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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The Idea Room | Amy Huntley
The What’s What: The Idea Room is just that: a space for blogger Amy to share her best ideas, along with the ideas of the most talented people on the web. Our favorite posts are the ones that get us into the spirit of all-too-commercialized holidays. For Valentine’s Day, she suggested simple conversation heart rings that kids (and kids at heart) will love. For St. Patty’s Day, she whipped up an original mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that still has us drooling. But it’s not just themed crafts you’ll find here. Amy recently showed us how she built a hair tool storage unit in her bathroom. What will she come up with next?!
The Mama: Amy Huntley is a SAHM of five who uses her background as a high school science teacher to help others craft. As for her ability to practice her sewing, photography, crocheting, drawing, and baking skills while taking care of her big brood, she says not watching TV (except Survivor), having kids who sleep well, and a husband who travels for work, all keep her nights relatively free to focus.