Bustle & Sew Newsletter - Thinking about 2012

Published: Tue, 11/22/11

Bustle & Sew Newsletter  22 November 2011
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Hi and welcome to the Bustle & Sew Newsletter. 
I'd like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who sent feedback about my new layout, as a result of which I've made one or two changes.  I've also started thinking about next year for Bustle & Sew.  It's early I know, but I wanted to ask magazine, blog and newsletter  readers for your opinions too - because without you there simply wouldn't be a Bustle & Sew at all.
I do have one or two projects planned already.  The first is a new e-book, out early next year "Simply Beautiful Softies" which includes detailed chapters on all the techniques I use for creating my own softies, together with a selection of existing - and some new - softie patterns for readers to try. 
My series of Rosie & Bear blocks will also be completed in the spring, and will be incorporated into a new quilt pattern (with help from my expert quilting friends here in Devon!).  I'm also planning to revise my free guide "How to Embroider Fur" to include video and audio as I know many stitchers are not confident about the techniques used to create realistic looking fur so might enjoy a more detailed tuorial. 
This sort of brings me to the questions I'd like to ask - what would you like to see coming to Bustle & Sew?  What are your favourite bits?  Or not so favourite bits (hopefully not too many of these). I'm going to put together a (very) short feedback form quite soon, so it would be lovely if you had time to think about any suggestions you might like to make.
I know part of the newsletter that everyone enjoys are the patterns I love to share ... and I thought you'd like this one too ......

Just click here to download the two little bunnies having fun in the snow as a pdf file.

And finally .... the new Bustle & Sew magazine (I'm calling it the Angel Pigs Issue as they'll be inside) is out on Thursday for just $4.50 for subscribers. If you'd like to subscribe, then now is a very good time as you'll receive the current issue immediately followed by the new issue when it comes out on Thursday.
In fact now is a doubly good time to subscribe. This is because one change coming in the New Year is that sadly I must increase the cover price of the magazine for new subscribers. From 1 January 2012 the new monthly subscription price will be $5.70.
The good news is that the price for current subscribers will remain unchanged.
So if you subscribe between now and 31 December you will pay only $4.50 per month for the lifetime of your subscription.
To learn more, see some magazine previews and to subscribe, please click here.
Best wishes - and happy stitching
Helen xx 

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