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


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I want share the only sample I have on hand from the LaCartera handbag collection curated from my Spoonflower textile shop.  This beauty will make you do a double-take and maybe a triple-take! As some of you may know my collection is on hold right now, but not forgotten! …

Sewing Tip – DIY Anti-Pickpocket Handbag


Myra at So Sew Easy shares the Anti pickpocket bag: FREE pattern, tutorial, and video sew-along. The anti-pickpocket bag is made of fabric with twisted handles. “This will not only be an attractive addition to your wardrobe but also super functional if you’re traveling or spending time in crowded places. The twisted fabric handles are…

Roostery Product Review


Do you remember my Blogiversay Giveaway from my Roostery Home Décor Shop? The winner of the giveaway posted a great review and photos of the Vintage Filigree placemats she won on my Facebook page. Since I can’t copy & paste Lisa’s comments from Facebook onto the blog, I’ve recreated her review below. “I wanted to share how Beautiful my placemats are!…

Sewing Tip – Free Easy Princess Dress Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy says “Little girls often want to feel like princesses and I always got true enjoyment of watching my girl wearing a costume I have made. For moms or grandmothers with similar requirements, here’s is an easy one. I have lined it because the netting could become itchy around the armhole….

The Latest Thread ~ LaCartera Kids and R&R


More Inspiration for LaCartera Kids! Since it’s official that my darling grand-daughter will arrive in July, this grandma has started crocheting an adorable blanket for her to enjoy for years to come.  I have settled on the colors with help from mom, but I don’t have a final design in mind so I’ve been testing out some simple but different looks….

Sewing Tip – 8 Ways to Attach PATCHES on Clothes


Sarina at Sewing Guide to Fashion shares 8 different ways to patch fabric for mending as well as  decorating clothes like jeans. You may want to Pin this for later! There are many reasons why you might want to sew patches on your clothes. Primary reason why many youngsters consider sewing patches on their clothes is –…

The Latest Thread – Harvest Moon


Hello Handmade Handbag Junkies! It feels like a year since my last post, but It’s been only a month!  I’ve been dreaming of the day when things calmed down a bit to let everyone know that I’ve been displaced due to smoke damage to my home after my adjacent neighbor’s townhouse caught fire. Everyone is well and no one was hurt, but…

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!