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There is no way around it – the holiday season has arrived. Lampposts have been adorned with wreaths and sparkling lights, Christmas songs have infected the radio waves, and you are stuck wondering what gift to get your Aunt Melanie this year. Well, if your Aunt Melanie is someone who’s exhausted not just by walking the streets to buy presents but by the street harassment that often comes with it, and if she’s into DIY projects – we’ve got an idea. Read More
For those of you who have not heard, we here at BUST are very excited for the upcoming BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston! On Saturday, November 22 in Boston’s South End at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, we will be hosting more than 100 vendors, offering make-and-take crafts, tasty treats, gift wrapping and more.  There will also be a cat cafe benefitting Broken Tail Rescue, and an ugly sweater selfie booth. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday! One of the vendors we are particularly thrilled about is Migration Goods. Read More
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Mary Rockcastle of My Breast Friend to find out what makes her crafting tick and what keeps her being awesome. BUST: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your business, why did you start, how would you describe your brand's personality? How did you get your name? You get the gist. Read More
For my first poetry show ever, one of my best friends offered to bake a super simple shortbread cookie for the audience. I was so nervous, but it was the perfect thing to add a calming and almost familial atmosphere. I endlessly appreciate this gesture because, since then, I have made ALL THE COOKIES! This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tea and baking. I hear time and time again that baking is a very exact science and that straying from the recipe can lead to trouble, but I think I kind of like trouble, especially when it results in a soft, flavorful and elegant cookie. Read More
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and beans we'd make and how I could practice howling at the blue corn moon with all sorts of magical, non-rabid animals. Read More
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons! I love buttons for many reasons. Read More
L.A. artist Amanda Winter combines graphic design, clay, and fabric to craft cute home wares.  In her Etsy shop Clay & Fabric, Amanda demonstrates her passion for design through her handmade goods.  From wall hangings that incorporate woven backgrounds with ceramic pieces, to handcrafted bowls that are both functional and whimsical, Amanda’s art is certain to add to any home’s beauty. Read on for more on Clay & Fabric! Tell us about yourself! I like to call myself a clay and fabric artist.   They are my two favorite mediums. Read More
Julie Ann is a blogger, greeting card designer, and DIY lover. The Orange County, California creative is currently pursuing her dreams and selling her wildly popular greeting cards online, along with several shops across the United States, including Urban Outfitters. To read more about Julie and her artistic endeavors, read on. Tell us about yourself!  My name is Julie and I own Julie Ann Art, a Los Angeles-based paper goods line. My designs are all hand-drawn, starting with a simple pen and paper. Read More
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage garments called Made by TLO. To learn more about The Loved One, read on. Read More
I don’t know about you, but summer's the time when I kick up my heels and bust out my Mod Podge. The warm weather makes me not only want to clean and redecorate, but do fun crafts in order to personalize my space. Lately I’ve been on a home décor craft kick, so I thought I’d share this weekend’s DIY with all my BUSTies--it's my new pin-up coffee table! My two roommates know me as a serial sidewalk furniture hoarder (I prefer furniture “rescuer”), so when I dragged home this scratched-up old side table with wobbly legs, no one was surprised. Read More