Any Ideas?


Okay, I have a slight problem...and need your advice. But, before we get into that...this is part of what my time has been spend doing lately...picking up dry dog food. For some reason, Brady loves to get into Buddy's dog dish. I've started picking the water bowl and dog food bowl and putting them up on the counter...but this morning, I forgot. What is so attractive to a 13-month old about dry hard dog food bits? (And yes...my kitchen is galley style, small, crowded...and the towel is because my dishwasher leaks at the door seal. Hugs.)
 
Well, anyway...I've been busy. Now one thing that I had worked for the past couple of weeks are my thimble holders...and thanks to those already having purchased one from my Etsy shoppe. I need to do more. I'm using this plastic liners as the case...
 
So, I went looking for them on line and could not find any based on my size measurements of about 1.25 inchs tall and across. The industry is more concerned with the volumn of 'stuff' it holds...and not the size. So, I guessed on some based on the photo. Yep, I was wrong...
 
Here is what I got. Now, I could send them back as they are way too large for thimble holders.
 
But, they are just so perfect in every other way. So, maybe holders for rings? Or little miniature sewing kits? Any ideas? These are about 1.75 across and tall. Now, that doesn't sound very big...but is about the size of toilet tissue cardboard roll across...but not as tall of course.
My muse needs ideas...so, please ask your muse if she has any to share. Thanks...and hugs!

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9 comments:

Sandra Visser said...

That size would work great for rings and probably other such things.

Mary Ann said...

The only thing I can think of is a base for a pincushion.

My granddaughter used to do the same thing until the dogs...two little pugs...got smart and ate everything in their bowls. Even now they freak out and rush to their bowls when their food is doled out:)

deanna7trees said...

tiny pin cushions. i sometimes make them with similar looking snap on caps. fill the inside with little pebbles or pennies for weight. make a filled yo-yo for the top where the pins go and glue it on.

Melody said...

I think little pin cushions would be great.

cq4fun said...

Are they too big to hold a ball of Valdani or DMC snugly so that you could pull the thread out of the center of the ball without it rolling away?

margaret said...

my first thought was pin cushions. had a chuckle with the dog food, when my granddaughter was little she is 16 now we caught her eating our dried cat food, does not seem to have done her any harm

Suztats said...

My first thought was for beads.....several of these in a small, lidded container to hold a variety of beads.....one container per project......or they could hold desk accessories such as paper clips, erasers, lip balm,tacks, pencil sharpener etc......or earring holders to keep your earrings pairs together but separated.......lace rolls-- small lengths of lace rolled into the container (or any kind of trims)......holders for jewelery findings......

Shirlee Fassell said...

How about a pill holder for your purse. You wouldn't have to line it.
Why don't you let Brady loose on some pots and pans... kids love to play with them and it would be a distraction!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

You could still use them for thimble holders....just well padded on the inside.
The dog food problem...maybe put out a bowl of small marshmallows too one for each to eat.