Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stocking SOS

I am in need of some serious help! ok so its not that serious...but i simply cannot decide and it is driving me CRAZY!! I finished my stockings phew! that means i am done ALL my sewing projects for Christmas...woot woot! I would show you pictures, but they are all presents for people that would see my blog so you will just have to be patient and wait until after Christmas. I know you are heart broken....you will get over it. I promise!

So here they are! They are made out of sweaters that i got from the thrift store, they cost me about $30, which i thought was a bit steep for the thrift store, but they were the most sturdy fabric, probably cause they were mostly brand name. I LOVE how they turned out. I bought another sweater to make the baby one, but I couldn't quite get a back and a front out of it, so the baby will have to wait until next year!

So my dilemma Is how to put our names on. Regan pretty much threw a fit when i told him i was just going to leave them plain...apparently it is crucial to have your name on them so you know which is yours on Christmas morning.

So i Loved this idea from Life in the fun lane's blog. But i haven't been able to find anything that cute around here. Stupid Pottery barn for being so far away.
But i DID find these cute little silver letters at Michaels for like $2 now i just have to decide how I want to put them on.....this is where you come in! Regan insists on the whole name, but personally I like just the initial.


I don't mind the names across the top either, but then you can't see the cute detail on the middle one.

Regan likes the names across the front like this...i think it takes away from the cuteness of the stocking, but i am sure i could live with it.

So what do you think??? I need to know ASAP!! so i can hang them back up and make my house finally ready for Christmas!! PLEASE leave your suggestion, I am the worst at making decisions, so please make this one for me! k? great thanks.


Oh and wouldn't you all love some loves from chloe?? Lincoln sure gets his fair share!! I am pretty sure she is going to smother her baby brother/sister with hugs every minute of every day....I can't wait!

16 comments:

PamH said...

umm, so these are ridiculously cute!!!! i love the initial the most as far as looks go, but i think that having the full name is funner for everyone..i say put those darling silver letters across the top....DEFINITElY not down the front...totally ruins the cuteness of it all!!!

lynz said...

totally agree with pam! love the initial the most cuz you get the whole effect of the cuteness that is you and your craftiness, but the whole name is pretty fun and cute too and at the top for sures if you're doing the whole name :) so super cute jenn!

Suz said...

I think across the time and with the full names too! Oh, :)

Suz said...

(it deleted half my comment!) I also said that I needed some Chloe loves!

Arrington's said...

Okay I'm not much help because I agree with the first two. Initial cutest but priceless to have your husband that excited to have his whole name :) I actually made stockings this year too! I just took them in to get our names embroidered on the top but the Initial thing would have been cute!

Jessie said...

I think you should do the full name, just because what if you want to name the new baby (or any subsequent babies) a name that starts with either D, M, or C?

kelsey said...

I love the stockings, and I am with reg, you HAVE to have your names!
I like them on the stocking part, diagonal.

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

These are great!

I like the initials!

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

Or, if you are going to put names, I like the ones down the stocking

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

my vote is full name across the top.
Pick me.
They look ridiculously cute.
All you crafty mom's are giving me a complex.

lyndsay said...

I think you need to order those id tags from the internet somewhere. They're just those paper tags with the metal aren't they. And it would be fine to wait until next year if they don't get here for this year.

Jamie said...

I like the names going diagonally. You can't cover up the cuteness of the top of the stockings!!!

Shelley said...

So I like either just the initial, or diagonal. And yes, these are the cutest stockings I've ever seen in my life.

Tina Heggie said...

I think you should just do the initial. It looks SUPER CUTE. Do WHAT I SAY!!

Ashley said...

I have to say that I like the full names diagonally. The stockings are super cute and I think the names don't really take away from them.

Francis Family said...

Ya SO cute! Now make me some k? I may be a bit late but I love the simpleness of just the initial cuz if you do too much it takes away from the clean simple look of them. BUT I love the names on stockings so I really am NO help! lol. I could rig somethin wooden up for ya for next year! ;) You'll have to let us know what you did!