Bustle & Sew Magazine: Second Birthday Giveaway

Bustle & Sew MagazineYes, the Bustle & Sew Magazine is two years old this month!  And to celebrate I’m having a special birthday giveaway.  

The prize is a 12 month subscription to the Bustle & Sew Magazine (worth $66) starting with the January 2013 issue.  To enter please leave a comment below telling me your favourite Bustle & Sew pattern (I’d love to know!).  

The winner will be chosen by random selection on Friday 25 January.  Good luck everyone!


  1. My favourite Bustle & Sew Pattern, may I have two? The one I am doing now the Tea Cosy from the last magazine and the Herrings from issue 3
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. Pat Upton says:

    My absolute favorite pattern is the angel pig! I had felted a wool skirt and cut him out of that and he was just adorable!

  3. I’m a newbie, so my favorite patterns are the recent ones. I love the baby hedgehog and the embroidery design for the 2013 journal.

  4. I think that your hedgehog patterns are just incredibly adorable!

  5. I would like to take part in!!! My favourite??? Difficult question as I love elephants, hedgehogs, mice, birds, dogs etc…maybe Charlie, the elephant is my favourite. I will definetly sew him one day 🙂

  6. Charlotte Amaro says:

    I love all your patterns but I think my very favorite was the August issue with the seaside cottages and seagulls. Congratulations on your two year anniversary!

  7. My favorite, although I haven’t attempted to make it, is the nasturtium tea cosy. I love the bright orange colours.

  8. I love all of your patterns, and haven’t made half enough of them, but my favourite make was the bird on a branch with bunting bag (I can’t remember it’s proper name, but I’m sure you know which one I mean) which I’ve never used but enjoy every day as it’s hanging on my bedroom wall.

  9. I love softies, especially the cotton spool mice. I also feel the need to make the dachsund draught excluder one day. Congrats on your 2 years.

  10. I knew Bustle & sew magazine when I saw “where shall we adventure?” on Google’s images and was love at first sight. “Where shall we adventure?” is on page 4 -July 2012. Sincerely I like very much many Bustle & sew patterns, for example “Blue house crab tote” and “Seagull cushion”.

  11. marina genovesi says:

    Ciao Helen, il mio preferito era nel numero di Maggio 2012 One Sunny Morning ma mi è piaciuto molto anche Coastguard Cottage nel numero di Agosto2012.
    A dire la verità il Teacups Appliquè Panel dell’ultimo numero lo trovo adorabile.
    Un abbraccio.

  12. Rosie & Bear: A Good Book is my favorite pattern. I love the story of the Princess and the Pea.

  13. I am new to your patterns, but love Rosie and bear with the books. I am a librarian and that pattern is wonderful!

  14. I love the Rosie and Bear patterns the best. Please don’t make me choose a favorite of those, I love them all!

  15. nikki moshier says:

    Love the pillow, signal and semaphore.

  16. I love your Rosie & Bear Around the Year Quilt. Congratulations on two years.

  17. For me it would be Charlie the Patchwork Elephant, because he is sew cute and I have made 2 of him, but the main reason is that is how I found you and Bustle & Sew and Ben and now Daisy!!!
    Congrats and Cheers on more years together!!!

    Jan G.

  18. Oh, how I’d be delighted to win a subscription. Perfect opportunity for SewCalGal.


  19. Hi!!! I love the mouse pincushion and the hedgehog best!!!! Congrats on two years!!!! Yaa!!1

  20. I really like the summer bird bag, that would be fun to make the the mood bunny would make an adorable baby quilt.


  21. the spool mousies are my favorite!
    they’re the coolest i’ve seen in a long time <3

  22. Shannon Hall says:

    Love your hedgehog pattern.

  23. Debra Lee says:

    I love the pincushion mice!

  24. I had never heard of Bustle & Sew
    before and was directed to your site thru a craft website that I subscribe to, as I love crafting. While checking out your website I really like your Liberty Patchwork Pup, he is so cute and will make him for my grandchild! I will follow you on facebook now, have signed up for your newsletter and would really be excited to receive the free subscription to your magazine. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

  25. The fabric deer head is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

  26. So I am unfamiliar with your magazine so I don’t havee a favorite pattern “yet “.If I don’t win I probably will get a subscription.

