BY Catie Colliton
on Jun 11, 2010
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 this dress really combines my love of all things crafty, sassy, and sweet. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on May 28, 2010
Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine gives us five more reasons to DIY. Apparently, making mistakes while DIY-ing is good for you because it gives you more inspiration. Read More
on Feb 02, 2010
If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Dec 04, 2009
One more time for the back row -- this Sunday is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in NYC, and if you haven't already cleared your calendar for that day, you better get on it. Top 5 reasons to come to the Craftacular:
1) Over 200 vendors will be selling their awesome handmade wares -- and it's the present-giving time of year.
2) Free stuff! We have gift bags for the first 500 attendees, coffee from Joe's, and other assorted snacks. Who doesn't love free stuff? AND the Treats Truck will be parked outside.
3) Cute pets for you to take home (or just coo over). Read More
BY Web Intern
on Oct 27, 2009
I ordered my Sublime Stitching kit months back and like so many of those that have bought one, I have become hooked and constantly go ga-ga over all the awesome/neato/cutesy patterns. Why browsing the already darling site, I came across a new pattern that makes my stitching hands tremble with anticipation. Introducing the Tara McPherson Artist Series Pattern.
In case you're unfamiliar, McPherson's illustrations have been featured on posters for Kings of Leon, Beck, Mastodon, Echo and the Bunnymen, and a slew of other artists. Read More
BY Web Intern
on Oct 14, 2009
In case you've forgotten, Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) is showcasing Before and After, an exhibit for Ossu! Shugeibu. And hey, it's a BUST sponsored event so that's extra cool.
The name Ossu! Shugeibu translates to Yo! Crafting Club and founder Shichi Ishizawa will be around tonight from 7-9 pm for a little surprise participatory event action. If you can't swing it tonight, on the 17th from 1-4 pm there will be a make-your-own-robot-pet workshop (which costs $29.99 for supplies and such). Be sure to email email@example.com to reserve a seat for this crafty-goodness. Read More
BY Team Intern
on Oct 07, 2009
I might have to become a crafty bird just so I can participate in this oh so awesome craft group and event...Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) presents the clever pieces from the Ossu! Shugeibu craft club from Japan Oct. 14th-Nov. 13th in an exhibition called Before and After.
Ossu! Shugeibu, which translates to Yo! Crafting Club, uses repurposed materials and freestyle techniques free of rules and conventions to create oddball crafts that make me smile. Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Sep 29, 2009
As summer slips away, these timberland-themed throws might be able to help cushion your transition into fall. The birch logs were screen printed and hand sewn by My Imaginary Boyfriend (perhaps he's a lumberjack?), while the other backwoods bolsters were knitted into timber by Chick Sin Design.
Although I'm not looking to transform my apartment into a treehouse, it would be nice to create a proper habitat for all my bearded, flannel-wearing friends. Read More
on Sep 25, 2009
Sure, you've heard of the crocheted uterus and the knit car cozy but get a load of this genius: a perfectly done shrimp scampi scarf, complete with shrimp, angel hair pasta, peas, and broccoli. Read More
on Sep 21, 2009
The annual BUST Holiday Craftacular is back again! It's an all day shopping and music extravaganza featuring the nation's hottest DIY talent. Over 200 crafty vendors, DJ's, tasty treats, and much more. Listen to the best tunes as you browse handmade wares, from jewelry and essential winter accessories to home decor and cards. Read More