Monday, October 26, 2015

Catching Dreams







Last week, on yet another beautiful autumn day, I loaded the car up with snacks, colouring pencils and paper, audio books, and two kids, Reece, and his little homeschooling friend, and we traveled to Little City Farm for another gathering of like minded families. This time the workshop involved making dream catchers. Little hands worked carefully to shape dogwood branches into a circle, and then string was used to create intricate designs. Later beads and feathers were added. Our instructor shared with everyone the best place to hang them, and explained that bad dreams will get caught in the dream catcher, and good dreams will be allowed to float right on through.

It was, as always, a very enjoyable afternoon, filled with fun, crafting, and a little play to finish the afternoon. I can't tell you how much I enjoy our trips to Little City Farm, they fill me up in ways I can't explain, and make me feel connected to a wonderful community of people.

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  1. We love making them too! How lovely to make them in such an inspiring place :). Have a lovely week Kim.

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    1. Yes, I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon this lovely inspiring place in the spring.

      Thank you, you too.

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  2. Reece did such a good job with his dream catcher!

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    1. Thanks Anke, he loves it and has it hanging above his bed.

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  3. Looks like a great day...how wonderful to have a place to fill up with wonder, happiness, and community!!! You are very lucky.

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    1. I feel very lucky Erica, and I offer gratitude every day for the wonderful people in my life. Feeling blessed.

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  4. What a great project! Phoebe is here at the computer with me, and she just said that she wants to make a dream catcher too!

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    1. Thanks! It was great fun making it, I bet Phoebe would love making one. Have fun!

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  5. I love that you have such a strong community to connect with, that is the one thing I miss living where I do.

    Hope your week if off to a great start.

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    1. I feel very blessed to have such wonderful people surrounding me Tracey. Having others to walk this path with, who understand the path I walk, makes this journey much less lonely.

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  6. Oh, that sounds like such a fun day. I love making things with children and it sounds like you all had a nice time doing that together. The dream catcher is lovely, a beautiful job.

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    1. It was a great day! Thanks Jennifer.

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  7. I love all of your crafty goodness lately, the beeswax leaves and the dreamcatchers both look so wonderful. I'm glad you guys had a good weekend. Love the picture of your little guy in your 43/52 post, can't believe he's almost 8! Have a great week! xo

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    1. Thanks Carlin! We have been having lots of fun with the fall crafting :) Not 8, til next year. He will be 7 in a few weeks :)

      Thanks, you too!

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    2. Oh good, I was feeling like time was going too fast and I'm actually quite relieved. :) For some reason I thought he and the girls were a year apart, but now I remember that he is 6.

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  8. How fun! I've been wanting to do this too. I like that the instructor used real feathers and not the white one dyed crazy colors.

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    1. It was a lot of fun. Actually, we all brought our own feathers, but she had some just in case. All natural dreams catchers means we can send them back to the earth when we are finished with them.

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  9. aww Dream catchers are the best

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  10. Very nice dream catchers. I always loved making those kind of things...many moons ago :)
    It's so nice to find a group of like minded people. We've been very lucky, finding other parents with similar outlooks.

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    1. Thanks Matt. It certainly is, I feel very lucky to have found such wonderful people to hang out with :)

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  11. What a wonderful activity! It's making me think I could probably do that with the kiddos here. Such a creative place you have found. You are very lucky to have such a place near you.

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    1. Yes, of course you could, I bet they would love it! Little City Farm is a gem indeed, and we love visiting :)

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  12. Those are beautiful dream catchers! What a great project.

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  13. I just love reading about your adventures. Those dream catchers look lovely. I can only imagine how much the kids loved making them. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks my friend. I hope I get to adventure one day with you :) They had a lot of fun making them, and Reece loves that it hangs right above his bed.

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  14. Love these! My daughter made a dream catcher last week and really enjoyed the process and the resulting project!

    http://learnathomejourney.com/

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  15. I know he enjoyed crafting and being with friends and his catcher is perfect!

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  16. We are going to try this. Mattheus won't sleep without the dream catcher he received from his Nana--too much anxiety around bad dreams! I am sure he would love making his own and we have lots of chicken feathers to collect this time of year. Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

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    1. I think you guys will love it! Yes on the chicken feathers. One of the feathers Reece used is from our first rooster. He had to have it on there :)

      Have fun!
      xo

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  17. love this!!! dream catchers have been on my craft list for over a year now. one of these days :) i was inspired by one that i brought back for my daughter from the mexican carribean... i love it so much... one lady told me the strange piece in the middle was "the eye of the bull" at least i think that's what she said she was speaking quite fast and all in spanish... i am still not sure though whether it's really a bull's eye or metaphorically the bull's eye...? i actually posted a picture of it in my last post if your curious :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I had so much fun helping the kids, I think I want to make one of my own. It is a very meditative activity, and you can do so much with them. Going to take a peek at your post now :)

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  18. How wonderful it is to have such places around!

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  19. Sounds like a beautiful place. Community and belonging are so important. The dream catchers are so pretty. My eldest daughter made one as a mobile for her littlest sister when she was a baby :)

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    1. It really is, and from my first visit there at the beginning of the summer, I felt welcome. Oh how sweet, a beautiful gift from sister to sister.

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  20. This looks so fun! We are into our Native American block right now and doing lots of things along these lines too. Yesterday, in fact, we went to a Three Sisters harvest festival. It was amazing, we watched traditional basket weaving, wood carving, beading, dancing and drumming. Tons of hands on stuff for the kids too. I felt community there as well that I have been needing.

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    1. It was a lot of fun, and we have plans to make some more :) Your festival sounds just lovely, so happy you felt that community like feeling. We all need that.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany, it certainly was :)

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  22. What a wonderful place to have found, and I expect Reece loves having his own hand made dream catcher hanging now, so much more meaningful for being created that way.

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    1. Oh he does Sally, it is hanging right over his bed, and every night he keeps an eye on it as he falls asleep. So sweet.

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  23. What fun, it's nice that you have so many likeminded people around. I need to figure out where to find my local likeminded people. There seems to be a shortage.

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    1. Yes, I feel very lucky to have so many like minded families for us to connect with. It does make this path a lot more fun to travel when others are along for the ride too :) I hope you find your tribe my friend. xo

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