Monday, January 2, 2012

Math Fail...

Ok.. maybe it had nothing to do with the math. Anyway, I'll get to that in a minute.

So I have this Santa and Mrs that I put under our Christmas Tree each year. They are very old.. My Mom made them in ceramics in 1978. We had them under our Christmas Tree when we were kids and I was lucky enough to get them from my Mom when my oldest was just a baby.


Each year I wrap them in something padded and place them inside one of my Christmas tubs. Well, this year I had an idea. Why not make a quilted bag of some kind for each one?!! Great idea huh!?

So I went and bought some Christmas fabric on clearance for super cheap.. grabbed some paper and started making my measurements. 


I waffled between a top with a velcro flap vs. a zipper. I decided to go with the zipper. Looks good right? Looks like Santa should fit right in, doesn't it? 


WRONG!!! The bag is big enough - but Santa's belly can't get past the zipper opening. Arrgghh... I so know how he feels! But that's ok.. because I can still use this for some of my other Christmas items.

So it's back to the drawing board. But first I need to go buy more clearance Christmas fabric.
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21 comments:

sunny said...

That sounds like something I would do! It's a great idea though, and it's a lovely bag.

Katy Cameron said...

Lol, oops! Mind you, I was made in 1978, and I've not quite got to the stage of considering myself very old yet...

Cynthia said...

Cut bag! Surprising he doesn't fit, sure looks like he would!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

So it's after Christmas, maybe Santa needs a diet like I do!?!?!

Jessica said...

At least the bag is super cute, even if it won't work for Santa!

The Thompsons said...

Poor Santa- maybe this will give him some incentive to slim down after the holidays. ;)

Brandie said...

Cute idea!

Needled Mom said...

Aww....and it's such a cute bag too. Poor Santa.

Maria said...

Oh Dear poor Santa. the padded bag is a good idea though for keeping your treasures safe.

Lana said...

I really like the bag Heidi, maybe a quick tutorial when you have time?

Roos said...

Poor Santa, now he's wrapped in paper for the rest of the year.. ;o)

Debbie said...

What a great idea! A tutorial would be great if you should get an opportunity.

I have that very same Santa. My SIL made our first one in 1978 when we got married. A couple of years later he was broken and fortunately she made us a new one. We still don't know why the first one broke. We've been very careful with Santa 2 and he's moved across country and back. I love that Santa.

Stitchin' time said...

Lol, Santa needs to breathe out so his little belly goes in!
Cheers,
Robyn

Quilt Hollow said...

Possibly...and I'm just sayin' that Santa had a few more treats!! LOL

Sandra said...

Too bad your plan didn't work out...but the bag is lovely. Any chances of posting a tutorial soon?

Karen said...

Love your little bag! What a great idea :) The fabric is adorable too! You should stop by and post a picture in this week's flickr group for the After Christmas Sew Along. It would be nice for you to finally have a chance to win some prizes instead of always hosting for the rest of us!

http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-after-christmas-sew-along.html

kaye said...

when you figure it out send me a copy of your pattern. I made the same Santa in 1978 and he still sits under my tree every year.

mindingmomma said...

It is still a great bag. And you get to go shopping again! I'd call that a win.

Michele said...

Great bag! Maybe it will work better for something else anyway!

Heather spence said...

LOL Don't you just HATE it when that happens!! Though very cute, clever bag. Hope you find more fabric!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Man, math kills me - all the time. So sad. So happy to have discovered your blog, I will definitely sign up for the next FNSI, I love to craft on Friday nights.