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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Smashed Peas & Carrots | Maggie Brereton
The What’s What: From chic offerings for moms (burlap-covered letters, perfect for decorating) to kid-friendly finds (edible cake play dough), this blog has a split personality in the best of ways. We love the range of ideas and activities offered here. Where else can you find a recipe for homemade air freshener and a tutorial on hair clips? You can easily spend hours on this site.
The Mama: Maggie Brereton corrals stories for Delish magazine and three kids all under the age of 4. Bonus: If you want one of her one-of-a-kind onesies and/or nursing covers but don’t have the crafty gene, you can buy them at Brereton’s Etsy shop.