Category » Crafty
 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
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
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
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
Brooklyn Charm is all about you. Offering up a variety of cute charms and chains, you can request customized jewelry or make it yourself. The boutique hosts classes on a variety of jewelry-making, including wire wrapping, stamping, engraving, chandelier earrings, bead stringing, and wire wrapped rings and pendants. We all have accessories that need some mending now and then, and Brooklyn Charm helps out there too! You can bring your jewelry in for repair, and if ... Read More
Detroit-born artist Ronda J. Smith makes pillows in every neat little shape you can imagine: cat pillows, camera pillows, pillows of ferris wheels... These designs were created by combining her two favorite things, photography and sewing. She takes the her photographs, prints them on fabric, and sews them into cushions. Her shop, In The Seam displays her special creations that are available for purchase. You can even request a custom print. Think about it: what ... Read More
For all your derby dames out there, Sunshine Derby is the shop you've been waiting for. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, Sunshine Derby is run by Alison, captain of Granite State Roller Derby's Legislashers. Alison combines handcrafted leather and African wax prints to create cute, hand sewn clothes and accessories that are perfect on and off the rink. This super crafter has all the goods: skirts, headbands, bracelets, and earrings for everyday livin', plus toe ... Read More
  In a woodworking shop inside a 250-year-old barn, the team at Docksmith creates beautiful rustic pieces that are just as picturesque as their working location. Their shop sits against the scenic backdrop of the Maine coastline which is a mere 10 minutes away, and every piece is created from found driftwood along the coast. Each individual iPod dock is unique, and the craftsmanship is divine. Like This...And this...and this too...  Check out ... Read More
 The Textile Arts Center, founded in 2009, is a resource for everyone interested in using textile art to foster their creativity. The TAC offers classes, workshops, residency programs, and special events for interested community members. We are thrilled to host a workshop with their team at the BUST Spring Craftacular. Join us in a tutorial on DIY lap loom weaving! Isa Rodrigues will be leading the workshop which starts at 4pm. This activity is ... Read More
Crafting runs in this vendor's blood. A third generation crafty lady, Diana Rupp learned the tricks of the trade from her mother and grandmother. Pushed by a desire to pursue clothing design and a love for making things, Make Workshop was born in 2002. At BUST, we've fallen head over heels for Diana's crafting workshops and tutorial books.We are lucky enough to have Make Workshop hold a special needlepoint tutorial at the BUST Spring Craftacular. ... Read More
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