Handmade Pretties

I've been getting a ton of emails asking about our Christmas stockings from the Better Homes & Gardens shoot. 


They had the recycled sweater stockings made for us by Lara Newsom of Handmade Pretties and & I can't get over them!!!  (We have our ratty old sentimental ones that we love for Christmas morning but these beauties are hanging on the mantle :)

We also tied some of her felt ornaments on wrapped packages:

And they're hanging in our tree too:



The boys absolutely love the sweater balls she made...

They're under our tree right now and it's fun to see the boys go in and start playing with them.  It looks like presents waiting under the tree!!  Here they are:


{photo by Lara}

I know Lara is totally backed up before Christmas but if you can wait, it's so worth it!!


xoxo, Lauren

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21 comments:

abode love said...

Thanks Lauren! The etsy shop is fabulous! I think I am going to have to pull a "copy-cat" move and grab a pair before christmas!

abodelove.blogspot.com

-Kasey said...

Those are just adorable!!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love the stockings!!!! And the sweater balls look like such fun; I know my son and my cat would love them! haha!

Cristin said...

Love those stockings! The colors would have been perfect for our mantel this year. Love your color scheme too ... similar to mine I just blogged about :-)

Love your little cutie in the pic too.

xo,
cristin

Giò said...

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This is my blog and I would be happy with a follower like you. A hug from Italy

Katie said...

They truly are adorable!

La Petite Gallery said...

Lauren, you really are on the ball. I haven't even taken down
the Thanksgiving things. Your Boy is so cute in those jammies.
Very cute items. Everything looks great.
yvonne

Kathysue said...

Lauren love the colors that were used In your home so serene and pretty. The balls would be a hit and what a great idea. I have to check out the Etsy shop, Thanks Kathysue

Darlene said...

ooooh. I love those balls

Andrea said...

Congratulations on the national publication! Wonderful and you SO deserve it :)

Gretchen O. said...

I could eat your mantle up! A ton of talent all wrapped up in one photo! Georgeous, and I am a Huge fan of green myself!

Marianne - Style For Living said...

She is so talented! Love the colors. Adore the stockings! Actually, I adore it all!

angela walker jewelry said...

I just LOVE your mantel!!!
Health and happiness,
Angela

Veronica said...

Dear Lauren, Please send a pair of socks, balls and that amazing convex mirror to 5500 Columbia Pike. In return we'll play dress up and I'll give you a big lasagna, a big glass of wine and a big kiss...not necessarily in that order.

-Veronica

dnliving.com

Veronica said...

Dear Lauren, Please send a pair of socks, balls and that amazing convex mirror to 5500 Columbia Pike. In return we'll play dress up and I'll give you a big lasagna, a big glass of wine and a big kiss...not necessarily in that order.

-Veronica

dnliving.com

georgetownfresh said...

The stockings are adorable and the sweater balls are so clever! The texture is so pretty and the colors - Love 'em.

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, i haven't dived into my issue yet - so wonderful that you and your family are highlighted inside. Those stockings are fab and look worth the wait!
xo Elizabeth

Sherri Cassara said...

It all looks amazing. I am in love with those felt ornaments!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- those stockings are precious! I just love how Lara incorporated your initials in them! (I assume the "A" is for a canine friend!)

Loretta

Wives said...

Hi Lauren! We loved your article in BH&G and love your style! We made mention of your stockings from ETSY on our ETSY CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS blog post: http://realhousewivesofpwcounty.blogspot.com/2010/12/etsy-christmas-great-holiday-gift-ideas.html

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

LindsB said...

I noticed those in your amazing spread in BHG, they are just beautiful!! All those pictures of Christian and Justin are too cute for words :)