Posted by: Maggie Carr
on Nov 29, 2013
Black Friday is the WORST. So sleep in, bundle up, and head up the Hudson River to kick off your holiday shopping Craftacular-style in beyond-gorgeous Hudson, NY.
I mean. (swoons)
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is thrilled to partner with Basilica Hudson, a factory-turned-events and art space, to present a pop-up shopping event as part of the Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea. Over 45 vendors selling everything from kimchi to fascinators to ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Oct 24, 2013
I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.
Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was ... Read More
Posted by: BUST Magazine
on Sep 27, 2013
In Victorian England, dexterous ladies of a certain class would carefully cut, curl, and glue thin strips of light-colored paper into flowers and ornamental shapes to adorn objects like book covers and picture frames. In her studio in Portland, ME, artist Lauren Fensterstock, 38, uses the same crafty technique, called “quilling,” to carefully curl strips of black paper into pieces of a garden. In her large-scale installations, black ... Read More
Posted by: Amalia Graziani
on Sep 12, 2013
Pin-Up Dino Revelation
Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that ... Read More
Posted by: Maggie Carr
on Aug 14, 2013
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good.
One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a ... Read More
Posted by: Melissa Coci
on May 29, 2013
Are you sitting down?
Because your eyes are about to explode from the sheer cool that is the Etsy site, Togetherness.
Togetherness is the brainchild of Australian designer Esther Sandler. Esther combines cross-stitch, needlework and macramé to create individual pieces that you will just need for your body, home and brain! That’s right, not only is Esther a crafty wonder, she also makes zines for your reading ... Read More
Posted by: Katrina Pallop
on Jan 30, 2013
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.
The Wonderlings, ... Read More
Posted by: Megan Hinshaw
on Dec 21, 2012
Is there anything that Amy Sedaris can’t do? She is obvs a beautiful, talented, crafty, hilarious broad, (and two-time BUST cover lady). But now she is adding fabric designer to her list of accomplishments. Sedaris collaborated with Windham Fabrics on her very own line of textiles, and they are as colorful and quirky as the woman herself. The line is set to debut in January 2013, so we all can look forward to crafting items cut ... Read More
Posted by: Maggie Carr
in Music Stuff
on Dec 20, 2012
The day is almost here. No, not the apocalypse, silly—we’re talking about our world-endingly good lineup at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar!
For the rock-bottom price of zero dollars, you can shake your booty to our radical dance-rock headliners, MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre):
Bear witness to indie-folk chanteuse Laura Stevenson’s powerhouse pipes as she performs with her band the Cans:
Groove ... Read More
Posted by: Lan Truong
on Nov 19, 2012
This Epic Alphabet Sampler is perfect for embroidery newbies and rainy days, and has everything to get you stitching away: fabric, embroidery floss, and iron-on transfers. Stitch out a traditional saying like "Home Sweet Home," or get creative with your own saying (how about "Mondays Blow"). When you're done, you'll have a new piece of art for your wall.
Epic Alphabet Sampler, $20, sublimestitching.com
In New York December 1st and 2nd? Come ... Read More