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Granny gives good head

BY Team Intern in DIY

photo 1: grandma and happy customer As we ease slowly but surely into spring, keeping your noggin nuzzled is still essential. Thanks to GoldenHook , every one can now count on a grandma to provide a custom, handmade knit hat to do just that. Through a super user-friendly site (can you think of anything else from a grandma?), you can customize the style, stripes, and size of your knit cap, and pick one of six grandmas to do the duty. I designed a rainbow Peruvianos for fun and it came up at 85 euro, as Golden Hook is based out of France (it converts to approximately $107 US). Read More
BUST Magazine's Spring Fling Craftacular is on its way to Brooklyn, NY! Eager crafters and indie designers are now welcome to apply!! Shoppers are invited to sip on springy cocktails, nosh on pierogies, learn about guerilla gardening, how to grow your own food and more! Get your groove on with rockin' DJs, while you curtsy around in dainty white gloves and twirl through the garden of crafty delights. Read More
Even if you're flat broke, you can still get it together to DIY some fab Valentine's gifts for your BF or BFF. Thanks to free or inexpensive stitch patterns, you can embroider a rad '80's cassette image (would make an awesome ipod cozy); stitch up a valentine's card or pillow, or make some cute embroidered stuffies like the whale or elfin couple. Embroidery is such a nice, affordable hobby - embroidery floss usually costs only about twenty cents per color, and one hank will last you a super-long time. Read More

A Very Bust-y Wedding Expo

BY Sarah J. in DIY

If you're getting married soon, or know someone who is, and you're in or around Philadelphia on January 10, you should check out the Unbridaled Wedding Expo.    Unbridaled focuses on the alternative, the handcrafted, the creative, fun, and offbeat. Cosponsored by the Philly Roller Girls, the expo features local, eco-friendly vendors to make a wedding unique.  Last year's event featured a fashion show with roller girls as models, a pole-dancing demonstration, and free samples of vegan wedding cakes, cupcakes, and beer provided by Philly's Memphis Taproom. Read More
Remember those scary ass puppets Blade, Pinhead and Leech Woman from the cheesy 90's Puppet Master movies? I just found them dates. Sara Lanzillotta of Devout Dolls handcrafts and paints freaky looking two-headed dolls that would give Tim Burton goosebumps! She's also got a whole menagerie of two-headed animals, including monkeys, kitties and bats. Read More

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th!!!

BY debbie in DIY

Now that LA and London are done, it's time for the big momma that is the NYC Holiday Craftacular. Please come over to the event happening this Sunday Dec. 14th (note the date printed in the current issue of BUST is wrong!!- sorry about that). We will be at the Metropolitan Pavilion, at 18th street between 6th and 7th ave. from 10 am till 7:30. You can take the F, V to 14th and 6th, or any train to Union Square. Aside from all the fantastic crafters to shop from, there will be Two Boots Pizza, Babycakes baked good (yeah) and beer served from 3-7. Read More

Report from London

BY Laurie in DIY

I had an action packed whirlwind of a weekend in London, where I attended the first ever London based BUST Craftacular! I arrived Friday and went immediately to Top Shop to scope it out. It was sort of a much bigger and trendier H+M, and not as cheap, but they did have alot of cool stuff. I can't wait for it to come to NYC-hurry up, man! Then I met up with our old pal Sheila B and the two lovely girls who put on the Craftacular, Clarie and Vicky, for some drinks and meat pies at the pub. Read More
One of my favorite jewelry companies, Digby and Iona will have a table this year at the NY BUST Holiday Craftacular this Sunday selling their salty and sweet jewelry, so come on down and scope em out at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th street, Table #7. Read More
  The BUST Craftacular is coming to town!     LOS ANGELES, CA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles   LONDON, UK SATURDAY, 6 DECEMBER, 2008 12 PM -MIDNITE St. Read More