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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Smile and Wave | Rachel Denbow
- #10 Most Beautiful
The What’s What: With her vintage glasses, grandpa cardigans, and black bun, Rachel (and her blog) are the epitome of hipster chic. Her crafts – like photo-booth-style picture frames – have a similar downtown aesthetic. If you’re someone who needs a paint-by-numbers approach to projects, you can buy one of her $30 e-courses, and you’ll get a dozen or so detailed templates and tutorials for a topic of your choice (our fave is “Baby On The Way“).
The Mama: Rachel says she maintains this blog because she doesn’t have a good memory – and we know the feeling. With her husband in the Army and her own time spent changing diapers, thrifting, blogging, and DIY-ing (with the odd Netflix night thrown in), a girl has a lot to keep track of. Not only did she recently change her blog address (from blogspot to typepad), she physically moved her little brood from Missouri to Colorado.