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Halloween is 26 days away (yes we’re counting) and if you’re looking for some tricky little treats to tide you over until the annual night of mischief, we’ve found the craft book for you! Compiled by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar, Witch Craft contains, as it’s cover proclaims, “Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!” This wickedly cute book may only have about 30 different crafts but each one is equally adorable. (and easy!) Transform everyday items like glass jars and old shoes into crystal...
You could say that we here at BUST HQ each have a sweet tooth (though that would probably be an understatement!) So when Twinkie Chan’s new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies arrived to us, we were smitten. Not only are Twinkie’s patterns super-cute, but her projects feature some of our favorite foods but in fashion form! Check out her book trailer (in which she shows how to crochet a cupcake scarf!) after the jump!   [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIvprSa4dYU 425x344]   Twinkie Chan has been sharing her knitted novelties with the...
This past weekend the infamous Bust Craftacular joined forces with the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, bringing you the ultimate in smart kid fun. We were so delighted to see all walks of life loving up the handmade goodies that our vendors had to offer, while rocking out to the totally sweet tunes provided by our own Busty turntable divas.  Amongst the great shopping supplied by crafty entrepreneurs like Meow Meow Tweet Tweet soap, Tug Boat Print Shop, Verameat, Chandi, Schmutzerland, Grand...
In the 16th century, a Florentine chef named Bernardo Buontalenti, “Talenti,” brought his legendary frozen creation to the Medici family – gelato. 500 years later, this Dallas-based company named for the man who started it all is churning out gelato and sorbet products made from all-natural, fresh ingredients.   History lesson aside, this gelato is GOOD. It’s creamy, flavorful and completely natural (and kosher!) The ladies of BUST Magazine took some time out today to test out 9 different flavors of gelati and 3 sorbetti. After much...

Is penny pinching cramping your art school drop out flair? Here at the Bust headquarters we know the recession is no friend to lacking wardrobe and starving artists. Is your old faithful sketch book dog eared and drab?  Need a jolt of funny boned infused inspiration to get through the daily grind? Fortunately for you lovely folks the solution to all of these predicaments is quite simple and fun.  Get a head of the class (or just look the part) and take a stroll to the...
Everyone knows that the big apple is the ultimate hub when fusing art with fashion. Want a taste of refreshing up and coming creations? Walk through the dimly lit rustic Ace Hotel and trek up to the 8th floor for a gathering that is sure to please!  The hotel is hosting a pop-up show room sample sale featuring 10 local-minded independent  and eco-friendly designers. Walk your pretty self on up and meet the faces that put the glimmer in the gold, and feel free to come...

    One of the appeals of accessorizing is that we can use ourselves as an outlet for artistic expression, re-designing an entire look with a necklace or making a statement with a brooche. At an early age, especially in educational environments where girls are required to wear identical uniforms, jewelry and accessories are how we express our individuality.  Appropriately, the word jewelry can be traced back to the Latin word jocale, meaning "plaything". The message, to me, seems clear: jewelry is meant to be decorative, fresh, and...

Why so glum? Is your uptight landlord cracking the whip with his no-pets policy? Are you teetering on the fine line between childhood and adulthood? Do you just want somebody to hug? Fluffy Goodness has an answer to all these problems: adopt! No, I’m not suggesting you go the Brangelina route and actually scoop up a little one to fill the void loneliness has left you. Instead Etsy shop owner and BUST  Magazine Craftacular vendor Adam Levine will stitch up a fluffy little companion for...
In just a little over a week, BUST will be hosting a giant BUST Magazine Craftacular at the World Maker Faire at the old World's Fairgrounds. But in addition to the usual dancing/djs/delicious craft shopping goodness, at this event we'll also be having a sweet Stitch 'n BUST area, where you can sit at picnic benches or on picnic blankets and stitch away on your own projects, or use one of the Sublime Stitching kits we have to give away, or some of the Stitch...
Today's Groupon deal of the day is a 50% discount for the World Maker Faire on September 25-26! There are four types of admission available and the prices range from $10-$25 after the discount. Don't miss out on this ONE DAY ONLY deal! The BUST Magazine Craftacular is only a week away!   Quickly! The Groupon deal expires when the clock strikes 12 tonight!   Click here to buy your tickets now: Groupon Deal of the Day. For more information on the BUST Magazine Craftacular, check this out.   See you all...