My children and the dogs took over the house for three days, but by george I have a new tote. My kids take swimming lessons and my current bag was over stuffed. Lately I start to shop for things, and then I think I can make that. It may not be as jazzy, but at least it costs less. It just so happens the day that I finished the Poolside Tote we were going to my dads to swim. So it held swim stuff for not two, but three people.
I love the large zippered pocket. I’m glad I picked that instead of the slip pocket option. It gives my phone a false sense of security. If you look closely you can see there is a hook for your keys. The exterior of the bag is organic canvas cotton which I got on sale at Bloomerie. The interior and accents are linen I got on sale at Joann’s (linen is still expensive even on sale!) I’m happy with it. I read too many blogs. I think they take a little joy away from my sewing. I always think my things aren’t as smart or as jazzy as everyone else’s. I need to stop the comparisons. I’m a novice at sewing who is horrible at photography. I will get there someday.