I’m so excited! Rosie and Dan are coming down this weekend and I’ve been busy in the kitchen all afternoon. Rosie is a bit of a chocaholic so we have loads of chocolatey goodies, as well as some savoury delights to enjoy too. And I’ve finished this month’s magazine as well – with SIX Bustle & Sew projects for you to enjoy ….
I can’t decide which one’s my favourite! These patterns are all in the September Magazine which will be published next week. But meanwhile, as I’m feeling so very excited at seeing the happy couple and enjoying a whole weekend of wedding chatter, I thought I’d share the bliss by giving away a free pattern – my little “Grandmother’s Bunny”. You can spot her in the top right-hand corner of the image above, and here she is a bit larger …
Isn’t she pretty? And (with a little bit of tweaking from me), so modern-looking. Why, you might wonder, have I called her Grandmother’s Bunny? Well, unbelievably this transfer is from an embroidery magazine dated 1933! So she’s 80 years old – definitely old enough to be a grandma! Just CLICK HERE to download your free Grandmother’s Bunny pattern – and I do hope you’ll enjoy stitching her.
Do you remember my Fuzzypeg softie pattern? He was such fun to sew that I’ve made another – this time a friendly blue bunny in the softest felted cashmere. His tummy is Fox Hollow organic cotton, and he has the cutest woolly pompom tail. But …. he has nobody to love him. Fuzzy lives here with me, and I don’t have room for another rabbit on my shelf, which means that this little fellow is looking for a kind new home – can you help?
For the chance to win this little blue bunny please leave a comment below telling me what new softie pattern you’d like to see in the Bustle & Sew softie store. The winner will be chosen by random selection and I will post worldwide. The draw will close at midnight BST on Tuesday 21 May.
Good luck everyone!
I know Fuzzypeg was the hedgehog in Alison Uttley’s “Little Grey Rabbit” stories. (I loved them as a child).
But my Fuzzypeg is after all a grey rabbit – so I thought the name would suit – to me he looks like a Fuzzypeg and I do hope you like him. The pattern to make your very own Fuzzypeg will be in the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – out on Thursday 25th April.
We had a lovely Easter. The weather was reasonably kind to us – cold, but dry, so our Egg Hunt was able to go ahead as planned. Ben and Daisy went up into the garden with Rosie and Dan to help hide all the chocolate goodies, but I am sorry to have to tell you that, after only a few minutes they were returned to the kitchen in disgrace.
Ben had spotted that the eggs were being placed in nooks and crannies just out of his reach. Clearly he felt this was totally unsatisfactory but, due to his rather lazy nature, he didn’t try to jump up and reach them. Oh no …. he simply bumped his big furry body into the bushes and trees holding eggs and gave them a good shake – which definitely achieved the desired results as far as he was concerned. Luckily his bad behaviour was spotted before he and Daisy had chance to consume his ill-gotten gains and that was when they were both returned to the kitchen in disgrace!
So there were lots of goodies left for Emily and Oliver (my friend Lisa’s twins) to discover. I think they were pleased with their treasures! Then after lunch everybody wanted to relax – except for the youngest member of the family ….
Who was quite determined to stay awake! Eventually even she was persuaded to lie quietly for a cuddle …
Though she didn’t stay quiet for very long!
Here at Bustle & Sew Easter isn’t quite over yet – my 40% off Easter Eggstravaganza finishes at midnight tonight (BST) so there’s still time to pick up a cracking (groan!) good bargain – you don’t even need a code, your discount is automatically deducted at checkout.
And finally … bunnies are not just for Easter …. here’s a sneak peak at my Curlywurly Cottontails pattern for next month’s magazine…
I’ll tell you a bit more about the Curlywurly Cottontails next time!