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…

Too Haute to Shop!


Hello Handbag Junkies!  I recently visited the Haute Fabric Store in Arlington, Virginia.  And all I can say is WOW… This shop is amazing! I think they sell all of the Haute fabrics ever made there.  I went without a plan expecting something to jump out at me, but there were so many fabrics that I couldn’t make up…

Quilted Gift set~ Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Handbag Junkies’ it’s my favorite time of the week again! I’m introducing the quilted gift set. It’s a mini quilted tote and the trifold quilted vinyl pouch. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?  The mini tote bag completes the gift set. It’s ready to fill with your hearts desire.  I initially thought it would…

Sewing Tip- Pressing Tools


So Sew Easy shares her favorite pressing tools that will make your life easier! “I have collected a few (and others are coming soon in my sewing room.) I’m showing you my favorite tools and how I use them, to save you a bit of the learning curve”… Read more here… Is there a product, or…

Turquoise – Leather Mini


The newest addition to the leather mini wallet clutch collection is in the making! I found a great leather shop on Etsy called Peggy Sue Also  with lots of colors and leather prints. As you can imagine there are so many wonderful colors to choose from and so many designs going through my head.  👜 The lining and on the front of…

Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch


Handbag Junkies you know I’m obsessed with my leather mini’s and this Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch is another reason for me to fall in love all over again. This month has been so crazy, I’ve only had one weekend at home this month, but I’m hoping that next month will allow me to make more…

Sunday Spotlight- Young Entrepreneur


Amari who’s the youngest entrepreneur in my family has decided to open an Etsy shop to sell her jewelry while she attends middle school. She’s been making jewelry for at least four years now so check out her new Etsy shop AmariBeadsandMore here… If you have a young lady in your life that would appreciate some jewelry, Amari…

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!

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. …

Sewing Tip- How to sew a fly Front Zipper Video


 So Sew Easy shares how to sew a fly front zipper video. “There is no need to be deterred by that fly front zipper – you can do it. When learning a new skill, you can always practice on scraps first before using that new skill on your real project. Watch me showing you how to…