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Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winners from the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular Raffle! Here is Lauren who won the Batavus bike care of the Hub Station! Here is Sara Cecilia with her Yudu personal screen printer! And last but not least Nicole with the Vendor showcase chock full of special items from most of the vendors who participated in the event, like socks from Ashi Dashi, t-shirts from PASTE, items from Glitterlimes, Oliba Soap, Tugboat Printshop, and so much more. If you didn't get to...

Sometimes there really isn't a good way to start this other than to just jump in with the meat of the story, so that's what I'm going to do. There is a young woman in this world with a Paula Deen tattoo. Lindsey Mitchell was apparently so enamored of the southern cook that she got a tat of a stick of butter with the words ''butter, y'all.'' I'm not going to judge anyone for their ink choices. This isn't even the craziest idea I've seen (the same site...

It's almost time for Worldwide Knit in Public Day! Events are next Saturday, June 13, all over the world. Pick up your sticks and join in the fun! You can check out the WWKIP website to find events in your area. The day was started four years ago by Danielle Landes so that knitters could get to know each other. As the WWKIP site says, ''Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about...

Did you know that today is a holiday? A very important one at that. Yup, it's National Donut Day! If you follow that link, the Daily News has a list of places around NYC that are giving away free donuts in celebration. Yum yum yum. Also in June: pig out for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on the 7th, National Iced tea Day on the 10th, Eat Your Vegetables Day on the 17th, National Chocolate Eclair Day on the 22nd and National Waffle Iron Day on the...

...for men. Pfizer just launched a program last week that will provide free medicines for newly unemployed Americans, including Viagra. The new program, MAINTAIN (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are in Need), will focus on helping those who have lost their jobs (and health insurance) recently. Of course they're not handing it out like candy; you have to meet the requirements of eligibility in order to receive the benefits of the company's program. So, men can get their groove on...what about women? Free birth control, perhaps?...

Check out these super cute fern leggings from Photosynthesis! You can get this cute leafy print on all different items of clothing at the Etsy shop. Or, you can check the brand out this Sunday in person at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular! It's at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) from 12-7. Don't forget to wear your garden party best! We want to see wall-to-wall flowery dresses and straw hats! Your $2 entry fee gets you entered in our raffle. The awesome prizes include a...

The BUST Spring Fling Craftacular is in the Village Voice this week! And it's complete with that super-sexy picture of our very own Callie Watts BUSTing a move at last year's gig. Here's what the Voice said: ''BUST magazine's DIY shopping and party extravaganza is going country this time with their Spring Fling Craftacular 2009. Please be advised that this isn't your average flea of local vendor booths. You're asked to come dressed in your best gardening outfit, even if that means straw hat,...
Joshua Katcher (above) or the Discerning Brute will be making an appearance and doing a demonstration at this weekend's BUST Spring Fling Craftacular . In association with the Farm Sanctuary , Katcher will be demonstrating how you can replace everyday food items with vegan ones, thereby helping the environment and helping yourself become healthy. Joshua will be doing 'Vegan Cooking 101', a lot of Q and A, specifically addressing each farm animal, and how to replace those foods in everyday cooking. It is not...

M.I.A. catching up on some schoolin' from none other than the master, BUST's own Debbie.  Do you think she's taken up knitting to make something for her cutie pie baby boy?  via jezebel, photo getty ...

Check out this clip that includes two of my favorite things, rad hand made stuff and Mr. MO ROCCA! Mo had to learn how to make his own hoodie for this feature on Etsy and the handmade explosion so he went to the studio of the adorable Ruffeo Hearts lil Snotty proprietor Mackswell who showed him the ropes. Come meet Mackswell and Sarah at their booth next Sunday at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular in Brooklyn May 17th, 12-7pm. To view all the vendors,...