Pin Cushions (including mice) and a new look

by Helen on August 2, 2014

I think everybody loves a pretty pin cushion, and I’m no exception to that rule!

Sometimes it’s nice to use an item that you haven’t made yourself  – there are so many talented makers out there – and as I’ve been hunting for that perfect new addition to my workroom supplies I thought you might like to see some of the delicious designs I’ve discovered online …..


One: Teacup Pincushion by Coco Rose Textiles (  Two: Cupcake Pin Cushion by CrystalCreates2001, Etsy ( Three: Personalised Sewing Machine Pin Cushion by RosieBull Designs, Not on the High Street (  Four: Jammy Dodger Biscuit Pin Cushion by feltsofancy, Etsy (www.Etsy.comLittle Hedgehog Pin Cushion by the imagination of ladysnail, Not on the Highstreet (

Of course over the years I’ve made many of my own pin cushions, and I think the most popular design ever must be my version of a classic make – the Pin Cushion Mice……

They’re just so cute – and a perfect make to keep kids busy on a rainy afternoon in the summer holidays!  If you haven’t downloaded your free Pin Cushion Mice pattern yet, you’ll find it over on my free patterns page along with lots of other goodies too.

If you do decide to download the Pin Cushion Mice, then you’ll be amongst the first to see my new logo and style – I’m so excited about it!  I’ve just begun the process of updating and revising my patterns ready for my new website coming in September, and thought the Pin Cushion Mice was the perfect pattern to start with.  I do hope you like Bustle & Sew’s new look – I’d love to hear what you think!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie August 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Oh wow! Love the new logo
Julie xxxxxxxxxx


Helen August 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Julie so pleased you like it x


Brenda J. Moore August 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Looks very sweet! There hasn’t been anything I haven’t enjoyed in the over two years of subscription to your magazine. Love every bit of it.
Cheers, from Oshawa, Ontario, Can.


Sally August 3, 2014 at 12:54 am

Love your new logo x


Baa. xxx August 3, 2014 at 2:56 am

Oh, that is a nice logo – very pretty!


Fellowship Sewer September 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

My grandmother told me about this blog and I’m so glad she did. What adorable patterns you have—I love the Pin Cushion Mice!


Helen September 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Thanks so much, nice of you to pop in!


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