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At BUST, we love resisting the sun’s harsh rays as much as we love resisting gnarly regimes. This sunhat DIY encourages both! Wear it while planning for your next march, telling your representatives what you really think, or chilling near a body of water for some activist self-care. This project takes about one hour and not much skill, so let’s get crafting! Materials All found at your local craft store- Wide-brim straw hat (we got ours at Target for $5!)- Embroidery needle (it has a wide eye...
You can’t scan social media right now without seeing headlines about women running for office, a phenomenon known as the “Trump bump.” And it couldn’t happen a minute too soon. Women remain dramatically underrepresented in elected offices across every level of government. According to Pew Research Center data, women comprise just 19.4 percent of the U.S. Congress. A corresponding report from Pew notes, “While this share is nearly nine times higher than it was in 1965, it remains well below the 51.4 percent of women...
  This Sunday, head to York Hall in Bethnal Green for the London edition of the BUST Summer Craftacular. When we open the doors at 11am, the first 100 shoppers will get goodie bags filled with swag from Look Lane, Awesome Merchandise, Mollie Makes, English Handmade Soap– and more! Remember, the early bird gets the goodies!    We are thrilled to have teamed up with all-handmade online marketplace Look Lane for this giveaway. The site is well worth a browse; we spy a couple of briliant BUST Craftacular stallholder's in the mix...

We all could use more art in our IG feeds, so get your "Follow" finger ready. Each of these ladies is making truly incredible creations with a needle, floss, and some basic embroidery moves. Whether you're looking for project motivation or just general inspiration, these artists deliver, one stitch at a time. Britt Hutchinson @tinycup_ This Chicago needleworker's chill skeletons are made all the more endearing (and impressive!) by their diminutive size. Teresa Lim @teeteeheehee Travel landscapes and simple outlines of her signature girls against colorful backgrounds are this...
Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise is an indie knitting pattern designer and author specializing in faux taxidermy. We’ve had our eye on Louise and her delightful designs since we came across her book of knitting patterns, Faux Taxidermy Knits, a few years ago. The quirky patterns include a fox scarf, a mole door stop and even a tifer-skin rug. Needless to say, we are thrilled that Louise will be joining us this Sunday, 4 June, at York Hall in east London for her first ever...
York Hall in Bethnal Green is going to be literally bursting with crafty goodness on 4 June, when the London BUST Summer Craftacular rolls back into town. There will be over 70 awesome designer-makers selling their wares, and we've also put together a pretty amazing line-up of DIY workshops. Check out this little lot and get crafty next Sunday...    Put pen to paper and learn the art of modern – and on trend – brush lettering with super stationery creator Betty Etiquette. 12-1pm: £5 book online HERE, and 1-2pm: £5 book HERE.   Learn to...
Deity of DIY, the BUST Craftacular returns to London on June 4 filled to the brim with blossoming indie craft makers and hands-on workshops. Bethnal Green’s York Hall plays host to the summertime special once again, with the chance to pick up that perfect plant pot or spruce up with a scented DIY hair spritz. But Jazzy Jeff didn’t string together that Summertime tune just for fun; everyone knows the key to a jumpin’ June jam is the soundtrack, which is why we’ve made sure there’s...
                                     A few weekends ago BUST Magazine put on our annual Spring Craftacular event and needless to say it was a hit! The craft fair was held in the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse and was packed with badass lady artists, vendors, skaters, bakers, and more. Happy shoppers lined up early to receive our legendary swag bags full of goodies courtesy of Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic, Wonderful Pistachios, The Amplifier Foundation, Smart Women, and Hardly Art. Inside the...

Over the Moon Show your lunar love with this astronomically easy wall hanging  Whether you’re a moon phase enthusiast or just like the celestial body’s graphic appeal, this super simple wall hanging will spruce up any space. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist (or a heavy-duty DIY-er) to make it—just grab some clay and a cookie cutter and you’ll be moon walking through this project in no time. Materials- 1 package air-dry clay 
(available at art supply stores)- Rolling pin- Round cookie cutter 
(ours had a...
It's February, which means — at least for BUST HQ in Brooklyn — that both the weather and the world can seem dreary and grey. And having some brightness and fun around you can help you feel a little bit brighter. These cute cushion covers definitely fit the bill. We're bringing you an excerpt from Tie & Dye: Colorful Clothing, Gifts, And Accessories by Lizzie King; it's already out in the UK and will be released in the US on March 7th (in the meantime, it's available for...