Tag » Angela Ritchie
  Nothing cements BFF-dom like a friendship bracelet. If you went to camp when you were younger, you probably became quite the expert at making all of those braided string and lanyard-type bracelets, too. I know that in my camp days, girls wore bracelets up to their elbows to show off all off their BFFs. Don't mess with a girl with a lot of friendship bracelets, 'cause she has a lot of friends who can mess you up. According to Jess Katz, they're not just for ... Read More
If you have ever wanted to know what the brain of a Portland hipster cat lady looks like, well, then Lisa Riddle is your gal. Lisa runs the Etsy shop, “Nowvember” devoted to handmade stationery of the unusual variety. Her moleskine notebooks feature everything from vampire cats, cats beaming laser rainbows, cats vomiting rainbows, and even cats drinking PBR, all which are featured on notebooks sized perfectly for writing prose or poetry about your ... Read More
 Just because you’re on the beach, that doesn’t mean you need to dress like a bum. Super comfy and chic, caftans are not only the perfect bathing suit cover, but they can also be easily dressed up for a night on the town.  Making your own custom caftan is a breeze. Get a breathable, cotton fabric that’s 60" wide, and measure from your shoulder down to your desired caftan length; double this measurement, adding 1/2" for the hem. Cut the ... Read More

Paper Girls

BY Intern Christina in Artsy |

The cast of Girls seems to be everywhere these days in print, but now you can take them everywhere with you in prints. Different prints, actually, thanks to Kevin Hilton at Vulture.The brilliance of this kind of Girls print-job is that it is in doll form. Each of the four cast members now has their own paper doll, complete with different outfits and accessories. If you've been watching the season, you'll be pleased to see that the intricacies of each character's ... Read More

Wrapper's Delight

BY BUST Magazine in Crafty |

Another day, another awesomely easy paper craft. This simple and adorbs bracelet tutorial is from Kayte Terry's Paper Made!, which is packed with projects even the craft-averse will fall for.That’s a Wrap Bangle This is one of the easiest paper projects, and the results are stunning. Paper-wrapped bangles in boutiques go for a pretty penny, but you can make your own for a few bucks. These are so quick to make that you could start this project before dinner ... Read More

Trashy and Delightful

BY BUST Magazine in Crafty |

It goes without saying that we here at BUST love a good craft, and we've been receiving a ton of great DIY titles on the subject lately. Below is a clever take on paper crafting that'll make you take a second look at your recycling pile.NEWSPAPER GIFT BAG   Materials: thin cardboard (from a cereal or similar box) newspaper scissors tape ruler paper hole punch ribbon or cording for the handle pencil boxes of different sizes  Instructions: 1. ... Read More
I took a paper folding and engineering class when I was in college, and despite the shit-ton of paper cuts I got and all the times I nearly sliced my fingers open with an X-Acto knife, it ranks pretty high on my list of all-time favorite classes. No pain, no gain, right? Most people think of paper as something that you create on (you paint on it, draw on it, write on it, etc.) and don't realize that it's actually something that you can create with. It's an ... Read More
Follow us on foursquare ! So, we've finally done it - our new foursquare page is up for your perusal! Be sure to follow us for lists of our fave spots far and wide, as well as tips offering up advice about specific places so you can explore your city with (discerning) style.  We'll be updating it regularly with some of the most awesome restaurants, bars, clothing shops, book stores, music stores, and hangouts, so be sure to check back often. And ... Read More
  Cat hair is a real nuisance. It gets all over everything you own, making you and your lint roller the best of friends. But instead of throwing those huge hairballs away, what if you used them in your next crafting session? A new book will help you turn Mr. Whiskers' castaways into wearable, hangable art. Kaori Tsutaya’s new book, Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat, tells you how to make mittens, finger puppets, and ... Read More
Do you like art? Do you like ladies? Do you like art made by ladies? If you’re in Philly, you should definitely check out the show “Also, Books” which opens this weekend at Space 1026. And even if you don’t live in the area, you should peep the work of the show’s four inspiring women cause they are all crazy talented: Aidan Koch (that's her piece above) is an illustrator from the Pacific Northwest whose comics—full of ... Read More