I had to include these darling pictures of my Reagan from today (left) and last night (right). She's become so expressive these days, it's just so fun!!! :)
Here's a few pictures from last year's Christmas decorating...
You get to help me with my Christmas project. I'm making Christmas stockings. Last year was our first Christmas together, and we didn't really bother with stockings. We definitely decorated our apartment, though. I just wanted to wait until this year once the baby was born.... and boy, am I glad I did.
It's much more fun to making Christmas stockings. My mom made our stockings growing up, and so did my mother-in-law. Something about it just seems like...the Christmas thing to do. So, when I saw this blog post on Fabric Worm, and this line of Christmas fabric, well, I was inspired!This line is called Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Creative Thursday in green/natural (it also comes in aqua, pictured on the right). I'm a bit of a modern-ist when it comes to some things, but to me, Christmas should still be mostly green and red. I like the aqua, and I think it'd be so cute in some things but not for stockings. At least, not with our Christmas stuff. Our Christmas decor tends to be heavily on the red side of things (as you can tell from the pictures from last year).
So, I selected three fabrics for our stockings... I'm doing a red fleece backing (so it kinda peeks through the natural and white backgrounds), and haven't picked out a lining yet. On my list for this week.... Each person's stocking will have a different fabric for the toe (matching someone else's stockings). That way they all coordinate even more! :)
Edmund picked the Santa fabric for his, mine is the middle one (it says joy, peace, love), and Reagan's is the white with the little red cardinals.
I have TWO areas that I need y'alls help with...
1. What kind of material should I do the cuff in? This is where our names will get monogrammed. I'm thinking it should probably be a solid fabric, so it's not so overwhelming and so you can see our names.... Maybe red? ?
2. I want to make a 4th stocking for our someday little brother or sister for Reagan. Yes, I know I'm a major planner, but I also recognize that once we go to have a second one, working on Christmas stockings will probably not be at the top of my priority list. Plus, this way it'll match and coordinate. So.... which fabric should I use? PLEASE comment on my blog post and let me know which choice you think...I'm terribly indecisive and could use some help!
Fabric 1 is the rick rac ribbon
Fabric 2 is the snowmen with antlers on them (green background)
Fabric 3 is the red background with green crowns
Fabric 4 is the green background with Christmas trees.