BY Casey Krosser
on Sep 02, 2011
Get ready for the woman with coolest name ever: Jazz Domino Holly! It gets better though; Holly is an empowered crafter who’s launched a new book called Queen of Crafts. Not to mention she’s also the daughter of punk rock legend Joe Strummer of the Clash. Her new book covers everything from knitting and quilting to baking and preserving, and she insists that all of her crafts are quick, "faddy," and affordable. Holly, the 27-year-old wonder, says she was always encouraged to be creative. Read More
BY niesha sharay
on Aug 19, 2011
Think summer camp is only about polar bear swimming and making ugly jewelry out of macaroni noodles? Think again my friend. Straight out of the suburbs of Chicago, Gadget Camp is a hands on camp that empowers young girls by encouraging careers in the world of manufacturing. Although there are nearly 14 million unemployed Americans today, many consider a career in manufacturing unappealing, and those who don’t are rarely suited for the work.
“The perception is that there are no jobs in manufacturing,” said Susan H. Read More
on Aug 15, 2011
It's your last chance to be a vendor at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at Maker Faire New York -- applications close TODAY!
The second annual Maker Faire NY will take place on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. This newfangled outdoor fair combines science, art, craft, engineering, and music in an exciting public forum. Over 40,000 attendees are expected over both days. Read More
BY Erina Davidson
on Aug 12, 2011
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called ‘Naked’ Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew nipple tassels. They’re easy to make, and your wallet won't go running for the toilet. Read More
on Aug 11, 2011
This Sunday, August 14th, join Booze & Yarn and Otto's Shrunken Head for A Day for Girls Sew-athon, sponsored by BUST Magazine!Days for Girls is a non-profit organization that makes and distributes washable sanitary pad kits to women in impoverished communities. Young women across the globe miss school and work once a month because of a lack of funds to buy basic sanitary products -- just one feminine hygiene kit can improve a girl's life immensely.
Stop by Otto's Shrunken Head Tiki Bar & Lounge any time between noon and 5 PM to help cut and assemble reusable sanitary pads and kits. Read More