Softies – not just for Christmas!

Bustle & Sew Softies

I’m already looking beyond Christmas makes – to the next issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – unbelievably that’s January 2014!  But the fun (and the softie-making) won’t stop when Christmas is over – here’s a sneak preview of the first pattern for the January issue ….


 Here is Fred, looking a little forlorn.  He is still waiting for (1) his outfit and (2) his beloved – I have a bit of a Fred and Ginger moment going on here in honour of Strictly – watch out for developments!!


Kathleen Robertson

He’s looking so cute, even without any togs on LOL am sure he’ll be a winner. Just have to say the December mag is magical, thank you.

Stephanie B

Hi Helen!
Fred is adorable! I just finished watching Holiday Inn with Fred Astair at his best!! Love this little mouse.

I sent you an e-mail last week about my subscription. If you have a chance could you let me know what we need to do?

Thanks ever so much!
Stephanie Bergeron


Hi Stephanie – I replied to your email on Sunday, goodness knows what’s happening! I’ve just sent your magazine again – if you don’t see it, is there another email I could try? Helen xx


I love your website and blog. Thank you for sharing your booklet on colour useage and choices, I am always keen to learn more on using colour well and in interesting ways.
My caption for your cute ratties picture is “Poor Ginger, now maybe folk will see that ratties are ‘armless!”
Merry Christmas.


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