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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 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

Making it up as I go | Hello! Hooray!

Making it up as I go

14 May 2021 |

If there’s one phrase that sums up how I currently feel about a lot of stuff it’s this one. Because I’m basically ‘making it up as I go’! It seemed like the perfect quote for this week in The Happy Stitch Project. It has resonated a lot with my Instagram followers too!

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Brick and cross stitch hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Brick and cross stitch hoop

07 May 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re stitching a really fun pattern on this brick and cross stitch hoop. Yay! It’s simple to stitch and is actually really therapeutic once you get into it.

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Long and short stitch lettering | Hello! Hooray!

Long and short stitch lettering

30 April 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re learning long and short stitch. It’s a beautiful stitch for shading, so you can achieve an ombre effect with different shades of the same colour, or blend different colours together. Our project this week is long and short stitch lettering, and I’ll show you how to stitch…

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

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