Spacemaster Cucumber

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Another one of my hobbies this summer has been gardening in pots. Erin bought me a packet of Spacemaster Cucumber seeds, which I tried to start 3 times before ¬†finally getting some surviving (and thriving) plants! The first few batches were either eaten by our roommate’s cats, or killed by night-time temperatures. After much ado, we finally got a little cuke!

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Spacemaster cucumbers are bred to live in pots, so they are smaller plants (and I assume, smaller cucumbers). I might try to raise some indoors this winter. I have to say, there’s nothing that can beat the taste of a fresh cucumber from your garden. Unfortunately my plants got a terrible case of powdery mildew and probably won’t produce another any more cucumbers this year. I might get a UV light though, and keep some plants around the house. We have some thriving basil, ginger, and jackfruit that I would like to bring inside for the winter…

cucumber and strawberry

cucumber and strawberry

ginger

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Alice Skirt (Tutorial)

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I’ve noticed a lot of people arriving here from¬†Pinterest, looking for my Alice Skirt tutorial! Because it got obliterated in the transition from one wordpress blog to the next, I have to rewrite it from scratch. Fortunately, I am now much wiser in the ways of skirt making; unfortunately I don’t remember the exact measurements I used for the skirt fabric pieces. The process is pretty simple though, and I hope it gets you interested in making your own fun skirts for summer!

The Alice Skirt has a self-lining, and fastens using the ties in the back. I will take some detail pics so that you can see how I finished certain things. If you have a question, leave it in the comments and I’ll try my best to help you out!

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