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Calling all seamstresses, sewers, and fabric lovers out there! A very special event is taking place just for you on November 10th. Sarai Mitnick, owner and designer of Colette Patterns, is hosting a free webinar. Join her for the The Seamstress Palette: Choosing the Perfect Fabric for your Sewing. You'll learn all kinds of neat things like how fabric is made, how to use your senses to better understand fabric, how to speak the language of textiles, and how to choose appropriate fabrics for your sewing projects. Read More
CMJ is over and now I can stop telling everyone about how I talked to more people in these past five days than I have in the past two months. I also feel like I’m going to have a hangover for the rest of my life, but I guess that’s just a price to pay.  Aside from the fun there is to be had in seeing a crap ton of new and exciting bands back to back to back, my favorite thing about CMJ is all the free stuff. And don’t try to lie, because I know it’s your favorite too. Read More

Do Knit Disturb!

BY shannon carlin in DIY

                 Over the last year I’ve become pretty obsessed with yarn bombing so the idea of a hotel room that is made completely out of wool sounds pretty amazing. Call it the “Do Knit Disturb” room (an adorable touch, I might add!) and I’m already packing my bags to get across the pond. For this particular room at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco, local artist, Kate Jenkins and her two assistants spent a month knitting cushions, curtains, the bedspread, a vase of flowers, a lampshade, even a tube of toothpaste. Read More
I don't know about you but I love all things glittery and sparkly. Show me something shiny and I am all over it. Unfortunately, I don't have a crafty bone in my body but if you do you can make your own shoes and glittery ones at that. The tumblr  Tutorializer is a blog that shows you how to create your own crafty projects and they now show you how to make your own shoes. And just in time for Halloween! Inspired by the Dolce and Gabbana's worn in the August issue of InStyle magazine, Los Angeles-based blogger Maegen Tintari at shows us how to make our own pretties. Read More
Thousands of dedicated holiday shoppers are expected to attend the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 -- don't miss your chance to participate in our popular shopping extravaganza! Vendor applications are open until November 7th. This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, New York City. The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 will feature: The first ever two-day holiday Craftacular! A beautiful event space at 82 Mercer Street, located in the heart of SoHo (foot traffic galore!). Read More