how we roll...

BY Dawn in General

YES! Another fist bashing, lip snarling season of Gotham Girls Roller Derby! Kick off the carnage this Saturday night at Hunter ... Read More
A BUST must! May 11th is Mother’s Day. Forget the flowers and sappy greeting cards. This year, change it up with a Mother's Day gift donation to Women for Women International. Founded in 1993, Women for Women International works to end the abuse women in war-torn regions around the world endure by helping them transform their lives. This is no hand-out. Women for Women International provides financial and emotional support, rights awareness and job ... Read More

Prom Pix!

BY Dawn in Crafty

Pix from the BUST Magazine Spring Fling Craftacular are up! Thank you to everyone who came out to have a dance with us! Over 2000 partiers came out to shop, dance, craft their own corsage at the Janome DIY table, sip on spiked punch, and have their portrait snapped at our prom photo studio sponsored by Metromix.com. Special thanks to The Frisky for sponsoring the whole event, and congrats to Joe for winning over $2000 worth of booty in the Craftacular raffle!!!See ... Read More

Post Expose

BY Dawn in Crafty

Post Expose is a socially progressive screen-printing and design center, which allows artists, and designers to share tools, work space, and share knowledge. Memberships offer seminars on screen-printing techniques, free lectures on design and printing exhibitions, and collaborations with community based foundations. They're pretty rad, and we are so excited to have them at the Spring Fling Craftacular tomorrow!Stop by booth 20 to see some of their incredible art ... Read More
The Hand of Fatima is one of my favorite jewelry designers. Mariam is not only tooth achingly sweet and talented, but she's also an activist and a mother of 2 baby boys that do not creep us out. I am the lucky owner of 2 of her lockets. They hold pictures of Iggy Pop and Justin Timberlake, (two men that I love the most), and I always get asked about where I got them. Snag your own charms and jewels from the Hand of Fatima tomorrow at the Spring Fling ... Read More

Spiked Punch!!!

BY Dawn in Crafty

YES, it's true!!! There will be spiked punch specials from noon-6 pm at the Spring Fling Craftacular! For a mere $3 you can enjoy the party libation of choice this Sunday at the Warsaw! Just keep in mind that there will be a FREE photo booth, sponsored by Metromix...and well...cheap drinks + free photo booth...you can do the ... Read More

For the birds!

BY Dawn in Crafty

Birdhouse Jewelry!!! I first stumbled upon the lovely Miss Amy Lapierre of Birdhouse Jewelry at Artisits and Fleas in Brooklyn. I had long admired her beautiful, and so affordable jewelry while on my weekly stops at the flea market. And then, about 2 days before the very first Craftacular I had worked on (Holiday Craftacular 2006), I received the sweetest email from Amy letting me know that should I find myself in need of just one more last minute vendor, that she ... Read More

Rar Rar Press!

BY Dawn in Crafty

Adorable, witty, and charming letterpress prints! Each item is individually cranked through a vandercook press by Rebecca of Rar Rar Press. We're absolutely stoked she'll be with us at the Spring Fling Craftacular! Here are a few of my favs... ... Read More

VeraMeat!

BY Dawn in Crafty

I'm don't know how else to describe jewelry designer Vera Balyura of VeraMeat as anything but charming, talented, and totally adorable. Think of snippets from your childhood imagination and then cast them into silver and gold- that's what her designs look like. Cowboys, and robots, and astronauts! Oh my! Vegetarian dino charm? She's got that one covered as well. Ah-mazing. See for yourself at this Sunday's Spring Fling Craftacular!     ... Read More