Roostery Product Review


Do you remember my Blogiversay Giveaway from my Roostery Home Décor Shop? The winner of the giveaway posted a great review and photos of the Vintage Filigree placemats she won on my Facebook page. Since I can’t copy & paste Lisa’s comments from Facebook onto the blog, I’ve recreated her review below. “I wanted to share how Beautiful my placemats are!…

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…

Textiles- 2017 Color Review & Ideas


I’ve been on the hunt for the Spring and Summer Pantone colors for the year and of course I found them.  I was expecting to see something more exciting, but the colors are so calming and as some of you know my style is sometimes a bit in your face! Color combination ideas are a process…

Roostery Giveaway Winner!


 It’s time to announce the Rooster Home Décor Shop  Giveaway! Drum Roll Please……… The True Random Number Generator selection: Congratulations to Lisa Proctor! Please help me congratulate Lisa Proctor who entered the giveaway on my Facebook page!  Thank you to everyone that participated! Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Textile Giveaway Winner!


I like to Thank everyone that participated in the Blogiversary Textile Giveaway! My celebration will continue all month so there are more chances to win exciting things! Now it’s time to announce the Spoonflower Textile Giveaway! Drum Roll……… The True Random Number Generator selection: Congratulations to Green Eye Crafts! Please help me congratulate Green Eye Crafts and enter this weeks…

Silk Blouse – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


A silk blouse proto-type for my Golden Marble Fields satin fabric! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? There’s a reason that I normally stay away from silk!  And it’s because the fabric is so delicate!! It really slowed me down to a snails pace.  I didn’t want to…

Golden Marble Fields Fabric – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Introducing the Golden Marble Fields! She’s part of my first fabric collection “Marble Haze” on Spoonflower.  I thought this would look nice as a satin blouse.   I have four projects to complete before I start on this one, but this is now my motivation to get them done! Here’s a look a look at…

Design Show and Master Class Favorites


Although, I didn’t see everything at the Architectural Digest Design show in New York, the vendors I did see were amazing artist.  When I wasn’t in awe of their creations I remembered to take some photos to share with you! I met some of the artist and asked questions about their techniques and inspiration. You know the hand-painted…

Sling Bag – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a splash of sunshine for you today! The 5th sling bag is made from a batik textile from Malaysia!  I love batik textiles and the personality they develop. When you look at this textile you will see blues, purples, turquoise, green, grey and a splash of yellow depending on the angle….

Fan Appreciation Month… And Instagram Winner!


Hello Handbag Junkies’ I’m still celebrating my Blogiversary for the rest of the month! And I’m showing my appreciation to several fans who engage with comments, shares and likes, so let me know you’re out there and have stopped by my site! The pop-up giveaways could happen on any of my social media sites! This week Instagram/Twitter winner is ~ Dawn @ DawnHillDesigns.com! She very seldom lets a day or…

Sling Bag#3- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I decided to try the sling bag pattern with different fabrics in my stash!  This floral print is one of the textiles I purchased in Singapore and the rich jewel tones drew me in… that’s when I fell in love with this Japanese cotton textile! What do you think?  Is it a…

Fan Appreciation Month… And WordPress Winner!


Hello Handbag Junkies’ I’m celebrating my blogiversary all month! And I will show my appreciation to several fans who engage with comments, shares and likes, so let me know you’re out there and have stopped by my site! The pop-up giveaways could happen on any of my social media sites! This weeks WordPress winner is ~ Tunisia @ Tunisia Jolyn.com! She took time to comment on…