You lovely lot are sure to remember Hookin With Laa Laa. My lovely friend Lynda closed her blog down but she still going strong. In fact Lynda has taken the bold move to leave her job and embark full time on her dream of designing, making and selling her beautiful handmade creations, patterns and kits as well as needlework accessories.
Lynda has created a range of beautiful vintage inspired designs with a contemporary feel, in her own words:
"I have a love for all things British, UK iconography and nostalgia. You will see this love reflected in my designs. All of my work either harks back to a bygone age or celebrates 'Britishness' in all its quintessential hope and glory!
I love to mix traditional with contemporary. So a lot of my designs give a modern twist to more traditional techniques and ideas."
Her shop is now open online, it is not fully stocked yet it is a work in progress but Laa Laa Land is open for business.
Here are a few of Lynda's recent stunning designs:
Victorian Rose Needlepoint
'Pin' Cushion Kit
Bungalow Pin Cushion Kit
Bourbon Pin Cushion Kit
Custard Cream Kit
Oreo Pin Cushion
The designs are all available to buy in kit form with all of the materials required to make your design up, or alternatively if you have a healthy stash of materials at home you can buy pdf versions of the pattern only.
Lynda is bringing her years of teaching experience together with her craft expertise to host a forthcoming workshop. You can learn the art of needlepoint and create your very own needlepoint pincushion.
The pincushion has been designed especially for this workshop and you can create your own monogram as all letters of the alphabet are available.
This workshop will be held on Saturday 21st September, 2013 at The Blue Door Bakery in Hagley, Worcestershire, there are more details on Laa Laa Land in the Workshops section.
Lynda will also be exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham later this year on the 7th to the 10th November at the Crafts for Christmas / Hobbycraft Event, if you are visiting this year pop along and say hi, she is lovely, tell her Kandi sent you.
I've been delighted to be privvy to some of Lyndas up and coming designs and I can tell you there are many more delights to come. I have been helping out stitching up designs for display, I have just completed a couple of makes from her kits and am in the middle of another, they are a delight to make and I find it a very relaxing and easy thing to do, I must admit that I'm a bit addicted.
A bungalow blocking.
I must add that this is not a sponsored post, Lynda is a dear friend and I just love her work and wanted to share as I am sure you will love it too.
You can find Lynda in any of these places: