Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs, 2012
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Who isn't something of a DIY enthusiast these days? Whether your interest (and aptitude) is more Martha Stewart (the queen of "from scratch") or Sandra Lee (the princess of "semi-homemade"), Babble's 2012 list of the 50 best mom craft blogs has something for everyone. DIY doesn't just give you inner satisfaction; it can save you money on everything from your children's wardrobes to baby shower gifts, all while making them that much more special. Plus, you don't have to be Mary Poppins to realize that DIY can take a rainy day on a weekend or during a school vacation from drab to fab.
This is Babble's second annual compilation of the craftiest blogs on the block. In addition to recommending their favorite sites, our panel of industry insiders and craft lovers looked at last year's winning list and reader nominations and painstakingly narrowed down the abundance of talent to 50 total winners for 2012. (It was no easy feat!) Winners are organized in the following categories: Best DIY Projects, Overall Presentation, Best Projects for Parents, Best for Kids, and Most Beautiful (based on the quality and creativity of the pages and photography). If you see something else inspiring out there on the inter-webs we've missed, by all means nominate it here. Get ready, get set .... get creative! - Amy Levin Epstein
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Angry Chicken | Amy Karol
The What’s What: New sweaters made to look vintage. Shortening a dowdy skirt. Simplifying your beauty routine. Cozier-than-cozy knitted scarves you’ll want to make for – and then steal back from – the man in your life. This ad-free space is a showcase for small ideas that can make a big difference in your life. Need extra help with a stubborn seam or sleeve? You’ll find it on the instructional sewing videos. We also love the posts about what her kids are learning, and how they translate their lessons into cool projects.
The Mama: Amy Karol is not only a mom to three daughters (who were the inspiration behind her creating a leggings template), she has also written two books: Bend-the-Rules Sewing (which is in its fourth printing!) and Bend the Rules with Fabric (Potter Crafts 2009). If you think Amy’s organic beauty products sound as good as we think they do, you can pick up some from her Etsy shop.