{Inspiration Linky Party #1} - Everything Handmade

A couple months ago I found Gussy Sews, and let me tell you, she is *AMAZING* to say the least!  Gussy Sews is a woman that makes all things ruffles and has a very strong brand identity, fan following and creative community behind her.  You must check out her blog!  She is full of encouragement and inspiration!

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.

8 friendly comments:

plkmbb1 said...

Love the pig mug, doesn't surprise me that Justin would pick this out. Tea blend is a great idea, where does she find the tea leaves to blend herself?

Tara said...

That mug is great! And tea blend is such a great idea! I love tea and that blend sounds yummy!
Visiting you from Gussy's Inspiration workshop!

LittleBlueFeather said...

I am not sure where she picked up everything for the tea? I will ask!

Anonymous said...

What a great gift idea! Fun to visit you from Gussy's link up!

Aubrey said...

I usually use an organic green tea or white tea as my base then add whatever herbs, dried fruits, or spices I have on hand that sound yummy. I bought a dehydrater to dehydrate my own fruit in order to enhance the freshness of the flavor. The herbs, spices, and loose leaf tea can be bought online or any health food store. (Earth Fare, Whole Foods, etc.)
You don't have to have a base though. When I was sick, I made an all herbal tea with peppermint, spearmint, orange peel, and other immunity boosting herbs. There is so much room for creativity when it comes to making your own tea! :)

jamie said...

homemade pottery is so pretty

Kelly said...

i want to make a "handmade tea". the mug is so cool

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Love the mug.

Came over from Gussy Sews and now following!