Blogs aren’t as popular as they used to be. The quicker look of a picture and hashtag on Intagram and other social media platforms I don’t even belong to have taken over. I’ll admit, I don’t always take time to read as many as I used to. But there are some I really enjoy where the makers continue to post regularly. Some you see me mention, like SJ Designs Jewelry and Art Bead Scene when I join the challenges. But I wanted to introduce you to another if you don’t already know about it: CraftyHope. Let me tell you why.

1. Beautiful Jewelry

I love Hope’s style, and I even own a piece of her jewelry.

Bracelet by CraftyHope

Here are a few other recent favorites by CraftyHopeearrings, necklace.

2. It’s not only jewelry.

Hope does art journaling and more. Here is a favorite art journal page.

3. Really good ideas.

I saw a post of hers showing how to make little Christmas tree ornaments from buttons. This set off a whole idea of making a bunch of unbreakable ornaments so I can put up a Christmas tree this year without worrying about my cat getting hurt.  Here is my first one.

I actually first saw this next tip from Patti Vanderbloemen, but at that time I didn’t have a lot of “good” wire that needed good storage. Then, once I started caring what gauge, hardness and metal my wire is, I was reminded when I saw it again on Hope’s blog. So I went from this:

To this:

She also regularly posts videos with full instructions for whatever project or update she is showing.

4. Great photos

CraftyHope has a regular feature called Peek at My Week which includes lovely photos of nature, family, projects and various other things. She also alerts us to challenges, good projects, tools and techniques. Another favorite thing is when she shows a thrift haul. I love a good thrift haul!

There is lots to love on the CraftyHope blog, so if you haven’t seen it, check it out. Also, give her etsy store some love. But if, in the end, you just aren’t a blog person (what are you doing here?!?) her Instagram is lovely as well.