Bakers Twine, meet my old spools of thread...
March 13, 2012
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I've had this jar of old spools of thread for years.. the spools belonged to my mom, my grandmothers and my great aunts and even my great grandma!! I love them.. .but.. I finally decided that they would bring me much more pleasure if I was somehow able to see them each day and actually use them... so..
STAMPIN' UP! BAKERS TWINE enters the picture!
I rolled the Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine around the old spools and now I can keep this little bowl at my stamp desk and actually SEE THEM and ENJOY them .... I do appologize to anyone who is cringing and thinking.. "she USED THOSE old spools??? OH MY HEAVENS"... yes, I used them... I really want to enjoy things instead of having them all put away.
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What a great idea!! I'm not much of a vintage person but for my studio it's growing on me. I would love to do this! Must starting looking for some....
Posted by: Anne Granger | March 13, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Bravo for you Patty!! I think if I look around, I probably have some of the wooden spools also. When my mother passed away in 1978, since my sister did not sew and I did, I inherited all of her sewing stuff, inclding many partially used spools of thread, and I do know some of them were wooden. :)
Posted by: Carol B. - A Rubber Queen | March 13, 2012 at 06:26 AM
I totally agree w/ you. I kept my antiques put away for years and now I regret doing that. Everything is out to be enjoyed now...geesh we must be getting older ;D
Posted by: Wilda | March 13, 2012 at 06:31 AM
What a great idea! I have lots of old spools of thread, some that were my mom's, some from when I did a lot of sewing for my daughters when they were growing up. I think I will pull them out and try your idea. I also have some mini wood spools that I bought through a bulk buy group I belong to. Some Baker's Twine wrapped around these mini spools would make a great little door prize or surprise gift.
Posted by: Donna Bagwell | March 13, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Love this and what a great way to keep memories near and dear.
Posted by: Alicia | March 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Agreeing with all of these posters! Using the spools for our baker's twine is a very practical and pretty use for them. Having them close at hand probably encourages you to use them more often, AND I'm betting it's a bit easier to use the baker's twine off the spools than off the cards they came on. Wonderful idea!
Posted by: Chellie B | March 13, 2012 at 01:03 PM
What a fabulous idea....loving that you are using some of your maternal history for a practical and lovely storage solution....I have old spools from my mom as well and will see how any I can use. Thanks for the inspiration!
Posted by: Carol Carriveau | March 13, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Patty, what a fantastic idea! I have a lot of old wooden spools. Need to start using that kind of stuff. I am becoming a hoarder, need to break that habit, or you will be seeing me on TV!!
Posted by: Deborah | March 13, 2012 at 03:44 PM
That's a wonderful idea Patty....you should also use your good silverware and good china. No sense have it sitting around. Use stuff, enjoy stuff.....no saving for later!!!
When is later?
Posted by: Shirley Kramer | March 13, 2012 at 06:20 PM
I love the idea of using the spools! Every time you use your twine you will think about your family. I also use a lot of vintage things on my scrap desk. I also love the little bowl!
Posted by: Michelle | March 13, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I'm sure those fine ladies would love the way you are now using those spools.
Posted by: Mary | March 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
It's called UpCycling and the spools with the baker's thread are gorgeous!
Posted by: Shala Carter | March 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
That's exactly what I've been doing with my baker's twine ever since I started collecting it. I've saved wooden spools for years and have been sewing since I was in high school. I also still have some of my old seam binding and lace which is now coming in handy for crafting.
Posted by: Susan G | March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM
What a cute idea. I have some old wooden spools from my mom....hmmmmm? I sent you an email about a ribbon swap. Did you get it? It might have gone to junk mail. You should see my email from my comment I think. You can email me or go to my blog and email me from there. Thanks. :)
Posted by: Mendy Crumpton | March 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I think that's a wonderful idea! I, too, have some of those wooden spools stored somewhere because I couldn't bear to part with them.
Posted by: Kim Springer | March 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
LOVE LOVE what you did! I agree to have them out and not stuck away!
Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Kim Pebley | March 14, 2012 at 09:13 PM
What a great idea! I too have several old spools that belonged to my Grandma and had them displayed in a jar. I love your idea of the "change over". Thanks so much for sharing!
Posted by: Lorelei | March 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Wonderful to have those treasures and special memories, Patty. I think the Baker's Twine is great on the spools. Much easier to work with etc. You have some wonderful ideas and thanks for sharing with us. A very talented young lady!
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