I love house plants to death. I saw a beautiful jade plant at Trader Joe’s last year and brought it home to live on our kitchen table, under the window. I admired it every morning at breakfast, I watered it frequently. Too frequently. As its leaves began to drop off one by one I was so sad.
I bought Roxanne a miniature cactus at Home Depot on a whim. It had this amazing red blossom. I put it in her room figuring I’d forget about it in there and therefore would let it live. But no. I kept visiting it and watering it. And one day it was so water logged it fell over in a heap. But I can’t help myself!
A few weeks ago the editor at Lark books offered me a review copy of Big Little Felt Universe by Jeanette Lim. The email she sent included a few images from the book. And one was of was this little cactus in a pot. A beautiful felt cactus. A cactus that you cannot kill. When the book arrived, that is the project I chose to make first.
I made this project today, Wednesday, because Stella doesn’t have school on Wednesdays and Roxanne is home at noon. This schedule means I usually I can’t do any kind of sewing on Wednesdays because I need the machine to sew. But all the projects in Big Little Felt Universe are sewn by hand. And they are so appealing. Perfect Wednesday projects.
I love my cactus. And the kids can’t keep their hands off of it. They are begging me to make them the felt laptop. And there are more houseplants! An african violet and bamboo!