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Vendor applications are now open for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 in NYC! Don't miss your chance to participate in our first ever two-day holiday shopping extravaganza, which will take place on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, NYC. Thousands of dedicated holiday shoppers attend our popular BUST Magazine Craftacular holiday event every year for the best indie vendors, groovy DJs, raffle prizes, demos, and free goodie bags for early bird...

I remember begging my mom for an Easy Bake Oven. Well, actually, I begged her for the Creepy Crawlers playset and an Easy Bake Oven, but she said I could have only one. Since I was too young to explicate a formal critique of gender dichotomies in children's toy advertising, and brownies seemed way more useful to me than bugs, I went for the Easy Bake. Only one photo exists of me using my new toy--in it, I’m frowning at the little white oven, waiting...

Tonight at 6 PM, BUST Magazine and East Pike Factory team up with Babeland Seattle for a free kinky crafting party! Bedazzle a pouch that doubles as a sexy sleepover kit -- all supplies will be provided.The first 25 guests will receive gift bags with toys, Sir Richard's condoms, and a copy of BUST Magazine's newest issue, so arrive early! Plus, one lucky attendee will win a sex toy and a one-year subscription to BUST Magazine. Babeland Seattle 707 E Pike StreetSeattle, WA 98122 ...
Thanks to all the amazing vendors and attendees who came to the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire New York last weekend!More than 50 vendors from across the country sold their handmade wares to eager shoppers, while crafters of all ages stopped by The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab for free demos from BUST's upcoming book; they learned how to make terrariums, cook up mozzarella in a microwave, and more.We were thrilled to participate in this year's World Maker Faire NY -- when...

We loved working with Babeland New York so much on our last kinky crafting party, we're doing it again at Babeland Seattle!Next Tuesday, September 27th at 6 PM, BUST Magazine and East Pike Factory team up with Babeland Seattle to bring you a free kinky crafting party where you can bedazzle a pouch that doubles as a sexy sleepover kit.Arrive early, because the first 25 guests will receive gift bags with toys, Sir Richard's condoms, and a copy of BUST Magazine's newest issue! Plus, one...

This Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th, don't miss Strange Folk Festival in O'Fallon, IL -- the Heartland's largest outdoor indie arts and crafts show -- sponsored by BUST Magazine! 150 vendors from across the country will be there with one-of-a-kind wares; plus, live music, food, and tons of activities and demos for all ages.Some highlights include:The Southern IL Artisan Guild will be hosting a variety of craft demos including weaving, spinning, wood carving, and more.Hand-knitted "graffiti" from over 40 knitters and crocheters on...

  Wouldn’t you love to try and make a tie-dye cupcake? I know I would. Not only would it be delicious, but it could also help sponsor girls’ education in developing countries thanks to the amazing group She’s the First, a non-profit which inspires creative fundraisers to help girls graduate. The the Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake Off, which the lovely ladies over at I Heart Daily tipped us off to, will go from November 1 - 8, with thousands baking and selling tie-dye cupcakes all over the country. It fundraises for girls’ education...
We are super excited to see you this weekend at the Maker Faire in Queens! There will be so much going on, but please find the time to visit and shop the cool crafty vendors in our Craftacular area, and meet us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab. Come get an early look at The BUST DIY Guide to Life with authors and BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel at the World Maker Faire in NYC this weekend: Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday...

Who doesn't like receiving cards in the mail, especially when the cards are as strange and fantastic as Francesca Berrini's Unusual Cards? Her blank greeting cards feature hand cut collages of children, dinosaurs, pin-up girls, giant cakes, and Jesus -- appropriate for any occasion! Unusual Cards is a vendor at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire this weekend, Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Make sure you pick up one (or a bunch!) of these hilarious creations. For more information about World Maker Faire,...

After what seemed to be the hottest, face-meltingest summer in recent memory, I’m pretty stoked on fall. Cardigans! Cool nights under blankets without waking up every hour drenched in sweat and sure that I am dead! And, of course, apples! I’ll never forget the first time I went apple picking- I was with my kindergarten class, wearing a bitchin’ neon-colored jumpsuit, and I had the time of my life running through the orchard selecting the shiniest, most beautiful fruit and throwing it at boys. I...