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If, like me, you've always resolved to make your own clothes one day but found dressmaking patterns leave you cold, DIY Couture's range of books may have the answer! Marrying ideals of craftsmanship from the rarefied world of high-fashion Couture with those of the anti-fast-fashion DIY movement, their promotion of understanding the basic building blocks of garments is refreshing and empowering, encouraging folks to “get up to their elbows in the 3D world of creation”.     DIY Couture's founder Rosie will be at the Christmas Craftacular in...

With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out. With this kit, some...
One of the ways my mom lets me know she loves me is by making soup and canning it so I can preserve it until that fateful day when a cold hits me and all I want is a bowl of mom’s magical brew. When I don’t know what to give someone for the holidays, I rely on my homemade orange marmalade presented in cute jars—it’s a gift everyone appreciates since it’s such a sweet labor of love. And when I get carried away at...

Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: pickles, frogs, black-eyed...

I am a blog test. nothing to see here people just move along. BUST MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS CRAFTACULAR 2010 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 2010 Shop, craft, dance... and make merry! 12pm-6pm York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ 1 minute from Bethnal Green tube station Shop at over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade.test. Craft a Christmas bauble with The Make Lounge, crochet a moustache with Prick Your Finger* – plus pom-poms to Make and Do with Perri and a DIY Couture demonstration. Dance to DJs El Nino, My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records, She Runs...

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  …But if I may be so bold, I daresay the Lady might like this.               Last night I saw the craziest dance thing.  Two girls, two matching outfits, two blonde wigs, one weird mash-up of Kid 66 and Prodigy, among other things, and ten or fifteen minutes of strong, theatrical, synchronized, legs-and-arms-all-over-the place movement.  Genna Baroni and Yarden Raz are the female choreography and dance duo behind “You Drool on Me,” a piece showing TONIGHT at the Rover Soho that borrows heavily from the Israeli dance...
The BUST Craftacular friends behind London's Ladyfest Ten have announced a weekend of laid-back crafting to complement its festival line-up taking place in London from November 12 to 14.  Not only is there a "Crumble" taking place on Saturday November 14 at the Horatia pub – as delicious as it sounds, a mix of crafting and a jumble sale –ticket holders will also be able to retreat to the Lady Garden, a "relaxed utopia of creativity and craftivism", on both the Saturday and the Sunday.    The gals...
So you can make a devil's food cake even St. Lucifer can't turn down, and your recipe skills are the stuff of champions. You can whip up a butter cream frosting faster than a lasso on a cowpoke and keep those lips smacking for days to come. But all well-rounded cupcake cuties know that looking good is just as important as tasting good. That's why Cupcake Provocateur is holding an amazing custom apron giveaway. Here is how the cookie crumbles! Simply email a sketch...

      I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an amazing job of capturing each breeds particular personality, from the noble Siberian...