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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Luvinthemommyhood | Shannon
The What’s What: This Canadian mom of two adorable little girls has a contagious sense of adventure, whether she’s learning to quilt, knit, sew, or make children’s pants out of men’s dress shirts (yes, you read right!). But what keeps us clicking on her pages is the girl-talk feel of the blog. We’ve all experienced exposed seams or mismatched fabrics – and we love that Shannon shares those hiccups.
The Mama: You can tell just by reading her prose that Shannon is a girl’s girl; she loves to chat, and reading her blog is like getting a cup of coffee with your BFF. Like many moms, she was lonely post-baby, and blogging about her sagging boobs and fondness for Spanx helped her connect with others – first just friends and family, and now, well, all of us!