I imagine you are thinking "now what does that title mean?".
It takes a moment to get your head round doesn't it. When you see what I am talking about it is obvious, but just reading the words sounds a little mystifying. I shall demystify immediately!
Now you understand what the title means. These are the cacti and succulent hoop art pictures that I made, although I think mine are more cacti than succulents!
Again, another Mollie Makes kit - I really had let these build up hadn't I! Also no link between me and anyone else regarding this, but these were designed by dandelyne.com. I mention this because I looked on their website and these hoops sell for over £5.00 each. Now if you are anything like me you might be suspicious that the things included with these kits are just "tat" but in fact it seems that they are not that at all.
I was really pleased with these. I think the pictures are very cute, I like the designs. There were about 8 suggestions of different pictures in the magazine and if you had more hoops you could have made more pictures as there was plenty of embroidery floss.
To make mine I drew on the fabric with one of those disappearing ink fabric pens and then just followed the lines. Mine are slightly different from the ones on the packet for the kit, but are still just as cute I think. A little rustic perhaps, but I like them all the more for that.
They are so tiny that I have just propped them up on the top of the frame of another picture, but you could easily turn them into necklaces or I thought they might make nice brooches too.
So don't turn your noses up at those kits, they might well be much better than you think they are!
I have made up all of the ones that I had "in stash" now. I decided not to make most of the yarny ones as they were really not my style and have instead added the yarn to the basket of scraps for my Happy Scrappy Squares Blanket - which hasn't had much attention lately!
I am all caught up now, until the next time I buy a magazine and it comes with a freebie of course!
What have your favourite free kits been? Do you make up these kits? If not, what do you do with them? So many questions!!
This is one of the posts that I wrote in August to be published in September but publishing it got delayed by my need to take a blog break.