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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.

IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO

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 Magic of the to-done list | Hello! Hooray!

The magic of the to-done list

30 January 2021 |

I discovered the magic of the to-done list a while back, but throughout life in lockdown it has helped me even more. I’d like to share it with you today, as it will hopefully be something that helps you too.

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Fern stitch wreath hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Fern stitch wreath hoop

29 January 2021 |

In week 5 of The Happy Stitch Project we’re learning fern stitch. This is the first new stitch that I’ve learnt for the project, and I’ve designed this fern stitch wreath hoop for you to create something simple but beautiful. Add your own text or design in the centre to customise it!

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Adding French knots to the geo hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Adding French knots to the geo hoop

26 January 2021 |

    I’m a little bit late with this post for week 4 of The Happy Stitch Project – I’m so sorry! Life is just really hectic at the moment, which is ironic considering we’re in lockdown and aren’t going anywhere…but the juggle is very real! Anyway, this week we’re adding French knots to the…

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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.

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

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