Issue 124 May 2021



The days are longer now, and filled with sunshine here at Bustle & Sew HQ. We haven’t had any
meaningful rain for several weeks and so the Engineer and I spend evenings watering our new baby plants – and then covering them up against the nightly frosts! Still, May is the gateway to summer and by the end of this month I can expect to enjoy warmer evenings sitting outside with my sewing, or a book, until it’s too dark to see properly any more. This will be quite late by then as the longest day approaches ever closer.

May of course is the month of blossom, of lilacs and tulips, peonies and the explosion of colour in hedgerows and fields as our wild flowers begin to bloom. There’s plenty of colour inside this month’s
issue too, which also brings a welcome return of our “Meet the Maker” feature, beginning this month with the very talented Amanda Barnes. There’s plenty more inside too (I particularly enjoyed researching and writing the feature on bumblebees!) and I do hope you’ll enjoy this month’s edition.

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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