" Don’t use a devotion to historical accuracy (whatever that means) as the excuse for writing women as less than full-fledged people. Don’t think that because women in the past lived lives different from their male contemporaries (where they had dowries, worked primarily as homemakers, provided a majority of childcare, couldn’t own/inherit property in their own names) that they had no hopes, dreams, desires, or ambitions of their own. Don’t think that because some accounts of history said women were forbidden from doing something that women didn’t do it anyway."
Read the whole article, it is amazing! http://the-toast.net/2013/10/10/revisiting-ever-after/
These forgotten places are just so magical!
This faerie is just magical and I want my own! Watch the video: Wire Sculpture by Fantasywire.
This man thought he had a little storage space under the floor. What he found was so much bigger!
I know this so well, I often have my camera on self timer to take pictures, and staying still for ten seconds is really hard, especially if you are trying to hold a pose!
When I referred in the past to wanting to write strong women, this is basically what I meant, sometimes things mean more when said in their entirety than boiled down to a single word, but it is hard to remember all that. I do love dark, damaged, sarcastic characters, I hate the happy go lucky, perky characters we get in a lot of stories and the moment. I want sensitive people at odds with the world, like myself.
A fairy tale book display in a shop at the Efteling Theme Park in Kaatsheuvel, The Netherland.
Ok, this is hilarious!
This is gorgeous, from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Renovating-the-Ruin/150796961728962
As a child, I loved carousels (the sort with horses, not the sort in Logan's Run, hee hee, showing my science fiction nerdiness there) I would love to go on one again sometime!
10 TV characters who never change their clothes (and why)
I still really want one of these, maybe for Christmas:
Upon a Midnight Dreary: Review for Pushin Daisies: A Mortuary Novelty Shop
Dark wonderful art by Kate Macdowell on Haute Macabre
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
10 lovely flowers which only bloom at night
37 ways to proudly wear your love for books
Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean: How we made the Sandman
Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. You'll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to provide electricity.
Possibly the most fun DIY idea ever! Adding monsters to thrift store paintings!
The Dreamstress: Tutorial: How to sew flat lining
My Hands Made It: Dyeing Lace
My Hands Made It: Doily Lantern Tutorial
My Hands Made It: Lavender and Honey Ice Cream
My Hands Made It: DIY Fabric Bouquet
Undercover Dress Up Lover: How to add lace trim to a skirt
Useful for those interested in Lolita fashion, a list of what can and can't be washed.
How to make a repeat pattern (for fabric)