Issue 107 December 2019



And here we are again at the end of another year! And what a year it’s been here at Bustle & Sew HQ.
We’ve welcomed two new team members – little Florence, my baby granddaughter arrived in June, a sister for Freddie whom, I can hardly believe, will be celebrating his fourth birthday on Boxing Day! Then Rufus, the labrador puppy joined us in August – spending some time in our temporary home high up on the Mendip Hills before moving into our new HQ here at Station House, where we will be enjoying the excited squeals of happy children this month as the Santa Specials steam up and down the line. And finally, the Engineer and I became engaged in the summer and we’re marrying at the village church in April next year – the excitement goes on and on!

There’s lots between this month’s covers to enjoy – we have four new Christmas projects, none of which are too time-consuming as time is definitely at a premium as the festivities approach, as well as two non-Christmas designs, and much more besides.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Challenor, 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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