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When I saw these gorgeous, crafty covers, I knew you BUST readers would definitely enjoy them as well. As part of the publishing house’s Fall 2011 collection and as part of their Penguin Threads series, Penguin is planning to release these whimsical book covers for three classics. Artist Jillian Tamaki was commissioned to design hand-sewn covers for Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black ... Read More
  I’ve seen some bad crafty pieces in my time (Regretsy anyone?), but this is definitely not one of them. This Portland-based artist deserves a medal for the meticulous work she puts into her gorgeous crochet pieces. She does amazing, detailed face paintings and city drawings as well, but it’s her crochet works of faces and cityscapes that are really special.    To see more of her amazing yarn works, check out the artist's ... Read More
    One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.  Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning ... Read More
Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST  Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch ... Read More
  Lose those disposable pads and tampons and try out reusable alternatives for a greener period this month! Investing in items like sponge tampons (earthy!), a Diva Cup (lasts 10 years!), or reusable pads (cute patterns!) can really help out in reducing ozone depletion and trash waste. Today, the Huffington Post has a great informative slideshow if you're new to the idea of eco-friendly period gear. Also, if you're feeling crafty, here's a site with great ... Read More
One of the things I remember most about being a kid in the summer were the endless days at the local pool, letting my hair turn green from the chlorine as my friends and I pretended to be mermaids. We would let our hair down and try to keep our feet together as if we had mermaid tails. If I could go back in time knowing that I actually could have a real mermaid tail, I would be the coolest kid at the pool! Here's this awesome craft project from Instructables to ... Read More

Nice Threads

BY Nissa in Style File

Need some new styles for summer? Sick of spending the afternoon looking for new clothes, only to find everything is overpriced and looks the same? While youtubing it today I found an awesome channel called Threadbangers dedicated to helping you get your DIY on, with clothes already in your closet! These ladies and gents teach you how to make a super cute swimsuit out of a men's shirt, a wedding dress for under ten bucks, homemade soap and home decor that costs ... Read More
Hey crafty ladies! Get out your glue guns! This adorable bouquet craft is advertised as being for the 4th of July, but these pinwheel-esque flowers will look cute and fresh all summer long. The crafting video is presented by Holidash's Kendra Smoot from AOL.com (remember AOL?!), and we'll be sure to follow her in the future. Besides being incredibly easy to make, this project uses old water bottles (yay for reusing, or upcycling as Kendra says), which you cut and ... Read More

Crafty Mamas

BY Catie Colliton in Crafty

Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Check out their stores at Etsy for ... Read More
Oh, June weddings! Normally it would be good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but if you were wearing a gown made of toilet paper you might end up in your birthday suit.  AOL’s “StyleList” blog announced its contest winner for their Cheap Chic Weddings' 6th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition, and this dress by Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel is for sure a winner. I’m not a fan of traditional wedding dresses, but ... Read More
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