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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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UK CUSTOMERS - please note that due to current lockdown restrictions, I am posting twice a week on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - Please note that international orders are currently unavailable due to the uncertainty of Brexit and increase in postage costs.

I am hoping to be able to reopen international orders again soon - thank you for your patience!

(Updated 14th January 2021.)

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

The Happy Stitch Project | Hello! Hooray!

The Happy Stitch Project

01 January 2021 |

Welcome to The Happy Stitch Project! I’m so excited to be launching today – yay! This whole project basically came about when I got stuck in a creative rut a couple of months ago, and I knew that I wanted to come up with something to get me out of it. It was during a…

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Baby bat Halloween costume DIY | Hello! Hooray!

Baby bat Halloween costume

16 October 2020 |

I made this baby bat Halloween costume four years ago now, and it has taken me so long to write this post that both of our children have actually worn it!

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Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper | Hello! Hooray!

Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper

06 October 2020 |

Transferring designs onto fabric with vellum paper is a great permanent method. It works with a heat transfer pen, so I’ll show you how!

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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?

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

#colourfulfunembroidery

You'll find everything you need to stitch your own #colourfulfunembroidery in my new haberdashery!

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