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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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Latest blog posts

Creative process embroidery

29 April 2018 |

If you’re a creative person, I’m pretty sure that you’ll relate to this creative process embroidery hoop that I made!

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A natter with…Hannah from Hannah Hand Makes

23 April 2018 |

You might have seen a super Easter cross stitch tutorial on my blog a few weeks ago (click here if you missed it!), and today we’re having a natter with Hannah from Hannah Hand Makes! 

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Hand embroidered social media icons

22 April 2018 |

I had an idea to make some hand embroidered social media icons for my blog absolutely ages ago, and this week I finished them! 

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Blonde mini egg rocky road | Hello! Hooray!

Blonde mini egg rocky road

27 March 2018 |

I have a really sweet tooth, and I think this is perhaps one of the sweetest things I have ever made. I really LOVE it! 

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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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