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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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UK CUSTOMERS - please note that due to current lockdown restrictions, I am posting twice a week on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - Please note that international orders are currently unavailable due to the uncertainty of Brexit and increase in postage costs.

I am hoping to be able to reopen international orders again soon - thank you for your patience!

(Updated 14th January 2021.)

My new book is here!

Colourful Fun Embroidery features 24 modern hand embroidery projects to bring joy and happiness to your life!

It will be released on 30th October 2020, but you can preorder your copy today!

Exclusive book and kit bundles are also available in my shop. Yay!

Latest blog posts

Chain stitch spiral hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Chain stitch spiral hoop

05 March 2021 |

We’re embracing a bit of freestyle design and stitching with this chain stitch spiral hoop! It’s a perfect project for using some of your loose ends (the useable bits of thread left over from other projects) and it’s so relaxing to stitch.

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How to stitch a star stitch | Hello! Hooray!

How to stitch a star stitch

26 February 2021 |

After three weeks of stitching this hoop together, this week I’ll show you how to stitch a star stitch in The Happy Stitch Project so we can finish this lovely, motivational hoop!

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How to stitch a stem stitch with The Happy Stitch Project | Hello! Hooray!

How to stitch a stem stitch

19 February 2021 |

  This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re learning how to stitch a stem stitch. I’m wondering why I haven’t learnt this one before to be honest, as it’s such a lovely stitch! Here it is in red on the sampler designed by Helen from @unicornfactoryuk – you can download it here.

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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?

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

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You'll find everything you need to stitch your own #colourfulfunembroidery in my new haberdashery!

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