I believe creativity is for everyone

For those of us, that enjoy exploring creative pursuits we understand that there is more to it than just making something. Using our hands replenishes us and gives us a boost of energy with a twist of happiness that is unequal. My mission is to design products that you can use to find those moments of creative bliss and accomplishment. Because creativity really does fill the heart.

– Patricia

Patricia Zapata

The backstory

I opened A Little Hut in 2004 after friends that saw a birthday card I made by hand suggested that I should sell my work. I also happened to be trying to find ways to get away from sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time. So, I started out by selling stationery, printables, and hand-cut paper illustrations. Cutting projects one-by-one wasn’t giving me the time I needed. As it turned out, relief was on the way – I discovered cutting machines.

My business immediately transformed, yet stayed the same. I am still able to create new designs and put them together myself (I still love working by hand), and now I have the added bonus of teaching others how to have fun with paper too. Making and passing it on – it’s the best of all worlds.

Some highlights

My first book, Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home was a perfect way to show my love for paper. It truly was a dream come true. The book is a collection of more than 30 papercraft projects that use paper and recyclable materials.

My latest publications are coloring books that take my illustrations to colorists that enjoy some relaxing time with color. Flower Nook: A Coloring Book is a collection of 50 of her nature-inspired illustrations. Adventures in the Garden is my most recent coloring book it features little girls exploring and having fun among giant flowers and friendly critters.

Please visit my portfolio site for other examples of my work that are available for licensing. I’ve been featured in various sites and magazines as seen below.