  27. I’m so excited to have discovered this magazine while perusing flipboard!!! I love it! I fell in love with the tea cozy, and I AMA sucker for hedgehogs, but when I saw the Chick Emroidery Pillow I knew I found my next project! Thanks for the chance at a subscriptio; it would be lovely!

  28. Donna altieri says:

    I love the rosie andbear butmy favorite is the vintage bunny quilt!

  29. I am reasonably new to your website and newsletters, so as yet don’t have a particular favourite pattern, but I do like what I have seen so far. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Many thanks, Jenny

  30. You have such pretty patterns but I haven’t seen them all. Of those I have I think the the Country Village Tea Cosy is my favourite – so cute! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  31. My favorite is Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog, so cute!!
    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  32. I Love Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog Pattern- Soooo cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Christina says:

    I love Charlie the Elephant pattern. So sweet!

  34. It’s really hard as I already own quite a few of your patterns! I think though it has to be the patchwork elephant and your patchwork quilt (the book). They are both on my ‘to do’ list for little miss 🙂

  35. Cheri Oggy says:

    I love any of the bird patterns.

  36. Thanks for the chance to win , and the Angelpig is my fav

  37. Definitely the baby hedgehog – I can’t resist hedgehogs!!!

  38. My favorite has to be “September in the Apple Tree!” However, all your patterns are darling! 🙂

  39. I like the seagull applique.

  40. Happy Birthday. I like them all but Charlie the Elephant is special.

  41. Wendy Hatton says:

    I enjoyed making Charlie the Patchwork Elephant. Such a great way to achieve a patchwork result quickly. I have saved lots of scraps to make him some relatives.

  42. I like mice so the softy mice is my favorite

  43. Happy Birthday!!

    Hedgehogs, birds on a wire…I could go on and on!

  44. jasmine Patrick says:

    hi there, congrats on your 2 year anniversary, my favourite pattern is the Draft extruder. I have made it three times, once for myself and one for my daughter and the third one for my daughter in law, thanks for the opportunity to win, and thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos of Ben and his sister.

  45. i like the seagull cushion, and the mice!

  46. jackie koudry says:

    I love the sweet pleat shoulder tote.

  47. Linda Kulisky says:

    Of course it’s the angel pig since my 8-year-old granddaughter loves all things pigs!

  48. I love the little spool mice – both my grand kids want one!

  49. I’m new to your blog. Glad I found it. I’d love to try the tcup first.

  50. If I can only pick one, it would have to be ‘Hoots The Baby Owl’ cushion. I love anything owls right now and the cute hexagons what a great way to use up all those little scraps that I just can’t bring my self to throw away.

  51. Sarah Davies says:

    Which pattern, that’s not fair I love them all. But I suppose the Elephant is one of my favourite favourites.

  52. Parabéns pelo aniversário, desejo muito sucesso.
    Meus favoritos são Parrot e Children round the world, edição 18.

  53. Mice! is nice!

  54. I adore all things hedgehog!

  55. Julie Aubert says:

    My favorites are the spool mice and the hedgehog – can’t pick between them!

  56. Aww Helen, I like them all but the mice and hedgehog are my favourites!!!!

  57. Tammy Hempel says:

    Picking an absolute favorite is very hard for me because I love all the patterns including the embroidery. The elephant, dog, mice all of these were absolutely darling. All I can say is keep up the good work I am really enjoying all of it.

  58. Me, too on the meeces and hedgies! I bought some spools the other day…

  59. I used your 3 beach-huts cushion idea & used it on cotton shopping bags as Christmas presents. Love all your freestyle machine embroidery.

  60. I love the Rosie and Bear. It reminds me of my little grand-daughter so much! I have the quilt and ABC chart and plan to make them both for her! Your patterns just make me smile!!

  61. What an amazing magazine and website. I love everything but am partial to hedgehogs! I am so inspired by you Helen!! Great job…

  62. ellen sylvia says:

    I am a newbie. Would love to get the Viking humming with some great patterns!

  63. Hedgehogs rock! I’m also a sucker for tea cozies. I love anything that involves small animals.

  64. Shari Harniss says:


  65. Ann in Pa says:

    The Summer Birdie bag is so sweet. Congratulations on 2 years. Here’s to many more.

  66. i thought the mice were cute

  67. Love all your Rosie and bear patterns! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest.

  68. It’s got to be the mice! Something about a little stitched mouse that just makes me smile.

  69. Happy Birthday! I’m new to Bustle & Sew, but I’ve fallen in love with Podge! Thanks for the chance to win a subscription.

  70. I love both the Angelpig and the Hedgehog, but if forced to pick one – the hedgehog.

  71. I love the baby hedgehog. Too cute!

  72. I love the groovy bird pillow cover

  73. I’m new but everyone’s favorites above has me excited!

  74. Never saw the magazine before today. Would love to have the opportunity to explore. Thank you for the chance.

  75. Carolyn S Cecil says:

    I so love your Rosie & Bear embroidered blocks. They are absolutely delightful!

  76. The Rosie & Bear: A Good Book pattern is my favorite – anything with books is assured a place in my heart!

  77. Bonjour,

    I am a new to your patter and I think that your hedgehog patterns are just very adorable!

  78. Christine Bolin says:

    I just love the deer head. I want to make one for my niece’s husband. And one for me, too!

  79. I would have to say my favorite pattern is the baby hedghog. It is also my husband’s cousin’s granddaughter’s favorite toy. thanks.

  80. I like your embroidery designs, but I especially like the Fairytale in Blue Applique Panel. That is the kind of work I’m trying to get brave enough to tackle. It’s so creative and artistic and combines both fabric and thread, my two loves!

  81. I am New and just delighted to have found your Blog and Website!! Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! I am a lover of Rabbits and Bunnies, and you have a cute Pyjama Bag I bet my Granddaughter would Love!! Thank~You for the opportunity to win your Beautiful Magazine!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  82. I just found your magazine and I was so suprised that there was so many new and fun patterns. After browsing through I really like your pattern for the pirate ship, a great pattern for grandsons.

  83. I have just discovered your website. I am in love with the tea cozy. I plan to make it this winter. Thank you for all the pretty things you share.

  84. I like Podge the baby hedgehog.

  85. It has to be the mice. They are so cute and when you come across one tucked among the other displays in the house you don’t even scream!

  86. Your stuffed animals are so charming!

  87. Anne Marie says:

    First Stitches Sampler … pure sweetness!

  88. I have just found your blog but love it already, the patterns are all great and I think it lovely that you allow people to use them. I would have to go with Charlie the elephant as my favourite.

  89. Love the softies patterns! Each one is amazing!

  90. Lisa Garrett says:

    Love the Blue House Crab Tote Bag!

  91. This sounds exciting. I confess I’d not heard of your magazine before.

    Always in a quest for new ideas,
    the Vermonster

  92. I am smitten with your elephant softie. And, the hedgehog too!

  93. love yourlittle mag esp the softies

  94. Congratultations on two years! Doesn’t seem that long does it? I have to say the hedgehog was my favorite but I want to make Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog Pattern. To cute. Well here’s hoping I win and thank you for the chance!

  95. I just love the “Lovebirds Cushion”. So sweet.

  96. charlie the elephant for sure- thanks

  97. My favorite would be the tea cozy , I love it , and I enjoy your work so would be delighted to be the lucky winner ,thanks for the chance . Sheila

  98. your fabric deer head is my current fave. thanks!

  99. My favorite pattern is the Blue Crab tote from the August 2012 issue. So many great patterns.

  100. well, they are all pretty cute but i like the hobo bag with the bird. congratulations on two years!

  101. It is hard to choose, your patterns make me smile. But I just love the hedgehog and with my first Grandchild coming next month, looking forward to him or her liking it too:). Happy Birthday!

  102. I love receiving your mag and want to wish you Happy 2nd Birthday 🙂
    My fav pattern has to be the little hedgehog 🙂
    Im now making Daisy 🙂

  103. Hope Mitchner says:

    I love all your Rosie and Bear patterns. Please don’t make me pick just one!! 🙂

  104. Lori Morton says:

    Love Rosie & Bear soooo much!! But the Spool Mice run real close second!

