Last night we finished the munchkin’s dreamcatcher. It’s a good thing I started the process myself since we weren’t able to work on it until after dinner. As I mentioned, I wrapped the yard around the hoop the day before. Yesterday, before my daughter came home, I gathered the feathers together, glued them together, and wrapped and tied yarn around them, leaving a long tail to attach them to the hoop. This gave the glue a chance to dry before the munchkin had to touch them.
THen I had my daughter choose what yarn she wanted to use for the web. She ended up choosing two different yarns, which made it a little busy looking, but, hey, it’s her dreamcatcher. If that’s what she wants, that’s what she gets. I cut the yarn and helped her wind it around the hoop to make a web pattern.
THen the munchkin and my hubby worked on stringing beads onto the yarn holdin the feathers. I attached the little bottle I’d found to the center. I told her that the bad dreams would get trapped in the bottle and would disappear in the morning becase bad dreams don’t like sunlight. Her response was several why. I’m glad she’s curious, but sometimes I wish she’d just accept something I say and leave it at that. While my daugter started her bath, I finished up the dreamcatcher, tying the feathers on and putting on a holder and an old sparkly clip-on earring I found in my baubles stash. I told her that the good dreams like bright colors and sparkly things so they go to the beads and feathers and trickle down the feathers to her. SLight embellishments on the original story, but, it works.
We jung it on the wall in her room when it was all done. She’s very happy with it. I am hoping it will help make her more confident at night and less afreaid of having a nightmare. Cross fingers.