Issue 121 February 2021



Brrr… January has certainly been a snowy and shivery month here at Bustle & Sew HQ. I’ve been nice
and snug though in my little blue shed at the end of the garden, looking out at the fields around me as
they change from muddy brown, to frosty and, at the moment a snowy white – by far my favourite winter
look! Spring is on the way though, there are snowdrops blooming all around the garden and the daffodils I planted with Freddie and Florence last autumn are thrusting their sharp green spikes up through the cold soil towards the pale winter sunshine. It’ll be a while until they bloom of course, but the days are noticeably longer now and the sun a little higher in the sky.

This month brings Valentine’s Day of course and I hope you like my little tattoo inspired loveheart, as well as the reminder to “keep smiling through” – very apt during these present difficult times I think. We have warming winter recipes, and lots of other features and articles that I hope you’ll find interesting.

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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