Issue 97 February 2019



The earliest signs of spring are visible in my garden and across the countryside surrounding my little
cottage now. There are snowdrops and hellebores too in shades of purple, pink and creamiest white
while the sharp green spikes that will become daffodils before too much longer have pierced the frosty
soil and are standing bravely awaiting their moment of glory next month. There is activity in my garden
too as the birds begin to pair up and begin nest building -rather like the two little vintage bluebirds in this month’s issue. We have cactuses too, and a zebra, as well as two very talented makers, lots of lovely traditional British bakes 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.

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