Issue 117 October 2020



October brings beautiful glowing colours to our hedgerows – jewel bright hips, haws and berries festoon
the increasingly ragged looking bushes and trees whose arching stems and scrambling ivy create a haven for wildlife, including the noisy chattering sparrows that visit the feeders in our garden every day. I am especially pleased to see these little birds, so common and so familiar in my childhood as they are
becoming increasingly hard to find – rather like the hedgehog, whose numbers have plummeted in the
last few years.

There is a hedgehog of the stitched variety in this month’s edition, along with a rather fine moth – inspired by those that cluster around our lamps outside and sometimes make their way indoors,
needing to be rescued and put outside once more the next day. Our recipes this month are inspired by
the harvest home, ranging from hazel nuts, to mushrooms, as well as apples and plums of course!

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