Author(s): Debbie Stoller
In recent years, the concept of 'do-it-yourself' has become a lifestyle with all things handmade at its core. Whether it's sewing your own clothes, making your own cheese or fixing your own bike, the craft community has embraced a 'can do' attitude that transcends categories and scoffs at the notion that crafting is a mere hobby. "The Bust DIY Guide to Life" is a book that speaks to this growing community, containing approximately 250 DIY and craft projects that have appeared in "Bust Magazine" over the last 13 years. With Debbie Stoller (creator of the epic "Stitch-n-Bitch" series) at the helm of the magazine and with Debbie and her co-publisher Laurie spearheading "Bust Magazine's" wildly successful semi-annual Craftacular craft fairs in New York City and Los Angeles, Bust is at the forefront of the craft and DIY movement and is perfectly situated to produce a book for this modern generation of crafters.
Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel are the founders and publishers of Bust Magazine, a monthly magazine targeted at women aged 18 to 35, with 20,000 subscribers and 30,000 monthly newsstand sales. Stoller is editor-in-chief of Bust and Henzel is the creative director. In 1999 Stoller co-authored the Bust Guide to the New Girl Order, and then in 2004, she created the Stitch 'n Bitch series (Workman), which now includes Stich 'n Bitch, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet, Son of Stitch 'n Bitch and the upcoming Stitch 'n Bitch Advanced Course.