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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Bloesem Kids | Irene Hoofs and Tiffany King
The What’s What: On other sites, weekly roundups can seem forced, but not BK’s “Things I Like This Week.” Unusual products, like printed masking tape and vintage Viewmaster games, make the weekly list read like an insider’s guide to cool web finds. BK also regularly shares other mom’s stories, giving the blog a coffee klatch feel that sucks us in at each visit.
The Mama: There are two mamas behind BK: the Amsterdam-born Irene Hoofs, who founded the site in 2006, and Kenyan-born editor Tiffany King. Hoofs is a graphic designer and mom of two who now calls Malaysia home. (Her office view? A bamboo garden.) King is a Jill of many trades, including web design, writing, and PR work.