|The Birthday Gift … more later …|
What a week it has been! The first issue of the Bustle and Sew Magazine was published yesterday and many subscribers have been kind enough to email to let me know how much they enjoyed it. I loved putting it together too, and definitely think this is the way forward.
The Magazine is hosted online which means I can include much more, and by making a small charge I cover costs (plus a little bit extra to help top up my fabric stash!). Readers get a great bargain (this month they received four Bustle & Sew patterns and 2 vintage patterns all for less than the Etsy price of a single Bustle & Sew pattern). (note: Anyone subscribing between now and 24 February (publication of March Issue) will start with this, the current issue.)
And I have a couple of great guest contributors lined up for the next two months. In the March issue we have the very lovely Jo (Lacer’s Life) with her unique style (more to follow), and in the April issue we have the equally lovely Catherine of Bumpkin Bears with a brand new design for us plus a subscribers’ discount at her Etsy store (can hardly wait).
Catherine’s currently having a poll over on her blog asking readers to help choose which one of her lovely pictures she should turn into an embroidery pattern next. So now’s your chance to vote – I already have!!
Which leads me back to the birthday gift. It’s Rosie’s birthday this weekend and we’re taking her out to lunch. Her big present is already decided, but it’s always nice to have a little extra surprise (though if she reads this before Sunday it won’t be!!) and I embroidered Catherine’s first pattern onto a cushion for her. Rosie adores hot chocolate and, like the rest of us, is not fond of Mondays, so the quote seemed very apt!
Have a great weekend whatever you’re doing – I shall be enjoying a well-earned rest!!