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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

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. 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. 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 adventures/illustrations/thoughts/how to make & do/craft icon tributes. Contact craft@ladyfestten. Read More
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