Blog Profiles: Crafting Blogs
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Spring is getting closer by the minute, but if you live in an area that is knee deep in snow then you are probably starting to get a little stir crazy.
I know my kids are driving me a bit batty being cooped up all day in school and then at home.
There’s only so much cold I can take before I call it quits and head inside, and I’m running out of clothes to give to the snowman family. Thank goodness for craft blogs!
You would think someone who worked at a craft store in high school would be able to come up with some wonderful ideas but – not so much. These bloggers are not just pin-worthy, but will give you more crafty wins than Pinterest fails.
Beer and Gluesticks is written by Denise and she has the best craft blog name ever!
I find that crafting with kids and drinking go hand in hand. OK, maybe after crafting with kids, but either way – I appreciate a blogger with a sense of humor. Especially one who also has a kid into Minecraft and falls into the pit herself. Denise shares an easy to sew Minecraft project that my son has his eye on, and I pinned to create one during a snowed in weekend.
Follow Beer and Gluesticks on Pinterest.
Trish is a stay-at-home mom with a blog called Mom on Time Out. She shares crafts she does with her boys, DIY projects, and some pretty delicious-looking recipes.
As I was looking for a St. Patrick’s Day craft, I came across this pin to create a faux stained glass rainbow. It looks easy enough for my four-year-old to do, but not so easy that my nine-year-old would balk at the project.
Trish’s recipes for St. Patrick’s day look fun and easy to do as well. I’m all for the fun and the easy projects and she has many crafts that fit both criteria.
Follow Mommy on Time Out on Pinterest.
Heather Mann has been writing Dollar Store Crafts since 2008 and is dedicated to cheap, chic, and easy to do crafts!
But, Dollar Store Crafts is a team effort and it features some of the best craft ideas from around the web submitted by its readers.
My little one’s birthday is coming up, and she will be having another princess party so the tutorial for easy pixie dust necklaces will be perfect favors to give to her guests without costing a small fortune. Speaking of my little one, she is in preschool so this indoor hopscotch idea is perfect for learning numbers and having fun while stuck inside.
Heather has another blog dedicated to crafting fails appropriately titled Craft Fails. It is a collection of submissions from crafters who want to share their failures. It’s pretty fantastic.
Follow Dollar Store Crafts on Pinterest.
Fleece Fun is written by work-at-home mom, Angel, who divides her time between her blog, her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, and her family.
She makes sewing look easy, not that I attempt her sewing projects because I just don’t sew, but Angel has many no sew projects from a cute hobo bag to hair clips that I feel confident doing and sharing with my little one.
What first attracted me to Fleece Fun was not her sewing, but a pin for a sharpie mug hack if you can’t draw. Now, I can draw a little and I like my handwriting, but writing on a mug is hard and her hack is pretty brilliant.
Follow Fleece Fun on Pinterest.
Crafty Morning is the blog of Michelle, a crafty 20-something with a real talent for creating and sharing crafts for kids. And these are crafts that mom and dad will enjoy doing with their ankle biters.
I love reading the “about me” sections of bloggers, and Michelle’s surprised me because she started off as an online bargain blogger but found that making and sharing kid’s crafts was becoming more popular so she created Crafty Morning.
Follow Crafty Morning on Pinterest.
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Mary Johnson is the office manager in the PR Newswire Cleveland office. When she’s not pinning at pinterest.com/mryjhnsn, you can find her blogging at ineedaplaydate.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mryjhnsn.