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Welcome to Hello! Hooray! - a blog about the things I love to make and do. My name is Clare Albans, and I am a mama, maker and author living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I am passionate about living a creative life, and hope that through my blog and shop you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.

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My new book is here!

Colourful Fun Embroidery features 24 modern hand embroidery projects to bring joy and happiness to your life!

It will be released on 30th October 2020, but you can preorder your copy today!

Exclusive book and kit bundles are also available in my shop. Yay!

Latest blog posts

DIY Spice Rack

05 October 2013 |

We bought a spice rack several months ago with the intention of finding some little jars and making our own labels for them. As is often the case, we start off with good intentions but then life gets in the way and more important tasks come along! It was also delayed because we found some…

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Holiday Reads

04 October 2013 |

It seems like such a long time ago since the summer holidays doesn’t it?! The heavy rain today reminded me of that, and that I was going to do a short post about my holiday reads. I never seem to get the time to read as much as I’d like to during the year, so…

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Lined wooden drawers

04 October 2013 |

  I bought these wooden drawers months ago, and did a little blog post about them at the time with my idea to do them up. This year really has flown by – when I looked for the original post, I was really surprised to find that it was in January! So, it’s October and…

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Hello! Hooray! nominated for another Amara blog award!

I was delighted to be nominated for an Amara blog award for the second year running in 2019. Thank you to whoever nominated me in the 'Best Creative & Skill' category.

Love of the North rainbow Angel embroidery workshop | Hello! Hooray!

Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery?

Book your one-to-one lesson or a place on one of my workshops here.

Vegan rainbow enamel pin holder hoops

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Show off your pin collection on one of my pin holder hoops. Custom colours will soon be available!

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