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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.

Clare Albans _ Hello! Hooray!

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Send Biscuiteers this Mother’s Day!

By Clare Albans / March 16, 2017 / 0

I’m very excited to be partnering with the lovely people at Biscuiteers to bring you this post!

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By Clare Albans / February 26, 2017 / 0

Hello! I’ve been absent from my blog for a little while now, but I promise I’ve been really busy working on so many things – the first of which I’m here to tell you about now…you can now sign up for my newsletter! 

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Reorganising my embroidery thread

By Clare Albans / January 13, 2017 / 0

A few years ago I decided to get my embroidery thread a little bit more organised, and I spent rather a long time putting them all on to cards to put in a compartment box.

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Christmas brownies

By Clare Albans / December 15, 2016 / 0

Hello friends! Sorry for being a bit quiet here lately – the weeks are just going by so fast!

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Christmas Cake

By Clare Albans / November 6, 2016 / 2

There are some times when it’s a bit to early to use the ‘C’ word, but when it comes to making a Christmas cake it’s good to be organised!

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Nigella’s chocolate olive oil cake

By Clare Albans / September 28, 2016 / 1

I recently made Nigella’s chocolate olive oil cake for a dear friend who is now dairy and gluten free.

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Hello! Hooray! shop is now open

By Clare Albans / September 17, 2016 / 1

I am SO excited that the Hello! Hooray! Shop is now open!

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Ultimate vanilla ice cream

By Clare Albans / September 4, 2016 / 0

We recently bought an ice cream maker as a joint wedding anniversary present to ourselves. Technically, 3 years is meant to be leather but we decided that this was much more appealing!

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Summer polaroid pictures

By Clare Albans / August 30, 2016 / 0

As August draws to a close, it really feels like the nights are drawing in and that summer is on the way out.

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Violets Cafe

By Clare Albans / August 19, 2016 / 0

Violets Cafe has been on my list of places to visit for a while, and we decided to go for a late wedding anniversary treat – it’s my new favourite place!

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