BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 09, 2009
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and ... Read More
If you were one of the hundreds who made it out to this years Craftacular in NYC, you'll probably agree that it was the best BUST event to date! Not only did the masses get to peruse the greatest handmade items this side of the Mississippi, there were tons of free goodies and charitable causes represented as well.
The morning kicked off with free coffee from Joe and goodie bags chuck full of special gifts for the first 500 peeps through the door. From jewelry to ... Read More
BY Intern nicole!
on Nov 17, 2009
Crafty-cool website Cut Out + Keep hit the 30,000 member benchmark today, which is quite the feat. The website, which started out as a personal craft blog for journalist Cat Morley, has expended into a craft mecca, with oh so many craft and other DIY (beauty and food recipes, etc) tutorials posted by members.
While browsing the website earlier, I found tutorials for a Spiderman Bento Box, a Strawberry Cheeze Cupcake, and a charming Envelope Bag with many possible ... Read More
BY Bette Bentley
on Nov 17, 2009
The 4th Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday on November 21st at the Majestic Theater! You can also join The Detroit Urban Crafters the night before, this Friday, in the Cafe for the DUCF Tweetup from 7 to 9 P.M.
Crafters say the trends in Detroit are driven by everything around them, politically and ecologically. Everything from a slow economy to the desire for community, enjoyment of working with ... Read More
on Nov 12, 2009
Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn ... Read More