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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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Yorkshire Day parkin

By Clare Albans / August 1, 2016 / 1

1st August is Yorkshire Day, so we are celebrating by making some special Yorkshire Day parkin!

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Our experience of Shared Parental Leave

By Clare Albans / August 1, 2016 / 0

When we found out that we were expecting our first baby, we decided that I wouldn’t write posts about Little One on my blog.

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Craft workshops in Newcastle

By Clare Albans / July 3, 2016 / 4

Following my appearance on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour last month, I received so many lovely comments about my blog and the show – thank you SO much! It really meant a lot 🙂 

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Baked Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

By Clare Albans / June 25, 2016 / 0

I realised recently that most of the recipes I’ve posted over the last few months have been for cakes! Well, they have all been cakes actually – haha! 🙂

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#positivityremains

By Clare Albans / June 24, 2016 / 6

Today has been a bit of a strange day. We woke up to find that the UK had decided to leave the EU, and as one of the 48% of people who voted to remain I was pretty gutted to be honest.

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Pecan cake with raspberry ripple ice cream

By Clare Albans / June 17, 2016 / 0

I really love getting back into baking again, and when I saw this recipe for pecan cake with raspberry ripple ice cream on Facebook I knew I had to give it a go!

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Creative hashtags for Instagram

By Clare Albans / June 11, 2016 / 0

I’ve recently got back in to Instagramming after a long break from it, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy sharing photos and browsing for photos I like.

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Woman’s Hour

By Clare Albans / June 10, 2016 / 6

I love it when fun things happen unexpectedly, and this week I was approached by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

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Future creative projects

By Clare Albans / June 8, 2016 / 0

Do you have a list of things that you’d like to make? I have one that’s as long as my arm!

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Poppy pillow pattern

By Clare Albans / May 29, 2016 / 0

Before having Little One, I managed to make one or two bits and pieces that would come in handy. After having months of not doing too much crafting, I had a couple of weeks where all I wanted to do was bake and sew! 🙂

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