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Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winners from the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular Raffle! Here is Lauren who won the Batavus bike care of the Hub Station!Here is Sara Cecilia with her Yudu personal screen printer!And last but not least Nicole with the Vendor showcase chock full of special items from most of the vendors who participated in the event, like socks from Ashi Dashi, t-shirts from PASTE, items from Glitterlimes, Oliba Soap, Tugboat ... Read More

Meet Me For a KIP

BY Web Intern in Crafty |

It's almost time for Worldwide Knit in Public Day! Events are next Saturday, June 13, all over the world. Pick up your sticks and join in the fun! You can check out the WWKIP website to find events in your area.The day was started four years ago by Danielle Landes so that knitters could get to know each other. As the WWKIP site says, ''Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the ... Read More
Check out these super cute fern leggings from Photosynthesis! You can get this cute leafy print on all different items of clothing at the Etsy shop.Or, you can check the brand out this Sunday in person at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular! It's at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) from 12-7. Don't forget to wear your garden party best! We want to see wall-to-wall flowery dresses and straw hats!Your $2 entry fee gets you entered in our ... Read More
The BUST Spring Fling Craftacular is in the Village Voice this week! And it's complete with that super-sexy picture of our very own Callie Watts BUSTing a move at last year's gig. Here's what the Voice said: ''BUST magazine's DIY shopping and party extravaganza is going country this time with their Spring Fling Craftacular 2009. Please be advised that this isn't your average flea of local vendor booths. You're asked to come dressed in your best gardening outfit, ... Read More

M.I.A. Bitchin' Bhangra!

BY Laurie in Crafty |

M.I.A. catching up on some schoolin' from none other than the master, BUST's own Debbie.  Do you think she's taken up knitting to make something for her cutie pie baby boy?  via jezebel, photo getty ... Read More

Ruffeo Hearts +Mo Rocca!

BY Laurie in Crafty |

Check out this clip that includes two of my favorite things, rad hand made stuff and Mr. MO ROCCA! Mo had to learn how to make his own hoodie for this feature on Etsy and the handmade explosion so he went to the studio of the adorable Ruffeo Hearts lil Snotty proprietor Mackswell who showed him the ropes. Come meet Mackswell and Sarah at their booth next Sunday at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular in Brooklyn May 17th, 12-7pm. To view all the vendors, click ... Read More
BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular is just around the corner and we have some seriously awesome vendors lined up.Check out this shiz. Margaux Lange makes unique handcrafted jewelry out of Barbie doll parts. There are plastic chests molded into heart-shaped necklaces; eyes and lips and hands as earrings. They are absolutely fantastic. You can also keep up with her at her blog, Midge's Mind.She has an Etsy shop, but you should really come see her stuff in ... Read More
The Knitta Please installation in Brooklyn Heights is coming up soon! The installation is May 13, and the deadline to submit a piece of work is May 5.Even if you don't live in NYC you can participate by sending your items to the Montague BID. If you do live in NYC you can also send in items, plus you can go out on the 13th and help install the pieces.Details behind the jump. You can also check out the Facebook event and the Knitta Please and ... Read More
Tomorrow night Bags for the People will be holding a Sweatshop Social at Spacecraft Brooklyn . They'll be making reusable tote bags (or, as they say, ''totes cute totes'').All you have to bring is your hollow leg and some clean fabric; they'll supply sewing machines, scissors and lots o' home brewed beer (why does that sound like a dangerous combination?).The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, April 23 (OK, so that's technically after Earth Day, but ... Read More

Handknit Heroes

BY Web Intern in Crafty |

I felt like a superhero after I mastered increasing and decreasing, but teen twins Alex and Ana Miller are the real thing. Not only can they bust out a mean stockinette stitch, but these kids, the fictional son and daughter of a yarn shop owner, are saving the world in their free time in the new comic book Handknit Heroes.Creator Stephanie Bryant and her crew are dubbing Handknit Heroes 'the first graphic novel for knitters.' Each copy not only chronicles the ... Read More
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