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I really believe that it is so important to take time out to be creative, so here on my blog you will find lots of ideas of things to do in your creative time.

We spend so much of our lives focussing on our day jobs that we often miss out on time for making, but finding even small amounts of time to create something with our hands can have a big impact on our productivity and well-being.

I have certainly found that being creative has helped to improve my mental health over the past few years. I find that when I have the space to take time out to be creative, I feel like I am working on something positive for me. Craft can't fix everything, but it certainly makes me feel good!

 

I am passionate about being creative with my children as well as working on my own projects, so some of my posts will discuss how we juggle our family time with running a small business and everything else in between.

 

Do feel free to get in touch, either by commenting on a post or by completing the contact form.

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Crafty Colour Palette #5 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #5

By Clare Albans / August 9, 2020 /

It has been a long, long time since I put together a new colour palette! I had such a lot of fun creating Crafty Colour Palette #5, which is inspired by my garden.

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DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart | Hello! Hooray!

DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart

By Clare Albans / August 6, 2020 /

This super handy DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart is perfect for embroiderers and cross stitchers who need to reference colours between brands.

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Lemon curd ice cream | Hello! Hooray!

Lemon curd ice cream

By Clare Albans / July 31, 2020 /

This delicious lemon curd ice cream recipe is based on a previously blogged recipe for the ultimate vanilla ice cream.

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Introducing Colourful Fun Embroidery | Hello! Hooray!

Introducing Colourful Fun Embroidery!

By Clare Albans / July 11, 2020 /

I am so excited to be sharing this post today. Introducing Colourful Fun Embroidery – my first book! 

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Life in lock down | Hello! Hooray!

Life in lock down

By Clare Albans / June 25, 2020 /

Well, I wasn’t expecting to write a post with the title ‘Life in lock down’ in 2020, but I’m guessing that this is pretty much how we all feel about the current situation!

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Our creative family manifesto | Hello! Hooray!

Our creative family manifesto

By Clare Albans / March 19, 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

By Clare Albans / December 23, 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

By Clare Albans / December 19, 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

By Clare Albans / November 29, 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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Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide 2019 | Hello! Hooray!

Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide

By Clare Albans / November 26, 2019 /

#sponsored I am passionate about supporting local indie crafters, makers and artists, so this Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide will give you some great gift ideas which support North East Creatives.

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Have Yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy | Hello! Hooray!

Have yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy

By Clare Albans / November 24, 2019 /

#sponsored I am a big fan of all things rainbow, and it seems like it’s going to be a big trend this Christmas. In today’s post you can Have Yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy, as I share some of my favourite handmade rainbow finds!

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Hello! Hooray! my new look website launch

My new look website launch

By Clare Albans / November 21, 2019 /

It has been a week since my new look website launch, and I can’t believe how that time has flown! I had intended to write this blog post a little sooner to coincide with the launch, but life happens and it kept getting pushed back. I’m in full-on market prep mode for our Etsy Made…

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