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HOW many times have you said to yourself, “I love watching  Golden Girls reruns, but I wish I could take it one step further—if only I had a safe space where I could dream up my own Dorothy Zbornak zingers and Blanche Devereaux double entendres, and maybe lay a tiny plastic cheesecake on the kitchen island?” Well, get ready, because your dreams are about to come true for the extremely reasonable price of $175. Thanks, Etsy! Painstakingly ... Read More
I love when I know that the things I put into and onto my body are 100% au naturel. Now, I’m not necessarily an angel when it comes to this, I do make an effort and when that effort involves fun, crafty ideas about how to make your own makeup, I swoon.   This recipe for all-natural eyeliner is both cheap and easy, some other things I like my makeup to be. The only thing you’ll have to buy to make it is activated charcoal. I know, it sounds a ... Read More
“There are few things finer than drunk jewelry making,” said someone famous. Maybe it was Benjamin Franklin. Maybe it was me just now. (I am very famous and important.) Whoever it was, there’s definite truth to that statement. That’s why we’re totally pumpedfor Brooklyn Winery and Brooklyn Charm's design-your-own-jewelry event.Brooklyn Charm, a boutique jewelry design studio located in the heart of Williamsburg, is hosting a basic ... Read More
Calling all crafters! Two weeks left to apply for the BUST Magazine Craftacular! The countdown has begun. BUST and Maker Faire are teaming up again for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and World Maker Faire. It's going down on September 21 & 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, and applications close on Monday, July 29. The World Maker Faire is a family- friendly hotspot for DIY lovers and crafters alike, with over 120,000 attendees each year! ... Read More
  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. Try ... Read More
  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
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
Are you sitting down? Good! 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
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? You ... Read More
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