Wednesday, 30 July 2014

MY DREAMCATCHER...

We named this blog-zine DREAMCATCHER… so we thought we'd ask about YOUR dreamcatchers! Dreamcatchers were first made by the native American Ojibwe tribe to represent part of the web of the great spider goddess, to bring her protection. They are said to trap or capture bad dreams and keep the sleeper safe.

Hazel says:
I spotted this dreamcatcher in a gift shop in Sandia Crest, Albuquerque, New Mexico when my family and I were on a road trip recently. We were up on a ridge and it was cold and windy as we were ten thousand feet up above the city… down there it had been almost 100 degrees, and I was dressed in shorts and a hoody. So, basically, we went into the shop to warm up, but I am really glad we did! I saw the dreamcatcher and right away I thought you'd like it; after all, this blog-zine is named DREAMCATCHER! I had to take a picture to show you because I also thought it was the sort of thing Coco would love, because of the horses painted on it! I thought it was exactly the kind of thing she'd have in her box-room bedroom! I really liked it myself, it was just so cool, but at over $50 it was way too expensive for me. Oh well!
Kym says:
These are my dreamcatchers… I like them, can you tell? The one at the top left was a birthday present for my 23rd birthday… (yep, I have been reading your books since Dizzy came out!) The one on the top right was from a new age shop in Weymouth and the one on the bottom left was the first one I ever bought, about ten years ago in Spain. The one on the bottom right I made myself a few weeks back, to hang in my daughter's bedroom. You could say I'm building up quite a collection!
Blue says:
This is my dreamcatcher. It has a gothic style angel on it, and my mum bought it at a tiny (I literally mean TINY!) shop in Dumfries to make me feel at home after the second house move in less than three months. She knew I'd love it - I used to make my own as a kid and I love gothic stuff, so it was a very thoughtful gift. Dreamcatchers are supposed to capture bad dreams and keep them safe. I can't say if it works as a catcher of dreams as I don't really dream anyway, but it's a pretty cool thing to have all the same!


Charlotte says:
These are my dreamcatchers… I got them from a Sunday market a few years ago. I saw them on a stall, the feathers blowing gently in the breeze and I thought they were so cool - I'd always wanted a dreamcatcher. My friend had a huge collection and I thought they looked great. My mum let me buy two… rather reluctantly… and I settled on these. I'd been suffering from nightmares and I knew dreamcatchers were supposed to help, so I hung them above my bed and that night I had no nightmares. In fact, they helped so much I took them everywhere, on holiday, to my friend's house, anywhere I had to sleep away from home. These days they hang on my mirror, more as a decoration than anything, but I think they did help me beat the nightmares… perhaps it was just the thought of them, or maybe they really do have magical properties!
Cathy says:
I love these stories… do YOU have a DREAMCATCHER? Or would you like one? COMMENT BELOW to tell us what you think!

5 comments:

  1. I've always wanted a dreamcatcher, and I have a make-your-own kit. Unfortunately, I think part of it is missing as I've had it a long time but still not put it together. However, I am a helper at the local Brownies, and one week the other girl who also helps there and I were asked to think of a craft from a Commonwealth country to teach the Brownies, and as dreamcatchers also have roots in Canada, we did that - we cut out the middles of paper plates, punched holes around the edges, wove colourful wool through them and strung feathers and beads from the bottom, before tying on loops of wool so the girls could hang them up in their rooms.

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  2. I have a dream catcher- that i bought about 3 weeks ago! I was on my holidays in the gift shop in Rancho Texas park in Lanzarote. I had been dying for 1 for ages and my older sister had 1 that our auntie gave to her once. it wasn't EXACTLY the kind of dream catcher I would have liked- it was different shades of pink and lilac on the outside of the net part. I, on the oher hand, had wanted a light blue 1. now, guess what happened on hols. my big sister put her dream catcher on her rucksack she took on the plane and the day we went to the wildlife park we went to the gift shop and saw the dreamcatchers. i had already seen them in the resterant but they weren't for sale. then my sister told me there were dreamcatchers in the giftshop and I jumped for joy. I dashed into the shop and I swear I might have exploded. a small, light blue dreamcatcher was hung on the window. it was 6 euro (now, I had to get used to the euro put AFTER the number, which they do in spain and portugal.) then my sis said she had lost HER dreamcatcher and didn't now where it was. so SHE bought 1. then my 5 year old brother had to buy a dark blue 1, to keep him out of trouble! it hangs on my bedroom window, and i absolutely LOVE it!

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  3. I used to have a lovely, large and colourful dreamcatcher, but it broke. I didn't have one for a while, and eyed up my sister's brown-and-red dreamcatcher, which she'd decorated even more with real feathers from our chickens. Currently, I have a tiny dreamcatcher, dark pink with little shells dangling and a turquoise stone in the middle of the web. It's actually another of my sister's (she's very into native-american decorations and clothing) and I love it, even if it is a bit small. When I first got my cat, he jumped onto my bed and began attacking the feathers. For a few months I hung the dreamcatcher on my curtain rail, but it's back where it belongs now, and I just have to be careful not to move it suddenly when my cat is around!

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  4. I have a dreamcatcher, it's a blue misty colour that's quite dark and has a white unicorn on, it hangs on my ceiling, i got it from a stall at a fair like thing, it's pretty

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  5. I have a dreamcatcher. I got the inspiration from this post!! I made my own from bits and pieces I found around the house. I used spare pieces of wool and feathers and then I pinned it to my wall.

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