Our Story

Our Story

It’s all about connection and kindness…

Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot.

Hello, I’m Kuhla!

Cardmaker for over 30 years and owner of Handmade Dorset

  • 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!
  • I believe in supporting small, independent businesses. #shopsmall
  • Proud supporter of the #justacard campaign

I’m super passionate about connecting people and celebrating life’s milestones – be that a birthday, anniversary, special achievement, or any other special moment.

As a trained fine artist, I love to illustrate Handmade Dorset stationery with cute & quirky graphics – from rainbows to cheeky kitties to lush plants – beautiful illustrations and carefully chosen words are what makes Handmade Dorset stationery unique.

As a maker, it’s a delight & privilege to create products that make you smile whilst still doing what we can to support the environment – bespoke and quality doesn’t have to cost the Earth

And, yes, life is a blessing, but it can be super challenging too – so why not celebrate all the tiny joys you can along the way? Over the years I’ve found there’s never a wrong moment to tell someone you are thinking of them, to let them know they’re not alone, or to remind them they are loved. Handmade Dorset stationery is created with that ethos in mind ????

What We Stand For

The 3 special things that keep us going every day.


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.


Kind words from some of our lovely customers

Absolutely delighted with service and quality of the card. Well packaged and the additional gift tags a lovely touch!


Beautiful card that arrived quickly as always. One of my main go to shops when I want a beautiful unique card. Thank you!


Love this card and so grateful to the seller for posting it the same day as I needed in super quickly. Arrived on time, highly recommended.

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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.

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