{Noteworthy Links — polish colors, DIY arrows, a chocolate pudding recipe + sponsor links}


{three polish colors I love // Essie}


+ Did you enter to win a $1,500 VISA gift card that I blogged about earlier this week????! {open Worldwide}

+ This floral fabric needs to be sewn into something, now! It’s just so beautiful… via Hawthorne Threads

+ Painting my toes? Ha!, not until this baby is born! Until then, here are three Essie colors I looooove: one, two, three

+ I think we need to try this Chocolate Pudding recipe ;) via A Cup of Jo

+ DIY Arrows via Nesting Place

+ On not losing your personal style to Pinterest via Hollywood Housewife [so good!]

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{photo via Red Letter Words}

{faith inspired art} Red Letter Words – Oh my goodness, I am so in love with the February collection of prints – so colorful, simply yet powerful

{handmade jewelry + more} Draw Daisies - How fun are these Rick Rack Rose Rings?

{ecourse} Home Ec Online – This online sewing class is beyond FAB! I highly recommend it

{jewelry} Horsefeathers Gifts – The Bless Your Heart Bracelet is so pretty and fun

{cosmetics} Radiant Cosmetics – Loving this cosmetics line and their purpose – to fight human trafficking. Plus, their line of lipgloss is pretty


{photo via Lea and Lars}

{handmade baby items} Lea and Lars – This Rag Doll with Patchwork Blanket is just so sweet and cuddly

{printables} Clean Mama Printables – I would totally use this colorful Weekly Docket to organize my week

{illustrations} Jane Heinrichs – The Mermaid Friend Nursery Art is full of whimsey and sweetness

{blog design} Viva la Violette - Have you seen the amazing work Heather did with my blog?

{diy + mama blog} The Mom Creative – “A life well crafted”

{home styling services+more} cupcakeMag – “All things sugar coated and the sweet desire of fashion.”


{photo via Happy Little Lovelies}

{rosette pretties} Happy Little Lovelies – What’s not to love about rosettes and beading, like this Sun and Stream Flower Rosette Necklace?

{jewelry + supplies} Pebbles Jones – You can get creative over at Pebbles Jones supply shop

{lifestyle manager} The Small Change Project – Katie’s “Plan that Trip Already” program makes me excited to see more of the world

{personalized stationary + more} Holly Days – I so need one of these hospital door signs (one in boy and one in girl, of course) for when Baby Whitley makes his/her debut

{blog} Casey Leigh – “Life, faith, kids and marriage – My gift to you, our story.”

{accessories} Just Love.ly – This Little Pedals Headband is so sweet


Interested in advertising your handmade shop or blog with Gussy Sews? Email cambria@gussysews.com for more information on our advertising rates + sponsorship opportunities.

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What are your plans for the weekend? We have a busy one ahead of us: my mother-in-law is throwing us a Skype baby shower Sunday afternoon and then we’re meeting up with friends for dinner in celebration of Zack’s birthday! :)

PS. Today is 38 weeks!!!!!


{Noteworthy Links —blogging advice, pops of color, learn how to embroider + sponsor links/discount codes}

100% cotton embroidery pattern — complete kit by Clementine Patterns


+ a tour of MadeByGirl’s apartment

+ blogging advice from Casey Wiegand, via Julie Ann Art

+ 6 ways to add pops of color to your littles wardrobe, via Babble

+ the daily docket 2.0, via Simple Mom

+ wanna learn how to embroider?, via Clementine Patterns

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{photo via Jane Heinrichs}

{illustrations} Jane Heinrichs – The Gather Ye Rosebuds (pictured above) print is so charming. Use code LOVE13 for 13% off until January 31st.

{jewelry} Horsefeathers Gifts – The Tree of Life Pendant is so beautiful and represents something so special. Use code GUSSYSEWS for 30% off until January 31st.

{designer fabric} Fashionable Fabrics – The Birds and Butterflies Collection of fabrics makes me so excited for Spring. Use code  gsShipFree for free shipping on domestic orders over $75 until January 31st.

{printables} Clean Mama Printables – Get organized with the 2013 Starter Kit! Use code 20Gussy for 20% off until January 31st.

