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!

Enter the Roostery Home Décor Shop Giveaway! – (Closed)…


The 4th Blogiversary Celebration and Textile Giveaway continues… The Roostery Giveaway is Ending Soon…. I’m offering your choice of colors and designs from my textile designs from my Roostery Home Décor Shop to one lucky follower! You select the fabric design and color for the pillows, tea towels, cocktail or dinner napkins from my Roostery shop and I will have it shipped to you.  More options available!…

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…

Blogiversary – Roostery Home Décor Shop Giveaway! (Closed)


The 4th Blogiversary Celebration and Textile Giveaway continues… Last week’s giveaway was from my Spoonflower shop and this week I’m offering a selection of my textile designs from my Roostery Home Décor Shop to one lucky follower! You select the fabric design for the pillows, tea towels, cocktail or dinner napkins from my Roostery shop and I will have it shipped to you. International and U.S. participants…

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…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Design Inspiration


Sewing and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list this week!  I think the week has passed by too quickly, but I hope to salvage some of the lost time soon! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textiles Designs As I’m sewing this little beauty I realized that I have a passion for creating fabrics…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and Crafty Link Party


This week The Etsy orders are coming in, I’m putting the finishing touches to the Fall textile designs, spotted a sale at Roostery, and the Design-O-Rama crafty link party has begun! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textile Designs, Design-O-Rama My vacation is over and I’m getting back to normal after my trip to China! I stayed long enough…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs, & Tutorials


I’m so delighted that I get to feature photos and a quick tutorial of a beautiful travel craft bag made with one of my textile designs! I finished my sleek laptop tote bag and uploaded more textile designs that will be available next week. I also received a blogging opportunity from My Trending Stories to contribute my content about design on their site. So here’s…

The Latest Thread – Sewing Resources, Design Challenge & Buttons!


This week I received a couple of photos of my sling bag on the beach, I have two sewing items to fix and correct. One is my grandson’s shirt and the other is the laptop bag. I  think last week was a blur, but at least I started the sewing resource page and I’m thinking about the latest Spoonflower design challenge….

The Latest Thread – Shopping, Fashion School, & Textile Designs


Every week this summer has been packed full of fun! I received my collection of presser feet, I’ve been looking into the Fashion School Crash Course, prepared my next textile collection for sale, and looking forward to my grandson’s birthday especially pictures of his little outfit!  So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs (Before we get started  I…

Sewing Tip – New “Green” Textiles of the Future


 If you’re looking for new textile options, Myra at So Sew Easy shares some old and new fabrics for those who are ecologically and environmentally conscious… Different kinds of eco-friendly fabric and textiles are now being developed and those who are ecologically aware are keeping watch of these innovative and sustainable fabrics. These new “green” super textiles may be…