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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 August 2020, but you can preorder your copy today!

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

Latest blog posts

Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide 2019 | Hello! Hooray!

Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide

26 November 2019 |

#sponsored I am passionate about supporting local indie crafters, makers and artists, so this Newcastle Etsy Team Christmas gift guide will give you some great gift ideas which support North East Creatives.

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Have Yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy | Hello! Hooray!

Have yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy

24 November 2019 |

#sponsored I am a big fan of all things rainbow, and it seems like it’s going to be a big trend this Christmas. In today’s post you can Have Yourself a Merry Rainbow Christmas with Etsy, as I share some of my favourite handmade rainbow finds!

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Hello! Hooray! my new look website launch

My new look website launch

21 November 2019 |

It has been a week since my new look website launch, and I can’t believe how that time has flown! I had intended to write this blog post a little sooner to coincide with the launch, but life happens and it kept getting pushed back. I’m in full-on market prep mode for our Etsy Made…

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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


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

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Follow me @hellohoorayblog on Instagram for behind the scenes photos and more!

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