Issue 123 April 2021



Over the last month I’ve been watching spring slowly unfold around me – we’re always a bit later up here on the Mendips. But now the first fat pink buds on the Magnolia are ready to unfurl, the Horse Chestnuts that guard our pathway are covered in hard green buds that will surely burst in the next few days, and I’ve been super-busy establishing my new vegetable garden – NOT helped by Daisy who will insist on helping with the digging – in all the WRONG places!

Spring has arrived in the magazine this month too with lots of projects to enjoy – my favourite I think is
the Pocketful of Posies apron, whilst I think my little granddaughter Florence will love the Sleepy Bear
Head for her bedroom wall. Easter falls early this month and so of course you’ll find bunnies between
this month’s covers too.

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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