Not forgotten …

I am afraid that for the next couple of weeks I might not be around as much as usual.  This doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten – simply that there’s now only just over two weeks until the BIG DAY and, as well as all the busy-ness that involves, I also have to finish off the July issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine  (there’s a lot I want to pack into this issue!)   This means that blogging time is in short supply which makes me sad, because there’s so much I want to show you. Our excitement is building and Rosie’s Handmade Wedding vision is becoming reality.  We have placenames …..

All the names are handstitched in a mixture of stem and satin stitch onto vintage linen sheet, hemmed at the top and mounted in a 7″ hoop.  Rosie chose an assortment of pretty pastels in blues for the boys and pinks/lilacs for the girls to back the hoops.  We produced the menus on Photoshop and they were printed by Vistaprint.  We’re still working on the tablenames – just waiting for the hoops to arrive (spot the theme going on here!)

I just hope I don’t discover I urgently need a pink button for another project as Rosie has snaffled them all!  Then one of my favourite projects didn’t involve sewing at all…..

Yes, granny’s vintage teacups and an old five-arm candlestick.  I can’t take credit for the idea though, I spotted it in the French magazine, Marie-Claire Idées.  We’ve made one each as they’ll make a great centrepiece when we’re entertaining friends.  But amongst all the wedding projects, I have found time to finish off my latest Rosie and Bear project – Princess and the Pea ….

In which a very rumpled looking Princess Rosie, who has clearly spent a most uncomfortable night is being given no sympathy by Bear who slept very well.  He’s suggesting she’s too fussy and needs a magnifying glass to discover whatever is causing her discomfort!  This was inspired by all the pretty vintage-y fabrics I’ve been using for wedding makes and I do hope you like it.  The pattern will be in the July Magazine.


Wishing you, Rosie and Dan a terrific day! Enjoy the rest of the preparations for the big day. Can’t wait for the new magazine.


Oh wow! Love those table names, and the teacup candlelabre.
Julie xxxxxxxxx


Hi Helen
I’m a serial crafting magazine reader and I’ve just discovered you via a hard copy of the June issue bought on Amazon. I’m blown away by your designs. So many nowadays are either too twee or too mid-century modern. Your designs hit the right note and are both beautiful to look at and very useable. I’m just starting the embroidered clock to which I might add a pendulum movement – it will be a granny clock! Looking forward to subscribing to the e-magazine next month
All the best


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