Sewing Tip – Why you Need a Punch Plier in Your Sewing Kit!


Have you struggled with punching holes in your sewing or craft project? If SEW the Strengthened Punch Plier is just what you need in your sewing kit! If you apply rivets, snaps, studs, or need to start holes in thick layers of fabric or other craft projects you may want to look at this a little closer.   With this revolving…

Textiles- 2017 Color Review & Ideas


I’ve been on the hunt for the Spring and Summer Pantone colors for the year and of course I found them.  I was expecting to see something more exciting, but the colors are so calming and as some of you know my style is sometimes a bit in your face! Color combination ideas are a process…

Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a quick look at another Swiss Army blanket turned into a hobo handbag! Adding the leather straps, buckles, rivets and studs are still my favorite things to do that adds interest.  I think it’s the style that I love and this time I’ve dressed it up…

Roostery Giveaway Winner!


 It’s time to announce the Rooster Home Décor Shop  Giveaway! Drum Roll Please……… The True Random Number Generator selection: Congratulations to Lisa Proctor! Please help me congratulate Lisa Proctor who entered the giveaway on my Facebook page!  Thank you to everyone that participated! Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Enter the Roostery Home Décor Shop Giveaway! – (Closed)…


The 4th Blogiversary Celebration and Textile Giveaway continues… The Roostery Giveaway is Ending Soon…. I’m offering your choice of colors and designs from my textile designs from my Roostery Home Décor Shop to one lucky follower! You select the fabric design and color for the pillows, tea towels, cocktail or dinner napkins from my Roostery shop and I will have it shipped to you.  More options available!…

Textile Giveaway Winner!


I like to Thank everyone that participated in the Blogiversary Textile Giveaway! My celebration will continue all month so there are more chances to win exciting things! Now it’s time to announce the Spoonflower Textile Giveaway! Drum Roll……… The True Random Number Generator selection: Congratulations to Green Eye Crafts! Please help me congratulate Green Eye Crafts and enter this weeks…

Blogiversary – Roostery Home Décor Shop Giveaway! (Closed)


The 4th Blogiversary Celebration and Textile Giveaway continues… Last week’s giveaway was from my Spoonflower shop and this week I’m offering a selection of my textile designs from my Roostery Home Décor Shop to one lucky follower! You select the fabric design for the pillows, tea towels, cocktail or dinner napkins from my Roostery shop and I will have it shipped to you. International and U.S. participants…

Blogiversary Textile Giveaway! (Closed) Winner Announced on January 16th!


I’m celebrating my 4 year Blogiversary and I wouldn’t have anything to celebrate if it wasn’t for YOU! So I decided to share my love of textiles with one lucky follower! You decide which fabrics, Wallpaper or gift wrap designs you want from my Spoonflower shop and I will have it shipped to you. International and U.S. participants…

Happy New Year – Another Blogiversary!


Are you ready for the New Year? Can you believe that some of us have been connecting here for four years? You’ve seen me grow, change my look, excepted my silence from time to time, celebrated, and inspired some of my creations with your comments, and likes whenever you dropped by to see what’s happening at LaCartera!  We’ve supported…

Top 16 Viewed Sewing Tips in 2016


The sewing tips shared this year really made our sewing lives easier from organizing to helpful tools and tricks to use that really saves time. I haven’t used a sewing pattern in years with the exception of last year when I downloaded a PDF pattern of a cute skirt. Most of the time I create my own patterns…

Top Sewing – Crochet -PDF Pattern Tutorials in 2016


As I look at the most viewed tutorials posted I realize that I didn’t create as many tutorials as I would have liked for the year and some of the tutorials continue to make the top viewed list every year. Where did the time go? I challenged myself to learn Adobe illustrator and In Design to…

Top 16 Crafty Design-O-Rama Roundup


We started this years Design-O-Rama in October and I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the crafts! We had 87 projects uploaded from October -December 18th. I rounded up the 16 crafts that received the most views to share with you and added the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post so that you can see the other…