String is One Of Those Things. It should be a nice well-behaved product which lives in a drawer and waits until it can be useful. However, any string which comes into this house seems to have a mind of its own. It doesn't stay in the drawer, preferring to go exploring all areas of the house and garden. What's more, like the fairy tale children leaving a trail of crumbs, string leaves a trail behind it as it unravels from its ball and goes out to play.
I have been tempted by "things" to put string in but so far I have resisted little pots like this one. Spending £5.80 or even more would give my string even more ideas of its own importance. String is to be kept in its place in every sense of the phrase.
So I made my own string tin and I have to say that I'm rather proud of it. I used a pretty tin and some of the Sugru which I received as a freebie some time ago from Amazon. I've pierced a hole in the lid and moulded the Sugru into a holder for a small pair of scissors. Actually I think its better than the fancy jobbie shown above, as mine has a place for scissors
Note for UK readers. Amazon has Sugru as a "Deal of the Day" for today only.