Miniature tomato and pepper pincushion - Teeny Tomato - great gift for crafters and quilters

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Made in Zanesville, Ohio

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Every crafter eventually winds up with more pins than she knows what to do with. That’s where the Teeny Tomato comes in.

In European tradition, it was widely held that placing a tomato near the entry of a home warded off evil omens and protected the family from disease.

In the winter (aka the tomato off-season) girls practiced sewing, and usually chose something easy: pincushions. Someone thought tomato pincushions were a neat idea and so sat one on the mantelpiece in place of real fruit.

The rest, as they say, is botany.

This teeny tomato is about 5” in circumference, ideal for short pins. The attached pepper contains silica beads to clean and sharpen pins and needles. Both pieces are made of wool felt and secured with cotton thread.

Teeny Tomato contains small and/or sharp parts and should be kept away from small children.

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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