Here's the tale (tail, HA) of how this boss unicorn tote bag came to be this year, because I talk too much and add unimportant details to my stories. Ready?
Back In The Day
I used to beat myself up at Halloween because my natural inclination is to deal with everything last minute. When my daughter was old enough to choose her costumes, I stopped. Why? Because like most kids (I think, anyway) she would decide what she wanted to be for Halloween oh, in about July.
And then change her mind. And change it again. And again, and again … I'm sure you're familiar.
So we made a rule: start talking costumes in mid-september, final decision has to be made no later than two weeks prior to the big day. The results have been TOTALLY expected: Nothing at all has changed and we still costume shop right up until the actual flippin holiday. No joke, one year we raced from the store where we'd just picked up one last accessory – straight to a Halloween party.
Basically what I'm getting at is, I don't stress anymore about the frantic pace. We roll with it. This year we cycled through a girl from Project MC2, Monster High characters, a unicorn, an emoji, a princess, Ever After High characters, back to Project MC2.
The day before Halloween, she settled on a winged unicorn princess emoji. I know, I know, it's like the debris of a tornado that ripped through a nine year old girl's diary. We had Lisa Frank. I'm pretty sure our parents felt the same way.
There's Always Room For A Last Minute Unicorn Tote
True to form, an hour before we were to meet friends at the park in our neighborhood, she turned to me with her big brown eyes shining, verbally transported herself back to jolly old English high society and pleaded in her best British accent “oh mummy, would you please make me a special trick or treat bag? It would be SUCH a delightful finishing touch to this last minute costume you were so wonderfully kind to cobble together for me yesterday. Oh please mummy, my night will be just perfect if you do!”
*Let it be known that we as a family frequently slip into a wide variety of horribly bad accents – mostly British, so we can pretend we're posh or something. I don't know what the driving force is, really, but it may have something to do with the high number of British documentaries and cooking shows we watch on Netflix. WEWANTTOBECOOL.
Just When You Thought I'd Never Shut Up
At any rate, now that I've told you way more than is necessary to give you this cut file – here is the special unicorn trick or treat bag I made. Enjoy!
*If you'd like to cut the letters out in different vinyls (color, texture, what have you) after loading into Silhouette software, go to Object>Release Compound Path. Select the letters you want to separate and place them on a new tab. I don't know how this process works in Cricut software unfortunately, as I don't own one, I apologize!