Monday, May 13, 2013


It's so out of control that I had to tie up all of the tomato plants and try to make their leaves go in specific places so that they aren't all casting shadows on each other. 

Monday, May 13:

A horizontal Empress green bean that I didn't even notice was there until yesterday.

Last week that zucchini leaf was about the same size as my hand!

Another almost-ripe strawberry.

And this weird thing is happening to one of my strawberry plants.
(Also, I got the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's paid summer internship! You may be able to tell I started it by my hands...)

A ton of Amish snap peas are growing right now.. haven't eaten one yet though.

It's a jungle in there!

Tomato flower.

Summer squash flower.  Those stems are like way thicker than my thumb.

Here are some plants that I started in soil at the exact same time as the plants in the hydroponics system... the "controls".  Looks like hydroponics is winning.

He's real tall, so the plants are huge!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Greenhouse Grown

Ate a small handful of small strawberries today!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Faux Fur Grey Wolf Hide with a handsome dog model

This hide can be found in my etsy shop - which happens to be blowing up as of lately!  I got 2,000 views between when I went to sleep last night and when I woke up this morning.  Crazy!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weekly Greenhouse Pictures

I'm going to try really hard to take a photo of the greenhouse plants' progress every week, and the day I chose happens to be Monday.  And of course my timing is off and I'm posting the photos on Tuesday.

 Just to jog your memory, this is a photo from April 12 (not a Monday), a couple days after I finished transplanting all the seedlings into the hydroponics system:

And here are some photos from Monday, April 29th:

The Amish snap peas were already pretty tall and started to flower.

Monday, May 5th:

Everything has gotten sooo much bigger!  And the flowers turned into tiny little peas!  A lot of this boom in growth has to do with the fact that I finally got the right kind of nutrient solution, which has obviously made an enormous difference.

This is what one of the three parts of the nutrient solution looks like.

Another Faux Fur Bear Hide!

I cranked out another faux fur bear hide, with another soon to follow.  This one is for sale on etsy.

This is what the head looks like flattened:  

Schnauzer Commission

I recently made a custom faux fur animal hide for this handsome Miniature Schnauzer named Gonzo and his owner.  It was really fun (and funny) to make, with those huge eyebrows and mustache-beard combo.

My own schnauzer-mix snoozing on the faux fur schnauzer.  At first, I tried using white faux fur that I could find locally for the eyebrows and mustache, but it looked really weird, so I ordered a small amount of this amazing, long white faux fur.