Spring Inspiration – Discover Your Creativity & DIY Wreath


I’ve had such a difficult time finding the perfect wreath for my front door and then it hit me…. Why not make my own! I spent time searching around town for the perfect wreath, but of course you would probably never find the perfect color, flowers, or price.  I was inspired by a friend who talked about creating the perfect wreath for…

The Latest Thread – 2018 Color and Style Inspiration


I’ve gathered a collection of Violet Textile Designs, Sewing Inspiration, Mini Tutorials, Roostery Table Linens ~ 10%Sale, and BurdaStyle Biker Jacket Sew-Along Sweepstakes! Designs Using the Pantone Color of the Year! If you don’t know by now – Ultra Violet  is the Pantone color of 2018! I had the privilege of designing textile patterns in this color in for a…

The Latest Thread – What’s Your Craft Room Style?


Craft Room Style like a Boss! No Not Gangnam Style, but Craft Room Style!  If you’re like me the heart of your home is your craft room, your space, your sanctuary! My philosophy is that you create a space that works for your needs!  The most important aspect to any craft room or space to me is organization! (No…

The Latest Thread – Happy 2018!


It’s been a while since I had a chance to hangout  with you guy’s!  I missed chatting, crafting and sharing with you too! Last year came roaring in like a bull in a candy shop for me and left me picking up the pieces till the very end of the year. So Happy New Year! My husband and I…

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! …

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…

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…

LaCartera Kids – Crochet Aviator Hat- Free Pattern


I found the cutest crochet aviator hat on Pinterest and the free pattern by Repeat After Me!  I had to give it a whirl and make it for my grandson.  It was the perfect time to get started on this pattern when he came to visit for Thanksgiving . I got to fit the shell on his…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

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


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been working on my new handbag collection and was able to finish this Hobo Handbag in this zebra print before the holidays. You  know I love to mix it up a bit and decided to add a pop of red to the mix.  It’s soft, roomy and…

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


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! As you know I’ve spent most of the year designing textiles to use for my handbags among other things, but I finally completed a prototype for one of new purse designs that I will release soon.  I have a custom order that forced me to learn some new leather…