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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Noodlehead | Anna Graham
The What’s What: This “Noodlehead” has some pretty smart DIY ideas that will make you want to throw out your weekend to-do list and make today a crafting day. A post about a gorgeous envelope clutch, for instance, comes with explicit directions, various fabric ideas (the yellow flower print is perfect for spring), and even estimated cost (a beyond budget-friendly $7).
The Mama: Anna learned to sew from her mom and says her own two young daughters are her inspiration for keeping up with her childhood pastime. Recently, she shared her gorgeous sewing space, and we’d politely suggest that she might want to expand into regular home posts. We love the mix of her own items (like her vintage sewing machine) and bright, bold colors (courtesy of Ikea).