New Readers’ Makes Gallery

My main passion is creating new designs.  I love the thrill of seeing something coming together just right – even though it will usually take many attempts to perfect the curve of a rabbit’s paw or the positioning of a whisker.  I don’t make to sell, which is why I have absolutely no problem with others offering for sale items they have personally made using my designs – although I do ask for a credit as the pattern designer.  This is why I was delighted to discover a brilliant Facebook page – Charlie barlee Studio …..

Charlie barlee reindeer heads

 where the very talented Sherrilee offers items made using her own patterns as well as “Flannidermy” Deer Heads made using my Bustle & Sew Fabric Deer Head pattern.  Aren’t they wonderful?  I love how she’s interpreted my design ….

Charlie barlee reindeer heads

This made me think – I know there are lots of other talented makers out there who love to create, whether for sale or not – so I decided to start our very own Bustle & Sew Readers’ Makes Gallery.  I’ve added Sherrilee’s beautiful deer to it already – and would love others to add their own creations too.  The link to my new Gallery page is in my right-hand sidebar  and I’m hoping lots of you talented people will contribute – I love to see others’ beautiful creations.

And finally ….. thank you so much to everyone who sent best wishes for Ben’s speedy recovery.  I think I correctly understood what the vet said – that he has a form of dry arthritis in his paw, because of which the actual ends of his bones have been grinding on each other – extremely painful.  He has been prescribed a course of 4 special injections for pain relief and to encourage his body to produce more joint fluid, and we are very hopeful this will work.  Certainly he is much happier already after just the first injection, so please all keep your fingers crossed for him.  Oh … he is also on a diet having put on 10 lbs(!) over the last year (now weighing 168 lbs) ….. no more choc drops for him! 


Ouch! Dry arthritis doesn’t sound like fun! Those deer heads are super cool!


Those are lovely Deer Heads!! Here is hoping that the shots help Ben’s arthritis, and they work to heal his poor paw. It is hard when our “Fur Babies” are hurting or sick.

Big hugs to your 2 lovely big Fur Babies.



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