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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Skip to My Lou | Cindy Lou
The What’s What: Everything about Skip to My Lou makes us want to skip, ourselves. Maybe it’s the simple comfort food recipes, like skillet ziti. Maybe it’s budget-friendly craft ideas, like duct-tape flowers that can be glued onto boring, blah flip flops. Or maybe it’s her whole section devoted to DIY gifts – because giving something that you’ve made is always in style and in season. Everything on this site looks effortless – the mark of pure talent.
The Mama: Unlike Cindy Lou of Whoville, Cindy Lou of STML is not two, but she does have a childlike passion for creating and conquering new projects. Unlike some of the other bloggers on our list, Cindy has teenagers (a 17- and a 13-year-old) as well as a 5-year-old, so she focuses on crafts and party ideas that will suit all ages.