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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Crafty Crow | Cassi Griffin
The What’s What: This “children’s craft collective” is all about the littlest DIY-er. Simple ideas that are bound to be popular with the pint-sized set (like Pet Portraits) are what landed this at #4 on the Best for Kids list. But parents will also love the helpful roundups, like “20 Ideas for Gifts Kids Can Make.”
The Mama: Cassi Griffin is now a stay-at-home, homeschooling, single mom of three who has made a side business of crafting. One of her creations made the cover of the Better Homes and Garden‘s Crafting Issue (!), and she has been featured in various crafting books, including Pretty Little Pillows and Pretty Little Purses & Pouches. In addition to her crafting skills, Cassi has some solid experience in the area of keeping little hands busy; before she was a SAHM, she was a pre-school teacher.