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Andrea Garland's beauty products might not do exactly what it says on the tin, pill box or compact for that matter, but they're sure to give the likes of Benefit a run for their money! Tired of boring mass produced packaging, this vintage-loving aromatherapist decided to forgo the norm by choosing to fill all manner of tiny antique receptacles with her products instead. Each one different, the balms and lotions inside are lovingly made from organic and ethically ... Read More
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique. Showing off their spindle skills will be Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries, the yarn-tastic ladies behind Bethnal ... Read More
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and ... Read More

Soap Fiend

BY Intern Sheila J in Crafty

Bagels are way too scrumptious for their own good, but this one's to get fresh and clean, not for eating. Los Angeles-based Bubble Genius makes these fun n’ quirky soaps, from skulls to Legos, that are vegan and environmentally-friendly. But it’s their food and drink soaps (like the bagel soap pictured above) that look delicious and super real. These would make both practical and kickass stocking stuffers. You can find these lovely soaps at the Los ... Read More
One more time for the back row -- this Sunday is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in NYC, and if you haven't already cleared your calendar for that day, you better get on it. Top 5 reasons to come to the Craftacular: 1) Over 200 vendors will be selling their awesome handmade wares -- and it's the present-giving time of year. 2) Free stuff! We have gift bags for the first 500 attendees, coffee from Joe's, and other assorted snacks. Who doesn't love free stuff? AND the ... Read More
For the past couple months, I have lived and breathed the BUST Holiday Craftacular.  Helping our fearless leader, the adorable-blue-eyed-badass to my left, with vendor maps, spreadsheets, and everything she needs. During the back-end process, I came across many-a-crafter.  BUT I must say, one of the crafters I am most excited about is Lillian Crowe (table 127).  Her beautiful, brass bone and gut necklaces are my dream come true.  Not to get too ... Read More
AND because my throbbing blueballs hurt for this Sunday (the annual BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC. DUH). These  blueballs can only be satisfied by sneaking online.  There, I look at a plethora of indie, handmade ware in the privacy of a dark bedroom.  Sweet relief. Until Sunday, at least, when I get to go all the way.  One of the crafters that really gets me going is Ink and Wit.  Her prints, notecards, and invitations are simply ... Read More
Pillows for the People (you guessed it, another vendor at Bust's Craftacular!) is a New York based company started by Parisa Karimi, and is each pillow handmade by her.  Using vintage fabrics, these lavender filled pillows are really something special.   Some of her famous clients include Leo DiCaprio and Patti Smith.   These would make a lovely addition to any home.   Photo courtesy of Pillow by the People's ... Read More

Smell Pretty!

BY Intern Leala in Crafty

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a cool, different scent to make me smell pretty, and especially after reading the latest issue of Bust, I've even considered making my own.  But now I don't have to!  Lollibomb Beauty is a "one chick indie business" that creates pretty fancy sounding scents.  TOBACCO ROAD, for instance, is made with fresh pressed tobacco leaves, mandarin, bergamot, and Italian neroli. I personally can not wait to ... Read More
Barking Maddison will be at this weekends Craftacular, and I've got to say, I'm glad.  Look at how cute these bags are!  Among other items handmade by Barking Maddison are leather belts and cuffs with personalized messages,  like lyrics or poems.  Items are made with vintage fabric and wallpaper.  They can be found on Etsy.com. But I claim this bag for myself!     Photo courtesy of Barking Maddison on ... Read More
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