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…

Design Show and Master Class Favorites


Although, I didn’t see everything at the Architectural Digest Design show in New York, the vendors I did see were amazing artist.  When I wasn’t in awe of their creations I remembered to take some photos to share with you! I met some of the artist and asked questions about their techniques and inspiration. You know the hand-painted…

Tablescapes by DIFFA’s Dining by Design


Let’s talk about design inspiration! I attended the Architectural Digest Design Show this weekend in New York City and WOW… so many spectacular displays. My first stop was DIFFA’s Dining by Design displays of glamorous one-of-a-kind dining experiences. I love the use of colorful textiles to create this fantastic tablescape.  It’s all about the use of color that…

Batik Templates


Step two is complete!  I’ve decided on theses batik designs, and added color to my sketches. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!