Issue 91 August 2018



It’s hard to believe that we’re now past the peak of summer – and what a summer it’s turning out to be
here in Somerset, England. The sun has shone nearly every day, the skies are blue and temperatures
have been climbing. Rosie has often teased me about my memories of our other legendary summer –
that’s 1976 of course – and I’m beginning to wonder if Freddie will be doing the same to her in 40 years

This month’s magazine has a very summery feel too as Rosie’s recipes takes a trip down memory
lane with her seaside holiday recipes, there are two “Perfectly Portable” designs – just right for taking on holiday, not to mention a tropical toucan too! Then we interview two very talented makers, discover herbs that will help us get to sleep on these super-warm nights and our Nature Notes series returns with a glimpse into the life of the Tawny Owl.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Dickson, the founder of and creative force behind the Bustle & Sew bunny and her daughter Rosie who’s a bit of a whiz in the kitchen! So if you’re expecting a glossy high-street, high-budget publication, stuffed with adverts and promotions, then this probably isn’t the magazine for you. But if you’re looking for quirky, unusual and fun sewing projects, all with Helen’s unique style, and enjoy filling your home with beautiful ideas, then you’re sure to love the Bustle & Sew Magazine.

Don’t forget, you are free to sell items you personally have made from Bustle & Sew patterns. All the templates are included at full size, so there’s no awkward re-sizing – no fiddling around with photocopiers or hanging around at printing shops – you can start creating straight away! I don’t mind if you personally want to make items to sell from my patterns, but you are not licensed to go into mass production.

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