Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Product: Costume Jewelry Bobby Pins

These sparkly little gems are made from pieces of costume jewelry, studded with jewels! Bling!

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Product: Fabric Button Bobby Pins

These cute bobbies feature a 1" fabric covered button, made of vintage and vintage reproduction fabrics. Available in my Etsy shop!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Product: The Scalloped Flip & Switch

I'm happy to introduce a new product...the scalloped-edge leather Flip & Switch cuff bracelet with interchangeable fabric buttons. It'll be on Etsy soon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Win $200 worth of LITTLE PRETTIES products!

On Saturday, December 11 from 3pm-6pm, Torrid at Jordan Creek Mall is hosting the Wish List Event in partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa. They'll be having snacks, karaoke, and other great things...including a fundraising raffle. There will be awesome prizes to win (while giving back to your community).

One of the prizes up for grabs at the raffle is a Little Pretties "sampler" gift bag, worth $200! The gift bag is chock full of different Little Pretties products, perfect for giving away as holiday gifts (or keeping for yourself!) Each ticket you buy gives you a chance to win. They are $1 apiece and of course, the more you buy, the better your chances!! All ticket proceeds benefit the Food Bank.

Here's a sneak peek at the Little Pretties prize:

You really must see this sampler in person! There's so much in the gift bag that doesn't come through in the photo!

Stop by Torrid on Saturday (from 3pm-6pm) and purchase your raffle tickets! It'll be a great event for a great cause!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Product: The Necktie Cuff

Little Pretties has a new product: The Necktie Cuff. Made with vintage neckties and hand-sewn, these one-of-a-kind recycled bracelets are embellished with a large button and are a fun compliment to any outfit. They have a hidden snap closure.

Check them out when they make their debut at Black Market Friday! (Nov. 26, 9am-2pm at the Pappajohn Building, 12th and Grand, Downtown Des Moines)

Monday, November 22, 2010

PRODUCT: Origami Box Lights

These inflatable, hand-folded little boxes fit perfectly over string lights. Perfect for the Christmas tree, or as a decoration year-round. The photos show the RED set. They also come in YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, and MULTI. There are 20 boxes and a 20-light string (white lights on a white cord) included.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Little Pretties' ETSY Store will be Re-Opened Soon!

This has been a very busy couple of months for Little Pretties...Tons of shows plus new merchandise at Vitae and the Art Store! Because of all that, my Etsy store has been "On Vacation" for several months. The shows are now wrapping up for the fall/winter season, so...

I'm happy to announce that Little Pretties' Etsy store will be back in business the first week of December (just in time for some holiday shopping!!)

Sorry about the delay!

Little Pretties will be at Black Market Friday!

Stop by and see Little Pretties at Black Market Friday!
9am-2pm Friday, Nov. 26 at the Pappajohn Building
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Little Pretties Goods at Vitae!

I just dropped off a bunch of new products at Vitae Design Collective!
Some of the products include: earrings, necklaces, leather cuffs, flip & switch cuffs, bobby pins, feather hair combs, origami box lights, and felt bird ornaments (just in time for the holidays!)

Stop by and see 'em!
400 E. Locust in the East Village (of Des Moines)

Friends at Craft Saturday

Here are some of the awesome local handmade wares on display at the recent Craft Saturday show. (It was kind of dim in the building, hence the "romantic" lighting)

Photo 1: Purses by Monster Fashion
Photo 2: Recycled bingo card notebooks by PaperCake Creations
Photos 3, 4 & 5: Vintage earrings, fabric buttons, candles, knit hats and gloves by MaryMarie
Photos 6 & 7: Wallets and hand-painted plate by Chimes Design
Photos 8 & 9: Wallets and clothing by S. Renee Designs

East Village Bazaar Set-Up

Here's my tent set-up at the 8-week-long East Village Sunday Bazaar.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Blog Mention

Thank you so much to Calee Himes for blogging about Little Pretties! Check out her blog ...it's full of goodies and inspiration!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Little Pretties is now at the Art Store!

Stop by the Art Store and check out the new Little Pretties case! You'll find a selection of earrings and necklaces, both from the new vintage-inspired Retromantic line and classic styles!

(801 73rd Street in Windsor Heights)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

PRODUCT: The Ultrasuede Hair Comb

Made of little multi-colored ultrasuede leaves (hand-cut), these large fascinators have a comb hand-sewn to the back.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PRODUCT: The Flip & Switch Cuff

These cuffs are made of buttery-soft leather and have 6 interchangeable fabric buttons to switch out to match an outfit or match a mood.

Viva Vitae!

Stop by Vitae Design Collective at 400 E. Locust in the East Village and check out the selection of products from Little Pretties!

NEW PRODUCTS (and lots of 'em) after Nov. 6th!!

Photos from Vitae's flickr photostream.

Photos 3 & 4 are from the Little Pretties/RockNReconstruct Trunk Show, and photo 5 is from the flier for the Trunk Show.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Blog Mention

Thank you to Judy Sebern Beachy for the nice mention on her blog Split in Two. I had made her a custom "Wear-With-All" necklace (multistrand with colorful glass beads, hand-linked). She is shown wearing it in the photo. (She also ordered one for a friend!)

Check out her blog at:

...and if you ever need a CUSTOM ORDER, just email me at caraveeder@gmail.com

Visit Little Pretties on Pinterest

Pinterest is a site that allows a person to compile pin-boards of the things they love.

Check out the things that inspire me and make me happy!

I've also compiled a huge collection of what I consider the best craft/sewing tutorials online.


East Village Sunday Bazaar

Pictures of Little Pretties at the East Village Sunday Bazaar events. Photos 1 & 2 are by Sarah Goldschadt.