handmadepretties

Personalized Balls, Clothing, and Christmas stockings

Iowa, United States · 5057 Sales

handmadepretties

Personalized Balls, Clothing, and Christmas stockings

Iowa, United States 5057 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(1869)

Announcement   April 2016: I am very much winding down my business at this point. I took a full time job back in 2014, and find it difficult to meet my work and family obligations in addition to sewing. For now, I will continue to make stockings to fill in existing set. I am also selling off my back stock at drastically reduced prices. I no longer make balls of any type. I do not currently have a pattern available. If you place an order, it may take me up to 6-8 weeks to ship unless it is something I have already made.

I thank you all for your business over the past ten years and can not thank you enough for what you have all done for my family.

All designs, images, and content copyright Handmade Pretties 2006-2015

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 23, 2016

April 2016: I am very much winding down my business at this point. I took a full time job back in 2014, and find it difficult to meet my work and family obligations in addition to sewing. For now, I will continue to make stockings to fill in existing set. I am also selling off my back stock at drastically reduced prices. I no longer make balls of any type. I do not currently have a pattern available. If you place an order, it may take me up to 6-8 weeks to ship unless it is something I have already made.

I thank you all for your business over the past ten years and can not thank you enough for what you have all done for my family.

All designs, images, and content copyright Handmade Pretties 2006-2015

Handmade Pretties

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Handmade Pretties

ADELAIDE Christmas Stocking - Ready to Ship
US$8.00
CECELIA Christmas Stocking - Ready to Ship
US$8.00
KURT Christmas Stocking - Ready to Ship
US$8.00
JAKE Christmas Stocking - Ready to Ship
US$8.00
Felt Shamrock brooch
US$8.00
Felt award brooch
US$8.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
DAD Christmas Stocking - Ready to Ship
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch GIANT size
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch GIANT size
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch GIANT size
US$15.00
Spiropretty brooch
US$15.00
London the Recycled Fabric Horsey
US$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1869)
Katie Nicole

Katie Nicole on Sep 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the six and final stocking to our family collection. These are among our cherished Christmas treasures. Thank you so much for the beautiful family heirlooms we will one day pass to our children. We love the quality and the exceptional service.

Lisa Kenahan

Lisa Kenahan on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super Speedy Delivery! Perfect for our horseracing game!

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About

Handmade Pretties

Handmade Pretties was started in 2002 as a way to make a little extra money during grad school at Cal Arts. In 2004, after the birth of Little Pretties #1, the line expanded to include childrens' items. After a cross country move, the birth of Little Pretties #2 and an epic purging of Graphic Designers from payrolls, Lara started making the pretties full time. If you ever wonder how the pretties get made, it's all Lara, no sleep, and probably a little magic.

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  • Lara Newsom

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I do it ALL at Handmade Pretties. As the only employee, my hours are long and often interweave with everyday life. Every product sold by Handmade Pretties is designed and made by me!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2013
Hello! Please note if you are placing your order AFTER November 1st, it probably will not show up in time for Christmas. The closer it is to November 1st, the closer to Christmas your package will arrive. A potential 6-8 week production time is in effect from September 1st through January 31st.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER November 1st are NOT guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. The only exceptions are products listed in the "Ready to Ship" section of my shop. If an item is ordered past November 1st, it is assumed that you understand that it is not guaranteed for Christmas Delivery.

Unless previously arranged, ALL custom items are paid up front.

I am required to charge sales tax in Iowa.

If you need to cancel your sale or are concerned about your order, please contact me directly. I am easy to work with and ultimately just want us both to be happy : ) I completely understand that things come up.
Shipping
Please Note: Orders placed after November 1st of any given year are not guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. A 6-8 week production time is in effect from September 1st through January 31st due to the high demand of my products.

Orders are produced by batch (particularly during the holiday rush) so some orders placed after yours may ship faster depending on what products are prepped and ready to produce. This is the most efficient means by which I am able to produce the largest amount of product.

I ship using USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Larger packages will ship via Fed Ex Home Delivery/Ground. Most packages take about three days to arrive from my location in Central Iowa to any part of the US. International packages take about 2-6 weeks to arrive depending on how fast the package is able to move through customs (this is out of my control).

If you need your items by a specific date and require rush shipping you will need to contact me and we can work out payment for that circumstance.

LOCAL ORDERS: If you live in or will be visiting the Des Moines area and are able to come and pickup your order, you may use coupon code LOCALPICKUP to receive free shipping. If you use this coupon code, I expect you to come to my house to get your order. SOMETIMES I am able to drop off an order if you live somewhere on one of my regular routes. Please contact me to schedule the most convenient pickup/drop off.

MISSING PACKAGES: If your order is somehow missing, please let me know right away. Most missing packages turn up within a few weeks, but I am happy to help figure out what is going on and get a good resolution out of the situation.
Refunds and Exchanges
My basic policy is that I want you to be happy with your purchase. That said if I make a mistake, I will fix it. If my product is somehow defective, I will replace it or refund the money. In these circumstances, I will accept responsibility for all additional shipping charges.

If you are unhappy with the way your item turned out or you have made a mistake in your order, I will work with you to come up with a reasonable resolution to the problem. Please contact me immediately if you are unhappy! I am a pretty nice lady.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do sell wholesale. Please see the wholesale section of my shop.

I do NOT drop ship wholesale orders. I have found this to be a pain.

Unless I can drive to your shop and pick up my merchandise, I do not do consignment.

I do not typically do giveaways. Bloggers are welcome to use my photography as long as my shop is linked to the photographs. I am happy to release a coupon code for blog posts, but I do not typically send out samples.

I do not donate items for fundraisers. I have several local charities to which I donate product and cash (our local homeless shelter, a great after school program for kids, and our local no-kill animal shelter), and I simply can not accommodate more donations.

I am a one person operation. Occasionally, my mom comes over and washes a load of sweaters and sweeps up the mountains of scrap, but aside from that, all aspects of this business are run by me, Lara Newsom. I work very hard to make high quality products that are meant to last for years to come.