BY Megan Hinshaw
on Dec 21, 2012
Is there anything that Amy Sedaris can’t do? She is obvs a beautiful, talented, crafty, hilarious broad, (and two-time BUST cover lady). But now she is adding fabric designer to her list of accomplishments. Sedaris collaborated with Windham Fabrics on her very own line of textiles, and they are as colorful and quirky as the woman herself. The line is set to debut in January 2013, so we all can look forward to crafting items cut from Sedaris cloth in the New Year.
Windham has long been known for offering out-there prints, and Sedaris' are not for the meek. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 20, 2012
BY Lan Truong
on Nov 19, 2012
This Epic Alphabet Sampler is perfect for embroidery newbies and rainy days, and has everything to get you stitching away: fabric, embroidery floss, and iron-on transfers. Stitch out a traditional saying like "Home Sweet Home," or get creative with your own saying (how about "Mondays Blow"). When you're done, you'll have a new piece of art for your wall.
Epic Alphabet Sampler, $20, sublimestitching. Read More
“I bet when you’re 10 you’ll love pink, and you’ll love princesses,” said Pippa Middleton to a 6 year old who said she was a sort of tomboy and liked things that “boys like.”
Sigh. The event was a promotion for Pippa’s new party-planning book “Celebrate.” (I wonder if it’s got gender specific themed parties?) She let reporters film a craft session with costumed kids while she wore plain clothes.
WOW. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 24, 2012
Your friend is cooking up a Halloween costume that involves cardboard, a yard of metal sheeting, and a dozen wire hangers; it may look cool, but there’s a good chance she won’t be able to sit down or hold her drink all night. You, on the other hand, will be sitting pretty in this simple mask, which you can make from household supplies in only an hour or two. Keep the rest of your costume minimal—and keep your hands free for holding your beer. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 03, 2012
When I chose the awesome-looking craft book Star Wars Origami to review, I squealed like a Jawa on the wrong end of a blaster. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a toddler (thanks, parents!), and although no origami expert, I have fond memories of making dozens of paper cats and frogs as a kid. I figured Chris Alexander's Star Wars Origami would be much the same: follow the instructions carefully, fold the paper, and — ta-da! — you have something amazing.
Unfortunately, I was wrong. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 26, 2012
This weekend at the BUST Magazine Craftacular, you can stock up on awesome pop culture accessories from two lovely ladies named Nicole.
Nicole Krecicki strives to create social change through wearable art. Her apparel line, Rainbow Alternative, includes T-shirts, baby clothes, ties, and pins with LGBT pride slogans and pop culture references.
All designs are hand-stenciled and spray-painted by Nicole, which means each item is one-of-a-kind. I love her “Yes, Really” T-shirt and The Nightmare Before Christmas ties. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 06, 2012
Nothing cements BFF-dom like a friendship bracelet. If you went to camp when you were younger, you probably became quite the expert at making all of those braided string and lanyard-type bracelets, too. I know that in my camp days, girls wore bracelets up to their elbows to show off all off their BFFs. Don't mess with a girl with a lot of friendship bracelets, 'cause she has a lot of friends who can mess you up.
According to Jess Katz, they're not just for pre-teens at summer camp anymore. She’s injected the friendship bracelet with a bit of sass in her namesake Etsy shop. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 05, 2012
If you have ever wanted to know what the brain of a Portland hipster cat lady looks like, well, then Lisa Riddle is your gal. Lisa runs the Etsy shop, “Nowvember” devoted to handmade stationery of the unusual variety. Her moleskine notebooks feature everything from vampire cats, cats beaming laser rainbows, cats vomiting rainbows, and even cats drinking PBR, all which are featured on notebooks sized perfectly for writing prose or poetry about your favorite felines. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 19, 2012
Just because you’re on the beach, that doesn’t mean you need to dress like a bum. Super comfy and chic, caftans are not only the perfect bathing suit cover, but they can also be easily dressed up for a night on the town.
Making your own custom caftan is a breeze. Get a breathable, cotton fabric that’s 60" wide, and measure from your shoulder down to your desired caftan length; double this measurement, adding 1/2" for the hem. Cut the fabric to the desired length, then fold in half so right sides are touching, pin the edges together, and iron down the fold. Read More