Issue 88 May 2018



May is such a cheerful sort of month I always think. The winter is now safely behind us and the countryside around my home is full of feel-good delights, from the delicate creamy pink hawthorn blossoms along the hedgerows to the prettiest garden tulips. This seasonal blooming has been eagerly anticipated by us all after what seems like the longest, most grey and cold winter we’ve endured for a very long time.

The projects in this month’s issue are inspired by the new season, including my personal favourite, the
little cat with blossoms. Rosie serves up spring on a plate in her recipe corner, and our Meet the Maker
features Becca Hall, an extremely talented illustrator. You can also enjoy some classic fiction and poetry, discover how to choose your embroidery hoop, and I’ve shared my top tips for working from home too.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Dickson, 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.

For a preview of the contents please click on the image below: