Tulip Purse


The upcycle Tulip Purse is so bright and cheerful that it reminds me of summer.  The bold bright colors that I love, will fit nicely into an Urban Summer collection line of colorful purses. Inspired by the Linen Safari Handbag, I used the same design for this purse. So here’s a look at the Tulip Purse,…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera! New design ideas for the weekend, special events, accomplishments, and a peek into the survey results. What’s Happening in the Polls The Hippie Conversion tote bag is in the lead with 63% of the votes. There’s still time to vote for your favorite purse entry in the  March…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera!  New design ideas for the weekend, special events, and first words. What’s Happening in the Polls If you missed the poll results for ” This Old Purse Survey,”  53% of women considered their favorite purse as “Fabulously Comfortable”.  Women prefer comfortable over expensive!  That’s great news!  Just…

Poll Results- This Old Purse Survey


As I suspected…Out of the three categories 53% of your favorite purses are considered “Fabulously Comfortable”.  Women prefer comfortable over expensive! “This Old Purse Survey”- poll results are listed below: Fabulously Comfortable 53% Fabulously Stylish 27% Fabulously Expensive 20% So wait a minute….What does comfortable mean to you???

Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~ Part #2


Let’s create the purse lining, inside pocket, and install the purse feet for the Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~Part #2.  Just for consistancy…I left you with Step 4 in the last tutorial so I will begin Part#2 with step 5. Materials Needed: Lining (solid color fabric) Pocket (printed fabric) Purse Feet Pellon Stabilizer Magnetic Closure Step 5…

This Old Purse Survey


Today is the last day to cast your vote on the weekly poll.  Please take a minute to take the quick survey poll on “This Old Purse”. What does your favorite purse reveal about you? The purse you carry should fall into three categories of fabulous!

Linen Safari Handbag


The upcycle Linen Safari Handbag, is pure joy!  Using a burlap curtain panel and paisley fabric remnants to create this pleated design, is  strictly dedicated to my neutral color purse fans.  After receiving the results from the “Color My Purse Beautiful” poll. I decided to create something in a neutral color.  I must admit that I like bold colors, but…

Royal Valentine Clutch


Introducing the “Royal Valentine Clutch”.  This is a great combination of upcycling a leather skirt and woven fabric from the Republic of Senegal in West Africa.   The fold over clutch with zipper and latch is so cute it’s not just for Valentine’s day, but for any day.  Let me know what you think of my newest creation.    …

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera! New design ideas for the weekend, special events, accomplishments, and a sneak peek into this weeks survey results. What’s Happening in the Polls This is the first time that all categories are tied???? I would like to thank everyone who participates in the poll surveys, it…

Urban Summer Purse Tutorial Part #1


The Urban Summer Purse Tutorial is a 3 part series. Please follow me to receive notification of any updates automatically.  I’ve made some minor adjustments to the straps for stability that will be revealed in the 3rd tutorial. Lets begin with selecting your fabric of choice and materials needed: Printed fabric 1/2 yard needed Solid…

Poll Results- “Color My Purse Beautiful”


The poll results for “Color My Purse Beautiful” are here.  The results are surprising to me….Because so many people are in love with the urban summer purse.  So the survey shows…that If I colored your purse beautiful the majority of people would want a neutral color purse. Thank you for your opinion! I’ve posted the final results…

This Old Purse Survey


Take the survey poll on “This Old Purse”. What does your favorite purse reveal about you? I found myself carrying the same old purse. I never thought of a purse as one of life’s little pleasure. It’s the one item that carries everything you need, or matches your outfit perfectly. The purse you carry falls into three categories…