BY Intern Kelsie in Crafty on Apr 02, 2012 |
Crafting gets a bad rep. Relegated to senior citizen homes and children's day camps, admitting a penchant for crafting in your twenties elicits confusion and discomfort from your peers. Sample reaction: "But, like, why would you make something when you could buy it at Target?!"
Here at BUST, though, we think half the fun (or sometimes all of the fun!) in acquiring something new comes from doing it yourself. Thanks to the hundreds of awesome DIY blogs these ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Jul 28, 2011 |
Think you have out-of-this-world sewing skills? Well, no offense, but they probably are no match for the skills of the ladies who created the Apollo space suits. (Unless your hobby is to meticulously craft suits capable of withstanding space travel and landing on the moon. If so, I commend you.) The space suit was stitched together from 21 layers of different materials as varied as Teflon and Lycra, and each layer served a specific purpose. Here's the big surprise ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Crafty on Aug 03, 2010 |
Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can!
Operation Gratitude is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive. So what better than to donate handmade?
Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, volunteer-based corporation ... Read More
BY Nissa in Style File on Jul 09, 2010 |
Need some new styles for summer? Sick of spending the afternoon looking for new clothes, only to find everything is overpriced and looks the same? While youtubing it today I found an awesome channel called Threadbangers dedicated to helping you get your DIY on, with clothes already in your closet! These ladies and gents teach you how to make a super cute swimsuit out of a men's shirt, a wedding dress for under ten bucks, homemade soap and home decor that costs ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty on Feb 02, 2010 |
If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Most Brits are familiar with Clothkits from the dresses their mums made for them when they were kids, but I only discovered them about a ... Read More