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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More

Crafty Mamas

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Check out their stores at Etsy for ... Read More
For Brit illustrator Alice Gabb there's nothing so lovely as getting a hand written letter. In fact,  encouraging people to write more letters is what inspired her tongue-in-cheek range of playfully pretentious fine stationary, which she will be selling at the London Craftacular on July 10.   Among Alice's splendid offering, which will also include recycled fabric creatures and limited edition prints, you'll find sets of notecards, envelopes and ... Read More
The talented lot behind Ladyfest Ten – a huge arts, activism and DIY festival that's taking place in London on November 12, 13 & 14 – are busy putting together a special craft-themed zine that's gonna be launched at the BUST London Summer Craftacular (early birds will find one in their goodie bags).  Are you a crafty one? If so, they're currently looking for submissions.  "Send us anything you'd like...drawings/stories/photos of craft ... Read More
There’s no better time-waster and information provider than blogs and I am a self-proclaimed blog junkie. Food, fashion, crafts, cute, humor, completely useless, usually anything I can click to and holds my interest for more than five minutes. My guilty favorites are "fail" blogs, specifically food and craft. There’s just something very satisfying about looking at another’s crafting and cooking failures. Personally, I think it kindles sense of ... Read More
Oh, June weddings! Normally it would be good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but if you were wearing a gown made of toilet paper you might end up in your birthday suit.  AOL’s “StyleList” blog announced its contest winner for their Cheap Chic Weddings' 6th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition, and this dress by Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel is for sure a winner. I’m not a fan of traditional wedding dresses, but ... Read More
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