Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Etceteras: Romantic Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher 8AHave you ever seen a dream catcher? Dream catchers originate from Native Americans and they are typically made on hoops with netting in the middle and feathers hanging from the hoop.

Dream Catcher 2I took some liberties while creating this romantic dream catcher that is loosely based on the original Native American tradition.

Dream Catcher 5“Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.”   Source

Dream Catcher 7For my dream catcher, I started with an embroidery hoop and wrapped torn pieces vintage white cotton around the outer edge. I inserted a lace doily into the hoop and closed it up.

Dream Catcher 9My “feathers” are more torn pieces of fabric, ribbon and string.

Dream Catcher 1I need to hang this over my bed to let all the positive dreams in and of course, all the bad dreams will get caught on the web doily.

Dream Catcher 8Wouldn’t this make a nice bridal or wedding gift? 

Thanks for visiting and sweet dreams.

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  1. So lovely and romantic!
    Have a nice day!

  2. How pretty!! I would love it if you would link up at my {Work It Wednesday} linky party!!


  3. Oh my! This is lovely! It would indeed make a lovely gift, but first, I think I'd like one for myself. Is that wrong of me? *smiles*


  4. I never thought the words "romantic and Dream Catcher" could work together but it really does. It looks awesome, it would make a wonderful gift. Roechelle @

  5. So pretty Carolyn! It's like the shabby-fab version ;)

  6. That's gorgeous, I love the colours you used--they've very serene. :) I made something similar a while ago (having pinned a picture of one) using a doily that belonged to my grandmother.

  7. What a darling idea for a dream catcher, Carolyn! I've made quite of few shabby chic dream catchers. Once you make one, it's hard to stop, isn't it? lol! Yours turned out soooo pretty! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. This is beautiful, what a great idea! I think I'll have to make one for my daughter's room :)

  9. Absolutely beautiful Carolyn! You have such a delicate touch. so lovely.

  10. Wonderful idea Carolyn! Beautiful too.

  11. So pretty! I just made one for my daughter...definitely need to upgrade to your version!


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