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Winter may still be upon us, but at least daylight hours are growing longer and we are getting closer to the annual Spring Craftacular.  Even so, if you like many BUST readers are growing impatient and can't wait to get your hands on some crafty goodness, there is still hope. Read More

Clothkits is on my stitch list

BY debbie in DIY

If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This  DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Read More
You know Barbie - she's an astronaut, leading Malibu surf champion, ice skater, doctor, has a pilot's license, animal owner, big sister, Cadalliac driver and resident of a bubblegum pink abode. Barbie dances (ballerina, anyone?) but now she can sing. Barbie now moonlights as Lady Gaga. Doll artist (or "player") Veik recreates many of Gaga's vivid looks on dolls. The Beijing player crafts Gaga's larger-than-life looks on the minitature scale and you can too. Read More
Want to make the cutest most adorbsest nicest hippest gift tags for your gifts this year? Thanks to the crafty dude at, you can. The teeny tiny-ness of this craft is killing me: yes, there's an album cover. Inside that is an album sleeve. And inside that is the tiny little record that serves as the gift card -- just write your note on the back. Squeee! Not only does this crafty dude show you exactly how to make these amazing little tags, but he even has the artwork available on his website for you to download and print out. Read More
Yeah, we know -- you've heard all about it already. Well, in case anybody didn't, we're gonna tell you one more time. Read More
It's probably best for my bank account that I can't go to the LA Craftacular on Saturday -- one BUST shopping extravaganza was hard enough on my wallet. But if I could go, and had lots of cash with me, I'd definitely hit up the I Heart Guts table. I'll admit it -- when Craftacular guru Susan said 'You gotta check out this lady's plush uterus,' I was more than a little skeptical. But surprise! These guts are adorable, and I heart them, too. Read More
Indulge your craft addiction in the DIY Den at York Hall this Saturday! Alongside the yarn-based action (from those wool-crazy Prick Your Finger girls and Knit & Destroy’s Kandy Diamond), you'll find a rather nifty drop-in rosette-making workshop hosted by Barley Massey, queen of green crafting and owner of the heavenly Fabrications store in nearby London Fields.  Combining a mix of recycled fabrics, ribbons, buttons, sequins and anything else you choose to bring along, you'll be shown how to “rethink your rubbish” into a natty one-off accessory. Read More
To all the West Coasters who missed out on this past weekend's amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular -- don't fret! It's almost your turn. This Saturday, December 12, BUST will be rolling into the Echo and the Echoplex for yet another awesome day of crafty goodness at the LA Craftacular. And get this -- LA's own Freshly Baked will be selling a special BUST Cookie Box with peanut butter chocolate pretzel (on view to your left), dark chocolate cherry, root beer float, and oatmeal blueberry white and dark chocolate. Read More

Soap Fiend

BY Intern Sheila J in DIY

Bagels are way too scrumptious for their own good, but this one's to get fresh and clean, not for eating. Los Angeles-based Bubble Genius makes these fun n’ quirky soaps, from skulls to Legos, that are vegan and environmentally-friendly. But it’s their food and drink soaps (like the bagel soap pictured above) that look delicious and super real. These would make both practical and kickass stocking stuffers. You can find these lovely soaps at the Los Angeles Craftacular this coming weekend. As a little reminder, LA’s Craftacular is one day only, this Saturday, Dec. Read More