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Sunday, 22 April 2012

 So how does your garden grow......

This is something that I've been upto this week. Catus that you don't need to water.....ever!
The red spotty flower pot on the left was made from a little bowl, which came with an Andrex puppy years ago and the top part is a deodrant top. (I know I have some strange bits and pieces stashed around the cottage!)I glue the fabric to the bottom first and then covered the deodrant cap with the fabric, then glued them both together and tied some raffia around to cover the join.
The other two flower pots were nicked from Head Honcho's shed and are those little peat/cardboard containers for seedlings. Painted and with a spotty dot are just the ticket.

The tinsy, bitsy, tiny catus was my practise piece, and I used a bottle cap from a drink which then was covered in some fabric and raffia. This one measures 2 and half inches and the others are nearly 6".
Stuck some pins in there you have it, useful and decorative at the same time!

This lime green catus, which has cherry fabric flowers, (yes strange I know but then you can do anything ya like when you're making it!!) sits nicely in amongst my little dresser collection. (Wonders where can I squeeze in a nice big dresser in my little cottage as it's getting a bit full)

Even tho these pictures were taken with my super duper new camer, the colours still don't seem to come out nice and bright.....unless it's my computer screen, or could it be my photographing skills!

I will be popping this onto handmade monday and/
http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com.ar/
http://www.niftythriftythings.com/
show off monday
http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.co.uk/
http://jannolson.blogspot.co.uk/
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Inspire%20Me%20Fridays
http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/2012/04/show-and-tell-saturday-042812.html
hungryhypo.blogspot


Forgot to add that you can see all sorts of different ways of making cactus if you google catus images, and then let your imagination rip :0D

33 comments:

  1. Seriously cute and very, very ingenious!

    Madison xxx

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  2. Another great idea from you xx

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  3. Brilliant! And the colours look great on my screen.

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  4. The cacti are really different! Great idea Mich :)

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  5. They are lovely! I love making things from anything that is lying around. That's where the fun begins :) xx

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  6. So pretty and a collection of them looks even better

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  7. They are lovely and a lot less painful to touch - like all the different things you have used. Hope you have a good week.

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  8. Gorgeous! I just love them - practical as well as pretty! The colours look fine, but if you want them brighter, do you edit them afterwards? You can change the brightness - I do that with most of my photos (although my camera's only a fairly basic point-and-shoot model).

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  9. Your prickly cacti look great and such a great plant for sticking pins in. Love the colours, red and green go so well together.

    Jan x

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  10. Those pin cushions are super cool!! what a brilliant idea!!
    x

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  11. Pretty, pretty - and looks great on your dresser. They really made me smile, which is quite an achievement today as I have toothache and am soon off to see the dentist when, no doubt, I'll feel like one of those plants with the pins in!

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  12. these are such a fabulous idea!! they're great fun and lovely cheery colours :)

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  13. Love your bright and cheery cacti. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. These are lovely - I think the colours look fantastic (and they look like they were made for your dresser!) x

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  15. How sweet! Glad I found your blog today, Im now a new follower! Love Katie x

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  16. Very pretty and colourful - and useful too! .... and made with recycled bits too! Perfect!

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  17. Love these little cuties what a brilliant idea! I bet they would sell well at fairs! X

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  18. I would like to copy one of these but it would never come out as cute as yours. Do you have an idea notebook you keep jotting in?

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  19. These are loads of fun, my kind of cactus!

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  20. Oh so lovely to recycle all those useful bits and bobs. The cacti will sell well I am sure. x Jo

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  21. These look fabulous - far too good to use! Brilliant idea. Jo x

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  22. You're amazing Penny! I love all your imaginative creations and that's a lovely collection of china too!

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  23. I think the photos look great. Wow, what a super idea, cacti pincushions, wonderful! LOVE this.

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  24. Those are just darling! Seriously adorable! You are so talented ...

    :)

    Linda

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  25. Love the monkeys on your header. They're adorable, and very mischievous looking!

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  26. Argh! The stuff of nightmares... my father used to have cacti, and I was forever catching my fingers on them... your pincushions are great :)

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  27. Your pincushions couldn't be any cuter! I just love your monkeys, too. You're very talented. :-)

    Jill
    www.zazzypeacockstudios.blogspot.com

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  28. Pippa, via linking party I popped into your blog and found all the lovely and inspiring crafts / creations. You're fabulous, the little cottages, bags, book cover, dolls.... all are so lovely. Can't stop following you.
    Terrie from Hong Kong

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  29. I love your little cactus. Very cute and creative. If you ever want another place to share your talent I host a weekly Friday to monday anything goes linky.

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  30. They're lovely and they look really bright on my computer!

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  31. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

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