About Laura

My story begins when I was just four years old and suffering with severe knee pain. For 15 years I was misdiagnosed or wrongly treated. I was told it was just growing pains and that it would pass. I was told to take paracetamol and ibuprofen when it hurt, and by the age of 15 I was taking these painkillers every four hours, day and night. I hardly ever slept due to the pain, and I was often unable to stay around friends’ houses, or go out for long periods of time because I would end up in tears. It felt like both my legs had been broken. My wonderful mum and dad would often wake up to hear me crying and end up sitting on my bed for hours on end trying to comfort and console me, knowing that the doctors were doing nothing to help me, they would end up taking me to A&E to try and get me help at all hours of the morning and just generally fighting for me in any way they could. Finally, with a push from my wonderful fiancé, my family and a small group of loving friends, I began to be treated for my anxiety and depression and got my life back on track. I’ve always tried my best to hold down a job regardless of these difficulties and I have always managed to up till now. At the moment I have been out of work since September 2016 and I am waiting to find a treatment for my fibromyalgia to get my life back to normal. I try my best to stay positive and keep focusing on my new job – making people’s gorgeous animals! I have found solace in crafting and crocheting and it’s an amazing distraction and outlet for all my troubles. It’s turning something so negative into something positive. I began making up some pets that looked like our animals for fun. I shared them with my Conscious Crafties buddies online and people wanted one of their own. Then we realised we could make them for anyone! So I offered my CC pals a discount to make their pets and use the photos for a portfolio. The feedback and reviews I got for them were fantastic, so Riccardo started advertising them on Facebook and we got more an more requests! Companies such as ‘D for Dog’ and ‘Chelsea Dogs’ wanted to stock our toys – and then the big one happened. I applied to sell on NotOnTheHighStreet.com and they accepted my application! This is when we realised we had a viable business. It got busier and busier, the press became involved and wrote articles on us, charities asked us to do fundraisers and make special exclusive products for them to raise money, and I realised that I was going to need more help from Riccardo than all his amazing promotion – he was going to have to learn how to crochet!

Four More Fluffy Pet Plushes

Four More Fluffy Pet Plushes Beautiful creations with love and attention Four More Fluffy Pet Plushes created this week. It is always special when we create a memorial version as we know ourselves that its so painful to lose a beloved pet. Please take a look out these cuddly [...]

By |2018-06-06T20:45:42+00:00June 6th, 2018|Breeds, Cockapoo, Springer Spaniel|Comments Off on Four More Fluffy Pet Plushes

Lucky Seven

Lucky Seven Lucky Seven with these creations that have captivated our hearts over the past couple of weeks. Each one brought their own challenge. From dog heads to a cat what a treat we had creating these. The feedback that we have been getting from all our customers has [...]

By |2018-05-23T21:04:53+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Akita Broder Collie Cross, Breeds, Cavalier King Charles, Ginger Cat, Jack Russell, Labrador Cross, Lurcher, Sprocker Spaniel|Comments Off on Lucky Seven

Four New Pet Plushies

Charlie the Labradoodle The gorgeous labradoodle, Charlie, was so much fun to make. I especially loved making his super soft and fluffy ears! His tail was quite a challenge, as it had to be fluffy but not too bushy. In the end, we love how Charlie turned out! [...]

By |2018-04-29T19:59:18+00:00April 29th, 2018|Breeds, Pug, Tibetan Terrier, Weaten Terrier|Comments Off on Four New Pet Plushies

Seven New Pet Plushies

Seven New Pet Plushies Some new breeds again this week. We are trying as hard as we can to get these done for our customers but still strive to keep the quality to the highest standard. It is never easy to create one of our Pet Plush's especially when [...]

By |2018-04-22T23:20:21+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Breeds, Catahoula Mix Bull Arab, Cockapoo, SHar Pei Cross, Springer Spaniel, Staff, Staff Mongrel Cross, Tri coloured Cocker Spaniel|Comments Off on Seven New Pet Plushies
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