Issue 111 April 2020



And here we are at the end of March – and what a month it has been! It’s impossible to write without mentioning the impact that the coronavirus is having on all our lives in one way or another. It’s a worrying time for everyone, especially those who depend on face to face contact with customers or clients for their livelihoods, families with children at home, those who work in the health service and those caring for vulnerable loved ones. We have been affected in that our wedding has now
been postponed indefinitely – we missed the lock down here by just four days. But still, we will be heading off to the church when restrictions are lifted, and there will be much to celebrate when that day arrives.

Happier news here at Bustle & Sew HQ is that we have been joined by a new team member – a baby
Newfie! Ted is a feisty and determined young fellow whom we’ve named Ted. He’s just 8 weeks old,
but is quickly making his mark and settling in well. You’re sure to hear more about him in the weeks and months ahead.

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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