Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A new swim tote…

So as you all know, Eli and I are really digging his swim lessons. He’s so stinkin’ cute, all serious as he learns his new tricks. We just started a new session this past week so there are now 3 new babies that joined us. Talk about cutie patooties! I just love being surrounded by so many babies in itty bitty swim suits :D
Well it sure is a chore to get both me and a cold wiggly baby changed quickly after swim lessons so my mom has been coming with to get Eli out of his wet suit and into dry clothes while I work on me. I did it by myself the first week, and although do-able, NOT enjoyable. Plus we enjoy having grandma around watching through the viewing window cheering us on. So far, every week I shove all of our wet belongings into a small overnight type tote and then my bag gets all soggy and I’ve been meaning to make a large wet bag in a tote-style. Finally, after finishing all my projects I’ve had going for other people, I got around to making one tonight after Eli went to bed. (Gosh I LOVE that he goes to bed so early so I can have “me” time **sigh**).
I have quite a stash of fabric, although very limited in “boy” styles and I still had some of the waterproof fabric from Eli’s homemade cloth diapers so I just used what I had on hand. I think the outside is pretty cute but the inside is camo and clashes with the outside colors. oh well. I went with it because I didn’t have to make a special trip to Joanne’s and spend money—my favorite kind of projects :) It has a zipper closure so in the end I don’t think it matters. What do you think?
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Its about 20in across and 16in high so it should be big enough to fit both our swim suits, and towels.

1 comment:

Infarrantly Creative said...

Great idea Linds. I love the camo inside...it kind of goes with the jungle animal print on the outside if you ask me.