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,…

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!…

What do You Think? Is the Odyssey a Hit or Miss?


Hello, Handmade Handbag Junkies! So glad you can take a moment to preview one of the latest handmade handbags in my Fall Collection. I want to Introduce “Odyssey” and she’s ready for you to decide whether she’s a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? In keeping with the structured bag theme, I wanted to create…

The Latest Thread ~ Spooky Hair & XOXO Campaign


Welcome to the Latest Thread where we will share our latest crafts, and upcoming XOXO Campaign! Let’s also take a moment to remember the men and women who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S. today! Pre-Spooktacular Event! We are so excited to share our upcoming Spooktacular event! First of…

The Structured Bag -Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello, handbag junkies! I hope all are safe from Hurrican Dorian and you follow the authorities instructions if you are in its projected path. I’ve been updating my favorite tote bags and found some inspiration from the minimalist trend. The sleek look with a bit of structure is the direction I’m heading. As most of…

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…

Sling Bag-Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello handbag junkies! I’m so happy to get back to creating handbags. We have a lovely friend that has inherited a ton of fabric from her father’s upholstery shop and has gifted us several yards/bolts of faux leather, vinyl, and other canvas fabrics too, so there are a lot of new designs coming! I decided…

The Latest Thread – LaCartera Kids Projects


Welcome back to the Latest Thread! A little bling for the girls, hair bows, keyrings, baby mobiles for boys and textiles. Lisa and I are still busy creating different items for the LaCartera Kids Etsy line. The girls have taken center stage this week, but more boy’s items are on the way. LaCartera Kids Lisa…

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…