Thursday, February 7, 2013

Felt Succulent Plants // New Line Launch

Years ago when my mom pulled up some of her Sempervivum tectorum and gave it to me to plant in my own garden I didn't realize how prolific they would become. It's okay though, because I really love succulents! I've been able to plant them around my garden, and share them with friends. My husband even stuck a couple in an empty bean can and put them on our wide bathroom windowsill (the only spot in the house for plants that want a lot of light). I adore houseplants, but as our house is short on space and light we pretty much stick to philodendron and snake plants. 

// Hen & Chick //

Sometimes design ideas ruminate in my brain for what seems like a long, long time before they make their debut in the shop.  When I stitched up my first succulent hair pins I immediately knew that I wanted to translate the design into a potted plant. What a sweet addition they would make to my few houseplants! I wouldn't need to worry about watering them, or fret over whether they were getting enough sun. It was six months before I bought my first batch of terra cotta pots from the craft store, and almost two months more before inspiration met functionality and I sat down to work out the details.

They may have been a long time coming, but I think they were worth the wait! Each plant features carefully layered leaves with delicate color variation. The "root ball", or felt dirt, fits snuggly into the wee terra cotta pots, but is made so that the plants can be removed. Of course they are carefully hand cut and completely hand stitched.

I currently have one of each style brightening up my kitchen, plus another that's still in development. They may not clean my air, but they make me smile. I hope they make you smile too! They are now available in my shop here, here, and here.

// Felt Succulents are copyright Ordinary Mommy Design, and may not be copied or reproduced without my express, written permission. Thank you! 


Unknown said...

girl, these are brilliant! and so well-designed - love that you thought to make them removable. hooray for beautifully fleshing out your idea!

ElleSee said...

These are so cute! I have always wanted to grow succulents in my garden, but I've never been able to find them. This would be a nice alternative :)

LC from theworldofellesee

Erica said...

Cute! What a great idea!

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