Q&A with Gussy Sews

I have a special treat for you today.

A guest post from my elite sponsor Gussy Sews.

The girl needs no introduction really.

She was one of the first handmade shops I ever came across.

Her vibrant colors and signature “ruffles” had me at first glance.

I had the privalage of meeting Maggie in real life at Blog Sugar a few months ago.

Q&A with Gussy:

What is the best gift you have ever received?

Either a sewing machine from my mother-in-law {my very first machine, what we still use for Gussy Sews!} or our couch, which was my parents when they were first married. Both of these things have been passed down to us from family members and I love that even though we’re 600 miles from family it’s like they’re here with us, all the time :)

How do you stay inspired?

By leaving my house! Tee hehe. Of course I love our home, but since I also work from home it’s super important I have mini-adventures each week. Bauer, our dog, loves to go on walks and we’re so lucky to have so many parks and beautiful scenic trails right here in the city of Minneapolis.

3 words that describe you.

Motivated, devoted, sassy.

How do you balance a blog AND shop?

Does one take priority over the other? Do you schedule hours in your day for each?

Ohhhh yes, balance. I like to think of it as juggling. Having a blog and a shop is like working two full-time jobs! I’m constantly working at juggling the two, so for now this looks like having 4 amazing assistants that help me. I have the best team — they are so hard working and consistent and excited to be helping me with Gussy Sews. Having a schedule for product launches and post ideas really is the only way I get things done. Both must receive lots of {consistent} love from me. They are an inspiring couple: they can’t survive without the other :)

Where do you see yourself in a year from now?

 I’d love to have outside studio space for the business — how fun would that be??

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Thank you my friend. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

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