Bustle & Sew e-Magazine January 2014

by Helen on December 23, 2013

Bustle & Sew Magazine Issue 36

 Wow!  Amazingly we’re into 2014 already here at Bustle & Sew!!  The January issue is all finished and uploaded ready to be sent out to subscribers later this week – lots of new patterns for Christmas holiday stitching.  Just click on the image below to preview of the contents ….. 

Sadly, the price of my e-magazine must rise in the New Year.  From January the cost will be $6.50 per issue for new subscribers.  But if you subscribe before the end of the month your rate will be frozen at $5.50 per issue – for as long as your subscription continues.  So if you’re thinking about subscribing then please don’t leave it until January or you’ll miss out …  just CLICK HERE to learn more.




Christmas Video and hat pulling!

by Helen on December 3, 2013

When I first began Bustle & Sew I had absolutely no idea how many different skills I would have to learn over the years.  Although I could already sew and embroider of course, my skills  have developed tremendously and I’ve learned so much from other keen stitchers who so generously share their knowledge online.  But sadly running a (very) small business isn’t just about sewing …. I’ve become reasonably proficient in photoshop, which I really enjoy and have discovered the easiest and most fun ever desktop publishing package – a vital tool as the Bustle & Sew e-Magazine has developed and hopefully improved over the last 35 issues.  I don’t think I’ll ever really get to grips with the book keeping side of things and I positively hate admin, so I’m not nearly as well organised as I should be.  Time management is another issue – with two furry friends who’d rather be on the beach than sitting watching me work!

Now the latest skill I’m trying is video production.  I’ve come a bit late to this as my erratic rural internet connection has made both uploading and viewing videos somewhat problematic.  However …. Mr Fox: Wish Upon a Star was such fun to make, I decided to persevere and am now proud to present my first-ever Christmas promotional video …. 

 Featuring lots of Bustle & Sew patterns from my Christmas store.  Now I’ve been bitten by the video bug expect more …. Daisy’s first Christmas might be a good subject, though they were both very naughty about their Christmas hats …

A rare moment of co-operation as each tried to pull the other’s hat off!  Stronger elastic for Christmas Day I think!


The December 2013 issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine is out this week and it’s stuffed with Christmas projects!  Fun designs that give great results and don’t take forever – after all this is a very busy time of year!

Bustle & Sew Magazine Issue 35: December 2013

If you’re on Facebook and would like a chance to win the little red reindeer from this month’s issue (sooo Christmassy) just pop on over to my page to enter the giveaway.   Baby Reindeer GiveawayAnd if you’d like to make your own reindeer, you’ll find the pattern on page 30 of the December issue – still just $5.50 when you subscribe in 2013.  

(So sorry, but the price will have to rise for new subscribers in January.  Existing subscribers please don’t worry, your price will remain the same forever – no price rises ever – I promise!)

To learn more and subscribe please CLICK HERE



The July Magazine .. exciting news

by Helen on June 24, 2013

Magazine publication date isn’t too far away now – it’s this Thursday 27th June.  But before I show you all the projects I’ve included, I’d like to tell you a bit about the exciting changes I’m making to the magazine and subscriber benefits …

Recipe Corner Header

 When Rosie had to stop her recipe column due to pressure of work I know that a lot of magazine subscribers were disappointed. So I’ve now started my own recipe corner which will be a monthly feature and I’m beginning this month with a summer supper – created for a friend who doesn’t eat meat, wheat or dairy (lovely friend, but a nightmare to cook for!)

I’ve also decided to include more general articles and features – though still with a creative theme – so that your magazine is an even better read as well as remaining the best value way to build your library of  Bustle & Sew patterns. This month sees the beginning of a new series on colour – facts, stories and history associated with natural dyes, beginning with red and the tale of the cochineal bug. Readers will also discover how to preserve flowers and foliage, and learn a little about typography too!

Offer for Bustle & Sew Magazine Subscribers

An exciting, extra-special new benefit just for magazine subscribers is a special discount. All magazine subscribers will now receive 50% off every purchase from the Bustle & Sew website – no matter how large or how small – forever! You’ll receive your special discount code when you subscribe to the magazine.  And, as always, now is a brilliant time of the month to subscribe. You’ll receive the current issue (June 2013), your free copy of my e-book “The Stitcher’s Companion” and your special 50% subscribers discount code immediately you subscribe. You’ll find all these projects in the June magazine …

June 2013 Bustle & Sew Magazine And then on Thursday you’ll receive the July issue – stuffed with articles and features and my Recipe Corner, as well as all these projects too …..

Bustle & Sew Magazine

 And the best news is that I’m still (although not for very much longer) offering my $1 trial subscription. That means you’ll receive both the June and July issues of the magazine as well as “The Stitcher’s Companion” e-book and also have the opportunity to use your 50% discount code all for your initial payment of just $1!

If you’d like to try my magazine and receive all these benefits for just $1 then please CLICK HERE to  learn more and subscribe.  Please do remember that this is a genuine no-risk offer. I’d love you to try my magazine and enjoy your subscriber discount, and if at the end of the first month you decide it isn’t for you then all you need to do is unsubscribe. There’s no minimum period and no penalty for leaving.   If you want to continue, then you don’t have to do anything, your subscription will continue at the normal rate of just $5.50 each month (just a little over the price of a single pattern download).

Bustle & Sew Magazine July 2013

You can find out more and subscribe on my magazine page – just CLICK HERE to visit – and see what other subscribers think of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.

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