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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Wise Craft | Blair
The What’s What: We love the personal feel to Wise Craft – whether Blair is teaching herself to crochet the edges of pillowcases or living on the (mildly) wild side and yarn-bombing bikes, she just seems like a fun, cool gal to hang with. We also like her philosophy on home dÃ©cor: “There is so much that can be done with thrift store pieces and a little imagination.” Your imagination will certainly run wild here.
The Mama: Like many bloggers, Blair was a crafter and blog reader before she decided to start her own portal in 2005. She works in a Seattle basement in a bright, white room, filled with thread, fabric, and the odd bottle of glitter. With a background in apparel design, she’s now self-employed as a brand consultant and photo stylist – and yes, a mom of two.