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BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular is just around the corner and we have some seriously awesome vendors lined up.Check out this shiz. Margaux Lange makes unique handcrafted jewelry out of Barbie doll parts. There are plastic chests molded into heart-shaped necklaces; eyes and lips and hands as earrings. They are absolutely fantastic. You can also keep up with her at her blog, Midge's Mind.She has an Etsy shop, but you should really come see her stuff in ... Read More
The Knitta Please installation in Brooklyn Heights is coming up soon! The installation is May 13, and the deadline to submit a piece of work is May 5.Even if you don't live in NYC you can participate by sending your items to the Montague BID. If you do live in NYC you can also send in items, plus you can go out on the 13th and help install the pieces.Details behind the jump. You can also check out the Facebook event and the Knitta Please and ... Read More
Tomorrow night Bags for the People will be holding a Sweatshop Social at Spacecraft Brooklyn . They'll be making reusable tote bags (or, as they say, ''totes cute totes'').All you have to bring is your hollow leg and some clean fabric; they'll supply sewing machines, scissors and lots o' home brewed beer (why does that sound like a dangerous combination?).The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, April 23 (OK, so that's technically after Earth Day, but ... Read More

More Knitta, Please

BY Web Intern in Artsy |

I hadn't heard much lately about Knitta Please, so I was super stoked to hear the crew of 'guerilla' knitters that has been tagging up city light poles, signs, benches, and whatever else they can get their stitches on since 2005, is still at it. The group 'of ladies of all ages, nationalities, and... gender,' headed up by Magda Sayeg, who lives in Texas, will be covering 69 parking meter poles on Brooklyn's Montague Street with bright, hand-knit sleeves in May, as ... Read More
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