and positive messages to herself : a lightbulb with the words “think BIG” , you can do this, God is carrying you. – things like that. I remember thinking she was so young to be so enlightened, and when I interviewed her I thought – She is so young to be carrying so much – and with such Grace!!!! She inspires me daily!!!!! I offered to pick up for school – as I drive through the city to get to school. She was so grateful! She would text me each night to thank me and tell me to remember to say my prayers and that I was in hers. 💖 once I secured after school care for my 9 and 11 yo, so I was racing the clock to make it there exactly when their bus did, I offered to drive her to work on my way home. We started to make pit stops in the afternoon – Walmart, where her money can go further than at the corner store in the city. A farmers market. Goodwill to find her a bureau. She works so hard – she works for minimum wage and is still the 3rd ranked employee (telemarketing for political campaigns) – she is working to hit #1 because they give that persona a raise. She earned and is maintaining a 3.7 GPA. She asked for my help on how to enroll her sister in kindergarten for next Fall. I bring her lunch to school everyday when I pack mine – and I bring one for another young girl there who wasn’t eating because she didn’t have money to buy lunch. That girl is the youngest of 8 siblings – her mom is disabled and yet has custody of almost all of this young girls nieces and nephews, and this girl works 3 part time jobs to help pay the rent with her mom And raise her nieces and nephews – space is so limited she has to share a bed with one of her nieces. F reached out to this classmate too, inviting her to go to church with her and her sisters. I brought them a bag of clothes that my two oldest daughters were no longer interested in – and F asked if she could share them with the young mother she lives with. When I first met F she was shy and focused on getting a certificate and a job. Since we have become friends, she is looking into continue school after she gets a job in the field to get her bachelors degree. She talks about one day getting her license and buying a cat – the first person in her family to do either. she was also the first person in her family to graduate high school! and now she’s attending college. I surprised her with the leathers permit book and told her that when she passed the test, I would teach her to drive/let her practice in my car. In spite of difficult circumstances and burdens beyond what most adults experience – and they are those of her mom’s, not her doing, F is rising above with a Faith in God and positive attitude that is inspiring. She recently told me how she cooked a Sunday dinner after church for her sisters, her roommate and her roommates children, and shyly said “I know the families at my church have family dinners on Sunday and I have wanted to have family dinners for my whole life. I think maybe family can be who you let into your heart, even if they are not related by blood. Do you think I can have family dinners, with my friends?” and I hugged her as hard as I could and said, You absolutely can create your own family, F! And how blessed are those whom you invite to your table.” That girl makes me want to do more, be better – daily!!!
My aunt Andrea! She is an amazingly talented stay at home mom that is a great gift to me and my family! She is just an inspiration on how to be a woman after God!
My best friend Steph. She is an amazingly sweet and kind person who gives selflessly. She inspires me to be a better person.
I have been inspired by my late friend, Joan DeMent. Joan was a retired art teacher…taught my children…and a fabulous artist! She carved & painted wood treasures and created the most whimsical characters out of gourds she grew. We used to host my BOOtique together every Fall. Joan left me some of her unfinished work to complete as well as 100’s of gourds to make my own . I so miss her creative spirit! ❤️you Joanie!
My sis in law has been my very best friend since we were 12. I am so glad to have her as a forever friend. She is always a great listener an encourager. Never judgemental. I love her!
I have a friend that start a non-profit group that makes sack lunches for kids in our community that are low income. The lunches get sent home with the kids after school so they have something to eat that night.
My friend Leslie inspires me! She is such an amazing person and thinks about others before herself! She has 2 kids – one of which is 2 months old with special needs – and she still had time to make us a full dinner and bring it to is when we had our baby a few weeks ago! We need more people like her in the world!
Cari – her baby girl went to live with Jesus at 8 months, her husband is fighting brain cancer for the SECOND time, and she is still pouring herself out in service to those around her (and she recently started an Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/printedjoy)
My best friend Geri inspires me to always look for areas of myself to grow.
My mom inspires me. Mom of 5 & always giving of herself! Would love to win this for her!
My mom absolutely inspires me. I have been blessed with a wonderful mom who has taught me values, respect, a great work ethic, compassion and so much more. She is the reason for who I am today.
My husband inspires me daily :)
I am at Allume right now and am so so inspired by the girls I am sharing life with right now. I just feel so blessed. Wish you were here Maggie and know that your mustard yellow tote bag is a hit – so glad I got it!!
Love the bag and ring! My friend Mazda inspires me! She’s a Probation Officer who works with kids in group homes, has 2 kids of her own plus a step kid she helps raise, and earned her Master’s degree…. All while battling life with Multiple Sclerosis!
Sorry, it should have said her name is Magda ;)
I really thiught about this and could never pick just one person. everyday i am learning something new and it is from everyone i meet, all my friends inspire me in so many different ways. even my friends i dont meet such as you and other bloggers are such an insperation , i used to be so scared to even cut into fabric and now i am finally getting the sewong passion! Im excited for this give away!!!
Everything you create is just beautiful. And that ring? Dynamite! Thank you for the chance to win!
My oldest girl..4 yrs old struggling with sensory processing disorder and other special needs… Finds joy in every situation..teaches me every day 💜💜💜
My friend Diana is a mother to 3 young girls! I don’t know how she does it! I am a week away from my due date and she has been nothing but supportive and inspiring to me as I prepare to be a new mom. I love her like a sister and don’t know what I would do without her!
I’m inspired by my childhood friend who has 3 kiddos, a full-time stressful nursing gig, and still finds time to make fun and geeky crochet dolls as a side business.
Also inspired by all the beautiful handmade shops you feature!
What a lovely ring! I need a little bag to hold toys and what not in the diaper bag now… this would be great!
My friend Sarah inspires me. She dropped over 100lb “the hard way” and has kept if off for over 10 years.
My friend Dare inspires me — a dairy farmer’s wife and mother of 7 who home schools and still finds time to help friends and be involved in activities at our church.
My little sister (who also happens to be my BFF), inspires me greatly! She is a newlywed, college student, and passionate about her career. She gracefully balances everything she has going on in life. God has truly blessed me with such a wonderful sister & friend.
My friend Katie inspires me because she is such an amazing nurse and serves for our country in the army!
My husband is inspirational because of his infectious enthusiasm and bravery!
I have a friend who inspires me, because she follows her heart. She does not feel the need to “people please” and instead lives life by her rules. I am proud to be her friend!
I have a sweet group of friends from church who inspire me b/c they are ALWAYS giving & serving!
my friend who is working on her msw!!