It's all about connection & kindness...
Hello, I'm Kuhla Shine
card maker for over 30 years
and owner of Handmade Dorset.
Kindness makes the world go round… humour helps!
Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot.
Bespoke & quality doesn’t have to cost the Earth.
Even though I’m an introvert and love quietness and solitude I’m super passionate about connecting people and celebrating life’s milestones and moments – be that a special birthday, anniversary or achievement (heck some days I want an award for getting out of bed and there’s a card for that too!).
I’m a trained fine artist and love to illustrate my stationery, yet it’s often the words and personalisation that repeat customers come back for – how magical to receive a card or gift created especially for you? As a maker it’s a delight to offer this service knowing it makes so many people happy.
what handmade dorset stands for
Having an open heart and mind – seeing the world with wonder and applying that mindset to our products.
Family and friends are a blessing – we’re here to help you tell them that you care.
Our planet is precious. Our products and packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials.
interesting things about me
Mum to 4 amazing kids and Nanna to 7 – that’s a lot of personalised cards!
Neurodivergent – helps me to see and share the magic.
An ordained Interfaith Minister – powerful fuel for my love of ceremony, celebration and finding the right words.
3rd generation maker and now two of my daughters have handmade business' too – just don’t ask us about our craft stashes!
Still use my local village Post Office because I believe in supporting small, independent businesses. #shopsmall
Proud supporter of the #justacard campaign
Have your day brightened!
From Valentines, to Christmas, journalling to letter writing and printable seasonal papers – we’ve got oodles of bright, beautiful and kind stationery.