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I bet if Van Gogh painted with frosting he would've been a much happier bloke! Doesn't this replica of Starry Starry Night made by cupcake constructionis Alan Richardson make you wanna flip? Or drop out of college and go to culinary school? I'm considering it... So if this impresses the cupcake connoisseurs out there, check out this NYtimes and also their book "Hello, Cupcake!" by Alan Richardson and Karen Tack.xo Claire the Intern. Read More

Prize Patrol

BY Dawn in DIY

Our Spring Fling Craftacular raffle winner, Joe, just sent in these adorable pix of him and his lady looking positively smitten with all of their BUST booty, which included a brand new Janome Magnolia sewing machine, goodies from Sublime Stitching, Quirk Books, Duncan Crafts, Kaight NYC, and soooo many other rad gifts donated from the Craftacular vendors! Joe says that he and his girlfriend plan to make DIY wallets and bags, I don't think they'll have any problems with all the new crafty gear they scored. Read More

Prom Pix!

BY Dawn in DIY

Pix from the BUST Magazine Spring Fling Craftacular are up! Thank you to everyone who came out to have a dance with us! Over 2000 partiers came out to shop, dance, craft their own corsage at the Janome DIY table, sip on spiked punch, and have their portrait snapped at our prom photo studio sponsored by Read More

dream. inspire. create.

BY Maggie in DIY

It's no secret that indie published, BUST Magazine has been a part of the punk rock DIY movement for years.  What rocks our socks off are the amazing support that we've received from established companies from the crafting community like JANOME!  We can't thank JANOME and their resident kick ass crafty lady, Miss Kira DeLong for rockin' and sponsoring the DIY corsage station at BUST's first ever springtime Craftacular.  Kira has been a long time reader of BUST and besides being a sewing rock star, she's been performing and touring in punk bands for years too. Read More

Post Expose

BY Dawn in DIY

Post Expose is a socially progressive screen-printing and design center, which allows artists, and designers to share tools, work space, and share knowledge. Memberships offer seminars on screen-printing techniques, free lectures on design and printing exhibitions, and collaborations with community based foundations. Read More
The Hand of Fatima is one of my favorite jewelry designers. Mariam is not only tooth achingly sweet and talented, but she's also an activist and a mother of 2 baby boys that do not creep us out. I am the lucky owner of 2 of her lockets. They hold pictures of Iggy Pop and Justin Timberlake, (two men that I love the most), and I always get asked about where I got them. Read More

Spiked Punch!!!

BY Dawn in DIY

YES, it's true!!! There will be spiked punch specials from noon-6 pm at the Spring Fling Craftacular! For a mere $3 you can enjoy the party libation of choice this Sunday at the Warsaw! Just keep in mind that there will be a FREE photo booth, sponsored by Metromix...and drinks + free photo can do the math. Read More

For the birds!

BY Dawn in DIY

Birdhouse Jewelry!!! I first stumbled upon the lovely Miss Amy Lapierre of Birdhouse Jewelry at Artisits and Fleas in Brooklyn. I had long admired her beautiful, and so affordable jewelry while on my weekly stops at the flea market. And then, about 2 days before the very first Craftacular I had worked on (Holiday Craftacular 2006), I received the sweetest email from Amy letting me know that should I find myself in need of just one more last minute vendor, that she was my lady. Read More

Rar Rar Press!

BY Dawn in DIY

Adorable, witty, and charming letterpress prints! Each item is individually cranked through a vandercook press by Rebecca of Rar Rar Press. We're absolutely stoked she'll be with us at the Spring Fling Craftacular! Here are a few of my favs... Read More