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…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Design Inspiration


Sewing and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list this week!  I think the week has passed by too quickly, but I hope to salvage some of the lost time soon! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textiles Designs As I’m sewing this little beauty I realized that I have a passion for creating fabrics…

Shop Small Business – Saturday


After Black Friday comes Shop Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but I love great discounts all the time. To show my appreciation to you, please use this 15% off voucher for your next purchase at LaCartera on Etsy!  Enter the voucher code: LCARTS11 to receive the discount.            Expires: February 28th, 2016. Share the news…

Turquoise – Leather Mini


The newest addition to the leather mini wallet clutch collection is in the making! I found a great leather shop on Etsy called Peggy Sue Also  with lots of colors and leather prints. As you can imagine there are so many wonderful colors to choose from and so many designs going through my head.  👜 The lining and on the front of…

Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch


Handbag Junkies you know I’m obsessed with my leather mini’s and this Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch is another reason for me to fall in love all over again. This month has been so crazy, I’ve only had one weekend at home this month, but I’m hoping that next month will allow me to make more…

Sunday Spotlight- Young Entrepreneur


Amari who’s the youngest entrepreneur in my family has decided to open an Etsy shop to sell her jewelry while she attends middle school. She’s been making jewelry for at least four years now so check out her new Etsy shop AmariBeadsandMore here… If you have a young lady in your life that would appreciate some jewelry, Amari…

Sunday Spotlight – Red Tropical Explosion


The Red Tropical Explosion handbag is one of my favorites!  I created this beauty last year with a lovely floral textile design, vinyl and a red color fabric.  Since I had an Etsy order to fill, I thought I’d share the finish product in a Sunday Spotlight post. My mixed media arts friends inspired me to mix it up a bit. …

The Weekend Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello handbag junkies, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a custom order I recently finished. This job required 20hrs to complete, but the end result is well worth it.  I upcycled a leather jacket and combined the fabric to match one of the tote bags I made two years ago. What…

Product Review – Vintage Singer Skirt Marker


Seam Ripper Joe…. and his Sewing Machine posted a picture of this vintage Singer Skirt Marker he bought for $6.00 (USD) at an estate sale this week and graciously allowed me to write about his great find.  I was curious and amazed that I’ve never seen this invention and didn’t know that it existed.  I immediately posted a comment “Does it measure the length? And What…

Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


 What do you think?  Is this a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I started making this skirt last night! I still need to add the elastic to the waistband and hem the skirt, but I wanted to share what I’ve done so far. I haven’t made any clothing for myself in nearly three years!…

Yoga Mania Again


It’s yoga mania time again!  Here are some recent Etsy ads I’ve shared from my latest yoga mat bag project.   Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera !     

Boho Chic 2014-Hit or Miss; Fab or Drab?


Although, things may not turn out the way you would like ~ sometimes they turn out better than you expect! That’s my new motto inspired by the Boho Chic 2014… So, please tell me if you think it’s a Hit or Miss; Fab or Drab? Last year I designed this Boho Chic tote bag with warm brown colors….