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  Though Kat Roberts has worked as a footwear and handbag instructor at FIT and 3rd Ward, what she really loves is “making beautiful new things from the destroyed and discarded.” So this spring she created a blog, We Can Re-Do It, on which she shares some of her creative repurposing ideas. Her projects are all surprisingly easy and cheap, yet the results are stunning. Read More
What’s in a crafter's dream world? Rows and endless bins and hooks filled with all the accessories, chains, beads, and feathers and add ons one could dream up. Vintage and new charms to add character to jewelry that is made in front of your eyes. How about the option to pick up your own supplies for that d.i.y zen-like that comes over a person after the satisfaction of making something by hand? Well ladies, your dreams have come true. Brooklyn Charm has become a much beloved staple in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. Read More
My mom hasn’t passed on any homemade recipes deeply rooted in family history, and my great grandmother’s idea of an important, basic, tried-and-true recipe includes “Velvet Salad,” a product of 1960s cuisine involving lemon jello, mayonnaise and pineapple. Not all of us have been blessed with handwritten heirloom recipes or domestic traditions, and so we must learn the basics from the beginning. Read More
As much as I love thrifting, some of what you can find in the average consignment store isn’t wearable off the second-hand hanger. I’m not a skilled-enough sewer to be able to take a piece of clothing and reshape it on my own, but given the right instructions I could totally turn awkward vintage finds into something wearable.  Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of Some Odd Rubies vintage store, visited the one and only Martha Stewart to teach viewers how to turn a long secondhand skirt with an elastic waistband into an adorable DIY shift dress. Read More
Have you ever hungered for a pun about beets? If so, look no further than Black Sheep Heap, a small, progressive design house which focuses on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. Their hilarious "puns for planet Earth" are hand-printed onto organic apparel and recycled bags using non-toxic inks. You can even buy an "Avant-Gardener" onesie for your eco-friendly baby! Stop by the Black Sheep Heap table at this Saturday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair at 82 Mercer St. Read More