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DIY Some Clouds to Sleep In

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Katinka in her cloud bed

So, about those bedsheets that I’m always losing my books in… I customized some sheets for my bed a couple years ago, choosing to do a dyeing technique that can have an appearance ranging from cloudy to rocky. This particular style appealed to me partly because I found it beautiful, and partly because: “Hey, this won’t show as much dirt as plain white sheets.” The technique is called “low water immersion dyeing” and not only can it produce a range of lovely effects, but it’s also a very NON-messy dyeing project! I gathered my own information on the technique from…

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The Unfinished World  by Amber Sparks

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The Unfinished World

Ahh, to fall in love with the short story again. It’s a wonderful feeling. I got Sparks’ more recent The Unfinished World because her earlier work was briefly unavailable online and I was impatient after reading an excerpt. This was serendipitous, because her stories here are some weird and wonderful treasures. Cinematic, magical, anachronistic, and a little bit gothic, Sparks doesn’t hesitate to reach out to fantasy, science fiction and history for inspiration. Because of this, daydreamers and nerdy birds can all feel welcomed in by her deep wells of reference. Here they can feel let in to a secret…

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