Speaking of inspiration, she decided to start a link- up part with her blog called Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop. Each week she will send a newsletter with that weeks prompt, and then her fans/followers/creative community will blog about the post topic and link it to her blog. So what does this mean? LOTS & LOTS of really cool and very talented bloggers, crafters, and artists will be linking their interpretation of that weeks prompt for all to see! Let me tell you, I CAN'T WAIT!!
So, now that we get the idea behind the linky party, let's get started! The first Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop topic is Everything Handmade. This was pretty hard for me because I have so many handmade items from friends, etsy purchases and family members. I decided to pick something recently handmade from one of my best friends and an item my husband l.o.v.e.s and picked out himself at a Columbus art festival:
Justin purchased this mug last fall at the Columbus Art Festival from a woman selling all kinds of beautiful handmade pottery. This particular mug was designed for a pig festival she did earlier in the year and she had some left over and brought them to the art festival. Justin couldn't pass up the "manly" mug that he proudly uses whenever company is over. And when he is not around, it is secretly one of my all time favorite mugs too!
For my birthday this past April, my lovely friend Aubrey mailed a beautiful little mug and her own tea blend. This year I have been on a bit of a tea kick so it was a perfect gift! Aubrey is too cute. This is what her tasty tea label read:
This uplifting tea blend is named after the inspiring spirit of my personal favorite icon, Audrey Hepburn. The calming effects of peppermint will ease any feelings of anxiety or depression. Fragments of organic vanilla bean increase your levels of adrenaline and give your mood a boost.
And it is all packaged in a little mason jar with a hand stamped linen lid. HOW CUTE IS SHE!?!
If you want to participate in Gussy's Inspiration Workshop, click on her button on the right side column underneath my LBF button.