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Chain stitch spiral hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Chain stitch spiral hoop

05 March 2021 /

We’re embracing a bit of freestyle design and stitching with this chain stitch spiral hoop! It’s a perfect project for using some of your loose ends (the useable bits of thread left over from other projects) and it’s so relaxing to stitch.

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How to stitch a star stitch | Hello! Hooray!

How to stitch a star stitch

26 February 2021 /

After three weeks of stitching this hoop together, this week I’ll show you how to stitch a star stitch in The Happy Stitch Project so we can finish this lovely, motivational hoop!

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How to stitch a stem stitch with The Happy Stitch Project | Hello! Hooray!

How to stitch a stem stitch

19 February 2021 /

  This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re learning how to stitch a stem stitch. I’m wondering why I haven’t learnt this one before to be honest, as it’s such a lovely stitch! Here it is in red on the sampler designed by Helen from @unicornfactoryuk – you can download it here.

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Do Your Thing embroidered hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Do your thing embroidered hoop

12 February 2021 /

It’s week 7 of The Happy Stitch Project, and this week we’re starting to stitch something that we’ll work on next week and the week after as well. The Do Your Thing embroidered hoop uses arrowhead stitch to fill in the letters, so we’ll be stitching that this week in some beautiful pastel shades.

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You don't have to be an expert to be creative | Hello! Hooray!

You don’t have to be an expert to be creative

11 February 2021 /

In the world of the perfectly curated social media feed (we’re looking at you, Instagram!), I wanted to talk about something that I really feel strongly about in today’s post: you don’t have to be an expert to be creative.

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Herringbone stitch ombre heart hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Herringbone stitch ombre heart hoop

05 February 2021 /

Love is in the air in week 6 of The Happy Stitch Project, as we’re stitching this super cute herringbone stitch ombre heart hoop! I love the effect of ombre colours, and it’s something that I come back to time and again because it’s just so effective.

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The Magic of the to-done list | Hello! Hooray!

The magic of the to-done list

30 January 2021 /

I discovered the magic of the to-done list a while back, but throughout life in lockdown it has helped me even more. I’d like to share it with you today, as it will hopefully be something that helps you too.

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Customised denim jacket from Colourful Fun Embroidery | Hello! Hooray!

Customised denim jacket

08 January 2021 /

This customised denim jacket is a project from my book, Colourful Fun Embroidery, and it is the perfect project for week 2 of The Happy Stitch Project!

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Happy Stitch hoop templates | Hello! Hooray!

Happy Stitch hoop templates

07 January 2021 /

The Happy Stitch Project is in full swing, and in today’s post I’m sharing these Happy Stitch hoop templates with permission from Helen from @unicornfactoryuk!

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Sprinkles hoop for The Happy Stitch Project | Hello! Hooray!

Sprinkles hoop for The Happy Stitch Project

02 January 2021 /

This Sprinkles Hoop is the first design for The Happy Stitch Project and I really hope that you enjoy making it to practice the first two stitches, straight stitch and back stitch.

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The Happy Stitch Project | Hello! Hooray!

The Happy Stitch Project

01 January 2021 /

Welcome to The Happy Stitch Project! I’m so excited to be launching today – yay! This whole project basically came about when I got stuck in a creative rut a couple of months ago, and I knew that I wanted to come up with something to get me out of it. It was during a…

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Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper | Hello! Hooray!

Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper

06 October 2020 /

Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper is a great permanent method. It works with a heat transfer pen, so I’ll show you how!

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Crafty Colour Palette #5 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #5

09 August 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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Introducing Colourful Fun Embroidery | Hello! Hooray!

Introducing Colourful Fun Embroidery!

11 July 2020 /

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

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Hello! Hooray! creative manifesto

13 July 2018 /

  For the last couple of years, the Hello! Hooray! creative manifesto has been living in the notes pages of my iPhone. 

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Crafty colour palette #1 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #1

13 May 2017 /

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

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