Happy New Year – Another Blogiversary!


Are you ready for the New Year? Can you believe that some of us have been connecting here for four years? You’ve seen me grow, change my look, excepted my silence from time to time, celebrated, and inspired some of my creations with your comments, and likes whenever you dropped by to see what’s happening at LaCartera!  We’ve supported…

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…

The Latest Thread – Sewing Resources, Design Challenge & Buttons!


This week I received a couple of photos of my sling bag on the beach, I have two sewing items to fix and correct. One is my grandson’s shirt and the other is the laptop bag. I  think last week was a blur, but at least I started the sewing resource page and I’m thinking about the latest Spoonflower design challenge….

The Latest Thread – Shopping, Fashion School, & Textile Designs


Every week this summer has been packed full of fun! I received my collection of presser feet, I’ve been looking into the Fashion School Crash Course, prepared my next textile collection for sale, and looking forward to my grandson’s birthday especially pictures of his little outfit!  So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs (Before we get started  I…

Design Challenge – Voting Ends Soon!


It’s time to vote for your favorite Spoonflower and Betabrand design! The winner is selected by the number of votes received so I need your help! Voting ends on July 26, 2016. The entries are in random order so I’m unable to link you directly to my entry, but you can also vote for other designs too.  There are 500+ entries…