Happy Birthday Ben!


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...]

Birthday Giveaway: Cupcake Bunting


This month we're celebrating the 4th birthday of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  Yes, it's now FOUR whole years old and has come such a long way since those early issues, thanks to all our wonderful readers who receive the magazine every month.  I know we still have some super-lovely subscribers … [Read more...]

Never trust a mouse with your birthday cake…

Two little pin cushion mice ... so cute... so innocent ... so ..... Greedy!! Well .. that's not entirely true - there was certainly a lot of greediness surrounding Carolyn's birthday cake, but it was all of us and our friends, not the Pin Cushion Mice.  Our  Pin Cushion Mouse cake was a really … [Read more...]

Today is a very special day

450 years ago today, in 1564,  William Shakespeare was born ..... April 23rd is also St George's Day, the patron saint of England ....  And, seven years ago today, a little black wriggly creature arrived in the world, who quickly grew a fluffy coat and turned into ...... Ben! Seen here at … [Read more...]