The Structured Bag -Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello, handbag junkies! I hope all are safe from Hurrican Dorian and you follow the authorities instructions if you are in its projected path. I’ve been updating my favorite tote bags and found some inspiration from the minimalist trend. The sleek look with a bit of structure is the direction I’m heading. As most of…

Quilted Pouch- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! We can always use another pouch…. right? That’s what I thought when I decided to make this gift for a friend that’s retiring soon.  A pouch is one of those gifts that you can use when traveling, toiletries, storage, cosmetics or jewelry. I’m excited about the…

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…

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….

The Purple Delight- Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been busy finishing my Mother’s day orders!  This is the best custom order, because I got to create whatever tote bag style I wanted! So here’s the Purple Delight! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab…

The Red Purse- Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve upcycled a leather jacket I found for $20 to make this red purse… Words can not express the challenges I faced while working with this leather, but I didn’t give up! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss?…

A Custom Order- Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a custom order that I’m working on.  I wanted to share the beginning stages with you, because I’ve been thinking that others would enjoy this one too! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?…

Creativity in Motion


Here’s a sample of creativity in motion.  I’ve uploaded sketches of the design choices for my next custom-made tote bag.   Please help one of my dearest friends make a choice from the sketches below. Which of the four options would you choose? Please make your selection in the comment section below! Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!