The making of Miss Matilda Catkin, or ….

.... why you should never give up on your softie! As a child I much preferred my collection of stuffed animals to the dolls that misguided relatives presented me with from time to time. These were always left on my toyshelf - beautiful - and often naked as I would heartlessly remove their pretty … [Read more...]

Ask the Bunny … Softie Making

Last week I asked if anyone had questions they'd like to ask the Bustle & Sew bunny.  I received quite a few queries which I'm beginning to put into some sort of order to answer in the coming weeks.  These included an email from a lovely lady called Baa who wanted to know about my free booklet … [Read more...]

Every Monday afternoon …

Every Monday afternoon I say farewell to my two furry friends and head off into Kingsbridge for an afternoon session as a volunteer at the Oxfam Bookshop.  I really enjoy these sessions as I meet lots of interesting people - many visitors to the area drop in to pick up new holiday reading as well as … [Read more...]