The Circle Craft show was in Vancouver this past weekend, and yesterday I decided to brave the crowds and check out the handmade goods.  I'm glad that I did, because I picked up several original tree ornaments, some pickled garlic and a big bag of gourmet candy.  (perfect for stockings... if it lasts that long!) The experience got me to thinking, as I often do around talented "makers of things" that I should really try to indulge in my creative side more and try my hand at sewing, knitting or the like.  Unfortunately, such projects just don't hold my attention and I end up abandoning ship halfway through.

Lucky for me, the new BUST DIY GUIDE TO LIFE is now available in stores and is full of fabulous tips on how to do....stuff.  As early promoters and staunch supporters of the DIY movement, BUST magazine founders Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ‘n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel thought it was high time they collected the best do-it-yourself knowledge into a single hefty volume. The result is a book that not only teaches readers how to knit a scarf, but also teaches a new generation of women how to create a life on their own terms. Debbie and Laurie present the best of BUST’s archives: more than 250 DIY ideas for everything from how to style your home and how to style your hair to how to support your immune system naturally and how to support yourself financially. Fun right?!

The BUST DIY Guide to Life , STC Craft | A Melanie Falick Book; CAN $32.95 | ISBN: 9781584798965