Clare Albans is a mama, maker and blogger living in Newcastle upon Tyne. A musician and teacher by trade, she found a creative outlet from the day job in crafting and started her blog, Hello! Hooray!, in 2012 to share her projects. Hello! Hooray! has been featured in publications such as Craftseller magazine, Bibelot Magazine and Clare has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. There is a successful Hello! Hooray! Etsy shop which is the go-to place for colourful and fun modern embroidery and patterns.