A Ridiculous Dog .. and a free Easter minimag for newsletter readers


Brrrr…. it is so very cold here at the moment.  It was only a few days ago that I was writing about taking my sewing outside in the warmth of the sunshine, magnolia in bloom and trees in bud.  But that was then … and now spring has been put on hold whilst we endure what I hope will be the final icy blast of winter.  We have all been driven inside and the stove has once again come into its own, along with a plentiful supply of cosy blankets and hot drinks.  We are told this cold snap will only last a few days (I really hope so) and meanwhile I’ve been keeping busy putting together a free Easter Minimag for our newsletter readers. There’s lots inside to enjoy…

All Easter-themed of course, including patterns, articles and other seasonal goodies selected from past spring editions of the Bustle & Sew Magazine and I do hope newsletter readers approve of my choices.  There are four Easter patterns featuring chickens and bunnies (image below), some lovely chocolate-themed recipes, hints and tips for stitchers and more besides.

If you’re a newsletter reader (it’s free) you should already have received your copy direct to your inbox.  If you don’t receive our newsletter and would like to receive my free Easter Minimag and keep up to date with all our news, special offers, free patterns and more then please just CLICK HERE to join.  It’s free and we promise never to share your information with anyone else.

Oh, and I promised you a ridiculous dog – and here he is… young Ted rolling around on the floor enjoying the heat from the stove…

“What a fool!” think the other dogs!



Linda B. from Maine

Thank you, Helen, for the surprise gift of the lovely Easter minimag! I so enjoy your magazine each month and read it cover to cover! (And I have to say that Ted’s joy has given me quite a chuckle!)

Best wishes for a very happy Easter!
Linda B. from Maine XX


It brightened our day to receive the mini-magazine complete with templates. Sat down with my feline friends and started stitching a felt bunny brooch using an adaptation of one of the patterns.

Many thanks for making our day.


Thank You So Much for Your free patterns ❤️
You All Have A Happy Easter🐇

Sharon Weemes
Minden, Louisiana

Jamie Simpkins

Thank you so much for the Easter mini mag. I am enjoying making the chicken ornaments….and looking at the pictures of your dogs. 🙂 That blog entry ‘Busy Human, Sleepy Dog, was hysterical. I really wanted to frame those images of that silly lab and hang it on the wall! Just adorable!


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