Saturday, 3 August 2013

Laa Laa Land

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.

A Custard Cream before it's final stages...

...and after!

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:

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Tracy said...

I wondered where lynda had gone and now I know, ;-) please send her all my best wishes for her new venture, her designs and makes are gorgeous as always xxx

dosierosie said...

Those kits are fantastic, might have to get one for my daughter .
I'm so pleased Lynda is doing well although I do miss both her and you. ~Look forward to regular updates on how she is doing and wish her all the luck in the world.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

How fab, just leapt over there to like from me :-) x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

on facebook that is :-)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it so exciting that Lyndas going into craft full time,very good luck to her,She deserves it,being such a lovely lady. I will gladly pop on over to her shop now. Such gorgeous things You ve both been making .xxx

Old Magnolia Tree said...

I've missed Lynda a lot sun e she closed her blog. Send her my best wishes please and I hope that her business thrives brilliantly.

thesnailgarden said...

Congratulations to Lynda on starting her new business. Please pass on my best wishes to her and I hope that her business is a great success.

Beautiful makes in this and your previous post. No wonder you are too busy to blog! :)

Best wishes, Pj x

Country Rabbit said...

you two ladies are soooo clever in all your needle craft abilities, glad to see lynda still around and making lovely things, happy summer to you both xx

Bethany Wood said...

These are so lovely <3

Betty x x