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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.


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Almond and apricot cake | Hello! Hooray!

Almond and apricot cake

By Clare Albans / July 21, 2017 / 0

Little One has a list of foods for nursery, and we were recently asked to tick a few more off (even though she eats most of the things on it!). One of these was apricots.

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Ginger spiced crunch biscuits | Hello! Hooray!

Ginger spiced crunch biscuits

By Clare Albans / July 7, 2017 / 2

These ginger spiced crunch biscuits are really spicy – if you love ginger then you’ve got to try them!

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hellohoorayshop on Etsy is now open!

By Clare Albans / June 29, 2017 / 0

I’m excited to (finally) let you know that hellohoorayshop is now open on Etsy! 

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In the garden this spring with Biscuiteers!

By Clare Albans / May 26, 2017 / 2

I’m partnering with the very lovely people at Biscuiteers to bring you today’s post: In the garden this spring with Biscuiteers! 

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Crafty Colour Palette #1

By Clare Albans / May 13, 2017 / 0

Crafty Colour Palette #1 had to be what originally inspired my new project. 

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Introducing Crafty Colour Palettes

By Clare Albans / May 12, 2017 / 0

I’m so excited to be telling you all about a very colourful project that I’ve been working on recently. Introducing Crafty Colour Palettes!

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Perpetual paper chains

By Clare Albans / May 8, 2017 / 0

I first discovered this perpetual paper chains project a couple of years ago when I bought a copy of Stitch the Halls by What Delilah Did.

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Sugar free banana cake

By Clare Albans / May 6, 2017 / 0

This recipe for sugar free banana cake is actually from The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook, but you’d honestly never know!

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A special dress for our birthday girl!

By Clare Albans / April 27, 2017 / 0

We recently had a celebration for Little One’s first birthday. I can’t believe how fast her first year has gone!

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Mini Egg rocky road

By Clare Albans / April 11, 2017 / 0

Easter is so late this year! I’m so ready for a holiday and looking forward to having some family time together. 

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