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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A Little Hut | Patricia Zapata
The What’s What: This site is all about paper in every shape, form, and color. Patricia has made 3-D birdcages to brighten any table, and lanterns so lovely they just might be your go-to hostess gift this summer. Who knew paper could be so fancy? In addition to all her jaw-dropping creations, Patricia also shows us how to pull off simpler things at home, like this paper pendant necklace and these colorful wine gift tags.
The Mama: Graphic designer and mom of two, Patricia Zapata is as comfortable wielding an X-Acto knife as a set of knitting needles. She’s somewhat of a brand name in the blogosphere, having published the book Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home and appeared on Martha Stewart Radio, HGTV, and in Do It Yourself Magazine. Even cooler? You can buy her fancy party sets and more for affordable prices on her online shop.