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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How Does She | Shelley, Missy, and Alison
The What’s What: If you loved the How Does She Do It movie featuring Jill-of-all-trades Sarah Jessica Parker, you’ll love this blog, which puts crafting, cooking, organizing, and parenting within reach for all of us. The bloggers both create and curate their favorite timely recipes (for St. Patrick’s Day, they featured shamrock chips served with pot o’ gold dip) and offer tips on how to remain close to your partner. We’d like to think SJP herself – a fellow hands-on mom, wife, and working woman – would approve.
The Mama: HDS is a team effort (much like parenting). Shelley brings part of the beauty factor with her interior-design experience (she’s also a spirited mom of three). And Missy, mother of four, contributes her professional talents as a photographer. Alison rounds out the group with her business savvy and passion for crafting (if you’re counting, she also brings four kids to the bunch, adding up to a grand total of 11 between them!).