After thousands of votes pouring in over the weeks, we have or winners! So without further ado...
Winner, Best Fashion Blog: Jezebel and The Sartorialist
It's a Tie! After all that voting, you guys couldn't decide between Jezebel and The Sartorialist. Hey, I can't blame you, these are two great fashion blogs, worthy of the About.com Readers' Choice Award! Be sure head over to their sites to congratulate them on their win!
Winner, Best Handmade Marketplace: Zibbet.com
In case you somehow haven't heard by now, there is an incredibly supportive and creative community at Zibbet.com. It's come as no surprise to me that Zibbet is our 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award Winner for Best Handmade Marketplace! You, the readers have decided that this underdog has got the chops to compete with big sites like Ebay and Etsy. So there has to be a reason for this tenacious fandom, right? Check out Zibbet.com to congratulate them on their Readers Choice distinction and get a feel for what their community is like.
Winner, Best Craft Store: Hobby Lobby
When you get the urge to craft, even if you don't really know what you're crafting yet, a stroll through the craft store can really inspire. My wallet can attest to all of the inspiration I've gleaned from craft stores, yikes. This year, you've chosen a store that provides supplies for a very diverse set of crafts. Hobby Lobby has been chosen as the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award recipient for Best Craft Store.
View the Voting Results for Best Craft Store | Finalists: Michael's, Hancock Fabrics, JoAnn Fabrics
Winner, Best Craft Magazine: Make:Craft
There are so many craft magazines to choose from, I wasn't sure which direction our dear readers would take this one. With a healthy chunk of the vote, Make:Craft magazine is hands-down your favorite, and our 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award Winner for Best Craft Magazine.
View the Voting Results for Best Craft Magazine | Finalists: BUST, Threads, Martha Stewart Living
Winner, Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer: Simple Wisdom
Picking just one independent designer can be a tough one, and the voting reflected this with some close voting right out of the gate. However, Simple Wisdom pulled ahead with her incredible upcycled t-shirt styles. Congratulations to Simple Wisdom, awarded the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer.
View the Voting Results for Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer | Finalists: Ureshii, Sew Moe, Poor Pitiful Pearl
Winner, Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer: Catherinette Rings
I have to thank you, the readers, for nominating such talented artists. I had the best virtual jewelry boxes to explore this winter! After exploring so many new creations, I was really eager to see who would win this one. Catherinette Rings is the 2013 Reader's Choice Award Winner for Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer.
View the Voting Results for Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer | Finalists: Pam Older Designs, Lisa Leonard Designs, Salvaged Jewelry
Congratulations to all of our winners, and to our readers for having such good taste!