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Feeling stressed out? Why not grow some Jasmine in your home to help soothe your nerves? This fragrant, easy to grow and easy on the eyes plant has recently been the subject of some extensive research. A study conducted in Germany claims that the scent of the Jasmine plant  promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. The study was performed on mice, and showed that exposure to the scent of jasmine caused mice to “cease all activity” and “sit ... 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
  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. Make something crafty this weekend!   Image: bear-centaur ... Read More
It’s that time of year again folks--the time when we devote numerous pages in celebration of awesome female musicians and songstresses.   This long list of ladies includes Jill Scott, CocoRosie, Kelis, Dum Dum Girls, Karen Elson, and Wanda Jackson.  Gracing our cover are She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward who explain exactly what makes them such a harmonious duo (hint: it's not just Zooey's kitten-like charm and angelic ... Read More
Live in New York and looking for something to do on Valentines Day that doesn't involve cheesy cards and heart shaped boxes?  Belt out all your favorite hits by Stevie Nicks, Bikini Kill, the Muffs, Le Tigre, the Gits, the Breeders, and more at the Anti-Valentines Day Riot Grrl Women Fronted Cover Band Show. It all goes down on February 14 at the Loft, 1087 Broadway.  For the Birds, an awesome New York-based feminist collective, will also be tabling their ... Read More
Yeah, we know -- you've heard all about it already. Well, in case anybody didn't, we're gonna tell you one more time. Tomorrow is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in sunny Los Angeles, CA, and trust us when we say you don't want to miss it! Delights that await you include: 1) Over 50 vendors of handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other goodies 2) The Grilled Cheese Truck parked outside, waiting to provide you with their take on the best sandwich of all time 3) ... Read More
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and ... Read More
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 ... Read More

Cut Out + Keep

BY Intern nicole! in Crafty

Crafty-cool website Cut Out + Keep hit the 30,000 member benchmark today, which is quite the feat. The website, which started out as a personal craft blog for journalist Cat Morley, has expended into a craft mecca, with oh so many craft and other DIY (beauty and food recipes, etc) tutorials posted by members. While browsing the website earlier, I found tutorials for a Spiderman Bento Box, a Strawberry Cheeze Cupcake, and a charming Envelope Bag with many possible ... Read More

Yard Sale

BY Vanessa in Crafty

Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn ... Read More
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