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Friday, August 30, 2013

Love, Love, Love This!

Do you know what this is?


Look closely.  I bought two Missouri tomatoes in this little plastic package this week.  Don't judge me; there were no Arkansas tomatoes in that whole store!  They were quite nice tomatoes though there's no comparison to Arkansas tomatoes of course.  Just sayin'.  I looked and looked at that little plastic package and just like magic I had this amazing idea.

I buy red Presencia perle cotton thread, size 12, in extra large balls.  They are hard to find but when I do I buy a couple because I love red work.  love. red. work.  I have too much red work.  I've run out of places to put red work.  But I can't quit...it's addictive.  And that's where the amazing, incredible idea came into play.


I present to you my Missouri Tomato Thread Holder!  I probably should have taken that label off before I took this picture but I'm out of Goo Gone and can't remember the formula for taking off labels from homemade stuff.  Come to think of it I don't think I've ever had any Goo Gone.

 Don't you love it?  Sometimes I amaze myself. It takes so little to make me happy.   :)

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Do you have olive oil? It is a good substitution for goo gone. It may take a few seconds longer to do the job, but it will do it!

Also, I see a hole in the top. Will you be able to feed the thread through the hold and keep it in the package while using it?

I LOVE repurposing things, but I know that YOU know that already. ;)

Lesley said...

What a great idea!

FlourishingPalms said...

You are the cleverest! Since beginning to hear/learn about repurposing, I look at all packaging differently. Now I have saved containers for which I haven't found a purpose! I'm not accomplishing anything, am I?!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh what a great idea!! You are just so clever....

Madame Samm said...

baby oil or olive oil works...you do bring me smiles served up with some sweet tomatoes please lol

gpc said...

I'd leave the label on, the red thread is a perfect substitute for a non-local tomato, lol.

tink's mom said...

I've never seen that size package, it's wonderful. great job on repurposing it.

Vickie said...

I use clear plastic spinach containers to store my fat quarters in, but I leave the labels on. It reminds meself how thrifty and smart I am every time I look at it. LOL I bought some almonds in those kind of containers the other day and threw them away, I could kick myself because I cut up some 5", 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" squares that would fit perfect in them....not very smart huh ?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great idea! Now that is the fun way to recycle!

patchouli moon studio said...

Always great ways to use those plastic clam-shells. Even those little holes on the lid would be great for feeding the thread through and keeping it in the dust-free plastic box as you embroider...that is if the thread feeds off the spool easy enough to keep them in the box.

paulette said...

I wonder if they sell Missouri tomatoes in Canada? I'm on the hunt!!

Brenda said...

Well that is a great re-cycle! Vegetable oil and baking soda mixed together will do the trick after pulling off the lable.

Susannah said...

Great idea. Just keeps everything neat and tucked away. You are so clever!

sunny said...

You're a genius! And I agree, leave the label on.

em's scrapbag said...

Genius! Love it!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Now I know why they call Missouri the Show Me State!

Janarama said...

Any type of oil (olive, vegetable, canola, baby oil, etc.) will remove the sticker. Just put some oil on the label and let it sit for a bit and it will wipe right off.

Tammy said...

I use the W D 40 spray lubricant to take labels off. Great reuse repurpose. Fabulous idea.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my! Now that is being creative and using everything possible - great job!!!

Anna said...

you crack me up! lol

Teresa said...

Great idea, Marlene!! I am just learning to do red work.

Sharon Dawn said...

Great idea!