The Latest Thread – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I’m so happy to welcome a new year with the hope of pursuing new adventures and envisioning new creative dreams. The happy memories of 2018 are etched in my mind forever, but I’m also filled with the anticipation of the new paths life will take me in 2019!

I haven’t chatted with some of you in a while, but I feel that I can finally get back on track with the blog and sharing the things that I love to create. During the years of 2017 – 2018, I had to face challenges with a house fire, and a family health scare. Now that all is well and I’ve concurred those issues I feel it’s time to focus on things that keep me sane when life gets a little complicated!

So let’s catch-up and take a look at the best of 2018 and some of the things I enjoyed creating in 2018!  

LaCartera Kids “Dresses”

So what have I been up to creatively you may ask? Well, I found solace in creating little girls dresses. I intended to make one or two pillowcase dresses for my grand daughter’s birthday and ended up falling in love with the process of creating looks for her. I think I’m really addicted to the process of creating things that not only put a smile not only on my face, but others too.  It doesn’t help that she’s so stinking cute (in my grandma’s voice) too!

Pink Candy Cane Stripped Dress - LaCartera

T-Shirt Dress - LaCartera

I won’t overload you with all of the photos, but I can’t wait to share the new dresses I’m working on a little later.

The Teacher Apron

What started out as a special jester turned into a fun mix and matching of textiles for a unique look for my favorite Teacher Lady!  After posting the look on Facebook,  I had the privilege of creating aprons for a couple more elementary #tearcherladies.

Reversable Aprons - LaCartera

The most important aspects of the reversible apron included pen, ruler and cell phone pockets.

Reversable Apron - Lacartera

Textile Designs

I had a chance to dabble with a few textile designs, but this year I’m challenging myself to enter more of the weekly Spoonflower design challenges.  I’m hoping that will help my creative juices to flow.

mini hula dress LaCartera Design

Paisley Design - LaCartera


Black Paisley - LaCartera

Family Time

I didn’t have a chance to spend time with a lot of family throughout the year, but I made the best out of the time I did have.  I even took the time to make some decorative things for the holiday, which is very unusual for me. Usually, I’m making gifts for others.

Floating Bulbs - LaCartera
Floating Christmas Bulbs


Wall Hanging
I didn’t want to leave out the love of my life – preparing to climb the Christmas tree!


Christmas Eve and the Best Picture!

I think that covers everything! So I’m hoping you had a Merry Christmas and here’s wishing you and your family a Happy New Year, from my family to yours!

Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful to see you back! I’m so sorry you had to go through those difficult experiences, a fire and family health issues is a lot to contend with. Lovely family you have there! Great to see all you creative and beautiful projects. Looking forward to your 2019 projects and blogs. Happy New Year to you and yours!


    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you Star, I’m also looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations too! Happy New Year! xxo


  2. Thanks for sharing what youve been up to, the little girl dresses are too cute!! 🙂

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    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you and Happy New Year! I’m really taking advantage of the fact that my granddaughter isn’t particular about what she wears yet, but she has started to gravitate towards pink and pompoms! 👗

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  3. lindaglovinghome says:

    Beautiful just beautiful, my friend. With all that life throws at us… we persevere with the love of family and determination. I’m so happy for you. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2019!!! 🌹🌹🌹 Love that family picture..too too cute!!!👍😊

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    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you, Linda! I’m looking forward to creating, sharing and connecting more this year! Can’t wait to see more of your fabulous designs and vlogs too! Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎉


  4. slfinnell says:

    Happy New Year and may it be filled to the brim with blessings! Love visiting your blog 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you and many blessings to you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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