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…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and More Sewing


This week I’ve been sewing, approving textiles and more sewing!  I have a pretty nice list of items to get done. I knocked out the aprons and oven mitts, started on some of the tutorials that I promised, and hope to finish the my handbag prototype this week.  So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles Are you ready for some football!!…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Design Inspiration


Sewing and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list this week!  I think the week has passed by too quickly, but I hope to salvage some of the lost time soon! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textiles Designs As I’m sewing this little beauty I realized that I have a passion for creating fabrics…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and Crafty Link Party


This week The Etsy orders are coming in, I’m putting the finishing touches to the Fall textile designs, spotted a sale at Roostery, and the Design-O-Rama crafty link party has begun! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textile Designs, Design-O-Rama My vacation is over and I’m getting back to normal after my trip to China! I stayed long enough…

The Latest Thread – Fashion School, & Sewing Expo


The Fashion School Crash Course at BurdaStyle Academy and the Sewing Expo at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Expo Center are happening in the Month of September! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs Fashion School Crash Course: Become a Fashion Designer at BurdaStyle Academy  Become a Fashion Designer with Project Runway Alumni at *Burda Style:…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Home Goods & Sewing


This week I approved new textile designs, discovered a new Custom Home Goods shop, made a pair of cute oven mitts, updated my logo, and worked on a couple of PDF patterns. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles This week I released design collections from the XOXO Plaid and the Slate Collection in my Spoonflower Shop.  Since I have a couple of custom orders for home goods and I’m working on my…