Take time out to be creative!

Welcome to Hello! Hooray! - a blog about the things I love to make and do. My name is Clare Albans, and I am a mama, maker and author living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I am passionate about living a creative life, and hope that through my blog and shop you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.

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Latest blog posts

Project Life baby milestone cards

08 August 2019 | 4

It has been a while since I published a craft tutorial on my blog, so it seems fitting to be sharing these Project Life baby milestone cards first!

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My goodness what a year and a bit | Hello! Hooray!

My goodness, what a year (and a bit)!

26 June 2019 | 6

In 2018 I intended to write on my blog a lot more, and I set myself a little target of 4 blog posts a month (or something like that). It worked for a little while but then life got in the way. My goodness, what a year (and a bit)!

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White chocolate mini egg blondies

23 March 2019 | 0

Wow, it has been a really long time since my last blog post! A LOT has been going on here, but I really wanted to get a post up before our second baby arrives soon. I’m 39 weeks now so it could be any time (please!). These white chocolate mini egg blondies seemed like the…

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Amara blog awards 2018 nomination

26 August 2018 | 0

I was delighted to receive a nomination for the Amara blog awards 2018! 

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Hello! Hooray! nominated for another Amara blog award!

I was delighted to be nominated for an Amara blog award for the second year running in 2019. Thank you to whoever nominated me in the 'Best Creative & Skill' category.

Love of the North rainbow Angel embroidery workshop | Hello! Hooray!

Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery?

Book your one-to-one lesson or a place on one of my workshops here.

Vegan rainbow enamel pin holder hoops

#pingamestrong

Show off your pin collection on one of my pin holder hoops. Custom colours will soon be available!

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