DIY Handmade Craft Features – Final 12 Crafts


I had a blast with the Holiday and Handmade Craft link parties from November until February 8th! I’ve share the Top 22 Holiday Craft Favorites in 2015, so I thought that the last weeks of the handmade crafts links shared deserve a featured spot too! I also want to give a big “THANK YOU” to everyone that shared and inspired others with their…

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…

Sewing Tip-Halloween Tote Bag Tutorial


Here’s a great sewing tip and easy tutorial from The Seaman Mom. This is a simple lined tote bag with a boxed bottom, easy to complete in just 30-45 minutes at a pretty low cost. I’ve made a toddler size but this can easily be adjusted for an adult size too. The tote is great for carrying around…

Blue Tropical Explosion – Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s my favorite time of the week… It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been busy this week working on custom orders and adding to the “Tropical Explosion Collection”.  So now I’m happy to Introduce the Blue Tropical Explosion! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I used a fabulous painted…

Have you found an I LOVE you gift for Mother’s Day?


We can never have too many handbags right? Well Mother’s Day is  approaching!   Have you found an I LOVE you gift for Mother’s day? Free shipping on all purchases in my Etsy Shop until April 30th, 2014.  Use this code when you place your order “LCARTAMOM” for domestic purchases only. Stop by and say hello….at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaCartera Stay…

La Cartera’s Retail Display.


Last week I was frantically sewing to prepare for my first display at BELL Treasures! Our “Boutique” space is so much fun to visit. Although, there was added pressure to make purses when I heard about the Centerfest!  I got it done. Cross body bags, totes, wallets, coin purses and clutches are available. Here are the other…

Fall Collection! Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s “Hit or Miss time”! This is the beginning of my fall collection.  I’ve added a matching wallet and attached a key fab inside the tote bag.   I think with two inside pockets this tote can handle any girls needs. What do you think?  Is this the makings  of a Hit or Miss??? Here’s…

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!

Santorini Bucket Wristlet! Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s “Hit or Miss time”!  I’ve been working on the Santorini bucket wristlet.   What do you think?  Is this the makings  of a Hit or Miss??? The Santorini bucket wristlet was inspired by the mini duffle bag.  The wrap around zipper top allows for easy access.  You can carry as a wristlet ( strap not shown…

Is the Mini Duffle Bag a HIt or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s “Hit or Miss time”!  I created this Mini Duffle Bag for my 11-year-old cousin.  A belated birthday gift that I hope she will enjoy for years to come.  What do you think?  Is this the makings  of a Hit or Miss??? Here’s another view. The Mini Duffle Bag is upcycled from an Army…

Another Santorini Tote! Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s “Hit or Miss time”!  I’ve just finished another Santorini Tote bag.   What do you think?  Is this the makings  of a Hit or Miss??? The Santorini II tote is an extra-large tote with one continuous rope handle. Tug on the tote to open wide and pull on the rope to close shut. What do you…

Is the Santorini Tote a HIt or Miss?


Hello everyone, it’s “Hit or Miss time”!  Here’s my latest project the Santorini Tote bag. What do you think?  Is this the makings  of a Hit or Miss??? The Santorini tote is an extra-large tote that’s perfect for the summer. What do you think?  Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? Related articles Is the Stripped Tote Bag…