It still needs lining, actually, both of these still need lining, so quite a full ta-dah post yet, but the crochet is finished, all the ends sewn in, and all the pieces sewn on. I finished off the top of the 3Rs bag by turning the 3rd round of the pink into a straight edge following some advice from one of the lovely ladies on the We Love Lucy Ravelry group. And oh I can't believe I didn't somehow make note of the blog post where she explained how she turned the edge of her ripple into straight - of course hers was the ripple blanket, but we were both using Lucy's neat ripple pattern, and it worked perfectly on my bag. Anyway, then I topped that off with the yellow shell edging, added a couple flowers and the straps, and that's it! That smaller bag in the corner, with the straight stripes, that is a makeup case, which you can find the pattern for it here. That'll be my hook/notions case, as the 3Rs bag is going to be a project bag.
And now it's bedtime for a certain little boy, well past it actually - I'll have to come back and edit in the links for the patterns later after he's asleep. TTFN - ta ta for now!
PS - I'm so much happier with this photo than with the yucky no light ones from last week. And I actually made an attempt at composition! Go me!
PPS - Took me til this morning, but the links are in now. Enjoy!