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The team behind the London BUST Craftacular this Christmas have hooked up with super cool website Supermarket Sarah for a digital raffle in aid of women's charity Women For Women International. Women for women help women in war-torn parts of the world rebuild their lives by joining them up with sponsor sisters. Check out the wall, click on the items to read more about each of the 35 prizes which include jewellery from BUST favourites, Tatty Devine and even a ... Read More
Carlisle based artist and designer Lydia Leith has great sense of comic timing. Printing quirky, tounge-in-cheek memorabilia, such as her infamous Royal wedding sickbags, she has tapped into the nation's favourite passtime: a spot of establishment rib tickling, particularly on occassions of National pomp and ceremony.     These punk products have taken the form of Jubilee jelly moulds in the shape of the Queen’s head and a range of ... Read More
Illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in South-East London with a dog who was born without a tail. He describes his own work as "often cynical and fuelled by contradictions being both sweet and sinister at the same time," and we're especially looking forward to him pitching up his easel to offer live portraits this Dec 8 at York Hall. Alice Hubley, writer and Spinning Yarns DJ asked Benjamin a few questions.  Have you been to the ... Read More
  The BUST Magazine Craftacular is going up the Hudson for our first-ever upstate event! Over 45 craft, vintage, and fancy-food vendors will set up shop as part of Basilica Hudson Farm & Flea, a celebration of food, culture, art, and community in beautiful and bustling Hudson, NY. Once you’ve eaten your fill of Thanksgiving leftovers, come out to Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, to visit BUST and the ... Read More
Looking to get crafty this winter? If you're like me and have no idea how to crochet or knit,have no fear: making mittens can be as easy as cutting up a pair of socks! Check out these DIY mitten ideas. They can make great holiday gifts! 1- Transform your old sweater into cute, simple-to-make mittens.   2- Make these wooly mittens to stay warm this winter. 3- Dazzle it up with some beads and sequins to create beautiful patterns. 4- Socks don't always have to ... Read More
It’s a common problem: dressers stuffed to capacity with keepsake T-shirts from teams, alma maters, and epic rock shows that are 2 Cool + 2 Be = 4 Gotten. Sure, they’re all great reminders of ragers gone by, but how many of these shmatas do those who hoard them actually wear? The answer is most assuredly, “not many.” Which is why a T-shirt quilt is such a great gift idea. When the logos from all those old shirts are removed and stitched ... Read More
    It's down to the wire, almost Hallows eve with nothing to wear. You are actually contemplating caving in and just wearing cat ears. Dont Fret! Every Halloween someone will take the responsibility upon themselves to be a sexy bunny. Given this inalienble truth, I have put together a list of badass Halloween Costumes that you can probably find in your own closet. A list for those of us who don't have moolah to drop on a last minute costume and ... Read More
  The conflicts and intersections of craft and art are marked in large part by gender and cultural stereotypes. For a long time, craft was associated with the female, working within the home: a suit patch, a blanket. Craft was practical, but fine art was the stuff of the male-dominated realms; images produced were for public consumption, philosophical discourse, and political inquiry. It wasn’t until Judy Chicago’s patchwork fabric and ceramic ... Read More
  I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!   Keg Stand Sorry the picture above  is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum ... Read More
Yesterday, a few friends and I ventured to Northern New Jersey to do some pumpkin picking. While I was in the car, I noticed that one of my friends was crocheting an infinity scarf. I knew that there must be another way to DIY an infinity scarf without crocheting, and low and behold, Pinterest saved my life. I found out that DIY-ing an infinity scarf is quite simple. All you really need is some fabric, straight pins, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine, (if ... Read More
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