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 blog, shop and creative studio you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.
IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO
All orders currently shipping as normal - shipping is WORLDWIDE from the UK.
Please note that any orders placed between 10th and 31st August 2022 will be sent out from 1st September, as I'm taking a break.
EU CUSTOMERS: Please note that there will be additional VAT and service charges applicable on import to the European Union, due to changes made from 1st July 2021. These are NOT included in any prices on my website and will be charged to you when your order arrives.
(Updated 4th July 2021.)
Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery, but aren't sure where to start?
Then The Happy Stitch Project is just for you!
Learn 53 hand embroidery stitches at your own pace, with this FREE online course from Clare Albans at Hello! Hooray!
All video tutorials, templates, materials lists and instructions are included. Stitch this sampler, or a new mini project each week. Yay!
Sound good? CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE SADLY CLOSING THE PHYSICAL SHOP.
This has been a really difficult decision, but I am closing the physical shop in Lemington. Thank you for all of your support, it is very much appreciated!
I will still be trading online, but here are the remaining opening days and times if you want to shop in person:
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
This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re learning how to stitch a stem stitch. I’m wondering why I haven’t learnt this one before to be honest, as it’s such a lovely stitch! Here it is in red on the sampler designed by Helen from @unicornfactoryuk – you can download it here.Read More
It’s week 7 of The Happy Stitch Project, and this week we’re starting to stitch something that we’ll work on next week and the week after as well. The Do Your Thing embroidered hoop uses arrowhead stitch to fill in the letters, so we’ll be stitching that this week in some beautiful pastel shades.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.