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…

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…

Jean Skirt Upcycle


I remember turning a pair of jeans into a short skirt in the late 70’s it was fun then and now this style is back in fashion. I saw that the Diesel jean shop sells this skirt for $180 and I’ve seen others on the market for $300.  A friend asked me to create this look…

Marbling Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Practicing fabric marbling techniques kept me busy this weekend.  I used shaving cream to drop my paint and used a modified raking technique with the pointed end of my paint brush to create a collection of textile designs. I’m so pleased with the outcome. What do you think? Is it a hit or miss? Fab or Drab? Here’s a look…

Handmade Craft Features – Week #15


Check out Week #15 Handmade Craft Features!  Kreative Doting has been very busy creating these spectacular projects with tutorials.  Click on the photos to view the link to the projects. Pin these ideas for later! Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Handmade Craft Feature – Week #14


Check out Week #14 Handmade Craft Feature!  Katy Trail Creations shares her crochet afghan baby blanket.  Click on the photo to view the link to the project. There’s still time to be  inspired and share your craft projects before Valentine’s Day!   Pin this idea for later! Share your crafts at the next Handmade Craft Link Party on Sunday, February 7th  & Monday, February 8th, until midnight (U.S./Eastern Standard Time)….

Handmade Craft Features – Week #13


Check out Week #13 Handmade Craft Features!  Here’s a link to 14 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards. Because I’m Cheap shares some adorable craft ideas here!  Click on the photo to view the link to the project. There’s still time to be inspired and share your craft projects before Valentine’s Day!   Here’s a great gift idea too! A reversible apron tutorial I created…

Handmade Craft Features – Week #12


Check out Week #12 Handmade Craft Features! Click on the photos to view the feature craft and you will find the link to the project.  There’s still time to be inspired and share your craft projects!   Why not share your crafts at the next Handmade Craft Link Party on Sunday, January 24th & Monday, January 18th until midnight (U.S./Eastern Standard Time). Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Handmade Craft Feature – Week #11


Check out Week #11 Handmade Craft Feature! If you love to knit the Miniature Scandinavian Hjerte Mitten Ornament featured comes with easy instructions… These were originally uploaded on Ravelry a free site for crocheters and knitters, and shared with me.  There are lots of free patterns and design ideas on Ravelry to get you started.  You will need to login in…

Handmade Craft Feature – Week #10


Check out Week #10 Handmade Craft Feature! Click on the photo to view the feature craft and you will find the link to the project.  There’s still time to be inspired and share your craft projects before Valentine’s Day!   Why not share your crafts at the next Handmade Craft Link Party on Sunday, January 10th & Monday, January 11th until midnight (U.S./Eastern Standard Time). Stay tuned there’s more…

Top 10 Sewing Tips in 2015!


The Top 10 popular sewing tips and product reviews shared here in 2015! If you are a sewing enthusiast the tips were complied for your reference.  Click on the photos below to get the link of the tip you’re interested in viewing. Save or pin this  for later! Here’s a special thank you to Debbie at So Sew Easy for her frequent contribution and…

Top 22 Holiday Craft Favorites in 2015!


These holiday crafts made the top viewed list in 2015! The most views were during weeks 3-7 so if you see projects that you like click on the photo to find the link to the featured project.  You will need to like my Facebook page to view and ask questions about the handmade items posted by fans. Save & Pin this for Next Year! …