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Nothing says holiday goodness quite like unique sweet treats!  Whimsy & Spice is a wonderful bakery founded in 2008 in Brooklyn, NY.  Wife and husband team Jenna Park and Mark Sopchak, combine their skills to create delicious treats. Read More
  For me, winter is all about curling up with a Netflix or a good book and a nice cup of herbal tea. Actually, that’s how I cope with every season. I’m definitely adding some teas from Not Just Tea to my cupboard this holiday season. Not Just Tea is a “boutique specialty tea company that specializes in hand-blending the finest whole-leaf teas to create new and interesting tea blends for maximum taste and healthy benefits.” As the name suggests, Not Just Tea offers more than just your average English breakfast and green tea blends. Read More
Want to give the gift of beautifully crafted, eco-friendly lingerie this holiday season? (Admit it, pretty AND eco-responsible underthings sound like a damn good gift to unwrap, any time of year.)   Look no further, because Brooklyn based artist and designer Clare Bare has a range of locally and sustainably designed styles of lingerie, from boy shorts and bralettes to robes and garters. Made from bamboo jersey and vintage fabric, each piece is "structured to flatter your body in a natural way without the use of constrictive hardware. Read More
This weekend at the BUST Craftacular, you can ward off the blue Mondays with Mondays handmade ceramics! Brooklyn artists Jennifer Flore, Nina Lalli, and Signe Yberg create beautiful handmade ceramics for use and display. Each piece is a work of art, and no two are the same. Mondays creates bowls, cups, dishes, platters, planters, vases, and more. I’m loving their Green Bubble Plates, Triangle Vases, Confetti Cups, and Small Shell Bowl (all pictured here). Come see Mondays at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More
Loop of the Loom is home to New York City’s first certified SAORI method studio, gallery, and loom distributor – and they’re coming to the BUST Magazine Craftacular! SAORI is a contemporary hand weaving program founded by Misao Jo in Japan in 1969. She created her own loom and style called SAORI, from the Zen word “Sai,” meaning everything has its own individual dignity, and “Ori,” meaning weaving. SAORI is a hand weaving method in which everyone can express themselves freely; no two weavings are alike. Read More
This weekend at the BUST Magazine Craftacular, you can stock up on awesome pop culture accessories from two lovely ladies named Nicole.   Nicole Krecicki strives to create social change through wearable art. Her apparel line, Rainbow Alternative, includes T-shirts, baby clothes, ties, and pins with LGBT pride slogans and pop culture references.  All designs are hand-stenciled and spray-painted by Nicole, which means each item is one-of-a-kind. I love her “Yes, Really” T-shirt and The Nightmare Before Christmas ties. Read More
  Recent college grad Sami Jo Jensen turned her passion for frugal crafting into a successful business: Poor & Pretty Bath Sweets and Body Treats. Poor & Pretty’s signature item is Cupcake Soap. Sure, it looks like a delectable treat you’d like to nosh on, but it’s 100% suds-inducing goodness. Sami packages bath “truffles” and whipped soap “frosting” in deliciously appropriate (and environmentally friendly!) containers. Read More
  When French painter and printmaker Amelie Mancini moved to New York in 2006, she didn’t even know what a “curveball” was--but after she went to her first night game at Shea Stadium, baseball became one of the central themes of her work. She started Left Field Cards in 2011, putting a cheeky spin on the common baseball card, and was met with immediate success. Left Field Cards has three (and counting) series; each features ten real players with unique characteristics, such as bizarre injuries, food-related last names, and memorable moustaches. Read More
If you've never had a Dutch stroopwafel (spiced waffle cookie with a caramel filling), stop by The Good Batch at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair this weekend, where pastry chef Anna Gordon will be selling handmade stroopwafels, unique cookies, and pastries. In addition to classic stroopwafels, try special flavors like the Bonfire -- cocoa waffle cookie, salted caramel sauce, dark chocolate ganache, and roasted meringue. Read More
Artist Katrina Balling started Ball and Chain Jewelry after she designed her own jewelry for her wedding in 2006. Her clever kitschy sterling silhouettes and crocheted chain jewelry are inspired by flea market finds and other unexpected sources. The wood grain ring collection is a collaboration with her husband John Jacobsmeyer, who is also an artist, painter, and print maker -- he lends his engraving skills to the wood grain patterns. Stop by Ball and Chain Jewelry at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 this weekend, December 10th and 11th, at 82 Mercer St. Read More