New style cover for February

Last time Rosie visited we spent a lot of time playing with Ben and Daisy, but also a whole afternoon redesigning the Bustle & Sew Magazine cover.  After two years we both felt it needed a new, livelier design and, because it’s an e-mag it’s important Rosie said, (and I am sure she’s right) that all  the patterns are on the cover, not just my particular favourite that month.  I’ve been working hard on this month’s issue all week, and am now pleased to unveil the February cover:

Bustle & Sew Magazine Cover

I do hope you like it.   Of course February 14th is Valentine’s Day and in honour of the old legend that the birds choose their mates on this day, the February issue has a bit of a bird theme – although three little mice have also crept into the pages ….

Mice are Nice

 … with lots of pictures of their fur and notes on stitching – I took lots of photos as I stitched.  I only use 3 colours in their coats, plus some cream for their tummies and two pinks for their ears and am particularly pleased with the bottom mouse – here’s the full design…

Mice are Nice

With two verses from Rose Fyleman’s lovely poem “I think mice are nice.”  The magazine, as always, will be published on the last Thursday of the month – which this month is the 31st – so not long to go – eeek!

 There’s also not long left to take advantage of my $1 trial offer if you were thinking of subscribing – just a final 48 hours as it will end on Sunday 27th.  So if you were thinking of trying the magazine, please don’t delay and miss out. 



Can’t wait for this issue, so much to choose from! The hard job will be deciding which to do first 🙂



It’s a lovely ezine cover! So many projects, and your mice are truly amazing! I can’t wait until next Thursday!
X Linda


I really like the new cover Helen, a lovely mix of modern look and cosy feel. I’m looking forward to seeing the e-mag, and liking the look of the little heart. Christopher and I don’t really exchange Valentine presents, but I do usually make him a little something.


The cover makes me all warm and cozy on a cold and snowy day in Pennsylvania………xoxoxoxoxoxox


Oh getting sew excited one more day til the ezine is out!! Love the new cover Helen, and all the goodies packed into it!! Love that adorable Daisy,too cute!!



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