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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Urban Comfort | Suzonne Stirling
The What’s What: Suzonne Stirling claims to have a “divided heart” between city and country, and her blog certainly has a balance of chic and cozy. We are, of course, undivided in loving this beautiful site. It’s hard to imagine a more visually appealing post than her one on DIY paper flowers, and we were blown away by how she used fabrics to create Easter egg patterns. Suzonne calls herself a professional crafter, and we’d like to add “pro photographer” to that bio. Her recent piece on Photoshopping textures made us want to experiment with our own digital art projects.
The Mama: Suzonne wrote the book on crafting for a family with B is For Baby: 26 Projects from A to Z, but she says she “reserve[s] the right to digress.” She does so deliciously with food content that includes a take on the classic sidecar cocktail called a Honeybee, and tender short ribs paired with a spinach and potato puree. Yum.