The Top 50 Design Blogs for Mom, 2012

In the world of blogging, moms have got it going on -- and in the world of design, moms rule the roost. Each year, Babble celebrates the women curating the most creative and innovative finds in style, décor, and craft. They're designers, crafters, hostesses, and stylists who juggle it all with after school play dates, dirty laundry, family meals, and bedtime.

This year's list boasts perennial favorites and also showcases new moms who are taking the scene by storm, one perfectly coordinated outfit – and room -- at a time. If you're on the hunt for the latest and greatest ideas, tips, or tutorials, these are them.

Have a design mom blogger that you adore? Nominate her here, and maybe she'll make an appearance on next year's list! — Cyd Converse

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Freshly Picked

Top 50 Design Blogs for Mom, 2012: The most stunning sites on the Web for daily inspiration and style







The what’s what: You want to sew something? Anything at all? No worries. Susan Peterson of Freshly Picked has got the tutorial for you. Whether you’re just starting out with a needle and thread or a master at wielding a serger to shape your whims, you’ll find a project in her treasure trove of archives that suits your fancy. We’re talking everything from cool leather napkin rings to swaddle blankets, cloth napkins, and ombre tote bags. Craft to your heart’s delight — or just look like you do, by picking up something from Susan’s shop.

The mama: Blogger Susan Petersen is an entrepreneur, writer, designer, seamstress, and mother of two. Based in Utah, she designs and sews moccasins and other leather goods through her company, Freshly Picked. She also contributes to Babble’s DIY blog, The New Home Ec.

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