    Love alllll the Stitchy things in your Patterns…and your Blog is Awesome & fun! Thanks for all the sharing, and your hard work! 🙂

  105. ellen kudron says:

    Love all!!!!!!!!!!! Mice is it!

  106. Congrats on two years! I would welcome a free subscription. The best blog and newsletter.

  107. lisa hansen says:

    I am new to the site but love the last pattern I received with the fox. Very cute.

  108. I love your pattern for Podge the baby hedgehog, many thanks for all your lovely ideas.

  109. Leslie Schmidt says:

    It was so difficult to choose only one, but I’m going to go with Hodge and Podge. They are just adorable. Who could resist them? What a great giveaway. Thanks!

  110. Kim Leavens says:

    Since I too have a Dog named Daisy, the Draught Excluder seem appropriate and oh so cute, and I’m loving the “Stitch” Sewing Machine Cover,,,those mushrooms are adorable!!!

  111. My favourite is the hexagon patchwork dog which I intend to make for myself and others for Christmas presents 2013 although it is very hard to choose. Happy 2nd anniversary x

  112. The spool mice are darling!

  113. Catherine says:

    It’s the brave aviator mice for me! 🙂

  114. I love any patterns with Rose and Bear. 🙂

  115. Anne Shelbaer says:

    Someone on a previous comment said it well, All your patterns are smashing. Have just fallen in love with the Fox on the cushion and wondering if he will work on a tea cosy, perhaps, maybe. Could use a new tea cosy so perhaps the new flowers all over will come to appear. Anne

  116. Frances Thompson says:

    I just love the Little Geese Softies. They remind me of my childhood when we had geese in our back yard! thanks

  117. Lesley Wright says:

    Happy days cushion I adapted it and used it as a bag front.it was a birthday gift for a friend who adores Whitby and has spent so many happy days there.

  118. Marsha Klein says:

    I love the moon and bunny quilt pattern… A quilt like that would delight a small child! And it’s not terribly difficult to make!

  119. Marsha Klein says:

    I love the moon and bunny quilt pattern.. A quilt like that would delight any small child! And it doesn’t look to terribly difficult to make!!!

  120. I love bears, so I love all the bear patterns. So cute!

  121. Hard to choose one but I do love he Rosie & Bear patterns and anything vintagy like the bunny! Happy 2nd Birthday!

  122. I love your deer mounted head with the hoop! All the patterns are so cute1 thanks

  123. Carol Miers says:

    I am new so I have not yet seen many patterns. but I like the hyacinth in the teacup pattern, Thank you very much

  124. I have not purchased a pattern yet, but I love your animal patterns, they are so cute!

  125. I love the Rosie and Bear book pattern. Not that I have done it. I am just starting out (slowly!) but I really love that one.

  126. My favourite is the Rosie and Bear pattern of Rosie sitting on the stack of books. I’ve adapted it for my own daughters and granddaughters (one of whom is named Rosy … aged 5.)

  127. Chrissie Brett says:

    I love the Fabric Deer Head, and the Hedgehog which are so cute. X

  128. I am new to your blog so I can’t say I have a favorite pattern. I came here from Craft Gossip to get the free pattern for the patchwork doggie and now to enter the contest to find out what your wonderful publication is all about. I hope to win! I have been sewing since childhood and love all kinds of crafting. I see many, many fun projects to sew so this will not be the last time I visit your site!

  129. What a lovely and generous giveaway~ thanks for the chance!

  130. Love the circus clown machine embroidery pattern it is on my to-do list for my niece’s next birthday. Also on the list is the teacups wallhanging!

  131. Love your magazine. Congratulations on 2years. It really is wonderful. Much more success to you Bev

  132. joy smith says:

    My favorite patterns are the spool mice and the sailing ship. Thanks for the nice give-a-way.

  133. Hi and congrats.on your second year!!I love the Hyacinth in a Teacup Embroidery!Just found you through Craft Gossip and am so glad!

  134. Barbara Pricola says:

    I love the Little Geese Softies so much!!! I have a soft spot in my heart for geese that dates back to my childhood, and yours are so spunky and cute.
    I already have a year’s subscription; if I would be so lucky as to win, can we add it to the one I have?

