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We're psyched about all the exclusive, hip, and neat treats lined up for the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 this Sunday, December 12th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City! Nearly 300 vendors will be bringing you their unique crafts, from one-of-a-kind jewelry to luscious bath and body products that will make gift shopping a breeze! Their handmade and imaginative items will rock your holiday socks off, and we also have some great goodies lined up to make your experience as juicy as possible. Read More
Obligatory Holiday lists got you grumpy? Has this year's budget seized the fun out of shopping? Looking for a way to add a little sass to your merry messages? Look no further! Maybe You Should Die is a guaranteed smile with each one of their hip, cheeky cards or bean-bags-gone-mean. Enough cliche cards filled with someone else's cheer! With audacious tag-lines for every occasion, you can send one of these unconventional cards to everyone on your list, from your co-workers to your mother-in-law (considering she's BUST-y, of course), and maybe keep a few for your own decorating purposes too. Read More
What a week! Tube strikes, freezing temperatures, snow, student riots; yep last week in London got a little hectic. Time now then for a quick round up of just how rockin’ the Chistmas Craftacular in York Hall was last Sunday. Read More
It's that time of year again! Let the Holiday shopping commence! BUST is sponsoring the Kings County General Store Holiday markets in Park Slope, and admission is free! Bring your besties and don’t miss the drink specials, door prizes and special surprises all month long! Location: Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave (St John’s + Sterling) in Park Slope, NY. Sunday 12/5 and 12/19 noon-5pm.  Also visit the Kings County General Store pop up shop at the BUST Holiday Craftacular on Sunday Dec 12 at the Metropolitan Pavillion from 10 am-7pm. Read More
Debbie Tuch, BUST Craftacular vendor and the artistic mastermind behind Glitterlimes was given the wonderful opportunity of decorating the Christmas tree at Lincoln Square in Dante Park this year for the 11th Annual Winter’s Eve festival that took place Monday night. Having just moved here from San Francisco, being able to decorate the tree was a wonderful welcome to the city for Tuch, and a great way for her to get her adorable, glitzy pieces noticed. Read More
This past weekend, our UK sisters held a BUST Magazine Craftacular in London and it was the tits! They'll post more about it in a few days, after they get some much needed R & R, but in the meantime, check out these photos from the event taken by the lovely Caz Turner and posted over at her blog, http://usefulbox.blogspot.com/ . Read More
Craftacular countdown: Just 4 days now! And in anticipation of the big day I’d like to introduce you to the House of Ismay! The crafty lady behind the House is Ms. Sarah Pounder, who works out of the spare room of her house in a village in Suffolk. After studying Book Arts at university, Pounder found herself in an unrelated job, so she started selling her homemade wares at the markets on Brick Lane as something creative to do. Read More
Are you counting down the days until BUST’s London Craftacular on Sunday? Because there are only 5 days left! And when the big day comes be sure to stop by Alice Gabb’s table, where her beautifully illustrated stationary and other handmade items, will be on display for the hip crafting community. Gabb, an illustrator, lives and works in Hackney. She just graduated from the Bath School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, where she did work based on the dying art of writing letters. Read More
Only one week until the London Craftacular! If you’re planning on attending, look for Glazed and Confused Ceramics, pretty ceramics made and designed by Tana West. West is an artist living and working in east London. After studying sculpture at St. Martins College, she made a set of teacups for a friend’s wedding gift. The creation of the gift sparked an interest and she then began to use ceramic processes to create traditional teacups. West has been working under moniker Glazed and Confused Ceramics for two years now. Read More
Cold outside ‘aint it! Well, to warm things up a little, here’s a couple of pics of a crafty nature from an usually sweltering day at York Hall in Bethnal Green, where things will be decided cooler on Sunday November 28 when we hold the Christmas Craftacular - less bunting, more baubles; less iced tea, more hot chocolate and soup.    Yep, the BUST London Summer Craftacular in July was hot, in both a good and a rather sweaty kind of way. Read More