Daniel Seung Lee. Pink Flamingo, #FC74FD
From Brick Red to Blush, the magic of Crayola crayons lies in their color names. While teaching to children a wide array of color, the utensils also teach us some of our first vocabulary words: I learned what a Flamingo was from a crayon! As we grow up, we can lose the sense of wonder brought on by a fresh box of Crayola crayons; unless we live in Pleasantville, the joy the fact of color often escapes ... Read More
The Milwaukee artist Molly Evans was inspired by discarded furniture around her neighborhood, viewing each lumpy mattress as a relic of recent graduates, new families, and people moving on. To ad a little warmth to the remains of apartments and days forgotten, Molly adorned them with love ballads... literally. Stitching Lionel Richie’s lyrics across all the tossed-out furniture she could find, she created “Lionel Stitchie,” a straw-colored ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.
Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 27, 2013
In Victorian England, dexterous ladies of a certain class would carefully cut, curl, and glue thin strips of light-colored paper into flowers and ornamental shapes to adorn objects like book covers and picture frames. In her studio in Portland, ME, artist Lauren Fensterstock, 38, uses the same crafty technique, called “quilling,” to carefully curl strips of black paper into pieces of a garden. In her large-scale installations, black paper flowers and blades ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 12, 2013
Pin-Up Dino Revelation
Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that together are completely ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Aug 14, 2013
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good.
One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on May 29, 2013
Are you sitting down?
Because your eyes are about to explode from the sheer cool that is the Etsy site, Togetherness.
Togetherness is the brainchild of Australian designer Esther Sandler. Esther combines cross-stitch, needlework and macramé to create individual pieces that you will just need for your body, home and brain! That’s right, not only is Esther a crafty wonder, she also makes zines for your reading pleasure.
And just ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 30, 2013
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.
The Wonderlings, as the site’s ... Read More