Prickly Pals explores ideas of comfort through the subversion of anxiety. Cacti are known for their dangerous spikes and unwelcoming appearance; to touch one in the wild would be stress-inducing. By making cacti out of felt, however, they become soft and touchable. These tactile qualities are highly comforting for many people, and the personification of these objects makes them easy to connect with. This family of felt cacti takes a familiar, yet stressful concept and turns them into a comforting remedy.