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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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Bradley Gardens

By Clare Albans / August 12, 2015 /

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=”” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1504899636620{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]A couple of weekends ago we had a lovely walk out to Wylam.

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Bits & bobs: July 2015

By Clare Albans / August 11, 2015 /

Hello! Sorry for my little blog absence over the past week or so. July was another really busy month – so busy, that I’m a little (well, quite) late with my monthly round-up post again!

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Geometric meal planner

By Clare Albans / August 7, 2015 /

I’m so excited to be guest blogger over at Oh No Rachio! today!

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Craft for the Soul

By Clare Albans / July 27, 2015 /

Pip Lincolne’s latest book, Craft for the Soul, came out in Australia earlier this year and having seen various snippets of it via Instagram and Pip’s blog I knew I’d have to read it!

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Pink pineapple embroidery

By Clare Albans / July 26, 2015 /

I love pineapples and they’re everywhere right now. Sadly, I’m allergic to real pineapples, but that doesn’t stop me from stitching one!

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Painted fabric banner

By Clare Albans / July 23, 2015 /

Fabric banners are everywhere – they pop up in my Instagram feed all the time and I’ve wanted to have a go at making one for ages.

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Lemon and elderflower drizzle cake

By Clare Albans / July 22, 2015 /

Having made a batch of elderflower cordial, I was keen to find some other ways to use it.

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Sleeper bench makeover

By Clare Albans / July 20, 2015 /

I was recently contacted on behalf of MKM Building Supplies to see if I was interested in taking part in their ‘Renovate Your Garden’ challenge.

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Spiral courgette tart

By Clare Albans / July 19, 2015 /

It has been a busy weekend here working in the garden between rain showers, and on blog projects – you’ll be able to see my garden bench makeover here tomorrow 🙂

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Craft organisation

By Clare Albans / July 12, 2015 /

A little while back, I wrote a little post about us starting to declutter and generally get things organised at home.

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Hello! Hooray! is now on YouTube!

By Clare Albans / July 11, 2015 /

I am so excited (and a little bit nervous) about the fact that I have just launched my very own YouTube channel! In keeping with my other social media channels it is called Hello Hooray blog (although my website title has exclamation marks, I can’t use them on Facebook so I have to be consistent!).…

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Elderflower cordial

By Clare Albans / July 9, 2015 /

I have spent the last couple of summers saying that I wanted to have a go at making some elderflower cordial, but I have only just managed to get around to making some this year!

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