Spina Bifida AWAREness – Did You Know?


Here’s the weekly fact about Spina Bifida and see how you can support Team Twila with the Bowties & Bracelets Spina Bifida AWAREness Month Campaign! Also A Special Thank You Shout-out to those that have supported the cause. Team TWILAOctober 16 at 8:39 AM · #DidYouKnow #FACTS This chart below shows the “WALKING ABILITY &…

Mini Odyssey…is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies! It’s taking me a little longer to finalize my collection with a few distractions, but I’m back on track moving full steam ahead. First I want to show you the collection I’ve completed so far. The tote bag, Odyssey bag and now the Mini Odyssey with a tassel zipper pull. I have…

Spina Bifida AWAREness – Did You Know?


Here’s the weekly fact about Spina Bifida and our new headbands in the XOXO plaid to support Team Twila with the Bowties & Bracelets Spina Bifida AWAREness Month Campaign!  Team TWILAOctober 8 at 8:13 AM · #DidYouKnow “4-5 Babies are born each day in the U.S. with #SpinaBifida ” (To me…that’s A LOT! YET! It’s…

Spina Bifida AWAREness Month


This month I’m sharing weekly facts about Spina Bifida and asking for your support and donations for #TeamTwila Did you know? Team TWILAOctober 4 at 7:22 AM · #DidYouKnow … During my elementary days, I was just one of the THREE BLACK PEOPLE born with #SpinaBifida. When I got to middle and high schools…. I…

Spina Bifida AWAREness Month


We are supporting Team Twila with the Bowties & Bracelets Spina Bifida AWAREness Month Campaign! This event is HAPPENING all October Long! Twila selected the XOXO pattern in teal for the bowties and we are donating 50% of the proceeds raised to support Team Twila and the Adults with Spina Bifida Meet-Up group in Washington,…

The Latest Thread – LaCartera KIDS-Coming Soon!


This week we teamed up with Heather an amazing photographer that captured the essence of AP Quilting and LaCartera Designs to showcase LaCartera KIDS. She made us fall in love with our quilts, dresses and scarves all over again. This was truly a crazy Project Runway moment for me, but also a gathering of family…

The Latest Thread-Sewing, Business & Designs


This week I’m sharing New Products, LaCartera’s Business Plan, Introducing AP Quilting Production Maker, LaCartera Kids’, Craft/Flea Market Schedule, Spoonflower Shop & Etsy Opening. New Products As some of you know, I’ve been participating in the Spoonflower challenges, which have jump started my creativity.  I’ve placed 42nd in one challenge and had ulterior motives with…

Textile Design Challenge – Bohemian Paradise


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week and LaCartera Winning Design This week we “closed our eyes and pictured ourselves on a tropical oasis. Do you see oversized palm leaves swaying in the breeze or bold pops of color from the flora like birds of paradise?” My design popped into my head fairly quickly, as I imaged…

Textile Design Challenge


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week This week we “focused on the intricate details found on Pysanky, one of the many styles of Ukrainian eggs. Pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write”, and unlike eggs you might dye around Easter.” So here’s my interpretation of the Pysanky Challenge. Click here to vote! Stay tuned there’s…

The Latest Thread-Sewing & Designs


This week I’m sharing the Simplicity NewLook dress pattern results, and the weekly Spoonflower design Challenge entry. LaCartera Kids Well I think it has been at least 20 yrs. since I’ve used a sewing pattern, but I thought I would give it a try for this little dress.  I did make a couple of minor modifications…

Textile Design Challenge Entry – Moon Landing


I have decided to challenge myself to enter as many Spoonflower weekly design challenges as I can for the next two months. This weeks Spoonflower design challenge was a “Moon Landing” entry for Princess Awesome that ended on January 15th. I submitted my design one minute before it closed and hope that my last minute…

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…