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One of the ways my mom lets me know she loves me is by making soup and canning it so I can preserve it until that fateful day when a cold hits me and all I want is a bowl of mom’s magical brew. When I don’t know what to give someone for the holidays, I rely on my homemade orange marmalade presented in cute jars—it’s a gift everyone appreciates since it’s such a sweet labor of love. And when I get carried away at the farmers’ ... Read More
Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: ... Read More
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The BUST Craftacular friends behind London's Ladyfest Ten have announced a weekend of laid-back crafting to complement its festival line-up taking place in London from November 12 to 14.  Not only is there a "Crumble" taking place on Saturday November 14 at the Horatia pub – as delicious as it sounds, a mix of crafting and a jumble sale –ticket holders will also be able to retreat to the Lady Garden, a "relaxed utopia of creativity and ... Read More
Halloween is 26 days away (yes we’re counting) and if you’re looking for some tricky little treats to tide you over until the annual night of mischief, we’ve found the craft book for you! Compiled by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar, Witch Craft contains, as it’s cover proclaims, “Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!” This wickedly cute book may only have about 30 different crafts but each one is ... Read More
You could say that we here at BUST HQ each have a sweet tooth (though that would probably be an understatement!) So when Twinkie Chan’s new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies arrived to us, we were smitten. Not only are Twinkie’s patterns super-cute, but her projects feature some of our favorite foods but in fashion form! Check out her book trailer (in which she shows how to crochet a cupcake scarf!) after the jump!   You need to a ... Read More
This past weekend the infamous Bust Craftacular joined forces with the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, bringing you the ultimate in smart kid fun. We were so delighted to see all walks of life loving up the handmade goodies that our vendors had to offer, while rocking out to the totally sweet tunes provided by our own Busty turntable divas.  Amongst the great shopping supplied by crafty entrepreneurs like Meow Meow Tweet Tweet soap, Tug Boat Print ... Read More
Is penny pinching cramping your art school drop out flair? Here at the Bust headquarters we know the recession is no friend to lacking wardrobe and starving artists. Is your old faithful sketch book dog eared and drab?  Need a jolt of funny boned infused inspiration to get through the daily grind? Fortunately for you lovely folks the solution to all of these predicaments is quite simple and fun.  Get a head of the class (or just look the part) and take a ... Read More
Everyone knows that the big apple is the ultimate hub when fusing art with fashion. Want a taste of refreshing up and coming creations? Walk through the dimly lit rustic Ace Hotel and trek up to the 8th floor for a gathering that is sure to please!  The hotel is hosting a pop-up show room sample sale featuring 10 local-minded independent  and eco-friendly designers. Walk your pretty self on up and meet the faces that put the glimmer in the gold, and feel ... Read More
    One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.  Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning ... Read More
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