Issue 105 October 2019



We’re past the equinox now, the nights are longer than the days and autumn is officially here. When I
take the dogs out there’s often a chill breeze against my face, so I button up my jacket and snuggle into
my warm woolly soft. At the beginning of October the hours of daylight and darkness are almost the
same, but by the end of the month we will be enjoying just nine and a half hours of daylight – so we like
to get outside as often as the weather permits. Summer is over, and nature is settling down for a long
winter’s sleep.  But we’re very far from sleepy between the covers of this month’s issue and I hope you’ll find lots to enjoy from nature notes, to poetry, recipes, gardening and of course lots of lovely Bustle & Sew projects too including the second of our giveaways – this month we’ve included our Christmas collection of embroidery designs, Mistletoe Kisses.

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.