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.
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(Updated 22nd September 2022.)
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
Mastering the bullion knot
This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’ll be mastering the bullion knot! 💪 I tried these a couple of weeks ago and failed. It was so frustrating, and I thought that I might not ever be able to stitch them! But I’ve actually worked out why that is now (after a big discussion with…Read More
Adding Danish knots to the knot sampler
This week, we’re adding Danish knots to the knot sampler that we started last week in The Happy Stitch Project. They take a little practice, but once you’ve got the knack then you’ll be stitching them in no time!Read More
How to stitch a cable stitch
This week in The Happy Stitch Project, I’m showing you how to stitch a cable stitch. It’s a bit like stem stitch from week 8, but you alternate the sides of the loops when making the stitches and this gives a slightly thicker effect.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!
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