Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Floss Keepers - The Raspberry Rabbits Way

Hi ya! How's your week going so far? I must say that April is going fabulous so far. I have lots of fun things and news to share with you in the next few weeks. In fact, I'm going to start with something fun today. :)


Way back in the Summer of last year, my friend and wonderful customer, Beverly, contacted me and said, "Shell, I'm beginning to collect lots of different Valdani, 3 strand floss colors. As I start to use them, the cardboard piece, with the color number on it falls out. I've been folding them and putting them in the middle, but I was wondering how you stored your floss?"


It was rather funny as I had the same question going through my head at that time. I came up with an idea and have spent months trying to get a company to give me a quote on making my little floss keepers based on a sketch I did. However, like most big companies, they don't want to mess with little people. Poo!

But, I'm rather a feisty little bunny who figures there is always a way around something. So one morning (6:00 a.m. my magic thinking hour) I came up with the solution. I ditched my drawing and my idea and just decided to move on.


Hello Martha Stewart paper punch. This paper punch was available several years ago. I actually found this one on Ebay. David sat and watched his NASCAR and punched out lots of these bunny ears for me from poster board. Thanks honey bunny! :)

First, you write the floss color on the ear with a pen, pencil or whatever.


Then, you simply unravel a little bit of floss and insert the ears into the center of the ball. Next, wrap the unraveled end around the center of the ears and the ball of floss.


What you now have is cute little bunny heads!!! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Cracks me up!

This could also work with other types of paper punches, but this is the land of the bunnies so that's how it's done here as I'm sure you already knew. hee,hee,hee.  ;)


Now, as you use your floss, the bunny head will get smaller and smaller. Eventually, it will end up like this. By then the ears are worn out and you can throw them away. Easy as that.


Because I think you're awesome and I think these are awesome, whenever you order 3 or more balls of floss from me or my collection, (collection also has a free stitchery pattern) you will receive 15 of these little bunny ears for FREE. You must order 3 or more balls of floss. One ball of floss isn't worth my minimum shipping rate. It's not economical in the long run to order one lonely ball.

Alrighty then. I hope you enjoyed this little demo. Me and the bunnies will see your right back here on Friday.

xx,
Michelle, Harrington and Hannah




32 comments:

shawkl said...

That's just too cool!
Kathy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You are one clever bunny! Thanks for sharing a great idea.
xoxo
Donna and TagWart lol

Kris said...

You amaze me, dear heart!! When I started the post, I thought it was going to be a funny story about how the bunnie kids got into your floss and messed them up!! Then voila!! A great story!! And so dang clever!!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Of course they are bunny ears. Love it.

Christine M said...

Those bunny ears are so cute! Great idea Shell.

Sunnybec said...

Clever, very very clever, I love it, it's such a pain when you don't know the colours, I have just spent hours winding floss on to cards (not as cute as yours!) Hugs xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Shell I just love that...you are such a clever bunny. How cute are they. Well done :-)
Hugs xx

Quilt Hollow said...

You are Avery witty bunny! I hope your bunny ear punch doesn't wear out. Are you able to find another? Also...I'll be in touch later today...SEW excited for the FROSTED finish!!!

Jules said...

Brilliant! I love this kind of clever storage idea, much cuter than boring thread cards. Gold star for you, sweets.x

Jeanette said...

You crack me up Shell. Do love the idea. I've also had the same thoughts about the floss. Hugs,xx.

Lesley said...

Too cute! You are always thinking!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BRILLIANT...BRILLIANT IDEA! See, those ideas rise with the rabbits, very early in the morn!

Michelle, you are too much. See? Feistiness pays off! What a cute idea. Hugs to all! Anita

Janet said...

Very clever idea!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Darling AND functional!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Leave it to you to have bunny ears! Love it!! I use the boring little cards - but then they fit into my storage compartment boxes.

Shirley said...

Good Morning, You always seem to amaze me with your clever ideas. I think your tea pot in the previous post is so pretty. I love the bunny ears idea. Have a beautiful day. Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri Friend.

Lilac Haven said...

Love them!

Starr White said...

Too clever! and too cute! You're a genius of cuteness.

Cindy Sharp said...

What a clever girl you are! Adorable!!

speedyrabbit said...

That is a great idea,you're a clever girl,xx Rachel

Createology said...

Bunny Ears from such a bunny lover...sew very clever! Great way to store and see those colors. I like your thinking...

kristie said...

Way too cute and creative lady!

Loris said...

Very cute idea! More ways to enjoy those bunnies :-)

Barb said...

Now that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hopping clever!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Very clever indeed! Just leave Harrington and Hannah out of it! For their sake as well as the floss!

Wendy B said...

You crack me up Shell...talk about thinking outside the square....or bunny lair!!!! LOL Absolutely love this idea....storing floss (and finding the one you want!!) is always such a bothersome task!!! I'll have to try this one!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Ha ha ha!! LOVE them!!

jsews said...

Have just been reading your blog. It was so good to meet you yesterday in Wilmington. I will be following along with you "down the rabbit hole". Looks like fun!

Jean

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful colors

bisous

Jillayne said...

Positively brilliant Shell! And adorable.... I have only one question... Is Harrington alright with them not being black? Perhaps you should include one black one in each set....if they order black thread?

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Shell, you are brilliant! Great idea and since I am needing some new colours off to the shop to get me some floss and some bunny ears, wheeeee! Deb

Julee said...

such cute ears you have....would you consider selling just the ears? I don't use the 3 strand just the Valdani 8 and some 12. You can contact me at julee72@mchsi.com
thanks