on Feb 06, 2009
Even if you're flat broke, you can still get it together to DIY some fab Valentine's gifts for your BF or BFF. Thanks to free or inexpensive stitch patterns, you can embroider a rad '80's cassette image (would make an awesome ipod cozy); stitch up a valentine's card or pillow, or make some cute embroidered stuffies like the whale or elfin couple. Embroidery is such a nice, affordable hobby - embroidery floss usually costs ... Read More
on Jan 28, 2009
Raised in Craftivity, curated by Mara Elena Buszek, is a long-running show at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in California . It started up just last night with a curator's walk and reception. The exhibit features artists who work in typically craft-oriented media like ceramics, beadwork, woodwork and knitting. These are usually disdained as being 'feminine,' 'domestic' and 'amateur,' but today, this kind of craft media is being embraced and subverted. Some ... Read More
on Jan 15, 2009
I just found out that this super cool looking exhibit, Narrative Thread, is going to be up for an extra week which means my (cold) lazy ass might actually make it over to the nyc gallery where it's showing. I'm a huge fan of embroidery in art so co-curator Orly Cogan's pieces (like the one above) will probably be my favorites, but I can't wait to check out all the crafty ... Read More
BY Sarah J.
in Style File
on Jan 13, 2009
(Photos by Amanda Jaffe )
So Saturday, I visited the UnBridaled Expo , despite my absolute lack of interest in all things bridal. You should believe me when I say that getting married is the furthest thing from my plans these days, yet I spent my morning trying on jewelry, scoping out bamboo undies, and best of all, watching a fashion show of eco-friendly local designers' work, modeled by the Philly Roller Girls!
Check out more photos below the ... Read More
BY Sarah J.
on Jan 01, 2009
If you're getting married soon, or know someone who is, and you're in or around Philadelphia on January 10, you should check out the Unbridaled Wedding Expo.
Unbridaled focuses on the alternative, the handcrafted, the creative, fun, and offbeat. Cosponsored by the Philly Roller Girls, the expo features local, eco-friendly vendors to make a wedding unique.
Last year's event featured a fashion show with roller girls as models, a pole-dancing ... Read More
on Dec 22, 2008
Now, I've heard of crocheted vibrator cozies and knitted ipod cases, but this is ridonculous. Spotted in Mexico city by Knithacker. Pretty ... Read More
BY Team Intern
on Dec 17, 2008
Remember those scary ass puppets Blade, Pinhead and Leech Woman from the cheesy 90's Puppet Master movies? I just found them dates.
Sara Lanzillotta of Devout Dolls handcrafts and paints freaky looking two-headed dolls that would give Tim Burton goosebumps! She's also got a whole menagerie of two-headed animals, including monkeys, kitties and bats.
Is it totally wrong that I want to mail Ozzy Osbourne one of the two-headed ... Read More
on Dec 13, 2008
SUNDAY DEC 14:
It's Craftacular Time!
NEW YORK CITY
THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION
125 WEST 18TH STREET
(BETWEEN 6th and 7th AVE)
10AM - ... Read More
on Dec 09, 2008
Now that LA and London are done, it's time for the big momma that is the NYC Holiday Craftacular. Please come over to the event happening this Sunday Dec. 14th (note the date printed in the current issue of BUST is wrong!!- sorry about that). We will be at the Metropolitan Pavilion, at 18th street between 6th and 7th ave. from 10 am till 7:30. You can take the F, V to 14th and 6th, or any train to Union Square. Aside from all the fantastic crafters to shop from, ... Read More
on Dec 09, 2008
I had an action packed whirlwind of a weekend in London, where I attended the first ever London based BUST Craftacular! I arrived Friday and went immediately to Top Shop to scope it out. It was sort of a much bigger and trendier H+M, and not as cheap, but they did have alot of cool stuff. I can't wait for it to come to NYC-hurry up, man!
Then I met up with our old pal Sheila B and the two lovely girls who put on the Craftacular, Clarie and Vicky, for some ... Read More