Happy Birthday Ben!

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Yes, today is St George's Day - but it is also somebody's birthday .... somebody large and black and furry ..... Yes, the big fellow is 8 years old today.  He will be celebrating with a special birthday walk, followed by his favourite peanut butter dog cake.  Happy birthday Ben! … [Read more...]

A summer’s day in April!

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The weather here in Devon has been absolutely glorious for the past few days, and today is the nicest of all so far.  This morning the Newfies and I piled into the car and drove through the network of tiny lanes towards East Portlemouth for one of our favourite walks.  There wasn't a single cloud in … [Read more...]

Bustle & Sew Free Spring Stitchalong

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And now for something completely different!  That is to say, something I haven't done before - a Bustle & Sew stitchalong.  One of the (many) reasons I love hand embroidery is that there’s always something new to discover, though like many stitchers I am guilty of keeping to a few well-tried and … [Read more...]

Meet the Maker: Baking in Pyjamas

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Although the Bustle & Sew Magazine is primarily about sewing (of course!), Rosie and I are in complete agreement that our second favourite pastime has to be baking, which is why we always include a Baking Corner in every issue.  After all, you have to stop stitching to feed the family sometimes! … [Read more...]