  135. I love the spool mice and the elephant. I love elephants!!

  136. I love the moon bunny pattern! Adorable!

  137. Marilyn Sherby says:

    My granddaughter just Loves the Liberty Pup I made for her. She takes it wherever we go. Everyone asks where she got it. I direct them to your website. Thanks Bustle and Sew

  138. it would be easier for me to wright down the one i do not like for i like most all of your things. i am working on the deer head now to go in my sons room that i redone just a few weeks ago. i like your snail and so one.

  139. Mafiosagrrl says:

    I love the Rosie and Bear Good Book pattern! Totally me as a kid, you couldn’t find me without a book in my hands 🙂

  140. This site is new to me. The patterns are all so cute, but I love Charlie the Elephant.

  141. I am partial to tea cosies – so that would make it easy. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful magazine.

  142. I have always liked the nasturtium teapot cozy.

  143. I dearly love the hedgehog patterns. I just downloaded and printed the calendar, so I may find more patterns to fall in love with there.

  144. Christine says:

    My favourite pattern is the patchwork elephant, love reading your blog.

  145. Just reading the magazine makes me happy. I’m a tea drinker and collect all things tea. I like the nasturtium teapot cozy.

  146. My favorite is the deer head I just recently bought! I’m working on my first one, and I already have allot of ideas for fabrics for more!

  147. jacqui lynch says:

    Mine is definitely the August issue with the beautiful seagulls and seaside cotages, but I do love your exquisite little mice aswell.
    All your patterns are so delightful it’s very difficult choose a favourite Helen!

    jacqui x

  148. I love your blog. Hard to pick just one pattern, but I love the hedgehog.

  149. I have just found your lovely patterns and you have so many I like – but the one that has caught my eye is the Fabric Deer Head. Really think I will have to get a subscription to your magazine!!!!!

  150. Donna Rae says:

    Wow, I typed in the wrong CAPTCHA Code and it makes you retype everything, even the comment when you go back to correct. Oh Well, Again,

    At this time I am getting ready to make Little Geese Softies that I recently purchased from you. So I guess that is my fav right now. Will change I am sure because I like a lot of your patterns!

  151. I love the hoots the owl cushion, I am an owl fanatic!! LOL

  152. Many, many tempting patterns, but right now my favorite is Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog. Love her!

  153. Helen Tietz says:

    Happy Birthday,

    I just ran across your site and it is awesome. I would love to win a subscription to your amazing magazine.

  154. Helen Tietz says:

    Happy Birthday,

    Just ran across your site and is amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a subscription to your magazine.

  155. Marilyn L says:

    I’m new to your site but I love your softies, ie the hedgehog, etc.

  156. Marilyn L says:

    I’m new to your site and especially like your softees. They would be great for our four granddaughters.

  157. My favorite is “Summer Bedtime”. I have my own memories of trying to sleep while there was still a little light left. Now that I am a Mom with 3 kids of my own and I must confess that I let them stay up in the summer to enjoy as much light as they can. Besides, there’s nothing more beautiful then watching kids chase fire flies on a summers evening!

  158. Absolute favorite is the hedgehog – ADORABLE!!!

  159. Rachel kemp says:

    Definately ‘Hodge’ the hedgehog, although in our house he was called ‘Dodger’ for obvious reasons!! Xxxx

  160. I discovered your site when I found the free mice pincushion and since then my favourite patterns always have mice in them, most recently it is the aviator mice. I love this pattern, and think it is my absolute favourite. (Well until you release another mouse one, anyway)

  161. Like so many others, I love all your patterns and so it makes it very difficult to choose just one. I really love those adorable Cotton Spool Mice. :o)

  162. I love all the tea cozies…hard to choose just one!

  163. Favourite is definitely the reindeer head from last year. I also loved the rabbit bowling set 🙂

  164. Helen Milosavljevich says:

    There are so many cute characters but the deer head is my current favourite. Congrats on two years of Bustle and Sew.

