I have a thing for saguaro and pestered my dad to let me photograph myself with one when we drove through Arizona on our all America trip years and years ago!
Finding mini plant pots to fit my cacti proved difficult; I think I much prefer using tiny teacups and espresso cups instead.
Although I love cacti, I have a hard time keeping them alive (I didn't inherit my dad's green thumb). This is due in part to the fact that it's hard keeping something which normally lives in the desert alive in Melbourne's cold, wet winters and all the places I have lived in recent times have had some sort of creature (I suspect possums) which find cacti to be a delicacy.
So when I recently saw a photo of some absolutely adorable crocheted cacti in tiny little pots, I was determined to get some for myself. My plan quickly hit a snag when I realised that the store stocking these cute faux succulents was nowhere near where I live and didn't offer shipping of products. Undeterred, a quick Google search yielded a multitude of free crocheted cacti patterns. The patterns I used to make these three sweeties can be found at Little Things Blogged and La Casa de Crafts. I'm thinking that my kitchen window sill will look much cheerier with these three cacti lined up along it!