My mom is pretty awesome. She crochets cacti.
They're actually kinda cool. From way back, they look real.
I have one like the item pictured above on my mantel at school. People think it's real all the time-- 'til they touch it.
I don't mean to pimp my mother's Etsy site or anything, but I will, mostly because I've been sewing on those little flowers for her. I would kinda like to see her succeed.
So if you like 'em, head on over to blazingneedle's Etsy site and give her stuff a look over.