{handstamped jewelry} Madison Reece Designs – The Rustic Silver Jewelry Collection is just darling.

{photo via Pen & Paint}

{handmade art and papergoods} Pen & Paint - These Handmade with Love Mini Cards (pictured above) would be a great addition to a handmade gift. Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until January 31st.

{sewing eCourse} Home Ec Online – Is learning to sew on your list of 2013 resolutions? This eCourse is amazing!

{needle felted gifts} Good Natured by Dani – The Valentines Day Kissing Hedgehogs have stolen my heart! Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until January 31st.

{candles} Peripeti, home – These candle tins are such a fun wedding or shower favor. Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until February 15th.

{blog} The Vintage Mother – “Build your nest.”

{photo via Holly Days}

{invitations + more} Holly Days – I love all the supplies to pretty up your projects, like these self inking stamps (pictured above). Use code GUSSY for 15% off until April 14th.

{lifestyle blog} AK on the Go – “Living life to the fullest, one day at a time.”

{rosette jewelry} Happy Little Lovelies – Loving on the Little Bloom Flower Rings! Use code GUSSYFAN20 for 20% off until February 14th.

{faith inspired art} Red Letter Words -  Loving the January prints of the month.


Interested in working with Gussy Sews? Email cambria@gussysews.com for our advertising rates + sponsorship opportunities, including our upcoming Mama+Baby Gift Guide.

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TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU TODAY, share with us below? 1.) what are your weekend plans? and, 2.) what noteworthy links have you found this week? xoxo

{Noteworthy Links — Christmas mantle, traveling with little ones + sponsor links/discount codes}

my friend Ashley’s Christmas mantle — it’s so beautiful, I can’t make myself look away…


+ Traveling abroad with littles via Rockstar Diaries

+ DIY kitchenette via A Beautiful Mess

+ I can’t get enough of this beautiful red wreath via Marigold Road

+ How fun are these dress prints? via Winter Water Factory

+ I WANT! via West Elm

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via Ferrever

{paper products} Ferrever – These Joy to the World gift tags are simply adorable (pictured above). Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until December 31st.

{needle felted gifts} Good Natured by Dani – This needled felted Woodland Skunk Pin Cushion would make a wonderful gift for a gal who loves to sew! Use code GUSSY15 for 15% off until January 14th.

{blog} AK On the Go – Have you had a chance to stop by and read about Katie’s adventures?

{jewelry + accessories} Horsefeathers Gifts - The Bridal Stack of bracelets is beautiful! Use code GUSSYSEWS for 30% off until January 31st.

{designer fabric} Fashionable Fabrics - Such an amazing collection of Amy Butler fabric – SWOON! Shipping to US residents is always $4.95 or less.

{jewelry + accessories} Madison Reece Designs – How fun and girly is The Kate Necklace?

via Clean Mama Printables

{printables} Clean Mama Printables – With baby almost here I sure could use this downloadable Busy Mama Kit (pictured above)! Use code 20GUSSY for 20% off until December 31st.

{blog + digital/clothing shop} Lil Blue Boo – Can we discuss the cuteness of the Frida-K-Owl-O Flutter Sleeve Layering Dress?

{baby/children accessories} Sew Curly – Seeing these darling appliqued name onesie/shirts make me so excited for baby! Use code GUSSY for 10% off until January 14th.

{jewelry} Amy Cornwell – I love the simplicity of the Large Link Necklace!

{handmade mobiles} Baby Jives – You know I adore my Baby Jives mobile, but I am loving this 3 Fish Mobile! Use code GUSSYSEWS for 10% off until December 31st.

{faith inspired art} Red Letter Words – This 12 Days of Christmas piece would be a fun addition to your holiday decor!

{jewelry + accessories} Happy Little Lovelies – These Red and Green Fabric Flower Headbands would be a perfect finishing touch for a holiday outfit! Use code GUSSYFAN for 20% off until January 14th.

Looking for other amazing shops and discounts? Stop by our Holiday Gift Guide!!


Those changes you have in mind for your shop or blog in 2013?

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