So I joined a swap where you’re supposed to send seasonal-themed items to someone you don’t know. My swappy partner has a little girl. “Great!” I thought. “I can send something cute for the daughter!”
So I got to work.
I had this brilliant idea to make a little zipper pouch shaped like a pumpkin. Then I decided to make the zipper be the mouth of a jack-o-lantern! CUUUUTE, right? It started out quite adorable (if I do say so myself).
Then I decided to quilt it. And bind it. And add a loop.
Uh-oh. Sounding like a familiar, common household item?
Yep. Looks just like a hot pad, other than that zipper.
I lined it with this really cute pumpkin fabric, too.
So now he looks like a jolly cannibal jack-o-lantern hot pad.
But wait — Now I’m really thinking. What if it was a hiding place for valuables, like jewelry? I could market it to college students who want to hide things from their roommates! Who would think to look in the hot pad? HA!
Maybe I’m not a failure after all — maybe I’m just a GENIUS in disguise!!
**Don’t worry, I won’t be sending this to my swappy partner’s little girl. I’m sure there is not a 4-year-old girl in the world who would be thrilled to receive a hot pad as a gift– no matter how cute it is! I’ll make something else…………