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Only one week until the London Craftacular! If you’re planning on attending, look for Glazed and Confused Ceramics, pretty ceramics made and designed by Tana West. West is an artist living and working in east London. After studying sculpture at St. Martins College, she made a set of teacups for a friend’s wedding gift. The creation of the gift sparked an interest and she then began to use ceramic processes to create traditional teacups. West has been working under moniker Glazed and Confused Ceramics for two...
Cold outside ‘aint it! Well, to warm things up a little, here’s a couple of pics of a crafty nature from an usually sweltering day at York Hall in Bethnal Green, where things will be decided cooler on Sunday November 28 when we hold the Christmas Craftacular - less bunting, more baubles; less iced tea, more hot chocolate and soup.    Yep, the BUST London Summer Craftacular in July was hot, in both a good and a rather sweaty kind of way. But, beating the heat and...
If, like me, you've always resolved to make your own clothes one day but found dressmaking patterns leave you cold, DIY Couture's range of books may have the answer! Marrying ideals of craftsmanship from the rarefied world of high-fashion Couture with those of the anti-fast-fashion DIY movement, their promotion of understanding the basic building blocks of garments is refreshing and empowering, encouraging folks to “get up to their elbows in the 3D world of creation”.     DIY Couture's founder Rosie will be at the Christmas Craftacular in...

With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out. With this kit, some...
One of the ways my mom lets me know she loves me is by making soup and canning it so I can preserve it until that fateful day when a cold hits me and all I want is a bowl of mom’s magical brew. When I don’t know what to give someone for the holidays, I rely on my homemade orange marmalade presented in cute jars—it’s a gift everyone appreciates since it’s such a sweet labor of love. And when I get carried away at...

Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: pickles, frogs, black-eyed...

I am a blog test. nothing to see here people just move along. BUST MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS CRAFTACULAR 2010 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 2010 Shop, craft, dance... and make merry! 12pm-6pm York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ 1 minute from Bethnal Green tube station Shop at over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade.test. Craft a Christmas bauble with The Make Lounge, crochet a moustache with Prick Your Finger* – plus pom-poms to Make and Do with Perri and a DIY Couture demonstration. Dance to DJs El Nino, My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records, She Runs...

So what are you guys gonna be for Halloween???  We want to hear about your costumes! Okay I will start with the BUST crew...I am gonna be a ninja master!  Some of the other planned costume shout-outs included but were not limited to: an ass hat, a hot dog, Mommy Dearest and Nancy Drew. YAY for Halloween 2010!!!!!!! photo credits: the lovely artist, valerie pensworth - www.valeriepensworth.com, www.donnabmiller.typepad.com...

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  …But if I may be so bold, I daresay the Lady might like this.               Last night I saw the craziest dance thing.  Two girls, two matching outfits, two blonde wigs, one weird mash-up of Kid 66 and Prodigy, among other things, and ten or fifteen minutes of strong, theatrical, synchronized, legs-and-arms-all-over-the place movement.  Genna Baroni and Yarden Raz are the female choreography and dance duo behind “You Drool on Me,” a piece showing TONIGHT at the Rover Soho that borrows heavily from the Israeli dance...