  165. I’m unfamiliar with this magazine, but it looks awesome and I would love to read it. thanks for the chance!

  166. My favorite pattern? But I love them all! If I must pick then I have to say the Poppies Appliqué Scarf…or…the Sweet Pleat Shoulder Tote…oh! and I dearly love First Stitches Alphabet Sampler and the Red Riding Hood Embroidery…well, all your patterns and stitchery with little furry creatures, really…and ALL the Rosie and Bear designs…and… No. Sorry, I can’t possibly choose!
    Thank you for offering the very generous giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    X Linda

  167. Brenda Gibson says:

    Rosie and bear is my favorite. Reminds me of my childhood.

  168. I am a new subscriber. I can’t name a favorite, but one of my favorites is the Sea Gull pillow in the August 2012 issue. I love the pennants floating in the breeze and the song lyrics.

  169. carynverell says:

    i would love to tell you what my favorite pattern is in bustle & sew, but i have never seen this magazine. …i would dearly love to peruse it and try out some of the patterns though.

  170. Nancye Aitken says:

    Thank you Helen for your lovely patterns & newsletters.

  171. I really like your stacked tea cups!

  172. podge the hedgehog! go podge

  173. I haven’t read the magazine, I only discovered this site today and it looks vvery exciting,

  174. My 2 favorites are the hedgehog and anything bunny.

  175. summer bird bag

  176. congratulations on 2 wonderful creative years. charlie the patchwork elephant is my favorite,i want to make him with paper pieced hexagons. thanks for all of the patterns and your life you share with 2 dogs.

  177. My favorites are all your birdie tote bags. So cute!!! Congratulations on your 2nd birthday!! May you have many more.

  178. Kristy Seaman says:

    I love the circus patterns. These were from a long while back
    But the lions are still my fave.

  179. diane Moffatt says:

    I love the teacup with the flower in the cup and the hedghog was a cutie!! Thank you for being so kind and share free pattern with us!!!

  180. Robin Vena says:

    Love the hedgehog!! I also look forward to pictures of Ben and your new little Daisy. I also share my home and heart with Newfoundlands, three of them!

  181. My favorite one is the cute hedgehog!

  182. I love the dachshound draft dodger! Well and the hedgehog too! thanks!

  183. Happy birthday! As for a favourite pattern (it’s so hard to choose) I would have to say that I adore Hodge and Podge.

  184. Ihave 2 favorites, the elephants, because my sister loves elephants and I will definitely make one for her, and the hedgehogs, just because they are SO cute.

  185. Judith Walsberg says:

    Helen, all of your designs are cute, cute, cute! I really like your birds on a wire and I think I will give the hedgehog pattern a go.

  186. Fran Drolet says:

    I love all your patterns, of course, but if I HAD to choose I would say it the Coastguard Cottages Draughter Excluder. The whimsical, colourful cottages remind me of Newfoundland (Canada) and the many happy years I lived there.

  187. Cathy Martin says:

    The Hedgehog! Tooo cute

  188. Minta Fung says:

    I really don’t have a favorite, because all your patterns are great.

  189. Dorothy S. says:

    I love your hedgehog and wishing you many more anniversaries.

  190. Terri Sue says:

    My grandson is the recipient of most of the things I make from your patterns. He sleeps with his Ben Softie, carries around as many bunnies as his 18 month old arms can from your Muddle of Bunnies, He also likes the ball from that. Ball was his first word. That grandmama can make balls is pretty exciting. I have the felted wool material to make him Humphrey Bonzo Hound. I also want to make some tea cozys. Even though I’m on this side of the big pond I have to have my afternoon tea. I have three different pots i use for different ocasions and i would like to make one of your several cozys especially for each one. What would I do without my monthly fix of Bustle & sew?

  191. I love all your patterns and Congratulations on your two year anniversary!
    Big hug,
    Beertje Zonn

  192. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I did see a dog pattern. I love anything with a dog or cat in it or on it. I would love to get the magazine but I can’t afford it. I love your blog and the free patterns. Happy Birthday

  193. Debbie Toth says:

    Helen, I can’t pick just one! The calendar bunnies will be my summer take-along project, I love the 3 hares which I will have to have along with the sleepy doormouse. How cute are the Rosie and the Bear designs and the pin cushion mice! Your designs are so very sweet and I look forward to your adventures with Ben and Daisy! Thank you!

