Then this little devil crossed my radar.
There are four full skeins of Dirty Threads in the bottom. I have topped it off with hand-dyed scraps until it feels like a ripe avocado. You know the kind- use it today or tomorrow at the latest. I chose the scraps with an eye toward variety.
The cusspot itself is crocheted from Lily Sugar & Cream cotton thread and then hand-dyed with my mix of Procion MS dyes. Once you empty it out, it can be a great thread and scrap catcher.
You can put loose change in them. All manner of little things that shouldn't be left wandering around.
I have dipped them in a water and acrylic medium sauce, shaped them, and then allowed to dry hard. Hung one up to be a birdnest but had no tenants.
The original is now stuffed with cotton and catnip leaves and sewn shut. I think I want it back. And I still have a half cone of that thread just waiting for a frosty day.