|a little rain and a rainbow|
|a rainy day|
The bag is dark on one side and light on the other (that was Ouise's good idea), and it's made of fleece, so I didn't hem it. Just sewed two 5 inch-ish squares together leaving one end open, and turned it right side out. You can keep all the pieces in the bag and then use it as the sky when you get the pieces out. A sticky closure would be a good idea so all the little pieces don't fall out. Maybe the stick on kind so you don't see a bunch of stitching in your sky? I'll have to look and see if I have any...
|a dark and stormy night|
|a cloudy day|
Updated to Add: I decided to go ahead and make a zipper pouch (here's a good tutorial). The beads kept falling out, and otherwise L was going to make me tie a bow around it. And while we were at it, we threw in a few extra squares in different blues and creams for different sky colors. I'm surprised how much play this little thing has already gotten. I'm going to keep it on our school bookshelf, and we'll get it out a couple times a week, especially when we have some unusual weather.