Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let only the good dreams in...

Hello friends,



While at Michaels the other day I bought  a dream catcher kit!  I was drawn to it because I have learned a little bit about dream catchers here and there and find them fascinating.   I think I am drawn to dream catchers and their history because I am part native generations back.   I researched them a bit and found the history interesting. 
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Basically clans would create the dream catchers to hang above the babies as they slept.  There was a spider woman named Asibikaasi who would travel to the families in the Objibwe Nation to take care of the children and families.  Her travels became difficult so grandmothers in the families began making dream catchers to let the sunshine in and keep bad dreams out for the babies in their clans.  There was a hole in the center of the dream catcher to let the good dreams in and the web would catch the bad dreams.  To read more you can visit this website (where I got the history from).
The dream catcher materials in the package.
the materials to make the dream catcher

 I am excited to start it and look forward to posting how it turns out!  I enjoyed learning about the history of the dream catcher and I am so happy to have been able to share it with you.  I will be posting a picture of the dream catcher once I am finished making it! :)

Take care,
 

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  1. What a fun project! look forward to seeing the finished product :)

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