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Hello wednesday - Cupcake Swim Bag

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

I made a little bag. 

A draw string or should that be a draw ribbon bag!

I made it for Sydney, it has a water proof lining. Sydney started swimming lessons on Tuesdays, she has a wonderful pink swimsuit, with little frills around the legs. Bev tells us she is doing really well.

This little bag is for her wet frilly swimsuit. I hope she likes it.


You may have guessed that the bag is made from a tea towel, I think it was a set of two from Primark.  This pink towel was just perfect for the swimming bag I had in mind. Just one embroidered motif so I could use one of our cupcake ribbons to create the ties.

I had a shower curtain that I planned to cut up to make the waterproof lining, I remmber buying it in a SALE for £1, thinking that will come in useful one day!

I did no more than fold the tea towel in half, and cut it into two. I cut two pieces of the shower curtain the same size as the two towel pieces. and simply sewed them all together.  I machined around the top edge of the bag to create two "tram lines" for the ribbon to pass through. and that was really that - 15 mins max!!


Nobody loves me in the warehouse Frown they don't honest.  They all wish I would go away to some meeting or an exhibition or something.  That's not nice - is it?

What have I done..........nothing................well..................I am only trying to help the long run.

As you know we (me) are trying to build new shelving and to re-organise our warehouse.  We had grown out of the space that we use to store the ribbons, we (me) have been buying so much stock that there was just no room on the exsisting shelves and many ranges are just piled up in boxes - shame.

The new shelves were built on Monday, so we (me) started to plan the ribbon aisles - Christmas in this one, swiss dots there, cupcakes can ALL go there.  Nothing wrong with that, is there? It's like working with a blank canvas, every ribbon roll and collection can have a shelf - a home to call it's own.

Well that's what I thought.................until I hear "What have you done with....?" "Wheres the polka dots gone?"  "Ali! You have moved the sheers".  Ummmm yes, we are re-organising. It appears that I am driving the girls mad, they can not find anything, and pulling the orders is taking them for ever, they said last night it is like playing hide and seek. Just like when you go to Tesco's and they have moved everything - drives you mad looking for the baked beans!

Last night I stayed late, really late to try and get things sorted for them. Still loads to do, but the main working area is now free from clutter, boxes and stock - it should help. I have even taken away Tonys area for his precious motorbike and mountain of bike bits. He has had to take it all home and put it in a garage, much to his disgust as its already full of car bits! So thats one unhappy bunny.

But.............will the girls like it?


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