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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U-Create | Kari Sweeten
- #10 Best for Parents
The What’s What: U-Create is the closet thing to a crafting workbook you’ll find – all the projects are carefully catalogued – making it stand out from the crowd. Though we love them all, we’re partial to the Party section, which features products that excite us like a kid on Christmas. You’ll find jaw-dropping ideas, like how to sketch a face onto a birthday cake and inspiration for a peacock-themed party, all curated from the best sites online. We’re in awe.
The Mama: Kari Sweeten, mother of four, keeps mighty busy with her big brood, monthly ‘Create With Me!’ project (which brings the blogosphere together to work on the same craft, from the same template), and remodeling her house, one home decor project at a time. A lifelong DIY-er, she started with cross-stitching and painting ceramics at the tender age of 8, later conquered sewing and scrapbooking and, most recently, entered the cozy world of quilt-making.