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 website you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.
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Please note that due to rising costs and new rules, I am no longer posting to the EU. I am so sorry!
(Updated 22nd September 2022.)
Buy a copy of my book!
Colourful Fun Embroidery features 24 modern hand embroidery projects to bring joy and happiness to your life!
Treat yourself or a pal and order your copy today.
Exclusive kits to accompany the book are also available in my shop. Yay!
Latest blog posts
Ice cream hoops for Love Embroidery
It was a pleasure to stitch these fun, textural ice cream hoops for Love Embroidery Magazine! It’s the perfect summer project.Read More
Bundle of Joy! Virtual book tour
I am so excited to be part of Mollie Johanson’s Bundle of Joy! Virtual book tour, and what better way to kickstart being back on my blog again?! Mollie’s latest book, Bundle of Joy! was released last week (6th July) by Quarto Creates, and it is jam packed full of amazing cross stitch projects to…Read More
Sew Over It Beginner’s Guide to Sewing
I have kindly been sent a PR copy of the Sew Over It Beginner’s Guide to Sewing, and today I’m going to tell you a little bit more about it! It’s a brilliant guide for anyone who wants to start sewing or dressmaking, so I’ll give you a quick tour. Keep reading for a discount…Read More
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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.
Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery?
Then you've come to the right place! Start with my book and sign up my free course #TheHappyStitchProject!
You'll find everything you need to stitch your own #colourfulfunembroidery in my online haberdashery!