Christmas Video and hat pulling!

When I first began Bustle & Sew I had absolutely no idea how many different skills I would have to learn over the years.  Although I could already sew and embroider of course, my skills  have developed tremendously and I’ve learned so much from other keen stitchers who so generously share their knowledge online.  But sadly running a (very) small business isn’t just about sewing …. I’ve become reasonably proficient in photoshop, which I really enjoy and have discovered the easiest and most fun ever desktop publishing package – a vital tool as the Bustle & Sew e-Magazine has developed and hopefully improved over the last 35 issues.  I don’t think I’ll ever really get to grips with the book keeping side of things and I positively hate admin, so I’m not nearly as well organised as I should be.  Time management is another issue – with two furry friends who’d rather be on the beach than sitting watching me work!

Now the latest skill I’m trying is video production.  I’ve come a bit late to this as my erratic rural internet connection has made both uploading and viewing videos somewhat problematic.  However …. Mr Fox: Wish Upon a Star was such fun to make, I decided to persevere and am now proud to present my first-ever Christmas promotional video …. 

 Featuring lots of Bustle & Sew patterns from my Christmas store.  Now I’ve been bitten by the video bug expect more …. Daisy’s first Christmas might be a good subject, though they were both very naughty about their Christmas hats …

A rare moment of co-operation as each tried to pull the other’s hat off!  Stronger elastic for Christmas Day I think!


Very nice video. I have German Shepherds almost as big as your newfies and they would have eaten the hats:)
I enjoy your emag and your blog. Have a very Merry Christmas from Alabama USA


We definitely need some video of those Newfies doing their “thing” now that you are an expert. We used to live across the street from a Newfie and the first time we saw it was when it was walking down the road at dusk. We thought it was a bear! And by the way, your stitching is (as my British friend would say) “quite nice” or “lovely”! But since I am from the USA (specifically North Carolina) I would say it’s superb.

Sarah Smith

What a magical video! Thank you, for sharing it! And, as a dog lover, thank you for sharing Ben and Daisy’s adventures! I look forward to the January e-zine!!! Happy Holidays from California!


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