My summers have always been shaped by my ability to drop everything and dive into a pool. In my book few moments were as joyful as a hot summer day tamed by rippling blue waters. I accept that my love for swimming might not ever be subdued by adulthood, and that fact leaves my kids thankful as I rarely pass on a trip to our community pool.
This summer I was determined to make the perfect pool bag. I did a test run years ago with remnant pieces from ikea and was never truly happy with how overly large I made it. Pool bags need to be big, but there is a fine line when it comes to ridiculously proportioned. The tote fits 4 towels & dry clothes, has a vinyl coated phone pocket and a place for summer reads. I played with fabric dye to try to capture the beauty of those gentle crystal waves- think rit dye painted on in lines and then washed out. It is my favorite and most used project of this summer.