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!
(Updated 6th May 2023.)
Buy a copy of my book!
Colourful Fun Embroidery features 24 modern hand embroidery projects to bring joy and happiness to your life!
Treat yourself or a pal and order your copy today.
Exclusive kits to accompany the book are also available in my shop. Yay!
Latest blog posts
Launching my Kickstarter campaign
I was really scared about launching my Kickstarter campaign, but it has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream so far – my haberdashery will definitely be opening!Read More
Top 50 Stitches with Love Embroidery
So today I’m really excited to tell you more about the recent big commission I was working on. It was this Top 50 Stitches booklet with Love Embroidery magazine, and it’s free with Issue 16 in July!Read More
Crafty Colour Palette #6
Crafty Colour Palette #6 is inspired by David Seaman’s amazing technicolour jerseys from Euro ’96. If you haven’t seen them, they are a sight to behold and they definitely don’t make them as cool as this anymore!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.
Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery?
Then you've come to the right place! Start with my book and sign up my free course #TheHappyStitchProject!
You'll find everything you need to stitch your own #colourfulfunembroidery in my online haberdashery!