LaCartera Designs – Holiday Sale Starts on Black Friday


We are excited to announce that our 20% off Holiday Etsy Sale will start on Friday (Black Friday), November 29th! Here’s the inside scoop for following us! Our followers can take an additional 10% off of our sale prices, using coupon code >>>>> ( JOLLY305) , until December 20th!  Our handmade gifts are ready to…

The Red Odyssey – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello, Handbag Junkies’! Here’s a look at the beginning of the red patent leather collection. I’m still working on the tote bag with a couple of small style changes, but I’ll have to share it next time! In the meantime, I have finished the prototypes for the Odyssey handbags and I’m ready to share them…

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…

What do You Think? Is the Odyssey a Hit or Miss?


Hello, Handmade Handbag Junkies! So glad you can take a moment to preview one of the latest handmade handbags in my Fall Collection. I want to Introduce “Odyssey” and she’s ready for you to decide whether she’s a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? In keeping with the structured bag theme, I wanted to create…

The Latest Thread – Harvest Moon


Hello Handmade Handbag Junkies! It feels like a year since my last post, but It’s been only a month!  I’ve been dreaming of the day when things calmed down a bit to let everyone know that I’ve been displaced due to smoke damage to my home after my adjacent neighbor’s townhouse caught fire. Everyone is well and no one was hurt, but…

Sewing Tip – Why you Need a Punch Plier in Your Sewing Kit!


Have you struggled with punching holes in your sewing or craft project? If SEW the Strengthened Punch Plier is just what you need in your sewing kit! If you apply rivets, snaps, studs, or need to start holes in thick layers of fabric or other craft projects you may want to look at this a little closer.   With this revolving…

Happy New Year – Another Blogiversary!


Are you ready for the New Year? Can you believe that some of us have been connecting here for four years? You’ve seen me grow, change my look, excepted my silence from time to time, celebrated, and inspired some of my creations with your comments, and likes whenever you dropped by to see what’s happening at LaCartera!  We’ve supported…

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…

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. …

Photo of the day!


The next leather scrap project is coming along.  Not sure which direction the stripe will be turned this time. Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Have you found an I LOVE you gift for Mother’s Day?


We can never have too many handbags right? Well Mother’s Day is  approaching!   Have you found an I LOVE you gift for Mother’s day? Free shipping on all purchases in my Etsy Shop until April 30th, 2014.  Use this code when you place your order “LCARTAMOM” for domestic purchases only. Stop by and say hello….at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaCartera Stay…

Free Sewing Supplies in Exchange for a Tutorial


I’ve been selected to participate in Totally Tutorials Free Supplies for Tutorials Exchange, and  K & C Supplies is the gracious sponsor for this event.  Thank you Totally Tutorials for making the connection! I’m so excited, because I just received my supplies today!  If you love to sew, and need zippers, buttons, or zipper pulls click on the…