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Amber is the latest addition to our team, joining in December 2023. She was incredibly timid and nervous after being rescued from a breeding farm but she’s really started to come out of her shell now. She’s learnt so much from her older sister Orla and knows she’s safe if she’s around. Amber has grown […]


Orla joined the team in December 2018 when she was 8 months old. She was quite a handful at first after being rehomed twice before she came to us but she soon settled into her role. She now has a really calm and gentle nature and is absolutely amazing with babies and young children. Orla […]


Angie, A.K.A Laura’s Mum, has been part of the team since October 2018. She’s been occupying the role of Top Mum since Laura became the Owner of Handmade Design. She’s been her cheerleader since Day 1, helping Laura’s with the boring jobs she hates doing. In the week, Angie is a Nursery Nurse caring for […]


Becki joined Handmade Design as a Retail Assistant, working in our Ashbourne shop, serving lots of our lovely customers. She works really closely with Laura, keeping busy with day-to-day tasks, making sure the shop remains bursting with handmade loveliness. She also keeps everything (and everyone) tidy and organised – Laura can be a bit of […]

Laura Cooper

How Laura became the Owner of Handmade Design can only be described as fate. Six years ago, Laura decided to walk away from her Sales & Marketing career to re-evaluate what she wanted to do with her life. Shortly before this, her grandad passed away and that really changed her outlook on life. After leaving […]

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