If there’s anything I’ve learned over the last five years blogging and running a handmade shop, it’s this: when passion is inside me I must chase it.
Do you remember when I started writing things in my blog posts like, “I have so much to share, but I don’t know where to begin” or, “I have so much to say but when I sit down to write nothing comes out”?
Yup. That was a rough bundle of time for me.
But what I’ve also learned over the last five years is that there’s joy in the waiting. And so with that I’d like to share a few new ventures that I’m incredibly passionate about :) Grab a seat and get cozy.
Months of thoughts similar to the two I wrote above have lead me to this blog post you’re reading. I’m excited for what I have to share with you… and what an exciting thing to share.
Are you ready?
Most of you know that five years ago this month I taught myself how to sew. Five years ago the Gussy Sews community first began, and for five years it ran strong. I’d like to believe the past year — and all the adventures my family experienced: accepting a job in California without having a home address, moving cross-country in just our Jeep, restructuring the Gussy Sews business from an in-home to an out-of-home operation, welcoming our first baby (a son!), learning how to juggle indie biz with mamahood and then lastly, moving to a new apartment — has lead me to what I have to share today.
And so I’d like to believe the accumulation of the past year has lead me to today, but in my heart I know it’s from the LORD. It always is.
Gussy Sews has been my baby for five years now, and it’s time to make a few changes (big smiles!).
We are getting ready to go on another adventure. No, this one doesn’t include a move or a new baby — but it does include a new handmade shop. We are polishing the final details, and it’s all so so exciting.
handmade inspirational print sources: left // right
THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- my blog domain will be going back to www.maggiewhitley.com, this will help serve as an umbrella for other ventures
- the Gussy Sews shop is transitioning fully to The Gussy Club. By that we mean the Gussy shop as you currently know it will be going away after December 16, and the only way to purchase a Gussy item after December 16 is to become a part of The Gussy Club. The final day to purchase a Gussy item is December 16, 2013 [xo]
- a brand new (lovely) handmade shop is being built // more details are coming soon :)
To the Gussy Sews community, I love you deeply, and I’m grateful for those of you who’ll be journeying with me on this next adventure.
More details & information on my new shop is coming soon, don’t you worry :)
I’m beyond excited for this new adventure, which is based around my favorite quote, “Inspiration is all around you.”
And, I hope you’ll sign up for a round of The Gussy Club (2 months of unique, sassy product for a set price & shipping). I truly love creating the designs and the community we have together, it’s such a blessing to me.
With lots and lots and lots of love, Maggie
So excited to see everything God is doing in your lives :) Can’t wait to keep cheering you on in the next chapter!
@Crystal, Your cheering is soooooo appreciated :) Thank you girl!
Thrilled to see new things developing!! *happy for you*
Glad you aren’t going anywhere! So excited to see where you soar! xo<3
Yay!!! So exciting:)
You are so dang inspiring! Congrats! I love the quote about turning can`ts into cans!
@Heather Bentley, Isn’t that GREAT? I first read that about 3 years ago and haven’t been able to forget it :D
wow! Way to listen to your heart and continue todo the things you are passionate about! Can’t wait to follow this new adventure!
@Kim Wells, ahhhhh!!! thank you Kim!!! :D
I love this crazy, adventure filled life. So glad to see you growing and changing and THRILLED for everything ahead of you!!! xoxoxoxo
So thankful for you!
Embrace the journey, see you in the club!
When changes are God inspired they are always “good”. I’m excited for you and can’t wait to see what the new handmade shop will be about. All your posts and life changes are always an encouragement! Blessings! Diana
@Diana Foree, Thank you Diana!!! :D
Such fun news–definitely curious + excited to see what’s coming :)
This is so exciting Maggie, I can’t wait to hear more!!
@Jen, …yeow!!! xoxo
That’s so exciting! I’m praying God will continue to guide your steps in this new venture! And I can’t wait to see it all!
Excited to see what’s up next! <3
Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you and family next! How exciting!
Hey There Maggie,
I got a large zip pouch as my very first Gussy item for a Christmas present last year and I love it to death!
Since I love your products so much I would obviously love to still eventually buy some more :) So my question is: Does the Gussy Club ship to Canada?
@Holly.R, YES!!!! ;) it does! And I’m so so happy you love your pouch.
[…] admire her so much? To make this prize even sweeter, Maggie announced today that she is headed on a new adventure with her handmade business, and these ruffly beauties will no longer be available after Dec. 16th. […]
The SKY is the limit…..no you can go beyond that. I think this move is so smart for you and your business. Blessings abound for you and yours.
As a blog reader and Gussy customer for the last 3 years, I am SO excited for you! can’t WAIT to see what is next!
GUSSSYYYYYY – this is crazy exciting news!
So freaking cool.
I love how you follow your heart thru Jesus :)
So happy for you :):)
(aka dmpfromri on IG)
So so happy for you!! I can’t wait to see what the new year and your new ventures bring. I’m so excited about the Gussy Club! God Bless!!
Oh Gussy…I mean Maggie!!! Very happy for you, excited to see what is next, but also am morning in happiness the going away of Gussy Sews. Though I suppose my Gussy products now will be even more exclusive than they already are! 100% support you and all that you do. Cannot wait for what is next sweet friend!
Prayers going up from a long time follower and lover all things Gussy.
Maggie!!! Such exciting news. I’ll be following your next adventure. I’m sure great new things are right around the corner.
How exciting!! Good luck, and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do!!
How exciting! I’m so happy to hear that you’re not moving anywhere but forward and can’t wait to see where this new adventure brings you and your family!
@Michaela, nope — not going anywhere at all :D
Big, huge, lovely congratulations to you! xoxo
Can’t wait to see what God is birthing in your heart!! :)
Best of luck going forward – it will be a smashing success! Love the crochet cowls :)
Can’t wait to follow along on your new journey!! So exciting for you, and for us! :)
[…] a great run of it and has found so much success, but her brilliance had more in store for us. And last week she announced the shop is transitioning to a monthly club, and the shop as we know it will be closing on Dec 16th […]
Oh girl! I cannot wait to see what your plans are! You are so fabulous and inspiring. I wish you great success! xoxox
Well I’m so stinking happy and excited for you!! It’s officially the new year (here in the Midwest anyway) so checking the new URL – can’t wait for it to work!!!!!!
Chat soon girlie – sending every happiness your way!
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