About Little Bun Designs UK
Bloom Where You Are Planted...
Hello! I'm Paula from Cheshire in the UK 😊 Many thanks for visiting my shop!
The road to Little Bun Designs UK has been a long & varied crafting journey- defined by my life long battle with anxiety & ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder).
Upon leaving school - & being unable to complete my training as a beauty therapist - I was traveling around local craft fairs with my handcrafted polymer clay jewellery, as well as working part time in the family business - Weavercrafts. During this time, I was also beginning to dabble in very basic card making.
After my passion in my 20's to become a midwife, was once again thwarted by my anxiety, I then gained an interest in creating natural skincare including lip balms, face creams & hand balms - which I still indulge in making as gifts for family and friends.
Several years ago a card making group organised by my Aunty rekindled my love of paper craft & I began the (very expensive & very messy!) hobby of stamping, die cutting & embossing handmade cards.
I have always found hand sewing to be a very therapeutic experience - intensely calming & especially helpful for the intrusive thoughts bought on by ocd.
Working with felt has always been my favourite, due to its design flexibility & neatness. (And possibly connected to my childhood love of Fuzzy Felt! 🤓) These hand sewn items range from my novelty felt pincushions & best selling funky felt chickens to ‘doodling’ with free hand embroidery - particularly on notebook covers...
Having an intense love of fabric, but still yet to learn how to machine sew - I’ve learned to craft with it instead 😀My fabric covered & padded notebook range has expanded to include address books, sketch books & diaries & my handmade bookmarks continue to be a best seller!
Leading on from this, I now offer handmade address books, using traditional bookbinding methods & plan on building up a handmade notebook range in the near future and expanding on my bookbinding skills.
Little Bun Designs UK as a business, was born in memory of my beloved three-legged bunny - Suki. During his short life (6 months of which he spent masquerading as a girl, hence the name!) he was constantly by my side throughout many a tough time. His unexpected death left me devastated, which kickstarted my crafting again & in the 7 years since, I’ve finally found my niche in the crafting world.
Grouping all my crafts under a woodland/nature theme, enables me to specialise in several areas at the same time & combine all my talents together - paper craft, fabric craft & hand sewing.
I also sell my cards & gifts in our beautiful 19th Century shop - in the heart of Cheshire.
So against all the setbacks, disappointments & hurdles, life - it seems - has a funny way of placing you where you need to be & with Little Bun Designs, I am literally blooming where I am planted 😊