We made a tote for Teds! Annie has WAY too many tote bags but I decided that her son Teddy needed one.
To take his snacks to the park in. 

I bought the letterman "T" at M & J Trimming and bought the same tote from American Apparel that I used for my bunny bag

I intended to sew it on the flight. That didn't happen and when I landed - my amazing Aunt Wanee had a closet full of crafting supplies including fabric glue. 

It didn't stay so don't use Aleene's Original on canvas/waxy plasticy backing. 
[Which I found out later is heat-sealer adhesive -smart, real smart] 

Sunday morning I handed it to Jules with a helpless "Can you help me sew this?" 

I totally could have done it but she did it SEW much better than I would have plus I love a collaborative effort. Wink. 

Enjoy your tote to hold your toys and your snacks, Teds! 


I REALLY tried to make this craft happen for Jules. And because I can't let anything go I'm going to blog about it. The beautiful Jules is so creative and crafty she would want me to share it with you.

I schlepped the stuff for this to the Bachelorette and went back and forth on sending it to each Bridal Shower attendee. But let's be honest Arts and Crafts is not everyone's MO. Especially at a Bachelorette. Annnd my behavior was not conducive to doing... anything. DON'T ASK QUESTIONS.

Purchase plain wooden spoons
via amazon

Purchase Non Toxic Acrylic Paint in color palette your bride will enjoy. 

Have everyone paint their spoon to reflect their personality, something fun or match the Bride's kitchen! 

If you really want to get in to it- have the Bride guess who painted which spoon. 

I decorated my own spoon for this for this post. [Commitment].

I used a paint pen and kept it simple because of my unsteady hand. 

Then I really got going and made one look like lace...

Because I may or may not be responsible for making her garter. That bachelorette behavior would be the reason that I have no clue what I committed to. I'm going to make one... Just. In. Case. 

I love this idea for the right bride. Jules is the perfect bride for this and I blew it.  Jules is not only talented on screen but she's incredible in the kitchen. Going to dinner at her house is such a treat. She effortlessly makes a meal that is so good you don't ever want to stop eating and an atmosphere that's so warm and loving you never want to leave.

Can't wait to celebrate Jules and Ben in Martha's Vineyard in a few weeks! XO 

Incase you were wondering:

Acrylic paints are considered non-toxic. And since only the handles are painted, there is a added level of safety. If you have concerns about toxicity- apply a coat of shellac - a natural sealer. Dried shellac is extremely food safe. The internet told me that shellac is used in coating on pills and candy -WHAT!

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