My name’s Helen and I live in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon, England, in an old farmhouse near the sea. I have been stitching for more years than I can remember. I come from a long line of skilled needlewomen and I made my first (rather wonky!) stitches under my mum’s gentle guidance nearly half a century ago!!

My daughter Rosie recently joined the Bustle & Sew team, coming from a publishing background. She lives in a lovely little cottage near Bath with her husband Dan and gorgeous puppy Tilly. Rosie loves florals, vintage enamel and yarn. When she’s not playing with Tilly or managing Bustle & Sew’s social media, Rosie can often be found stitching floral necklaces for her Etsy shop, Tilly & Floss.

Meet Ben & Daisy. They are my two very furry Newfoundland dogs who feel that any project can only be enhanced by applying a generous covering of black fluffy hair. They can also be relied upon to stop me spending too much time stitching by insisting that it’s time to head out for a walk. They love going to the beach, snoozing in the summerhouse and helping with the cooking.

This is Tilly, the newest member of the Bustle & Sew team. She’s a miniature Goldendoodle puppy who loves chasing her ball, digging in the strawberry patch (and my borders too!) and snuggling on the sofa. Tilly lives near Bath with Rosie and her husband Dan.