I inherited the turtle when my grandmother moved out of her house. And I recently dug it out of it's hiding spot.
Here's the turtle with a whole bar of soap in it.
One of my favourite sayings from World War II is:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.
And I feel very much that way about soap. Ask my husband. He gets crap from me if I find soap in the garbage can. So I made my own soap bag:
It's a great way to use up all the old bits and pieces. I wish I had a pattern for the turtle, though. It has much more personality. Whoever made it (I suspect my great-grandmother) obviously did not use cotton - the thing has lasted decades (it's AT LEAST 40 years old).