Thank you for joining me here at Scaredy Cat Designs.

My name is Helen and I live in the beautiful Scottish Borders with my family and mad pet!

I’ve always loved making things, starting at a very young age making clothes for teddies and toys and cutting up old wallpaper sample books to create collages to send in to Vision On! You’ll be pleased to hear that I have progressed a little since those days and now enjoy a range of crafting, home-making and baking skills and I love nothing more than to design and create new products which hopefully you will enjoy too.

Why not browse my Shop pages – I hope you’ll find something you like. Please take a look at my PINTEREST page where I update products much more regularly on here on the website  – most items are also available to buy that I show there – please just drop me an email or give me a call –

I have my certificate of food hygiene competence from Scottish Borders Council to produce my speciality cakes, cupcakes and all food items.

 Food Hygeine Info Pass - SBC

I set the business up about 18 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. I often get commissions for pieces by word of mouth but the website is here for those of you who are just discovering Scaredy Cat Designs or who want to know what else I produce. It’s very rewarding to see a big smile on someone’s face when they receive a personalised card, cake or gift and there’s nothing nicer than the realisation that “This was made especially for me!”

It’s easy to get bored with the same old thing; we all love something new and fresh so I like to make a range of unique designs and products, to create a diverse range of goodies – cards, invitations, papercraft gifts, hand-sewn bags, aprons, soft furnishings, knitted and crocheted items, toys, accessories for dogs, speciality cakes and home baking and lots, lots more!

Helen Bader
Scaredy Cat Designs