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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, shop and creative studio you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.

IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO

All orders currently shipping as normal - shipping is WORLDWIDE from the UK.

EU CUSTOMERS: Please note that there will be additional VAT and service charges applicable on import to the European Union, due to changes made from 1st July 2021. These are NOT included in any prices on my website and will be charged to you when your order arrives.

(Updated 4th July 2021.)

Haberdashery now open!

Come and shop in store in Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne! My current opening hours are Saturdays 10am-3pm and Tuesdays 1-4pm.

Situated at 16 Tyne View, Lemington, we are ideally placed for public transport and will be wheelchair accessible too. The shop will be open two days a week at first, with the option to click and collect being available as well. For more info about the studio, click here.

My shop has been brought to life through Kickstarter - thank you so much to everyone who has made this dream a reality!

Click and collect is now available too!

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

Sew Over It Beginner's Guide to Sewing | Hello! Hooray!

Sew Over It Beginner’s Guide to Sewing

13 September 2021 |

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…

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Launching my Kickstarter campaign | Hello! Hooray!

Launching my Kickstarter campaign

02 September 2021 |

  I was really scared about launching my Kickstarter campaign, but it has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream so far – my haberdashery will definitely be opening!

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Top 50 Embroidery Stitches with Love Embroidery Magazine | Hello! Hooray!

Top 50 Stitches with Love Embroidery

20 June 2021 |

So today I’m really excited to tell you more about the recent big commission I was working on. It was this Top 50 Stitches booklet with Love Embroidery magazine, and it’s free with Issue 16 in July!

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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 online haberdashery!

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Follow me @hellohoorayblog on Instagram for behind the scenes photos and more!

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