Free pattern, rabbit draw results & a trip to the beach

This week I have been far too busy (in Ben’s opinion that is).   I’ve been sorting out my new magazine venture, having been overwhelmed and overjoyed that people actually wanted to subscribe to it…  feeling excited but sort of a little bit scared all at the same time. 
Everything’s starting to come together now, and I’m in the middle of writing up the first lot of patterns – that’s a sneak preview of the Nasturtium Envelope Clutch above.  I have another Rosie and Bear to write up as well, plus the Rosy version of the Envelope Clutch and at least one other Bustle & Sew original pattern to include.  (these will also be available as individual patterns in my shop  or on the Bustle & Sew site at the end of the month).
But I’m soooo sorry, with all my busy-ness, I’d completely forgotten about the draw for my little knitted rabbit.  So this morning I worked the random number generator …….
… and this is what it came up with – number two … who is …  Julie!!  Well done Julie – please can you contact me with your postal address and Ollie will soon be on his way to you.  Sorry to everyone else and thank you very much for entering.
As well as catching up with blogging, I decided to give Ben a special outing today to make up for any neglect he thinks he may have been suffering this week.  A fine morning was forecast and the tide was low at 8.30 am, so we headed off to the beach first thing.   It was very windy ….
…. and it’s hard to pose for your photo when the wind is blowing up your bum(!)  We had a great time though splashing in and out of the surf and clambering over the rocks.  And a good appetite when we returned home for our breakfasts.  The boy is fast asleep now, snuffling gently and shedding his coatful of sand onto my nice clean floor!
Finally … I found this wonderful vintage crochet pattern …

Pippy the Puppy
 isn’t he adorable?!  I haven’t made him yet, still busy with my crochet flowers, but the pattern looks quite straight-forward so I might have a go very soon.  If you’d like the free pattern, then just click here to visit Bustle & Sew and download him. 


Congratulations Julie! I guess I'll have to get my act together and try making my own bunny now, lol.
Pip puppy is so cute – I really must learn to crochet! I'm quite jealous for a bracing walk by the sea but the day has disappeared too quickly.
The nasturtiums look lovely – such a cheerful flower 🙂


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