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Pillows for the People (you guessed it, another vendor at Bust's Craftacular!) is a New York based company started by Parisa Karimi, and is each pillow handmade by her.  Using vintage fabrics, these lavender filled pillows are really something special.   Some of her famous clients include Leo DiCaprio and Patti Smith.   These would make a lovely addition to any home.   Photo courtesy of Pillow by the People's website.
Are you looking for the perfect present for a foodie friend?  Have a friend who loves the Day of the Dead?  Have a painter friend?  Have a friend who just LOVES chocolate?  Well look no further.
Barking Maddison will be at this weekends Craftacular, and I've got to say, I'm glad.  Look at how cute these bags are!  Among other items handmade by Barking Maddison are leather belts and cuffs with personalized messages,  like lyrics or poems.  Items are made with vintage fabric and wallpaper.  They can be found on Etsy.com. But I claim this bag for myself!     Photo courtesy of Barking Maddison on Etsy.
I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a cool, different scent to make me smell pretty, and especially after reading the latest issue of Bust, I've even considered making my own.  But now I don't have to!  Lollibomb Beauty is a "one chick indie business" that creates pretty fancy sounding scents.  TOBACCO ROAD, for instance, is made with fresh pressed tobacco leaves, mandarin, bergamot, and Italian neroli.
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.  Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a grandson and his grandmother.
When the fabulous Guerrilla Girls were asked to create a poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of the disturbing l’École Polytechnique massacre aka Montreal massacre - a gunman entered a university, separated the male and female students, and proceeded to shoot only the women in the name of "fighting feminism" -  they immediately said yes. Their posters, which focus on the injustices women face in the art world and beyond, always manage to teach me something new.
It's always nice to see a woman makin' it big in a dude's world. Comics are generally written by fellas and for fellas. That is why I am pleased to present Girls With Slingshots-a web comic written by the uber talented Ms. Danielle Corsetto!You won't find any steroid-induced guys in spandex or damsels-in-distress in this strip. Girls With Slingshots features two leading ladies-Hazel, a sardonic lush, and Jamie, a bubbly babe who isn't afraid to show off her lady-curves.
Sunday! Craftacular! If you haven't noticed, we're getting pretty stoked for this weekend's event. With over 200 exciting vendors such as Charlie and Sarah, it's sure to be one of the yummiest gatherings this holiday season. We're loving their Dirty Loves Clean Nana's Kitchen Soap. This English-inspired, collaborative soap (Charlie and Sarah are in cahoots with Dirty Loves Clean, hence the name) boasts some pretty impressive features. Handmade. Vegan. Coffee Infused.
  Down here at BUST headquarters, we're eagerly awaiting Sunday for the Craftacular. So to give you all a little taste of what to expect at this slammin' event, we're highlighting some of the goods that will be at this shindig.   The Hand of Fatima makes some fascinating products that seem kind of mystical and magical for the wearer. The Double Agent necklace could've belonged to a KGB spy in a past life. (It's rally a WWII observer's decoration, for you history buffs). The winged piece surely makes a statement.
Snag a cute couple at the BUST Holiday Craftacular this weekend! This adorable handmade porcelain duo makes a perfect gift or an unbelievably sweet centerpiece for your next holiday gathering. From KG + AB, one of the many amazing vendors at our Holiday Craftacular this Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The days are counting down to the holidays, so make sure you give some special gifts, and what better place to buy them at our very own Craftacular.
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