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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Dabbled | Nancy Dorsner
The What’s What: Dabbled describes itself as “experiments in art, craft, and food” – and these are some experiments we’re happy to dabble in (as compared to the beakers, volcanos, and frog dissection of our school days). Some are recycled, some are up-cycled, but all are original and personal. The great thing about this blog is that many of the projects are completely doable for rookie crafters, such as conehead zombie Halloween costumes and Valentine monster cards.
The Mama: “Dot,” Nancy Dorsner’s alter ego, is a super-creative woman. (How creative? She turned an old sweater into a purse!) In “real life,” she’s an artist and web designer. One fun fact: Dot loves robots. This makes her that much cooler in our book.