It’s here! March 2014 Magazine Preview

by Helen on February 25, 2014

A bit later than expected (don’t even ask!) here is the preview of the next issue of the Bustle & Sew eMagazine.

That’s the March issue – out on Thursday.  All uploaded and ready to be sent to subscribers.  Please CLICK HERE if you’d like to learn more.



A quick glimpse ….

by Helen on February 22, 2014

That is to say, two sorts of quick glimpses…  

The first …. looking out from the skylight at the top of my house I caught a glimpse of pink at the end of my garden.  Intrigued I pulled on my wellies and went up the old stone steps to investigate.  I was delighted to find that the fat green buds on my early flowering camellia had burst into brilliant bloom – and so I simply had to bring some indoors to enjoy …..

Pink Camellias

 They’re the same pink as my newly painted chair!  I’m in the middle of redecorating my kitchen in honour of Rosie & Dan’s wedding later this  year and was inspired by the lovely ice cream candy colours used at the Winking Prawn beach restaurant in Salcombe where I took them for Rosie’s birthday lunch ….. 

Winking Prawn Salcombe

 Will be sure to post pictures when it’s all finished!  And the second quick glimpse …. just a peek at the cover of the new issue of the Bustle & Sew eMagazine – that’s the March issue – to be published on Thursday….

I think it’s rather pretty (though I say so myself) and I do hope you’ll enjoy the projects.  I haven’t quite finished putting the preview together yet (my pesky slow internet is holding things up), but I’ll post it tomorrow so you can have a proper look at the contents.  

And finally …. I can’t possibly post about decorating without including a picture of my canine “helper” ….

Daisy helps with the painting!

 Yes .. it’s that naughty Miss Daisy – complete with pink streak!


It’s nearly here!!

by Helen on January 27, 2014

Yes, the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine will be arriving in subscribers’ in-boxes on Thursday!  

Here’s a sneak preview for you ….

Not long to wait ….

 If you’re not a subscriber yet, and you’d like to learn more then please click here to visit the magazine page of my website.


Bustle & Sew Magazine: June Issue

by Helen on May 30, 2013

What a busy day!  I’ve just sent out the latest issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine to all my subscribers – so if you’re a subscriber reading this and haven’t seen your issue, then please do contact me soonest so I can re-send it.  To me June means strawberries, roses and summer picnics and this issue caters for all of these … just click below to see what’s inside….

I hope you enjoy it – as you can see all the effort of supervising me while I work has quite exhausted my furry friends! 

Daisy & Ben

 And before I go to make a well-earned cup of tea, I’d just like to say “thank you so much” to all those who left lovely messages for Rosie and Dan – they were delighted and want me to pass on their thanks too.