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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Oh Happy Day | Jordan Ferney
The What’s What: If there is something that screams spring more than this site’s recent tutorial on paper cone flower bouquets, we have yet to see it. This breezy blog has roundups of inspiring fashion and craft ideas, and answers some questions we’ve all asked ourselves – like what the heck to wear on a casual date when you want to impress without looking like you’re trying too hard (or not at all!). We particularly enjoy the fact that Jordan recommends “dancing shoes” in this segment.
The Mama: Jordan Ferney is an event planner by trade, but she’s found great success in the blogosphere; OHD receives over 1 million page views a month. In her spare time, she writes for our very own Babble.com as well as Anthology magazine, Apartment Therapy, and iVillage. Currently, this San Franciscan is living for a year in Paris with her family (we are trÃ¨s jealous!).