  194. Congratulations on the 2nd birthday! What an accoplishment. I love the Exotic Bird Hobo Tote. The bird is beautiful and the tote is the perfect size. I admit that I also like the Hyacinth in Tea Cup Pattern, what a wonderful way to use Embroidery and Applique at the same time.
    I also like the idea of expanding the life of the chipped tea cups and sausers in this lovely manner.
    You have brought great designs and a lot of stitching joy into my retirement. Thank you.

  195. Carolyn M says:

    I love the calendar bunnies too, they’re so adorable. But really much too hard to choose 🙂

  196. Like your teacup applique pattern

  197. ik vind de muizen geweldig . Gefeliciteerd met uw verjaardag

  198. Seaside pattern
    Memories of childhood
    Smells of the sea
    That’s what this pattern
    Brought back to me

    I love its simplicity the use of a scenic background fabric the summer bunting and the single gull  on the railing. This all recalled memories of summer holidays in a caravan, 99’s and candy floss mingling with seaweed and screaming gulls. 

  199. Meredith McCraw says:

    Just love the Rosie and Bear patterns. Receiving your magazine is so exciting, reading the articles which I always find interesting and of course there is always so many beautiful new projects to dream about. Thank you so much, I am loving your newsletter and Blog.

  200. I like your elephant and humphrey bonzo hound, both remind me of toys I made in the early 70s for my children and which I now make for my granddaughter. Would love to win a subscription, but good luck for the future you are a very generous person. Regards Jenni

  201. My favorite pattern is the Turtle and the Hedgehog. My friend likes turtles, I like hedgehogs it was the perfect birthday gift for her. 🙂

  202. Diana Hagerman says:

    What wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  203. Kitra Woodall says:

    I love Podge the Hedgehog!! Could he be any cuter?!!! Thank you for all of your wonderful patterns and the chance to win a subscription 🙂

  204. Thanking you for the lovely patterns and newsletters look forward to the
    rest of 2013.


  205. Karen Stewart says:

    How can you pick “just one” as a favorite. I personally love all your little animals, houses, and many of your embroidery patterns. Picking just one is difficult. Guess your Coastguard Cottages from Issue 19 would be top o’ the list for me, followed by your Retro Dandelion Zipper Pouch from Issue 6, more houses from Heart of Your Home Applique in Issue 12, and the wee birds in Summer Birdie Bag Issue 7 plus Love Floew Down at Christmas from Issue 9 . . . this last pattern can be changed up quickly to be usable for Valentine’s Day by just adding little satin-stitched or back-stitched hearts inside the leaves. Thank you for all your work in this publication. Thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to each and every one coming in the mail!

  206. Please enter me for the draw. My favourite pattern is Corgi Love celebrating the Queen’s jubilee last year. Dogs and bunting, fab.

  207. Mica Anderson says:

    To be honest I don’t have a particular favirote, I love them all!! 🙂 And I would love to see evn more of them.

  208. Dandelion Duck tea cosy is lovely. I like all of your cosy designs.

  209. Pincushion mice.

  210. Lucia Pribas says:

    I love the winter bunny tea cozy although the seaside cottages are a close second!

  211. Hardway Hannah says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary. The mice patterns are my favorite. I collect Cute mice things and my Mom purchased your Mouse pincushion pattern for me. Her last purchase was the spool mice. She passed away this summer. The mouse pincusion and spool mice make me feel like she is with me when I sew or quilt. I have never subsribed to your magazie but do receive your newsletters. All of your patterns bring a smile to my face.

  212. Connie Warner says:

    So many cute patterns! The pincushion mice are nice— they can be Looked at, and Used!

  213. Connie Warner says:

    So many cute patterns! The pincushion Mice are Nice— they can be Looked at, and Used! =)

  214. Really enjoy the Rosie & Bear series…..many favorites!!

  215. I like the puppy dog. Reminds me of my childhood. I have my very first granddaughter and I can’t wait to make her one.

