Some bunnies – and a little help goes a very long way!

Publication day for the February issue of the Bustle & Sew e-Magazine is drawing closer and I’m busy working on the last project to be included.  It’s not a traditional sort of pattern …. I’ve started a new series of articles for the magazine “Making Money Making” and I wanted to show how simple shapes can be used in a variety of ways to give great results that are sure to be popular at craft fairs and online.  (I don’t at all mind people selling items they personally have made using my patterns, providing they credit Bustle & Sew with the design).  I’ve chosen a basic sitting bunny shape and so far have worked it into four easy (and saleable) projects.  There’s a set of three bunnies that would make a great Easter decoration ….

Perhaps a larger bunny with gusset for a novelty cushion? Or why not applique the bunny template to a patchwork base for a more traditional look….

And of course it’s always useful to have a little help when you’re trying to take photos ….

Especially when you don’t want dog hair everywhere!  Thanks for your help Daisy, I don’t know how I’d manage without you – a little of your help goes a very long way indeed!

I’m just working on the final bunny idea for this month’s issue – I’m all out of time – but I may include another couple of ideas in the March issue.  Here’s the final work in progress …..

Exactly the same template, but much much smaller with a border of spring flowers.  The bunny project and the first article in my new series about making to sell will be in the February issue of the Bustle & Sew e-Magazine – it’s out next week, so not too long to wait!


Daisy is certainly very serious…

I love the bunnies and must make a few to include in Easter baskets!
XXX Linda


Hello Helen,
I just love the bunny surrounded by a ring of spring flowers – it’s beautiful and I’m going to have to find some time so I can do it. When am I going to do Mr. Fox, too? There must be more hours in the day in Devon than there are up here in darkest Worcestershire!
Hope your knee is improving every day and I’m sure Ben and Daisy are looking after you very well!

Deana Gray

Hello! I am interested in the bunny softie pattern templates. If I purchase the February 2014 e-Magazine Back Issue is the pattern included in that magazine? Please let me know, Thank you! These are fantastic!!


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