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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...

After high school friends Stephanie Drabik and Rose Chang graduated from college, they decided to quit their part-time jobs to pursue Crywolf, "A Little Indie Shop of Horrors & Cute," which features "limited edition, collectable, wearable and affordable pieces of art" -- all based on their original drawings. Crywolf is coming from Toronto to participate at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire this weekend, Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, so make sure you stop by their table to show them some New...
Join us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab at World Maker Faire, NYC! 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 Sept 18.We'll be crafting up projects from BUST's big new book with two days of exciting demos, DIY projects, book signings, and more.Make mozerella in a microwave * Create a cute terrarium * Craft up...
When I was young, my mother told me about my suffragist grandmother Edna (that's her in the photo). “She did important work so women can vote today,” my mother said. I took the story to heart. I couldn’t wait until the subject of women’s suffrage was raised in school. I imagined raising my hand, standing up in front of my classmates, and waxing lyrically about my grandma. Nothing happened through the sixth grade. Or the seventh. It wasn't mentioned until the eighth grade when my social...
Craft vendors, food galore, free demos, and a 70 foot fire-breathing dragon! You'll find all these and much, much more at the World Maker Faire, taking place this Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY.Don't miss the BUST Magazine Craftacular's outdoor shopping village for 50+ crafty vendors, awesome demos, special deals, and "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" book signing: "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" Lab tent: Be the first to get your hands on...
If you're old enough to remember the SNL skit "Delicious Dish," I've got some exciting news for you: Ben & Jerry's is releasing a new flavor, called "Shweddy Balls", based on the sketch with Alec Baldwin. What's the ice cream made of? In this imagining of the taste of Alec Baldwin's Shweddy Balls, it features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered rum and milk chocoloate malt balls. I can't wait to get my mouth around those balls! ...
The World's Largest DIY Festival -- World Maker Faire -- is returning to the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, and the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there representing the best in handmade crafts! You won't want to miss our outdoor shopping village with free demos, DJs, and the exclusive advance release of the new BUST book, "The BUST DIY Guide to Life". Along with 50+ crafty vendors selling everything from robot-themed t-shirts to steampunk jewelry,...

Wanna know what it takes to put together a craft book? Here, our book editor at STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books, Liana Allday, tells the true story of how the "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" came to be. --------------- The idea for The BUST DIY Guide to Life came to us one day in fall 2009 as Melanie [Falick, of STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books] and I sat around the office, dreaming up future books. I said something like, wouldn’t it be amazing to do a...
  Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is meant to be read chapter-by-chapter in 30 days, but I couldn’t put it down all weekend. I never thought I would read a cookbook cover to cover like that! However, this is so much more than just a cookbook. It has recipes for sure, and over 100 delicious ones at that, but it also serves as a personalized, all-encompassing, crash course in veganism. It’s as if Colleen Patrick-Goudreau becomes your new brilliant and persuasive vegan best friend. Her...