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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.

IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO

I am moving into my new studio this week! Please note that all orders placed between Friday 2nd April and Sunday 11th April will be posted w/b 12th April.

INTERNATIONAL POST IS NOW AVAILABLE! Thank you so much for your patience.

(Updated 2nd April 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

Crafty Colour Palette #6 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #6

13 June 2021 |

Crafty Colour Palette #6 is inspired by David Seaman’s amazing technicolour jerseys from Euro ’96. If you haven’t seen them, they are a sight to behold and they definitely don’t make them as cool as this anymore!

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Making it up as I go | Hello! Hooray!

Making it up as I go

14 May 2021 |

If there’s one phrase that sums up how I currently feel about a lot of stuff it’s this one. Because I’m basically ‘making it up as I go’! It seemed like the perfect quote for this week in The Happy Stitch Project. It has resonated a lot with my Instagram followers too!

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Brick and cross stitch hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Brick and cross stitch hoop

07 May 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re stitching a really fun pattern on this brick and cross stitch hoop. Yay! It’s simple to stitch and is actually really therapeutic once you get into it.

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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.

#colourfulfunembroidery

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

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