Issue 120 January 2021



The end of one year and the start of another is always a time for not only celebrations, but reflections on the twelve months just past and a looking forward to the future. I am sure almost all of us will be pleased to say farewell to 2020, and are likely to be doing so with just the company of a good fire and a few of our very closest loved ones.

On a personal level, I don’t have any plans to make any formal new year’s resolutions, but rather promise myself I will appreciate all the good things I have in my life, spend more time in my garden and out and about in the countryside no matter the weather and – of course – make as much time as I possibly can to enjoy my most favourite activities of all, embroidery and sewing. There’s plenty to snuggle down with in this month’s issue – lots of lovely recipes just perfect for warming you from the inside out during this coldest of seasons, a look at what’s happening in the garden this month (you may be surprised!) and of course plenty of sewing to enjoy.

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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