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When I chose the awesome-looking craft book Star Wars Origami to review, I squealed like a Jawa on the wrong end of a blaster. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a toddler (thanks, parents!), and although no origami expert, I have fond memories of making dozens of paper cats and frogs as a kid. I figured Chris Alexander's Star Wars Origami would be much the same: follow the instructions carefully, fold the paper, and — ta-da! — you have ... Read More
If you’re a crafty and caring girl, this is a great project for you!  Girls Love Mail is a charity that collects crafty, hand-written letters that are distributed to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and those going through treatment.  Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly artsy, kind words to these strong ladies are always appreciated.  A fun idea is gathering your friends to create cards together! Gina Mulligan ... Read More
Yes, it's true: the deadline for applications to the third-annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire in New York is today. We're excited to be a part of the biggest DIY festival in the world, and we're looking forward to seeing all our favorite makers and meeting new friends (like WORN Fashion Journal, who gave BUST a shout-out yesterday-- hi!). We're just waiting on one more thing-- YOU. If you haven't applied yet, the time is now. We're going to be ... Read More
Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire close tomorrow, so if you've been putting off filing your application, now is the time to act! Applying is easy and cheap-- the application, available here, takes just a few minutes to complete, and the application fee is a mere $10. We're looking to accept more craft vendors than ever before for our third year at Maker Faire, and many of last year's vendors say that the Craftacular at Maker Faire ... Read More
 Reviewed by Adrienne Urbanski On the quirky, synth-backed Destination Friendship, Iowa native, Internet sensation, and noted bedazzled-sweater collector Leslie Hall sings and raps about such unusual subjects as her fondness for cuddling and proper hydration during a dance party. “Here to Win” pokes fun at the lack of party prospects in rural Iowa, while “Crazy Now” is an ode to a completely bonkers paramour. On “Purchase ... Read More
It's our first day back in the BUST office in over a week--  we took a much-needed break after hustlin' to get our February/March issue ready for y'all, but we're back (did you miss us?), refreshed and ready to kick 2012's ass. I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions, but I definitely set a few goals for the next 12 months, and one of them is to make more art-- weird, wonderful art. And who better to inspire me in all things weird and wonderful than ... Read More
Have you ever wanted to make needlepoint nipple doilies? If so, Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery -- written by Leanne Prain, the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti -- is the anarchistic DIY craft book for you. Hoopla's twenty-eight innovative embroidery patterns will teach readers how to stitch a mythical jackalope, a ransom note pillow, and mean yet dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves.Click here ... Read More
Tonight at 6 PM, BUST Magazine and East Pike Factory team up with Babeland Seattle for a free kinky crafting party! Bedazzle a pouch that doubles as a sexy sleepover kit -- all supplies will be provided.The first 25 guests will receive gift bags with toys, Sir Richard's condoms, and a copy of BUST Magazine's newest issue, so arrive early! Plus, one lucky attendee will win a sex toy and a one-year subscription to BUST Magazine. Babeland Seattle 707 E Pike ... Read More
Nothing could give us more pleasure (except maybe a Hitachi Magic Wand) than collaborating with Babeland, the award-winning female-friendly sex shop, for a night of kinky crafting, drinks, and shopping! Join BUST Magazine at Babeland SoHo next Thursday, July 14th, from 7 PM to 10 PM for: Free goodie bags! Be one of the first 50 attendees and receive a gift bag with Sir Richard's Condoms, a Babeland Silver Bullet, and a copy of BUST Magazine's newest issue.Free ... Read More

Craft-In, BUST-Out

BY Helen in Crafty |

With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out. With this kit, some basic ... Read More
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