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Just a note to let you know, there's a grand event and we hope you'll go! The 7th annual BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is going down at the New York Hall of Science in just two weeks and you're not going to want to  miss this weekend long interactive shopping event!  RSVP on Facebook today to get updates and reminders! This is what we´ll have for you this year: 60+ vendor booths stocked with unique handmade items using a fusion of new...
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The immersion of feminism into craft is arguably the best thing that’s ever happened. Knit vaginas, crochet crop tops, and snarky embroidered decor are all becoming very popular in the world of women makers and consumers. Today, I’ll show you how to make your own feminist embroidery hoop to not only decorate your space with positive affirmations but also to teach you the basics of an age-old art. Here’s What You’ll Need: An embroidery hoop. The one I’m using for this project is 7inches, but you can...
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Photographed By Julia Stotz; Ceramic Vessel: Toools.co Pattern Recognition CUTE UP YOUR KITCHEN WITH A BLOCK-PRINTED TEA TOWEL Tea towels don't have to be basic. With this easy, custom block printing technique, you can give your kitchen any look you want. Plus, creating your very own pattern is a super satisfying endeavor (I do it on the regs as the textile designer behind Cotton + Flax, my modern handmade home décor line). Bringing it to life is just icing on the tea cake.  What You'll Need  Pre-sewn blank tea towel (choose...
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The Big Fix REMEDY MAKEUP MISHAPS WITH THESE DIY TIPSBeauty products ain't cheap. So when you’ve treated yourself to a lipstick that breaks on the first application, splurged on the perfect glitter polish only to never use it again ’cause it’s impossible to take off, or dropped that brand-new blush, there’s an added sting. But all is not lost. Try these fix-it tips and save the day.   Peel Off Polish Taking off glitter nail polish usually requires a gallon of remover per digit. Avoid the annoyance and acetone...
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There are a couple of things that leap out about handmade-in-Hertford beauty brand and BUST London Summer Craftacular vendor The Dirt Creative. First is the great name. Second is the tempting branding and product shots. And that’s without even smelling or using these gorgeous soaps, bath salts, scrubs and candles made from all-natural ingredients. “Dirt Creative products are handmade in small batches,” explains owner Leanne-Jay. “All the flowers and herbs we use are grown from the garden and hand dried, while organic and vegan ingredients are...
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For BUSTy gals (and boys) in London Town there is one bar you simply must check out: Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross. Not only can you grab tea, cake and cocktails in this beautiful bright and airy space housed in a former bath house, there are daily craft workshops and events to join in with – from Modern Calligraphy and Tie Dye to Madonna Bra Making and  Sass Your Sunnies. This simply brilliant place is the brainchild of two school friends – Kristie Bishop...
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Photo by Kay Wang Stitch, Please BE A BLUE JEAN QUEEN WITH THIS JAPANESE DENIM-REPAIR TECHNIQUE Sashiko, which translates to little stabs, is a traditional Japanese hand-repair technique developed by the working class in the 18th century as a way to fix holes in apparel and home textiles. Back then, indigo was the most inexpensive textile dye, so it was most common among the poorer classes—farmers, fishermen, and laborers—who often fixed blue items using white thread with this “functional embroidery.” Now the technique pulls double duty, extending the life of denim with its...
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BUST Craftacular will be returning to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science this October 1st & 2nd for its 7th season! World Maker Faire is a traveling, inclusive, makerspace where technology and craft live in harmony and thrive. This family-friendly event is a huge meet and greet for like-minded, passionate people and the “greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” for awesome projects. Over 95,000 New Yorkers came out last year to discover what's new on the technological horizon - we'd hate for you to...
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Wear After Reading Do you have a book that’s already made the rounds with all your friends? Or a thrift store score with a beautiful cover that’s missing a few pages? With this super-easy craft, you can give a novel new life. DIY MaterialsHardcover bookX-Acto knifeA purse, slightly smaller than your book, that opens at the top (not with a fold-over closure)E6000 glueRibbon the width of your book’s spineClampsINSTRUCTIONS1. Remove the pages of your book by using an X-Acto knife to slice along the inside of the spine;...
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If you’re anything like me, your average day is filled with screen time. Whether I’m writing on my laptop or managing Bossed Up’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts from my iPhone, I love being connected with you bosses! But we all know the perils of being plugged in ALL the time. The good news is, it’s not the phone and computer itself that are damaging—it’s how we choose to use them. Here are six apps to integrate into your Internet usage to make sure you’re the boss of your devices instead of the...
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