Friday, May 21, 2010

two kinds of cactus

For the little ones:

The beginnings of a cactus-shaped rattle, with French knots for spikes, and an embroidered face!  I think I'll post a tutorial if it turns out alright.

And for me, a ric-rac cactus, newly acquired from May's Greenhouse.  I had admired this plant for some time because of its weird Seuss-like antlers.  When I discovered it was named for the perennial trim favorite, I knew it had to be mine!


  1. Whoa! I've never seen a plant like this. Very whimsical -- wouldn't it make a great design for appliqué?! Very pretty greens in your post :)

  2. Oh, you are right! I must be slipping, because I didn't even consider the leaf design for applique... Isn't it funny how sewing makes you filter everything through that lens?