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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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Our creative family manifesto | Hello! Hooray!

Our creative family manifesto

19 March 2020 |

I created my personal creative manifesto last year, and have found it really helpful in terms of focussing my own goals, intentions and ideas about creativity. I wanted to write our creative family manifesto as a way of extending this to become a way of life, as creativity is so important to us as a…

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Say Thank You with Paperless Post | Hello! Hooray!

Say Thank You with Paperless Post

23 December 2019 |

#gifted Saying ‘Thank You’ is so important at Christmas, and today I’m showing you how easy it is to say ‘Thank You’ with Paperless Post!

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Primrose Bakery Ginger sparkle cookies | Hello! Hooray!

Primrose Bakery ginger sparkle cookies

19 December 2019 |

These Primrose Bakery ginger sparkle cookies are so delicious and are really sparkly! 

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A natter with Zabby Allen from The rastination Paper

A natter with Zabby Allen from The Procrastination Paper

29 November 2019 |

I’m so excited to be having a natter with Zabby Allen from The Procrastination Paper on my blog today – yay!

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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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