BY Erina Davidson
on Aug 12, 2011
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called ‘Naked’ Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Nov 02, 2010
Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: ... Read More
BY Katie Zanin
on Sep 09, 2010
BUST Magazine has the hook-up for majorly discounted tickets to the first ever World Maker Faire in New York City on September 25th and 26th! Right now you can get 25% off the door price, just by using the code MFNYBUST in the coupon code section at checkout! You do not want to miss out on the World Maker Faire, especially since the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there featuring 100 talented crafters selling their unique, amazing wares.
Not only can you shop ... Read More
Once upon a time, we were taking a glimpse at “The World of Tomorrow.” We were stuffing the most logical items of which we could think into a time capsule; the words of Albert Einstein, minutes catalogued by the arms of Mickey Mouse, stacks of Life Magazine, seeds for growth and nourishment. We were showcasing the excitement of air conditioning, nylon, color photos, the View-Master, and Smell-O-Vision. Once upon a time, we were seeing what the future ... Read More
on Feb 02, 2010
If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Most Brits are familiar with Clothkits from the dresses their mums made for them when they were kids, but I only discovered them about a ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 09, 2009
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and ... Read More
If you were one of the hundreds who made it out to this years Craftacular in NYC, you'll probably agree that it was the best BUST event to date! Not only did the masses get to peruse the greatest handmade items this side of the Mississippi, there were tons of free goodies and charitable causes represented as well.
The morning kicked off with free coffee from Joe and goodie bags chuck full of special gifts for the first 500 peeps through the door. From jewelry to ... Read More
BY Intern nicole!
on Nov 17, 2009
Crafty-cool website Cut Out + Keep hit the 30,000 member benchmark today, which is quite the feat. The website, which started out as a personal craft blog for journalist Cat Morley, has expended into a craft mecca, with oh so many craft and other DIY (beauty and food recipes, etc) tutorials posted by members.
While browsing the website earlier, I found tutorials for a Spiderman Bento Box, a Strawberry Cheeze Cupcake, and a charming Envelope Bag with many possible ... Read More
BY Bette Bentley
on Nov 17, 2009
The 4th Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday on November 21st at the Majestic Theater! You can also join The Detroit Urban Crafters the night before, this Friday, in the Cafe for the DUCF Tweetup from 7 to 9 P.M.
Crafters say the trends in Detroit are driven by everything around them, politically and ecologically. Everything from a slow economy to the desire for community, enjoyment of working with ... Read More
on Nov 12, 2009
Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn ... Read More