Issue 109 February 2020



I don’t know about you, but for me January seemed to last almost forever. We had very few of those lovely sparkling frosty days that we love so much, and rather too many dreary and drizzly grey afternoons when the bare branches of the chestnuts at the end of our garden drip sadly into the gloom.

But February is upon us now, a whole new month and spring is on the way – our garden is filled with snowdrops whilst the sharp green spikes of daffodils are thrusting up through last year’s leaf litter and there are even a few primulas and violets in the sheltered areas by the old walled beds.The days are growing longer too and we’re well past the winter solstice now and heading towards the
March equinox, though there’s still a little while to wait. And while we’re waiting, there’s plenty to keep
us occupied between the covers of this month’s edition. We cook pancakes, brush up our embroidery
skills, and even consider proposing to our loved ones on Leap Year day! There’s nature notes, poetry
corner and much more besides too.

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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