BY Web Intern in Crafty on Apr 22, 2009 |
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
BY Web Intern in Artsy on Apr 21, 2009 |
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
BY Web Intern in Style File on Apr 13, 2009 |
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
BY Web Intern in Crafty on Apr 08, 2009 |
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
BY Web Intern in Crafty on Apr 02, 2009 |
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
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2009 |
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
BY Lisa in Artsy on Mar 10, 2009 |
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.
Â Seonna ... Read More
BY Team Intern in Crafty on Mar 05, 2009 |
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
BY Laurie in Artsy on Mar 05, 2009 |
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
BY Web Intern in Style File on Mar 03, 2009 |
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.
Â 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