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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Dana Made It | Dana Willard
The What’s What: Well, clearly the most awesome, unique, and completely gorgeous creation Dana has made recently is her daughter Clara, who just turned 1 month old. But before Clara, we tuned in for her “why didn’t I think of that!” ideas, like kneepad pants (perfect for crawling explorers).
The Mama: In addition to being a mommy, blogger, sewer, and crafter, Dana Willard is also an author. Her book, Fabrics A-to-Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing will inspire you to eschew ho-hum cotton for more exotic materials, like dotted swiss or faux fur.