Issue 93 October 2018



The nights are drawing in rapidly now and we’ve passed the autumn equinox. It’s time to light my wood
burner and cosy up on my sofa with my hoop – and a mug of hot chocolate too – and enjoy some seasonal stitching. October is of course the month that Nature dresses in her autumn finery, and the countryside around my cottage is full of glowing colour. One line that always comes to mind at this time of year, is the first of Keats’ “To Autumn” – his words “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – always evoke memories of long ago walks through crisp fallen leaves, harvest festivals with their baskets of produce from orchard and garden and the first chilly mornings when you have to unearth your coat from the cupboard for the first time.

This month we have lots of autumn goodies, as well as interviews with two very talented makers and
some lovely traditional English pudding recipes from my daughter in Rosie’s Recipes.

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.

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