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  I have had the worst relationship with deodorant. I've tried just about everything: lady brands, Mitchum, Degree, Old Spice; all of them were either too weak or put nasty stains on my clothes. I figured aluminum was the problem, as the active ingredient in antiperspirant is proven to leave gross marks, but even aluminum-free deodorants ruined my shirts. So I kept coming back to my old standard, Axe (it's fantastic deodorant, don't look at me like that), but my go-to deo didn't seem to do the trick either. After one too many stains, I decided to put internet recipes to the test. Read More
Hey girl, what's your sign? In this starry embroidery workshop lead by Jessica Marquez, maker behind Miniature Rhino and author of Stitched Gifts  from Chronicle Books, we'll make personalized zodiac constellations, and learn a handful of stellar stitches. $12 kit fee includes fabric constellation pattern, practice fabric, embroidery floss, needle, embroidery hoop, and a cotton bag for storing.  All signs are available, so you can pick your own sign or make a gift for someone you love. This is a fast, fun project open to all skill levels. Read More
Robin Enrico is known for his quirky comic Jam In The Band, a story about a sassy all-girl band named Pitch Girl. He is a talented artist born from the multifaceted world of music and DIY culture. We yearn for more comics like Robin’s. Here is a recent interview with this indie cartoonist: Dre: When I first saw your comic Jam In The Band online, I was really surprised to see your characters handling a flyer for a BUST magazine party. Could you please tell me why you decided to do that? Robin: That's actually based on a real flyer Christy Road did for Ladyfest East back in 2005. Read More
For seven years, the award-winning BUST Craftacular has presented folks around the world with some of the best handmade stuff out there. This year, we're setting up our festival in the gorgeous Brooklyn neighborhood DUMBO for an afternoon you won't wanna miss. We'll have over 120 vintage and handmade stalls, food trucks, a DJ booth courtesy of Onkyo Home Audio, raffles, and so much more. Read More
There's no denying that studs are a huge trend right now. (I ain't complainin'!) You pretty much can't step foot into store right now without being poked or prodded by some shiny protruding object that's been fastened to a pair of cut-offs or boots. (Even itty-bitty skulls have gotten in on the action.) Here's a quick tutorial on how to spice up a plain denim button-up with something that glimmers. If you prefer something less spiky, you can also try the pyramid stud tutorial for silk shirts. Read More
Finally! A straightforward tutorial on how to make one of these cute bottoms that I've always wanted but never can wear. These skirts have a great silhouette and are pretty much a spring essential. But the ones I've seen in stores are always too long or too short. As a tall, lanky lady, I wasted $50 on a short one before realizing I didn't really enjoy sitting on my bare ass in the subway. Whether you're short or tall, this guide is perfect because now you can easily alter the length to your liking. No more flaring out and revealing your ladybits to the world! Success. Read More
MACROCK is the perfect way to see tons of great bands, check out a bunch of cool crafts and artwork, engage in discussions about the music industry, eat delicious cheap food, and chill out in Virginia's friendliest city. Harrisonburg, VA (AKA "the Friendly City") hosts MACROCK every spring, and this year it'll be this weekend, April 5th and 6th. The fest is run by a small group of volunteers and MACROCK 16 will host over 80 bands at several downtown venues. In terms of music genres, MACROCK's got you covered. Read More
We all love a good home remedy for our hair that doesn't break the bank, so this avocados and Vitamin E mask is perfect! The creators of this Mega Moisture Mask suggest using the mystically efficient Magic Bullet blender to mix this one up. But you can also try a food processor or a handheld mixer to get it to a creamy, conditioner-like consistency. Whip it up and enjoy! Just try not to eat it first. Mix it, mix it good: 1. Split an avocado, remove the seed and spoon the whole thing into the blender bowl (or blender cup in this case). 2. Add a little less than 1/4 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. Read More
Over 100 crafty people got together and made cool shit all day long this past Saturday at Brooklyn Craft Camp. The brainchild of DIY extraordinaire and author Brett Bara, Brooklyn Craft Camp brought together loads of makers for an entire day of crafting, and a plain ol' good time. Enjoying a delish donut from Peter Pan Bakery before the crafting begins. Embroidering with Jessica Marquez. Read More
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off the flagpole to join in. Read More
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