Issue 95 December 2018



It’s the end of another year – and I simply have no idea what happened to 2018?! It began with a spell
of unseasonably mild weather, that quickly gave way to a Narnian style winter – the sort where it’s always winter but never Christmas as we were snowed in not once, but an almost unheard of twice here in our little village in the Mendips. Then it seemed that no sooner had the snow melted, than we were thrust into a heatwave – the longest hottest summer for decades – with the chance to enjoy our gardens and the countryside around us to the full. And now as I type this we’re settling into a typical dark November day – but still the lights, good cheer and festivities of Christmas are not too far away.

We embrace the season fully in this issue with four Christmas-themed patterns (none of which are long and complicated projects, we know time is limited this month) as well as Rosie’s recipe corner that features some of our own family’s seasonal treats. We also chat to two very talented makers, find out more about turkeys and reindeer (!) and much more besides.

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: