Issue 115 August 2020



And so we come to the last issue of the summer season – wherever has the time gone? Here in England it’s been a mixed affair, so far at least, with some warm sunny days punctuated by periods of cold and rain. We were lucky though, with the weather on our wedding day in mid-July – with bright warm sunshine and the opportunity for the family to gather for a socially distanced event in our garden. We were very limited as to numbers, but we still have the party to look forward to next year!

Thinking of parties – the Christmas season is still a little way off, but I know that well-organised stitchers
like to begin their seasonal stitching early on, so this month’s edition includes the first two new Christmas designs for this year – part one of the festive classic “The Nutcracker” dolls, and also a little Christmas tree in a hoop. In contrast, we visit the seaside for our recipe section, and enjoy the last of the summer days in our 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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