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Who thought bouncy balls and black stockings could make an awesome piece of jewelry? Thanks to Erica Domesek of P.S. I made This I am now the proud owner of this little number. Within minutes of stepping out my front door, a girl passing on the street asks where I got it. It's quite the conversation starter, and a colorful change from my usual pearl necklace.       Be sure to check out psimadethis.com for more cool, crafty projects. I might just make something else when I get home! (Like this tank top!) P.S. Read More
Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can! Operation Gratitude  is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive. Read More
  Lose those disposable pads and tampons and try out reusable alternatives for a greener period this month! Investing in items like sponge tampons (earthy!), a Diva Cup (lasts 10 years!), or reusable pads (cute patterns!) can really help out in reducing ozone depletion and trash waste. Today, the Huffington Post has a great informative slideshow if you're new to the idea of eco-friendly period gear. Also, if you're feeling crafty, here's a site with great patterns to make your very own reusable pads with whatever sweet patterns you want. Read More
One of the things I remember most about being a kid in the summer were the endless days at the local pool, letting my hair turn green from the chlorine as my friends and I pretended to be mermaids. We would let our hair down and try to keep our feet together as if we had mermaid tails. If I could go back in time knowing that I actually could have a real mermaid tail, I would be the coolest kid at the pool! Here's this awesome craft project from Instructables to make a working mermaid tail. Read More
We wait so long for summer.. hot days, warm nights and vacation time. But there is one thing that comes along with that hot weather that sucks, the summertime roach invasion. I live in the charming little city of Richmond, Virginia, where overgrown plants hug the sides of the super old house I live in. And off those plants, giant roaches known sometimes as water bugs trickle into my house at night to eat  coveted floury goods and hide among my also super old and leaky water pipes. Read More
Once upon a time, we were taking a glimpse at “The World of Tomorrow.” We were stuffing the most logical items of which we could think into a time capsule; the words of Albert Einstein, minutes catalogued by the arms of Mickey Mouse, stacks of Life Magazine, seeds for growth and nourishment. We were showcasing the excitement of air conditioning, nylon, color photos, the View-Master, and Smell-O-Vision. Once upon a time, we were seeing what the future had to offer at the World’s Fair. Read More
As well as the best in handmade shopping, Craftacular urges you to Do It Yourself. And if you're one of the lucky first 100 through the door, you'll get a head start: in each bountiful bag is a set of sumptuous fabric samples from Beyond Fabrics.  Brazilians Eduardo Hirschfeld and Silvana Brasil migrated to London eleven years ago, and their shop and studio in trendy Shoreditch produces unique, contemporary designs in fabric, stationary and home furnishings. Read More
Alice Turner’s Afternoon Outings is a collection of elegant greeting cards that also function as brief, alternative travel guides for particular areas, pointing out charming hidden and neglected sights.    Created on beautiful paper with a single afternoon in mind, each card includes an itinerary and a hand-drawn map. Her Etsy shop currently features an afternoon outing in Bloomsbury, which includes a visit to Virginia Woolf’s house. Read More

Crafty Summer Bouquet!

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

Hey crafty ladies! Get out your glue guns! This adorable bouquet craft is advertised as being for the 4th of July, but these pinwheel-esque flowers will look cute and fresh all summer long. The crafting video is presented by Holidash's Kendra Smoot from AOL.com (remember AOL?!), and we'll be sure to follow her in the future. Besides being incredibly easy to make, this project uses old water bottles (yay for reusing, or upcycling as Kendra says), which you cut and bend into flower shapes then spraypaint, or handpaint for extra decoration. Read More
The BUST Magazine Craftacular will be part of the 1st Annual World Maker Faire New York, September 25 and 26, 2010 at the former World's Fair Grounds in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens! The BUST Craftacular is accepting applications from artists, designers, and craftspeople now through August 20th. Don't wait to be part of this historical event!         The BUST Craftacular is one of BUST Magazine's most anticipated events. It's our chance to showcase some of the best indie designers around today. Read More