Photo by Jessica Marquez
There’s nothing like giving or receiving a handwritten letter or card, and Your Secret Admiral’s cards will take make your messages even more special. Each card, hand-crafted by founder Julie Schneider, offers a distinctive dose of whimsy and intricacy that you won’t find anywhere else. Each creation is a beautifully nostalgic treasure in itself, and we are so honored to feature Your Secret Admiral as one of our ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Dec 05, 2013 |
BUST is teaming up with lady-positive sex toy emporium Babeland for a kinky, boozy, and holiday-themed party tonight!Head to Babeland's SoHo outpost at 43 Mercer Street in NYC for a fun-filled (and totally free!) evening, featuring complimentary brews from Brooklyn Brewery, free copies of BUST, and a titillating holiday-themed burlesque performance by Tina Tassels.We'll be crafting naughty stockings to decorate our (nonexistent) mantels--and the first ten ... Read More
Most skin care products are filled with icky chemicals, and when Cynthia Besteman was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was inspired by her fellow women to create heathy and luxurious products that fit easily into all women’s lives. She founded the skincare company Violets are Blue, and with the help of a biochemist, an herb farmer, and a cancer researcher, Besteman has created a one-of-a-kind “Chemo Care” line. With an eye for ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 04, 2013 |
Knitters are a typically practical bunch, with problem solving perhaps their badge of honour. There is one problem however that seems to haunt every knitter I know. That of the stubbornly unfinished project.
This is precisely what UK based artists, Rachel Matthews and Celia Pym have been tackling over the last 4 years in a fascinating project that matches people's unfinished knitted items with a new pair of hands for completion.
These unfinished ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Dec 04, 2013 |
It's no secret that we're huge effing fans of teenage girls--every day, it only becomes clearer that age ain't nothin' but a number. We were super impressed by 16-year-old entrepreneur Emma Johnson, who is the maker and founder of Em John, a preppy, sweet-yet-quirky jewelry line. Her BUST Magazine Craftacular entry was professional and thoughtful far beyond her years, and we're excited to feature Em John as one of our vendors at this December's ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 03, 2013 |
Do you love a bit of Lansbury? Are you partial to Poirot? No clues needed—make haste to York Hall in Bethnal Green this Sunday as Art Macabre, producer of deathly drawing salons, takes up residence in the secret Murder Mystery Drawing Room at BUST Craftacular. Join hostess with the grossest, Nikki Shaill and a line up of carelessly crafting models (ouch!) for an hour-long event which we are told will make it impossible to look at a knitting needle the same ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Nov 29, 2013 |
Black Friday is the WORST. So sleep in, bundle up, and head up the Hudson River to kick off your holiday shopping Craftacular-style in beyond-gorgeous Hudson, NY.I mean. (swoons)
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is thrilled to partner with Basilica Hudson, a factory-turned-events and art space, to present a pop-up shopping event as part of the Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea. Over 45 vendors selling everything from kimchi to fascinators to fine jewelry to ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Nov 28, 2013 |
The team behind the London BUST Craftacular this Christmas have hooked up with super cool website Supermarket Sarah for a digital raffle in aid of women's charity Women For Women International. Women for women help women in war-torn parts of the world rebuild their lives by joining them up with sponsor sisters.
Check out the wall, click on the items to read more about each of the 35 prizes which include jewellery from BUST favourites, Tatty Devine and even a ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Nov 27, 2013 |
Carlisle based artist and designer Lydia Leith has great sense of comic timing. Printing quirky, tounge-in-cheek memorabilia, such as her infamous Royal wedding sickbags, she has tapped into the nation's favourite passtime: a spot of establishment rib tickling, particularly on occassions of National pomp and ceremony.
These punk products have taken the form of Jubilee jelly moulds in the shape of the Queen’s head and a range of ... Read More
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