BY Catie Colliton in Crafty on Jul 01, 2010 |
Hey crafty ladies! Get out your glue guns! This adorable bouquet craft is advertised as being for the 4th of July, but these pinwheel-esque flowers will look cute and fresh all summer long. The crafting video is presented by Holidash's Kendra Smoot from AOL.com (remember AOL?!), and we'll be sure to follow her in the future. Besides being incredibly easy to make, this project uses old water bottles (yay for reusing, or upcycling as Kendra says), which you cut and ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Crafty on Jun 24, 2010 |
Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Check out their stores at Etsy for ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Crafty on Jun 11, 2010 |
Oh, June weddings! Normally it would be good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but if you were wearing a gown made of toilet paper you might end up in your birthday suit.
AOL’s “StyleList” blog announced its contest winner for their Cheap Chic Weddings' 6th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition, and this dress by Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel is for sure a winner. I’m not a fan of traditional wedding dresses, but ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Crafty on May 28, 2010 |
Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine gives us five more reasons to DIY. Apparently, making mistakes while DIY-ing is good for you because it gives you more inspiration. Make something crafty this weekend!
Image: bear-centaur ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty 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 in Crafty on Dec 04, 2009 |
One more time for the back row -- this Sunday is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in NYC, and if you haven't already cleared your calendar for that day, you better get on it. Top 5 reasons to come to the Craftacular:
1) Over 200 vendors will be selling their awesome handmade wares -- and it's the present-giving time of year.
2) Free stuff! We have gift bags for the first 500 attendees, coffee from Joe's, and other assorted snacks. Who doesn't love free stuff? AND the ... Read More
BY Web Intern in General on Oct 27, 2009 |
I ordered my Sublime Stitching kit months back and like so many of those that have bought one, I have become hooked and constantly go ga-ga over all the awesome/neato/cutesy patterns. Why browsing the already darling site, I came across a new pattern that makes my stitching hands tremble with anticipation. Introducing the Tara McPherson Artist Series Pattern.
In case you're unfamiliar, McPherson's illustrations have been featured on posters for Kings of Leon, ... Read More
BY Web Intern in General on Oct 14, 2009 |
In case you've forgotten, Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) is showcasing Before and After, an exhibit for Ossu! Shugeibu. And hey, it's a BUST sponsored event so that's extra cool.The name Ossu! Shugeibu translates to Yo! Crafting Club and founder Shichi Ishizawa will be around tonight from 7-9 pm for a little surprise participatory event action. If you can't swing it tonight, on the 17th from 1-4 pm there will be a make-your-own-robot-pet ... Read More
BY Team Intern in General on Oct 07, 2009 |
I might have to become a crafty bird just so I can participate in this oh so awesome craft group and event...Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) presents the clever pieces from the Ossu! Shugeibu craft club from Japan Oct. 14th-Nov. 13th in an exhibition called Before and After.
Ossu! Shugeibu, which translates to Yo! Crafting Club, uses repurposed materials and freestyle techniques free of rules and conventions to create oddball crafts that make me ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in General on Sep 29, 2009 |
As summer slips away, these timberland-themed throws might be able to help cushion your transition into fall. The birch logs were screen printed and hand sewn by My Imaginary Boyfriend (perhaps he's a lumberjack?), while the other backwoods bolsters were knitted into timber by Chick Sin Design.
Although I'm not looking to transform my apartment into a treehouse, it would be nice to create a proper habitat for all my bearded, ... Read More