My name is Laura and I am the hands behind Trendy Puku.
I am a maker and designer. It started with sewing and crocheting, which lead me to knitting and embroidering after graduating from the Interior Design program at BYU-Idaho. I discovered spinning next, which introduced me to felting, weaving and dyeing. Every year I discover new fiber arts that I keep adding to my collection of hobbies.
I was born and raised in Northern California, went to college in Eastern Idaho where I received a BA for Interior Design, resided in Massachusetts and Washington state for brief periods of time and am now working full-time as a mama and maker in North Carolina. I am a wife and a mother. I have been married for 6 years and we have a spirited 2 year old. She rules our world (if you catch what I'm saying)!
Because of my enthusiasm for my hobbies, I have more art hanging around my studio (half of the spare bedroom that I share with my husband who is a musician in his spare time) than I need which is why I created Trendy Puku and opened this shop and blog. Puku is a term of endearment in my family. My sister called me Puku when I was a kid (she may or may not still use that nickname) and I now find myself calling my daughter Puku. I love to share my knowledge and passion for design to help you build your confidence in creating your own environment that inspires you and brings you joy. Each item I create is made with a lot of love, care, and time. The individual pieces are unique due to their handmade nature. It is my hope that something jumps out at you and that it can find a place in your home and heart.
Thank you for visiting me. If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave me a comment or send me a message (I am a sucker for compliments, I ask my husband for one almost every night). I look forward to our new friendship!