BY Laurel Walsh in Crafty on Jul 03, 2013 |
Somebody one-upped Buttercup! For the latest news in body parts that are more inventive than actual body parts, Christina Stephens has built a prosthetic leg out of LEGOS. That's right. A LEGOleg.
Christina is an occupational therapist, clinical researcher and peer educator who had her left leg amputated after a foot crush injury. She's the lady behind Amputee OT, a social media personality who posts fun educational videos about living as an amputee.
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BY Amalia Graziani in Crafty on Jul 03, 2013 |
In the relatively peaceful world of crafting, Design Wars is a rapidly expanding crochet design competition that is redefining the way artists engage with what they make.
If you haven't seen it yet, let us fill you in: Creator Salena Baca brings together a carefully selected group of crochet designers, each of whom are recognized for exceptional mastery in their craft, to compete in a series of challenges. She also features interviews with venerable ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in Crafty on Jun 17, 2013 |
Hey BUSTies, do you know how to screenprint Vampira t-shirts? Crochet cat-ear hats? Embroider pillows with quotes from Ghost World (the graphic novel and/or the movie)? Then we have some good news for you! Applications for BUST's next Craftacular at the New York Maker Faire are now available.
That’s right, on September 21 and 22 BUST is holding our 4th annual Fall Craftacular! We want to sign up some talented ladies to sell their crafts, whether you do ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in Crafty 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 pleasure. And just ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Crafty on May 22, 2013 |
Homemade conditioners are tricky business. It’s all about oils – keeping your hair nourished and rich without getting too slimy. We’ve scooped up our top three recipes for handmade hair conditioners; easy, all-natural, and animal-product free for all you crafty veganistas!
1) Green Tea Handmade ConditionerLove green tea? With this recipe, green tea leaves can help you have the sweetest smelling hair in all the land. How cool is that?
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BY Tess Duncan in Crafty on May 20, 2013 |
As if I don't consume enough caffeine in my daily routine, now I can have coffee in the shower too? (Can't resist. I'm such a sucker for the smell.) This tutorial is awesome because it shows you how to make your own version of a way more expensive, but still super effective and moisturizing, exfoliator. (The homemade one is one sixth of the brand name one!) This scrub combines coffee grounds, ground cardamom, brown sugar, and raw shea butter to energize your skin ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges in Crafty on May 09, 2013 |
As a rather recent transplant to NYC, I learn new things every day. Today I learned that Coney Island hosts a parade of mermaids in the summertime! What’s more, these mermaid parades have been happening for the past 30 years! WHAT. So cool! It sounds like a slice of nirvana, like a little sliver of Burning Man (which I went to and loved and talk about whenever I can—but back to Mermaids!).
What is this parade, you ask? It is a parade of ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Crafty on May 08, 2013 |
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mark your calendars! Don't forget, it's Sunday, May 12!
Sure, you could get your mama some flowers, or pull that good ol' breakfast in bed trick...but you're totally better than that. After all, this woman deserves the best from you. She gave birth to you! So this year, show her how much she means to you by whipping up one of these quick and easy DIY Mother's Day gifts. Or make two and save one for yourself.1. Chalkboard ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Crafty on May 03, 2013 |
This Saturday, head to the Pearl Street Plaza and Manhattan Bridge Archway in beautiful DUMBO, Brooklyn for the 7th annual
BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular and Food Fair!
Swag bags for the first 300 shoppers!
Get there at 11am sharp to snag one of our coveted swag bags, filled to the brim with handmade goodies from the best in the biz.
Hourly DIY workshops!
12:00-1:00 Kid-Friendly Shoemaking with Simple Shoemaking ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Crafty on Apr 30, 2013 |
Sideshow Soap for Clean Freaks uses natural ingredients to produce handmade soap products in all different witchy scents and formulas. The occult-inspired Etsy shop makes hand cut bar soaps, exfoliating scrubs, lip balm, moisturizing lotions, and perfumes. Sideshow Soap crafts each item with only the finest of goods, including (but definitely not limited to) coconut milk, English tea rose, sandalwood, shea butter, crushed acorns, jojoba oil, oak leaves, and much, ... Read More