Friday Spotlight- Leather Mini Clutch


The leather mini clutch is now available in my Etsy shop! Here’s the link to the listing click here… or you can click the link to my Etsy shop link located on the sidebar. I found plenty of cowhide leather that would be perfect for this little beauty.  The colors available are Red, Bomber Rust/Brown and Bomber…

Photo of the Day!


I’m looking forward to finishing my next leather mini.😍👜 After spending time with my grandson it’s back to business. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

The La Cartera Hobo Bag Takes a Road Trip


Originally posted on Living in Color:
As you may recall, I was recently the VERY lucky winner of La Cartera’s People’s Summer Choice Hobo Handbag. I was so excited when I won, then I received the bag in the mail and it was BEAUTIFUL! I love the wonderfully happy fabric (YAY COLOR) and matching zips.…

Handbag Junkies – The People’s Summer Choice


The People’s Summer Choice is here! Thank you for your participation in my summer challenge! Your feedback created this handbag, and gave me so much inspiration!  I’ve listened to you loud and clear. Here’s a close-up of the #1 People’s Summer Choice Hobo Handbag.   What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss?…

Last Call Handbag Junkies’ – Week Four Poll


Handbag Junkies’ this is the last call and the last poll to select the finishing touches to your hobo bag.  Here are the results so far: The “People’s Summer Choice” is (drum roll please……) Pockets Front Pocket(1-2) Back Pockets (1-2) Inside slip pockets (3-4) Week Four: Last Call Please vote on what type closure you want…

Handbag Junkies- Week Three (Closed)


Handbag Junkies you’ve selected the floral fabric during week one.  Week two you selected the Hobo bag, which was nearly tied with three other bags.  (The vote was so close that I’m thinking about making those later on.) I’ll start sewing the body of the hobo bag, and leave you to vote on this weeks poll .  So  handbag junkies it’s up…

Handbag Junkies- Don’t Miss Your Chance to Vote (Closed)


There are only 2 days left to vote on week 2 poll! If you missed week one here’s the recap. I’m looking for all the handbag junkies out there to share your thoughts on the perfect handbag.  There will be a weekly poll over the next four weeks using your ideas to create the perfect summer handbag. Every Thursday, you will have one…

Calling all Handbag Junkies- Week two (Closed)


If you missed week one here’s the recap. I’m looking for all the handbag junkies out there to share your thoughts on the perfect handbag.  There will be a weekly poll over the next four weeks using your ideas to create the perfect summer handbag. Every Thursday, you will have one week to answer the poll.  I’ll share the weekly poll results and show…

Sewing Tip- Tutorial on how to sew a recessed zipper on a bag


So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to sew a recessed zipper on a bag. You can pretty much add this to the top of any bag which has a lining, so even if the pattern doesn’t call for it, you can split the lining and add in the recessed zipper. Just remember to place any inside…

A New Adventure for LaCartera!


The Bedford, VA boutique closed this week, and it’s time for a new adventure for LaCartera!  This is not a sad or disappointing time for me, because I gave it a try, and the location was not a good fit for my product.  Since the opening of that location, I’ve sold more on Etsy, and to clients in the Washington, D.C….

Blue Tropical Explosion – Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s my favorite time of the week… It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been busy this week working on custom orders and adding to the “Tropical Explosion Collection”.  So now I’m happy to Introduce the Blue Tropical Explosion! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I used a fabulous painted…

The Color Experiment – Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! The color experiment encompasses geometric shapes, color, stain ribbon and vinyl.  I wanted to incorporate a different color ribbon to the mix of colors that would give it a boost. So I created this small cross body purse mixing textiles in (10″ width x…