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We here at BUST run on one part fierce femininity, one part cute and one part caffeine. Needless to say that the Flapper Girl hit all the right notes when she sent us these eco-friendly, handmade coffee cozies. The Flapper Girl, or Christine B, is an indie designer and craftster based out of Portland, OR. She specializes in handmade, vintage inspired wares. In addition to cozies, her line includes aprons, handbags and this field of cupcakes which I don't ... Read More

Handknit Heroes

BY Web Intern in Crafty

I felt like a superhero after I mastered increasing and decreasing, but teen twins Alex and Ana Miller are the real thing. Not only can they bust out a mean stockinette stitch, but these kids, the fictional son and daughter of a yarn shop owner, are saving the world in their free time in the new comic book Handknit Heroes. Creator Stephanie Bryant and her crew are dubbing Handknit Heroes 'the first graphic novel for knitters.' Each copy not only chronicles the ... Read More

Cheers, Crafters!

BY Web Intern in Crafty

Crafting and beer. Seems like the perfect combination, no? If so, then maybe you should take your drunken, creative self over to Spacecraft Brooklyn (at 355 Bedford Ave) tonight from 7-10 pm for the first-ever meeting of Craft on Draught. The group will be meeting the first Thursday of every month, alternating locations between Spacecraft and 3rd Ward . This month is ''Spring Cleaning 1 - Swap Monster Scrapplique.'' Bring your old (s)crappy clothes to be ... Read More
This past week, I got to do one of the most fun things ever: Teach Mo Rocca to knit. Mo got himself into some hot water with the knitting community a few weeks ago (yes, there is such a thing as a 'knitting community,') when he made the horrifying 'joke' on NPR's Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me that 'I hate handknit sweaters. Handknit sweaters are always itchy.' The remark caused an uproar on knitting blogs and community sites, and Mo heard all about it. So, on the ... Read More
Three of my favorite artists (Caroline, Saelee, and Seonna) have joined forces for a show, I Know What You're Thinking, that opens next week in New York. Knowing the work these ladies do, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a triple threat of awesomeness. See more of their work after the jump. Caroline Hwang     Saelee Oh      Seonna ... Read More

Granny gives good head

BY Team Intern in Crafty

photo 1: grandma and happy customer As we ease slowly but surely into spring, keeping your noggin nuzzled is still essential. Thanks to GoldenHook , every one can now count on a grandma to provide a custom, handmade knit hat to do just that. Through a super user-friendly site (can you think of anything else from a grandma?), you can customize the style, stripes, and size of your knit cap, and pick one of six grandmas to do the duty. I designed a rainbow ... Read More
I don't like to brag, but we won another Folio award for our fantastic and formidable Holiday Craftacular!! We won the Gold last year (for best Consumer Trade show) and this year gold for best Special Event and some other thing called the Grand Fame Winner! We'd like to thank all the amazing vendors and shoppers that make the Craftaculars so fun, as well as all the behind the scenes people like Susan, Maggie and our amazing staff and interns that work like dogs ... Read More
It's easy to be seduced by nostalgia and lace, but in order to really fall in love I still need a bit of freshness added to the mix. By combining a bold and frequently strange color palette with exaggerated, romantic trimmings, ETSY seller Vintageopulence delivers in a major way.  Vintageopulence describes herself as a 'little British lady, now living happily and warm in the Southern United States.' Her etsy items are a combination of hand dyed and ... Read More
BUST Magazine's Spring Fling Craftacular is on its way to Brooklyn, NY! Eager crafters and indie designers are now welcome to apply!! Shoppers are invited to sip on springy cocktails, nosh on pierogies, learn about guerilla gardening, how to grow your own food and more! Get your groove on with rockin' DJs, while you curtsy around in dainty white gloves and twirl through the garden of crafty delights. A $2 admission gets you into the Garden Party, and also gives ... Read More

Handmade Nation

BY Susan in Artsy

If you haven't heard of the incredible book Handmade Nation by now, then you are certainly missing out! Written by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl published back in October, the book has since become a documentary capturing the burgeoning craft and DIY movement across America. Currently there are screenings across the country (and other countries), and this week the flick is debuting in the big apple. The premiere screening on Thursday is completely sold out, but ... Read More