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 – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I received my pattern from Sprout Pattern printed on my latest Spoonflower textile design to complete my LaCartera Baby project.  I had a fun textile design session with my Auntie who tested out my painting techniques and focused on new textile design samples for a friend. I completed the Sling Bag pattern and will upload it to Etsy on July 5th….

The Latest Thread – Patterns & Textile Designs


This week I’ve had sporadic Wi-Fi service, which has not only frustrated me, but slowed me down on adding my finishing touches to my PDF pattern. I managed to order a shirt pattern for my grandson, hand painted some new textile designs, and borrowed some vintage patterns to trace. So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I’ve been approving my latest design swatches, selecting fabric for my next projects, adding the finishing touches to the Sling bag pattern and collaborating with a friend on a print for her kitchen remodel. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Shopping for Textiles, Pattern Making and More Textiles It’s so exciting when my fabric designs arrive for review and approval! And this time was…

Upholstery Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I’ve been working on textiles for my backyard cushions, and kitchen curtains. I also need wall paper too! But when I put the textiles together I thought that this would make an awesome quilt too! I have a couple more coordinating prints to add to the collection,  but I…

Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


This Hit or Miss; Fab or Drab; is for another Spoonflower textile challenge and I need your help to select my final entry! The challenge involves a textile that highlights the beauty, complexity and drama of the sea for BucketFeet shoe collection of ocean-themed footwear to raise awareness about the environmental issues and the impact of rising…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, PDF Pattern & Textiles


This week I’m looking for PDF Pattern testers, finished the satin blouse project using one of my first textile designs, and hand painted new textile designs for an upcoming design challenge.  So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile Designs I’m looking for 10 PDF Pattern Testers to test the latest PDF Sling Bag Pattern before its release!  The…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Sewing & Pattern Making


This week I’ve been sewing with vinyl, created a pattern/prototype for a satin blouse, decided on the finishing touches for a shoulder bag, painted and created digital overlays for textile designs, and found energy to plan my exciting sewing and PDF Pattern project goals for the month after being sick for several days. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Textile Designs Here’s…

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…

Sewing Tip- How to Make Custom Sewing Labels


Mayra at So Sew Easy experimented with different sewing label styles and shares inexpensive ways you can make your own custom sewing labels! “There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me…

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)….