BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 28, 2014
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.
It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Mar 20, 2014
And the latest socially-conscious time-waster on the interwebz is...Putin's Gay Dress-Up. In protest of Russia's highly disturbing "anti-gay propaganda" legislation, one website has taken the fight for equality to the mannequins. PGD-U creators "want to make a playful stand against homosexual discrimination and legal actions taken under the regional anti-LGBT propaganda laws." All vocal opponents to Russia's policy are invited to make a doll, spread it around, and eventually mail it to the Kremlin. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 05, 2014
Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con?
If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV!
The Sewing Bee, an adaptation of the U.K. smash hit The Great British Sewing Bee, is beginning production for a major U.S. cable network. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 03, 2014
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited to announce a brand-spankin’-new style event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.
BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to over 90 vendors selling handmade and vintage fashion and accessories, indie-made beauty products, and more--Primped also offers tons of complimentary primping services, free goodies, fun DIY activities, and creative cocktails. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Feb 18, 2014
Illustrator, art educator, and feminist Maggie Lynn Negrete needs your help to get her badass coloring book off the ground. Yes, I did just throw badass and coloring book together, and I mean it. Maggie is the creator of the Adventuring Princesses series, a coloring/comic book that features two young princesses the way they should be featured -- doing awesome ass-kicking things. Read More