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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Curly Birds | Helen
The What’s What: The craft tutorials on this site are super child-friendly because most are based around hand-sewing (also great for those of us adults who are true sewing newbies). Moms will enjoy how Helen’s parenting posts inspire on a deeper level: One where her daughters draw pictures on the tops of cans for a food drive not only gives readers an idea about crafting, but also about how to integrate charity into your family’s daily life.
The Mama: When Helen found herself with her hands full three years ago – with 2-year-old twins – she decided to add the blog to the already busy mix. Side note: Her girls are the most adorable curly-haired “birds” we’ve ever seen!