Issue 101 June 2019



Here we are approaching the mid-point of the year – how can it even be June already? My garden is full
of colour and bloom, whilst Daisy is enjoying regular trips to the river for swimming. We haven’t quite
made it down to the beach yet this month, but are planning a visit to Devon later on. And .. some exciting
news – Daisy is now officially a Big-Sister-in-Waiting! as a little labrador puppy will be joining us here at
Bustle & Sew HQ later in the summer. We haven’t quite decided on a name yet, suffice it to say that
there are vigorous discussions taking place between myself and The Engineer, with lots of (not very
helpful!) input from some very excited grandchildren!

Meanwhile, there’s lots to enjoy between the covers of this month’s edition – we chat to two very talented makers, find out more about the story of linen – and how to care for this amazing fabric as well as sampling the tastes of the season with Rosie’s Recipes: Berries and Cherries.

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.

For a preview of the contents please click on the image below: