Issue 126 July 2021



July, and it’s high, high summer. Although the longest day is behind us now, there’s plenty of summer still to come, and now that restrictions will soon be coming to an end (here in England at least we hope,
and are keeping everything crossed) there will be lots of long-postponed events and gatherings to look
forward to. The countryside is heavy with leaf as the pale delicate tints of early summer give way to the
more robust hues – the brightest of bright geraniums in terracotta pots, crimson flowers on my broad
bean plants (and crimson radishes too, celebrated in my Ravishing Radish cushion cover) and plenty of the Engineer’s favourites, roses in the front garden.

This month’s edition has a real summer feeling too, with summer recipes, tips for the garden, buzzy bees and trees in leaf, and much more besides, including a very talented Maker, Erica Biggs who paints the most delightful images on, of all things, oyster shells!

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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