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…

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…

XOXO Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I want share the only sample I have on hand from the LaCartera handbag collection curated from my Spoonflower textile shop.  This beauty will make you do a double-take and maybe a triple-take! As some of you may know my collection is on hold right now, but not forgotten! …

Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a quick look at another Swiss Army blanket turned into a hobo handbag! Adding the leather straps, buckles, rivets and studs are still my favorite things to do that adds interest.  I think it’s the style that I love and this time I’ve dressed it up…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Featured Projects #27


This Weeks Crafty Design-O-Rama Craft Featured Projects! Is everyone ready for Christmas?  Well here are the favorite projects shared last week!  We’ll share the 16 popular posts next week in a series-end wrap up.  The crafty link-up is officially closed and I hope to see your awesome craft projects next year! So save and share your favorites and have a Very…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #26


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! As we countdown to Christmas this is your last chance to link up your projects.  We’ll share the favorites next week, with a series-end wrap up to follow near the end of the month. I hope you have enjoyed our link party as much as we have!! The crafty link-up is…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #25


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! Are you finishing up all of those Christmas crafts? Well It’s time to share all of  your fabulous items you’ve been working on! We have some fabulous featured crafts this week and if you click on the blue Inlinkz button below you can see them all!   So let’s start the party! Share your projects here, meet new friends, and discover new…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #24


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! It’s one of my favorite times of the year again! It’s time to see all of the fabulous craftiness from you!  All of the handmade Christmas gifts, DIY decorations, handmade items for sale, great recipe’s and more… We have some fabulous featured crafts this week and if you click on the blue Inlinkz button…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been working on my new handbag collection and was able to finish this Hobo Handbag in this zebra print before the holidays. You  know I love to mix it up a bit and decided to add a pop of red to the mix.  It’s soft, roomy and…

Woodstock Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! As you know I’ve spent most of the year designing textiles to use for my handbags among other things, but I finally completed a prototype for one of new purse designs that I will release soon.  I have a custom order that forced me to learn some new leather…