  216. Pick just one?????? Way too big a choice, Helen! But reckon I’ll settle for the Little Red Riding Hood cushion – yummy! 🙂

  217. I really love the Rosie and Bear A good book pattern, it reminds me of my lovely old book Now we are six and conjures up lots of lovely childhood memories. I always feel at my most relaxed when reading a good book and at my most inspired when crafting, combing the two by reading your blog and others is my favourite passtime!

  218. Hi Helen

    Best Wishes for 2013 and many more years.

    Regards Pauline.

  219. Hi, I’m so happy for the opportunity to win a subscription to your magazine. Congrats on your anniversary! I’ve just learned of you so don’t have a favorite yet, but will be keeping my fingers crossed that I win. Thanks again.

  220. Rhonda Griswold says:

    I love the hedgehog and elephant patterns. Congratulations on two years!

  221. There are so many to choose from! I really like Daisy the Draught Dog and the Calendar Bunnies though.

  222. Elephant!! My daughter is an addict for anything elephant, gotta please her! Congrats on your 2 yr anniversary.

  223. superstitches says:

    I just started subscribing to your magazine. I love it. Such a great variety of patterns. My favorite patterns are for the stuffed animals. Especially loved the dog last month. I’m looking forward to making that one.

  224. I just started following you last week and I love everything I see. The blog is well written and your work is very refreshing. Keep it coming!

  225. I think the felt bunnies are the most adorable pattern and they look fabulous placed around the house

  226. I love the hedgehog pattern!

  227. I like all the appliqué patterns. My favourite is the seagull. I also love the Ben softie.

  228. I’m always a sucker for mice, so of course I love the Cotton Spool Mice pattern

  229. I am a novice when it comes to cloth. I specialize in fibers. I have not attempted any of your patterns as of yet, although I love your site and have a list of all that I wish to attempt to make. I have recently wanted to expand my knowledge and have been reading and trying to sew very small projects such as coasters or wash clothes. With not too much success. As I only have a small amount of extra cash, purchasing items are rather scarce for me. To win a few patterns to start off my sewing lessons would be a joy that I would treasure greatly. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thank you – have a great day. Monika

  230. Red Carousel Lion says:

    my favorite is the baby hedgehog pattern.

  231. My favourites are the cotton spool mice – so cute! I shall be stitching them up shortly 🙂


  232. I love the Sweet Pea Shoulder Bag 🙂

  233. Sheri Simmons says:

    I love em all!! Each and every one….just wish I had time to try and make them all. Happy Birthday….I think daisy is the cutest pup I have seen in ages…

  234. I love bags and birds, can’t get enough. But just one…….. The exotic bird hobo.

  235. Charlie the Elephant was my introduction to you and probably because of my love of elephants will prbably always be my favorite.

  236. the spool mouses.. my favs.. but I love them all.. thats why I want to subscribe.. 😀 thanks so much..

  237. Tracey Widmer says:

    Hi, I’m currently making the apple pillow. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to enter.

  238. Christine Thompson-Lucas says:

    I love all what you do..PICK ME…..PICK ME….The mouse patterns are the best…

  239. Angel Pig, hands down. The the hound puppy. Then the mice. Then it gets too hard to pick!


  240. Yvonne Hamilton says:

    My favorite patterns have been the series honoring the Queen’s 60 years as queen! What an accomplishment (both her 60 yrs and your wonderful patterns!!)

  241. Gosh Helen, My favorite? That’s a hard one… hummm… I guess if I were to pick my most-est favorite I would have to say the Christmas Candy Cone Mouse found in the October 2011 issue. He is so cute and can do double duty on May Day too with his cone filled with little flowers and sweet treats!

  242. Sandra Lambert says:

    I love Rosie and the Bear book and the seagull.

  243. trish beard says:

    i love the hedgehogs

  244. New reader but have liked your page for a while. Hedgehogs are my faves and I’m looking forwards to the daisy tote bag one too!

  245. Donna Fuqua says:

    I love Charlie the most. How can anyone not love him best? He’s beautiful and fun all in one.

  246. I have enjoyed all your patterns but i just love the the flowers in the tea cup. i framed it and it looks so cunning!!!!! Thanks tons for all the free patterns.not many are so giving.

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