Issue 113 June 2020



So here we are, just like that, summer is here at last! Early summer is my favourite time of year here in the Somerset countryside. Strawberries are ripening in my garden – and there are little wild berries too
in plenty growing along the tracks of the old steam railway that runs alongside our house. Elderflower is
blooming along the hedgerows and lavender is scenting the pathway to the front door. It’s an idyllic time of year, and even though we’re still under lock down, it’s hard to worry about the serious things in life when the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and there’s a new embroidery project in my hoop!

I do hope you’ll enjoy this month’s issue – and who knows, perhaps the weather may even be warm and sunny enough for a little stitching in the garden!

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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