Need the perfect present for the pal that has everything? Already bought them that side table that doubles as a dog cage from SkyMall for their last birthday? Try giving them a tape with your original song poem! According to the now-defunct site Altered Zones (R.I.P.), song poetry has been around since at least the 1940s. Song poems gave average folks an opportunity to have their poems/lyrics made into real (but not always real good) songs by modern musicians, ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 15, 2011 |
Thanks to all the awesome vendors and attendees who came to the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 in NYC last weekend!For two days, more than 200 vendors from across the country sold their handmade wares and edible goodies. Crafters of all ages also had the chance to make gifts like mini snow globes and tiny terrariums at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab.Check out the photo gallery below to see all the fun!Photographs taken by Gabi ... Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein in Crafty on Dec 07, 2011 |
We all know that homemade gifts are the way to make loved ones feel warm and fuzzy. At this weekend's BUST Magazine Craftacular, at 82 Mercer St., you can learn how to make a ton of cool gifts, and pick up mad skills.
At the BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab there will be classes throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoon on how to make friendship bracelets, bath bombs, terrariums, snow globes, and rad retro hairstyles. All projects are excerpted from the BUST DIY Guide ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 06, 2011 |
Artist Katrina Balling started Ball and Chain Jewelry after she designed her own jewelry for her wedding in 2006. Her clever kitschy sterling silhouettes and crocheted chain jewelry are inspired by flea market finds and other unexpected sources.The wood grain ring collection is a collaboration with her husband John Jacobsmeyer, who is also an artist, painter, and print maker -- he lends his engraving skills to the wood grain patterns.Stop by Ball and Chain ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 05, 2011 |
Beer soap? Yes! Inspired by her herbalism studies and work as a health research consultant, Mary Kearns cooks up soaps and more from the yummiest, healthiest ingredients available, then wraps them in fun, earth-friendly packaging. It makes her happy when people smell her products and say, “I want to eat this.”Besides smelling yummy and looking good, Herban Lifestyle products are certified sustainable by Green America and cruelty-free by Leaping ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in General on Nov 28, 2011 |
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most.
Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Nov 03, 2011 |
Kick off your holiday shopping next weekend -- Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 -- at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience in Fort Worth, TX. Funky Finds is a free family and pet-friendly two-day indoor event with over 115 vendors selling unique hand-crafted gifts.Funky Finds will also host a charitable raffle benefiting Toys for Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas. Be one of the first 75 people each day to purchase a minimum of five $1 ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in General on Jun 15, 2011 |
When someone asks me what I want for gifts I’m often at a loss. Usually all I ever want are books, but, being a literature student and having worked in a bookstore, I also usually know more about books than whoever will be giving me the gift. It’s rare that someone is able to give me a book that I like that I also haven’t already read.
But recently I’ve discovered several literary-themed items that any book-lover would adore.
First ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Crafty on Dec 02, 2010 |
It's that time of year again! Let the Holiday shopping commence! BUST is sponsoring the Kings County General Store Holiday markets in Park Slope, and admission is free! Bring your besties and don’t miss the drink specials, door prizes and special surprises all month long!
Location: Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave (St John’s + Sterling) in Park Slope, NY.
Sunday 12/5 and 12/19 noon-5pm.
Also visit the Kings County General Store pop up shop at the BUST ... Read More
BY Mary S in Feminizzle on Nov 17, 2010 |
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century ... Read More