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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Little Pink Monster | Natasha
The What’s What: LPM is one of those self-deprecating blogs that makes readers feel like they’re learning from a peer, not a professor. Whether reading about how a 10-minute tutu took 15 minutes to make or a fleece baby hat that needed to be resized a time or two, any crafter will be able to relate to Natasha’s funny foul-ups. Of course, her “whoopsies” are few and far between – but her relatability makes us feel that much better about our own mishaps.
The Mama: Before becoming a mom to two daughters (ages 1 and 3), Natasha worked in several industries, including marketing, online, and radio. In fact, the stories, recipes, and crafts from LPM were the inspiration for the ClearChannel radio web mom network, Busy Heels. Professional props aside, we especially appreciate that Natasha’s favorite guilty pleasure is similar to our own: Chick-fil-A.