BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Nov 27, 2013 |
Illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in South-East London with a dog who was born without a tail. He describes his own work as "often cynical and fuelled by contradictions being both sweet and sinister at the same time," and we're especially looking forward to him pitching up his easel to offer live portraits this Dec 8 at York Hall.
Alice Hubley, writer and Spinning Yarns DJ asked Benjamin a few questions. Have you been to the ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Crafty on Nov 22, 2013 |
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is going up the Hudson for our first-ever upstate event! Over 45 craft, vintage, and fancy-food vendors will set up shop as part of Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea, a celebration of food, culture, art, and community in beautiful and bustling Hudson, NY.
Once you’ve eaten your fill of Thanksgiving leftovers, come out to Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, to visit BUST and the ... Read More
BY Sabrina Hart in Crafty on Nov 20, 2013 |
Looking to get crafty this winter? If you're like me and have no idea how to crochet or knit,have no fear: making mittens can be as easy as cutting up a pair of socks! Check out these DIY mitten ideas. They can make great holiday gifts!
1- Transform your old sweater into cute, simple-to-make mittens.
2- Make these wooly mittens to stay warm this winter.3- Dazzle it up with some beads and sequins to create beautiful patterns.4- Socks don't always have to ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Crafty on Nov 13, 2013 |
It’s a common problem: dressers stuffed to capacity with keepsake T-shirts from teams, alma maters, and epic rock shows that are 2 Cool + 2 Be = 4 Gotten. Sure, they’re all great reminders of ragers gone by, but how many of these shmatas do those who hoard them actually wear?
The answer is most assuredly, “not many.” Which is why a T-shirt quilt is such a great gift idea. When the logos from all those old shirts are removed and stitched ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Crafty on Oct 31, 2013 |
It's down to the wire, almost Hallows eve with nothing to wear. You are actually contemplating caving in and just wearing cat ears.
Every Halloween someone will take the responsibility upon themselves to be a sexy bunny. Given this inalienble truth, I have put together a list of badass Halloween Costumes that you can probably find in your own closet. A list for those of us who don't have moolah to drop on a last minute costume and ... Read More
The conflicts and intersections of craft and art are marked in large part by gender and cultural stereotypes. For a long time, craft was associated with the female, working within the home: a suit patch, a blanket. Craft was practical, but fine art was the stuff of the male-dominated realms; images produced were for public consumption, philosophical discourse, and political inquiry. It wasn’t until Judy Chicago’s patchwork fabric and ceramic ... Read More
BY callie watts in Crafty on Oct 30, 2013 |
I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!
Sorry the picture above is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum ... Read More
BY Solange Castellar in Crafty on Oct 28, 2013 |
Yesterday, a few friends and I ventured to Northern New Jersey to do some pumpkin picking. While I was in the car, I noticed that one of my friends was crocheting an infinity scarf. I knew that there must be another way to DIY an infinity scarf without crocheting, and low and behold, Pinterest saved my life.
I found out that DIY-ing an infinity scarf is quite simple. All you really need is some fabric, straight pins, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine, (if ... Read More
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
BY Solange Castellar in Crafty on Oct 24, 2013 |
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