BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 11, 2014
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Mary Rockcastle of My Breast Friend to find out what makes her crafting tick and what keeps her being awesome.
BUST: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your business, ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
For my first poetry show ever, one of my best friends offered to bake a super simple shortbread cookie for the audience. I was so nervous, but it was the perfect thing to add a calming and almost familial atmosphere. I endlessly appreciate this gesture because, since then, I have made ALL THE COOKIES! This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tea and baking.
I hear time and time again that baking is a very exact science and that straying from the ... Read More
on Aug 20, 2014
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons!
I love buttons for ... Read More
L.A. artist Amanda Winter combines graphic design, clay, and fabric to craft cute home wares. In her Etsy shop Clay & Fabric, Amanda demonstrates her passion for design through her handmade goods. From wall hangings that incorporate woven backgrounds with ceramic pieces, to handcrafted bowls that are both functional and whimsical, Amanda’s art is certain to add to any home’s beauty. Read on for more on Clay & Fabric!
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on Jun 13, 2014
Julie Ann is a blogger, greeting card designer, and DIY lover. The Orange County, California creative is currently pursuing her dreams and selling her wildly popular greeting cards online, along with several shops across the United States, including Urban Outfitters.
To read more about Julie and her artistic endeavors, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Julie and I own Julie Ann Art, a Los Angeles-based paper goods line. My designs are all ... Read More
on Jun 12, 2014
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 02, 2014
I don’t know about you, but summer's the time when I kick up my heels and bust out my Mod Podge. The warm weather makes me not only want to clean and redecorate, but do fun crafts in order to personalize my space. Lately I’ve been on a home décor craft kick, so I thought I’d share this weekend’s DIY with all my BUSTies--it's my new pin-up coffee table!
My two roommates know me as a serial sidewalk furniture hoarder (I prefer ... Read More
on May 19, 2014
A new social media platform is taking over this town, and her name is Pinterest.
In the past 6 months alone there have been 15 billion pins on Pinterest. The site is responsible for driving more internet traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Google + combined. Despite, all of the new hype surrounding the site- it is still not taken very seriously. Hmmm, could this have something to do with the fact that over 70% of all Pinterest ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 19, 2014
There's something in crisp summer air that brings out the crafter in all of us. For us here in the city, it’s just getting nice enough to get out our spray paint, hike up to the roof, and repaint some old side tables (which may or may not be my plan for the weekend).
Are you feeling inspired but you're lacking projects to conquer? Check out HGTV’s YouTube channel HGTV Handmade. I’m am utterly obsessed with all these ladies and the projects they ... Read More