Recently I presented a Santa on my blog and called the post, Bag of Bears. I had a dear follower comment that although she liked the Santa with a bag full of bears since she was a doll maker she would have liked one with a bag of dolls even better. That got me to thinking, and I thought she might have a point about the dolls not getting a fair shake when it comes to me filling Santa’s bag. I hadn’t realized the ratio of bears to dolls was getting out of balance until she brought it to my attention.
Just the thought of causing an imbalance caused me to do a careful search of all the Santa bags and check each Santa carefully to see what toys each was carrying just to see how bad the imbalance was. It was worse than I thought. How could I have let this happen?
I put five bears in just that one bag. I only have about that many dolls with all of the other Santa figures that include toys combined. To rectify the situation I’ve made a Santa with a bag of dolls. The dolls must be a bit larger than the bears and by showing more of each doll than I did with the bears I could only get three into the bag. I hope all of you doll fanciers find this to be fair. Since I like dolls as well as teddy bears and collect both it was purely by chance that I let the bear population outnumber the dolls that severely and I promise not to let it happen again. After doing a careful count, I find there are now 10 bears and 9 dolls in bags or tucked under and arm or sitting next to Santa. The next Santa will just have to have two dolls and one bear and then the balance will be restored.
Now I have to do something about the puppet population as there are only two of them. Then there’s the Jack-in-the-box situation. There’s only one if you don’t count the square…ish box like thing in the Santa in Green Cloak’s bag that could be nothing more than a box or a large block. Then I’ll have to address the lion and the dragon populations and then solders and then………You get the idea.
So here we have the Santa with a bag of dolls.
I know you're thinking that he looks like the Bag of Bears Santa but if you see them together you can tell they're only related. Not even twins.
Looking at him from this angle shows you that stipes are much more slimming than checks.
So does this help balance the scale? The elves really did a great job on these little lasses.
Now that you see them side by side you can see they really don't look that much alike. Well, maybe the eyes and the white hair and beard.
This is pretty much how they're arranged on the shelf. If those guys aren't staring at those cookies then I need to get new glasses cause that's what it looks like to me.
This Santa and all of the other ones I’ve posted in my blog are available for sale on my Blog Shop page. The shop is the new stand alone page I've added to my blog.
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