Come on mom, just whip it up!

I’m going to start this post by apologizing to all of today’s parents who experience guilt to be perfect! Between Pinterest, mommy-blogs, the PTO, Gwyneth Paltrow, and whomever else, I can’t imagine how you could do everything that is asked of you in the quest to be the most perfect and interesting and evolved parent.

I’m apologizing because I actually found myself chatting live on the air with Lauren from MassAppeal during our segments on Wednesday and I actually suggested that moms and dads could find an hour to “whip up” some cloth napkins and snack bags. As the words were spilling out of my mouth, I felt terrible. I mean, there’s a heck of a lot going on in the world these days, and honestly, isn’t August 9 still summer?!!?

Nevertheless! To all of the caretakers, friends, wacky-crafty-Aunts (like me), and folks who do have a spare hour, I put together some ultra-beginner projects for back-to-school lunchtimes.

(1) Cloth napkins! There are a million (ok, more like 6) ways to make cloth napkins, and these kinds are designed to be kid-sized (7″ or 8″) and lined with an extra layer of absorbent cotton.

(2) Snack bags! Plastic sandwich bags are so…. so…. plastic, which just bums me out. These fabric snack bags can be made with vinyl, nylon, PUL, or other waterproofing, or just made with sweet and fun cotton.

We’ve got templates and instructions going into the Beehive Brain soon, so don’t hesitate to pop in and just, you know, whip some up!

Threadily yours,




Snack Bags!