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I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.    Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is ... Read More
Fort Worth Texas’s Funky Finds has been “dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide” since 2006. The vintage company hosts a variety of semi-annual art and craft shows in Ft. Worth, and they sponsor events around the globe as well. In addition to promoting handmade products, they also support charities, like the child advocacy group, CASA of Tarrant County. So far, Funky Finds has raised over $15,000 for local ... Read More
Working at BUST, I have learned to love a good yarn bomb (or two). Although I can’t knit, or at least I’ve never attempted to, I do appreciate some wonderful, beautiful yarn. It’s the thought that counts, right?  Well, to my surprise, one of my most beloved New York City bridges, the Williamsburg Bridge to be exact, has been officially yarn bombed. The yarn was constructed at the entrance of the bridge on the Williamsburg side, giving ... Read More
Can you feel that spookiness in the air? Do you have "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" on repeat right now? Are you potentially drinking something pumpkin flavored?! That's because it's almost Halloween, nerds! We just dished a bunch of feminist costume ideas last week, but my new favorite website (because costume parties are year-round, right?) "Take Back Halloween" will bring your costume game to a whole new level. Each idea features a badass/historical/legendary dame and ... Read More
We are beyond excited to announce that we're teaming up with the CBGB Festival for a pop-up BUST Magazine Craftacular in Times Square! The CBGB Festival is taking over eight blocks of bustling midtown Manhattan for a food, music, shopping, and culture festival from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Be sure to head to Broadway between 50th and 52nd Streets for over 50 vendors of badass handmade and vintage goods (as well as food that runs the gamut ... Read More
If you’re a fan Breaking Bad, dry your finale tears 'cause you’re in for a treat! Recently, Do or Dine owner/chef Justin Warner and New York Post reporter Kate Briquelet spotted Breaking Bad yarn bombs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NY. On the entrance of the G train at Bedford and Nostrand stands a simple crocheted “BrBa,” the show’s infamous symbol, and on the corner of Dekalb Ave and Spencer Ct is a fence that holds a ... Read More
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is taking crafting to new heights…literally. A week ago, this flight engineer working at the International Space Station posted a photo of a plush green dinosaur to her Pinterest account with the caption “Made in space!”. Nyberg, a crafter whose hobbies include quilting and sewing, brought thread, needles, and fabric samples with her.  However, the dinosaur, a gift for her three-year-old son Jack, was made out of ... Read More
 So, Summer is pretty much over, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate! BUST welcomed the Fall season with open arms at BUST's Craftacular at the World Maker Faire last weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens! It's okay, you don't need glasses. You read that perfectly. We teamed up with the world-renowned science and technology exhibition to bring you 60 brilliant, carefully-curated crafters. We are sorry you missed ... Read More
 It's no secret that we're crazy about crafting here at BUST. (I mean, duh.) This spring, we had the chance to attend the first-ever Brooklyn Craft Camp, and we're psyched to go back on October 5th for a day of modern DIY classes, food, music, nails, booze, and more! From 10 AM to 7 PM, campers will take in four 90-minute craft classes (taught by some of our favorite crafty ladies!), a keynote chat with Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, a gourmet bento box ... Read More
The inherent excellence of miniaturized items cannot be denied (by me). From tiny gummy hamburgers to model cars/planes/cities to handbag-sized dogs, there is something tiny out there to evoke irrational delight in everyone. Over at the Twig Terrariums, talented creators Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow take things a step further by creating adorable, glass-encased ecosystems and sending tiny figurines on adventures inside them. Just too cute. They remind me of ... Read More
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