Take time out to be creative!
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 website you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.
IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO
All orders shipping as normal - see individual listings for estimates. Shipping is from Newcastle upon Tyne to everywhere in the UK.
Please note that due to rising costs and new rules, I am no longer posting internationally. I am so sorry!
CHRISTMAS POST DATES: My last day for posting orders is Friday 15th December - orders placed after 12 noon on this date will be posted out from Wednesday 3rd January 2024.
(Updated 20th November 2023.)
Preorder my new book!
The Modern Embroidery Handbook features step-by-step instructions for over 70 hand embroidery stitches plus 20 modern projects.
Treat yourself or a pal and preorder your copy today.
Exclusive kits to accompany the book will also available in my shop very soon. Yay!
Latest blog posts
For me, Yorkshire parkin is the true taste of Autumn. I’m a proud Yorkshire lass and there is nothing better on a chilly evening than drinking a cup of tea and munching on a slab of this wonderful treat. This is a really great recipe that was published in the Waitrose Weekend magazine on 13th September…Read More
Happy Halloween! As you can see we have been busy here decorating pumpkins – as usual, I avoid the really scary stuff and have made the happiest looking pumpkin ever, haha! We are actually not huge fans of Halloween, so this is about all we do (I guess you could say that we’re Halloween scrooges!)…Read More
This is a great recipe for mince and dumplings and it is one of our household favourites. The reason it is versatile is because you can create several different meals simply by substituting a few ingredients. If you use lamb mince and substitute the dumplings for mashed potato the recipe becomes Shepherd’s Pie, or substitute the lamb for beef mince and top with…Read More
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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.