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At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India ... Read More
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty cringe-worthy, but others will ... Read More
From the department of "'nuff said," I bring you the following photo and caption from today's Wall Street Journal:"Kevin Abraham-Banks, a Sioux Falls, S.D., trucker, likes to knit while passing the time on the road. Here he makes a sweater for his wife."  Photo by Gretchen Abraham-Banks Not only is he knitting her a sweater, but he seems to also have hyphenated his last name, taking her last name along with his Who is this dude? And does he have 5 million ... Read More
Warmer days are finally upon us and we are getting closer to the Spring Craftacular on May 23rd!  But if you (like us) are growing impatient, check out the launch of craft co-op Better Than Jam's 1st Friday Event tomorrow at The Loom in Brooklyn.  The event will feature products from some of our favorite Craftacular vendors including WabiSabi Brooklyn, The Hand of Fatima, and KnitKnit just to name a few and we will be there to hand out copies ... Read More
After Mo Rocca exclaimed at a taping of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” that handmade sweaters were “itchy,” the subsequent backlash from the knitting community made him re-evaluate his position and learn how to knit. BUST’s Debbie Stoller was there to help him on his way. Check out the clip below.   Watch CBS News Videos ... Read More
Several BUST ladies have already stopped by Brooklyn Charm and are currently bringing the bling to the office. I can't wait to get there Friday and make my own smashing necklace...The cool thing about this boutique is the DIY aspect obviously. Expect these major things at the opening party this Friday, March 26th: free classes, cocktails, BUST magazines, and a bunch of giveaways (you can enter to win all week just by buying something before the party) including a ... Read More
Brooklyn Charm opens this week in Williamsburg! (Sponsored by BUST!)Brooklyn Charm is a DIY vintage jewelry shop, featuring local designers, thousands of deadstock jewelry pieces, jewelry making classes, and ETSY consultations. It's a store where anyone can come in off the street and sort through thousands of vintage supplies and build their own amazing piece of jewlery.Located at 145 Bedford Ave at N. 9th entrance - the old Triple 5 Soul storefront From ... Read More
While I can’t help but think the iPad jokes are growing weak, this certainly gave me a chuckle. Yep, somebody went ahead and made the pad case. Totally worth it, if only for the novelty factor. You can pick this up from Hip Handmaids on Etsy for $40—or, if you act now, $30.   [Hip Handmaids on Etsy] Image via Hip ... Read More
Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular.  Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope.  Craftacular veteran Better Than Jam has opened a co-op in Bushwick that features clothing, jewelry, and accessories all hand made by local designers, many of them being some of our ... Read More
If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This  DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Most Brits are familiar with Clothkits from the dresses their mums made for them when they were kids,  but I only discovered them about a ... Read More
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