BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 28, 2014
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.
It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 25, 2014
We've all been there - you slept through the alarm that gave you time to shower, then the alarm that gave you time wash your face, then the alarm that gave you time to change your underwear before throwing on whatever's on the floor by your bed before you grab your mascara and bolt out the door.Yup, worst morning ever. So now you're on your way to work/class/anything and you have to scramble to look like an actual human for a number of hours.Here are some super easy hair DIY's to help a girl out. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Mar 12, 2014
Regardless of your opinion on wearing makeup, sometimes you wanna wear it and may feel unarmed with the skillz. Women have a complex history with makeup, ranging from relying on it to despising it. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle and if not, you deserve a chance to try out the strong cat-eye look, as make up tutorialist Tadele Smith says, “you want the wings of your liner to be so sharp they could kill a man”.
It’s true that practice makes perfect with liner, but thanks to modern technology (i.e. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 05, 2014
Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con?
If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV!
The Sewing Bee, an adaptation of the U.K. smash hit The Great British Sewing Bee, is beginning production for a major U.S. cable network. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 03, 2014
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited to announce a brand-spankin’-new style event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to over 90 vendors selling handmade and vintage fashion and accessories, indie-made beauty products, and more--Primped also offers tons of complimentary primping services, free goodies, fun DIY activities, and creative cocktails. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 11, 2014
Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, instead of wooden beads. Read More
So you already know about the AMAZING vendors coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair, but did you know that you can also learn how to make beautiful wares yourself? Learn from the very best in the crafting business in one of our super-fun make-and-take workshops!
The magical wedding designer Michelle Edgemont invites you to create your own pouf pin, the perfect addition to any dress or hairdo. Whimsical and playful, the versatile pins will jazz up any outfit. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 04, 2013
It's no secret that we're huge effing fans of teenage girls--every day, it only becomes clearer that age ain't nothin' but a number. We were super impressed by 16-year-old entrepreneur Emma Johnson, who is the maker and founder of Em John, a preppy, sweet-yet-quirky jewelry line. Her BUST Magazine Craftacular entry was professional and thoughtful far beyond her years, and we're excited to feature Em John as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair!
Read on for the sweet story behind Emma's jewelry line and more... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 29, 2013
Black Friday is the WORST. So sleep in, bundle up, and head up the Hudson River to kick off your holiday shopping Craftacular-style in beyond-gorgeous Hudson, NY.
I mean. (swoons)
The BUST Magazine Craftacular is thrilled to partner with Basilica Hudson, a factory-turned-events and art space, to present a pop-up shopping event as part of the Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea. Over 45 vendors selling everything from kimchi to fascinators to fine jewelry to woodenware will set up shop in Basilica's main hall this weekend. Read More
BY Sabrina Hart
on Nov 20, 2013
Looking to get crafty this winter? If you're like me and have no idea how to crochet or knit,have no fear: making mittens can be as easy as cutting up a pair of socks! Check out these DIY mitten ideas. They can make great holiday gifts!
1- Transform your old sweater into cute, simple-to-make mittens.
2- Make these wooly mittens to stay warm this winter.
3- Dazzle it up with some beads and sequins to create beautiful patterns.
4- Socks don't always have to be for your feet! Cut them up and embellish them to make these rad fingerless gloves. Read More