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…

Is the Stripped Tote Bag a Hit or Miss?


Hit or Miss, Sunday!  I had so much fun with the last hit or miss post, and I want the fun to continue!!!   This is my latest project, don’t focus on the uneven strap tabs…it’s a work in progress.  The stripped tote bag, I think is perfect for the beach,  on a picnic, or anytime during the summer.   What do you think? …

Grand Opening!


It’s official, I’ve finally opened my online Etsy Shop!  You can find me under LaCartera or Click here!  Please take a look, follow me and share with your friends.  I still have more listings to create so check in often. After 3 months of designing, sewing, blogging, and social networking, I can say that I’m getting…

Sunflower


Introducing the Sunflower Straw Purse created from two placemats.  If you’ve been following me you know that I had to repurpose the handles from my last hit or miss purse creation.  This is a better use of the handles, and all the work that went into making them. The simple style with magnetic snap can handle your necessities and give…

Spring Tote Bag


As I prepare for the opening of my Etsy store, I realized that I didn’t have an extra-large tote bag in my arsenal.  So here’s the Spring Tote bag. I’ve had this fabric for 10 years.  I can’t remember what I would have made originally, but it looks great as a extra-large tote bag.  The illusion of the wood…

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. Special Event Follower Giveaway ~Follower Giveaway~ Follower Giveaway ! Hurray!! The giveaway begins March 9,2013.  I will post the rules at midnight tonight (Eastern standard time) to give the International participants a chance to enter. …

Select A Purse for the March Giveaway


I am planning a purse giveaway in March, to one of my lucky followers.  Now I need your help in selecting, which purse I should giveaway. I’ve selected the purses that received the most likes, but I love them all.  So please vote on your favorite!  This poll ends on March 11, 2013. You can take a look…

Upcycle Tote Bag Tutorial


This cute magazine size tote bag, is well worth the effort. The lesson I’ve learned is that arranging the proper color coordination with contrasting fabrics can make, or break your design. With only two placemats in this color palate, made me a little nervous. I knew that I couldn’t afford any mistakes while creating, cutting, or designing.  Relying…

Mini clutch wallet tutorial and More


Placemats have become my reusable (recycled) product of choice this month. Not to mention my $5 tablecloth  I use for lining my purses.  Using only four placemats (12×18) I created a tote bag, wristlet and mini clutch without a pattern.  My goal is to create as many purses throughout the year documenting my progress. Laura Ashley placemats made from a durable…