Issue 129 October 2021



We enjoyed a beautiful golden September – and were so lucky with our wedding blessing. The sun shone, the air was warm (if a little chilly later in the evening) and everyone had a good time. It was so lovely to meet up with family and friends we hadn’t seen for some time and I hope that everyone is now doing so wherever possible.  This month is a little sad here at Bustle & Sew HQ as Rosie is leaving us to take up her career again now that Freddie and Florence are older. She’s promised to stay around and help out with the social media side of things (a bit of a mystery to me!) which is great. I’d like to thank her for all her hard work for the last seven years (yes really, SEVEN, can you believe it?!) a time in which so much has changed for both of us, and for Bustle & Sew too.

This month’s edition celebrates all that’s best about the season – the colours of the countryside, seasonal recipes, Halloween and much more besides. We meet Robin Coetzee, a very talented maker, stitch pears, leaves and penguins and enjoy a spooky extract from “The Wind in the Willows”!

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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