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We're still accepting vendor applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair, but the last day to apply is this Friday, April 15th! Any and all handmade crafts and specialty foods are welcome. Our one-day shopping event will take place on Saturday, May 21st, at 82 Mercer Street in SoHo, NYC.Vendors can apply for a single or shared table. If you're interested in a shared table but need another vendor to share with, we can match you up with someone! Just select the shared...

When I was a kid, I used to assign gender to different car models, (I did this also to numbers. 5 and 7 were girls, don't ask me why).  So of course I fell for this completely ridiculous product, Car Eyelashes, for when you want your car to look especially girlie. They even have glitter eyeliner strips, for when you want your car to look like a drag queen. It's so dumb, yet I must have it. Too bad they don't blink like Herbie the...

When I saw these gorgeous, crafty covers, I knew you BUST readers would definitely enjoy them as well. As part of the publishing house’s Fall 2011 collection and as part of their Penguin Threads series, Penguin is planning to release these whimsical book covers for three classics. Artist Jillian Tamaki was commissioned to design hand-sewn covers for Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty.   Not only are these really pretty to look at, the cool thing about owning a copy...
Want to be part of BUST Magazine's biggest spring event to date? We've doubled the size of this year's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair -- which takes place on Saturday, May 21st -- and moved to a beautiful new event space at 82 Mercer Street in the heart of SoHo, NYC: The BUST Craftacular is NYC's best-attended indie craft fair; it attracts thousands of eager attendees who love the unique vendors, groovy DJs, and awesome raffles! We're looking for over 100 crafters and food artisans, so...

For our April/May issue, BUST is bringing some lovin’ to your oven with our first ever fabulous FOOD issue! In our cover interview, awesome actress Liv Tyler dishes on her new film Super and lets us in on her secret flavor cravings. And inside, we’ll be going gangbusters with decadent do-it-yourself recipes, projects, and tutorials, including instructions for making your own retro recipe box and salt and pepper shakers, tips for sharpening up your knife skills, a guide to hosting your own food swap, making...

Our latest cover girl, the lovely Liv Tyler, made the scene last Monday for the premiere of the dark and absurd comedy SUPER, along with her pops, and co-stars Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. SUPER is yet another take on the masked super hero genre ala Kick Ass or Scott Pilgrim vs. the world. In SUPER, Liv plays an addict that succumbs to an evil drug dealer, played hilariously by Kevin Bacon (he is exceptionally sleazy and awesome in this role) while her ex, schlumpy husband...

This is the title of Fiona Goble’s 64-page manual to do just that. Ever fancy a mini knit version of royal heartthrobs Prince William and Prince Harry? This book can help you. Whether you knit or not, these dolls are pretty darn adorable. With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is basically taking every 5-year olds dream job, people are more fascinated than ever with the royal family. If you’re one of those people, why not get crafty with your bad self?...
While I can't actually decide how I feel about Charlie Sheen's recent public appearances, I think we can all agree that he's given us some pretty notable quotables in interviews. Subversive Cross Stitch, friends of BUST, have turned some of his lines into darling-looking little cross stitch patterns, which you can check out below and buy online here! I think this counts as winning.   ...
  Coral Charles-Dunne, 91, of Birmingham has an interesting and educational hobby. She spends up to six hours a day knitting breasts of all shapes and sizes to aid in breastfeeding instruction. The knitted breasts are used by expectant mothers to learn various breast feeding techniques. She was initially approached by breastfeeding network volunteer, Bev Dunn, and has been knitting breasts ever since! "I've knitted stacks of stuff for charity, like pull overs, scarves and hats for orphans in Romania,” she says, “Though this is definitely...
Live music, crafts galore, and a party robot -- what else do you need? On Friday, March 18th from 12pm-8pm, Standard Recording Company is hosting a music and craft bonanza -- Commodore Von Keepsie's Craftacular Music Carnivale -- at Gypsy Lounge. This free, all-ages event is open to the public (no wristband required)!Enjoy complimentary drinks from Treaty Oak Rum and Graham's Texas Tea -- while supplies last -- as you craft your heart out at the Hello Craft Make Something Awesome Tent and screen print...