Here's the completed WIP I posted last week. I'm loving all the colors! After working on this bag I realize that I don't have the ability to sew or cut a straight line. None of those squares lined up! And sewing ric-rac? I seriously need to work on that. The ric rac kept folding up underneath my presser foot causing a big pain in the butt. Despite the snafus, I really like this bag. I'm pretty sure I'll be making more of them. It's so much fun to me to pick out all the fabrics. You should see the floor of my sewing room right now - fabrics scattered everywhere sorted into groups for possible bags.
When I'm working on a project, Lily always wants my scraps. Since these scraps were so pretty, I came up with a project for her to use them. She made a collage. It was a super simple project, great for kids. All we did was paint the canvas, then adhere the fabric scraps with a white glue/water mixture. Lily did it all herself. The only part I helped on was to cut out some shapes (the hearts and a few stars).
It is now hanging in our bathroom art gallery. Well, it isn't much of an art gallery, but it works for us. The long wall in there is perfect to hang our "art". Below her collage is a painting she and I worked on together (mostly Lily) last year. At the same time I started the painting on the right, which I've never finished. Now that I see this picture I realize that I should finish that painting because it looks pretty silly as is. Oh well, yet another WIP.