Going along to today's BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in London? You could win this fabulous Rob Ryan print, along with a cache of other great prizes. Just sign up with your email to be in with a chance to win! Can't make the event? You can enter the raffle by Facebook and Instagram, too, so long as you are based in the UK (we can't ship the prizes internationally). Just head on over to our pages and like or follow us, then comment on our raffle picture that will be posted once the doors open at midday today GMT. Read More
  This Sunday's BUST Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green will be full to the rafters with talented designer-makers (you can see the line-up here), but shoppers will also be able to try their hand at a new craft. Learn to knit with A Common Thread and make this super statement necklace in a cool recycled-jersey yarn (1-3pm, FREE). Get your glue and glitter on and "Pimp Your Shades!" with Use It Up. Wear It Out (2-4pm, £5 on the day). Read More
  Piney Gir, the London-based Kansas-born musician and one-time member of all-girl art-rock band The Schla La Las, will be taking to the decks at the BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green on May 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We could not be more excited! Described as "the indie Dolly Parton", her style ranges from indie-pop to alt-Country.    Early BUST Craftacular birds will score her recent single "Keep It Together" in our goodie bags (you can also listen to it now here), a taster of what's to come on new album "mR. Read More
The BUST London Craftacular is taking over The Islington Metal Works this Sunday and we've thrown one heck of a raffle into the mix. Head upstairs to the BUST stall and just pop your email on our list to be in with the chance to win! For starters, there's this print by Rob Ryan, who will also be selling the season's must-have wrapping paper, in a design that is exclusive to Craftacular. He'll be signing the paper and selling it for just £5 a pop. There's a brilliant bunting necklace from Craftacular stallholder Lucie Ellen up for grabs. Read More
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London. There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day. Join  N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity! In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints well (for freee). Read More
  We've been fans of Gemma Correll's artwork ever since we laid eyes on her infamous 'Pugs Not Drugs' tote bags.   The mega-talented illustrator was part of the line-up at the first ever London Craftacular in 2008, and we're over the moon that Gemma is a vendor again this Sunday (especially after the manager at a previous Craftacular venue told her off for bringing her pug along for the day. Sorry again about that Gemma...) As if our hearts weren't melted with pug-love already, Gemma named BUST magazine her favorite magazine recently, so the love is mutual. Read More
It’s not long now until the BUST Christmas Craftacular London on December 14 at The Islington Metal Works. Time then to put the spotlight on London-based ceramicist Amy Worrall, who will be bringing her colorful ceramics to the fair this year. Amy Worrall makes a range of functional and decorative objects that draw on her background in illustration. Her ceramics are inspired by topless girls in Florida and sunburnt Brits abroad on the Costa de Sol, using the majolica technique to achieve vivid, neon colours. Read More
In September we ran a competition with British online marketplace Folksy to win a free stall space at the BUST Christmas Craftacular in London. The winner was I Am Acrylic with its quirky plastic jewelry designs. Ruth and Brendan started making jewelry in 2004 and hand-cut all their pieces on a fretsaw (so no lasers here) in their London studio. And at the December 14 BUST Christmas Craftacular they will be running workshops all day so that you can cut out and keep your very own acrylic necklace or keyring. Read More
In September, we highlighted "8 Kick-Ass Subscription Boxes To Mail Yourself" on the BUST blog, but there's a couple of UK-based ones that deserve a shout-out too. First up is Lucky Dip Club, "a super fun world of handmade and vintage all packaged up into surprise monthly boxes created by me: Leona Thrift-ola". The monthly themed boxes are a visual treat, full of vintage, slightly kitsch charm, from stationery and jewellery to accessories and homewares – and each month one design is personalised for the recipient. Read More
I've been a big fan of Kirsty Kirkpatrick's Uncommonly Beautiful range of upcylced jewelry for a number of years; I own several pieces and I'm always super-pleased to see her stall at the London BUST Craftacular. "The label is an anti-land fill fashion accessory label," founded by Kirsty in June 2006. She pieces together vintage elements into modern designs – sometimes subtle and delicate, sometime big and bold. More recently, her designs have included discarded wooden furniture, which forms the base material for Kirkpatrick's bright screen-printed and laser-etched patterns. Read More
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