Spooktacular Handmade Bow Event


We’ve been anticipating this SPOOKTACULAR Handmade Halloween Bow Sale Event! Lisa has been creating and designing the spooky Halloween bows and now we are excited that they are in the Etsy shop! If you haven’t decided on your little one’s halloween costume or if you are creating a look we have a bow for you!…

6 Step Pillow Lounge Tutorial


You can make this “Pillow Lounge Cover” in 6 easy steps!  My grandchildren needed seating and I took on the challenge to find a chair or something that I could make that they would get good use of for several years to come.  I initially found the Pillow Lounge on Wayfair and Amazon and thought…

The Latest Thread – Creative Gifts for Kids


We’ve been working on lots of gifts for the kids in our lives, both family and friends. It has been such a treat to make and share the creative endeavors that make us smile! We’ve made pillow loungers, and bling for the girls, too! Check out the Latest Thread for the gifts that we hope…

The Latest Thread~ Creative Projects


This month we are creating new textile designs, new products, and treasured gifts for the family! There are still things to do to get the business up and running so, we love those moments when we can create! Textile Designs So much fun with this design and I had plenty of help from my 3-year…

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…

Sewing Tip – Free Easy Princess Dress Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy says “Little girls often want to feel like princesses and I always got true enjoyment of watching my girl wearing a costume I have made. For moms or grandmothers with similar requirements, here’s is an easy one. I have lined it because the netting could become itchy around the armhole….

The Latest Thread ~ LaCartera Kids and R&R


More Inspiration for LaCartera Kids! Since it’s official that my darling grand-daughter will arrive in July, this grandma has started crocheting an adorable blanket for her to enjoy for years to come.  I have settled on the colors with help from mom, but I don’t have a final design in mind so I’ve been testing out some simple but different looks….

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…

Little Girls Handbag – Tutorial


The perfect handbag accessory for a little girl that will complete her outfit during those special occasions! Somewhere we lost the classic fashion accessory for little girls 2-4yrs old.  I remember my little white gloves and my little handbag and shoes that matched my dress, but times have changed! Here’s a quick 40 min tutorial on how to glam up a little girls…

Baby Style – Pajama Pants and Matching Bunny


I had a busy weekend spending time with my grandson and making him  fleece pajama pants and a matching bunny! This weekend reminder of how I used to multitask during nap time.  During the his first nap I made his pajama pants and started on his bunny.  I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of each step, but I got the…