Sunday, July 27, 2014
DIY Dream Catcher
Good morning everyone !
I had the strangest dream last week - I was invited to Honey Boo Boo's mother's wedding...............
I arrived a little late and was met with the entire family cursing and jabbing their fingers at me - and Honey Boo - Boo screaming in my face that I had just about ruined the entire day for them all.
After speaking to the camera men - and begging them not to include me in any footage
( I have a blog - I explained and I don't want anyone to know I'm here ) I proceeded to do the Mother's hair for her. In a beautiful French chignon with little wisps hanging down - ( I CANNOT do hair - so that was the first clue that this was a dream )
I then noticed the camera man was zoomed right in on me doing this - and so I did what any blogger with an ounce of self respect would do - I attacked him - and smashed his camera.
Now I had the entire family attacking me as well as the camera men, who were telling me I would be sued as soon as the wedding was over...............
In walked the Preacher.................to all of this chaos - who quickly quieted everyone down ( as Preachers are prone to do ) when all of a sudden there was a large commotion at the door - and in walked.................the Duck Dynasty people.
" I'm outta here " I whispered to John - who had magically appeared by my side
" You can't " John said - I signed a contract for at least 10 shows
" WHAAAT" ? I screamed frantically in his face?
and that's the second clue that this was a dream - because in real life I would have responded like this:
" For how much? " ( because everything has a price, after all )
And then I woke up - furious with John -
Suzan says - Don't ever sign me up for anything without my consent ok?
John says - What the hell are you talking about? It's 5 in the morning for God's sakes
Suzan says - I had to tell you - just don't do it. Ever. You can go back to sleep now.....................
Later that day I created this ....................because if there was ever a dream that should have been " caught"
in a web. it was this one.
John says - You probably shouldn't be blogging about your dream
Suzan says - Why not? I have no control over my dreams...........
John says - But you have the most ridiculous ones - really - they're over the top ridiculous
Suzan says - That's why I'm making a dream catcher
John says - What the hell is a dream catcher?
Suzan says - It's a trap for bad dreams - they'll get caught up in the web and vanish in the morning light
John looks at me horrified - Of all the ideas you've ever had - this one is the most insane
John says - " a dream catcher " and roars his head off
Suzan says - Should I patent it honey?
John says - Why? Who the hell would want to make one of those?
Ok - so John's all time favorite expression is
" Do you think I just got off the boat? "
And yet........................and yet he constantly acts like he DID in fact just get off the boat
And in another century.
He's never heard of a dream catcher.
I had to google it to prove something once again
( Thank God for Google - really - because otherwise I'd be manually looking up 10 things a day in an encyclopedia - every day of my life )
This project took 10 minutes - and it was free since I had all the items on hand.
I started off with a hoop ( TIP - unmade beds make great back drops )
I then used the only material I had on hand for the web - which was pipe cleaners - and just randomly attached them to the inside of the hoop like this
Years ago I bought a cocktail ring - I wore it once and the silver piece which rested around the stone fell off
I kept it with the intention of glueing it back on - but it works better on this I think
( and if I need it one night - I'll risk the nightmare I guess )
I added a little bling from it because well, I'm a blingy type of girl
and then I ripped up some fabric into strips ( this will be going in the guest room - so I went with blue and a few strips of white netting as well - the netting will do double duty to trap those nightmares I think )
and simply tied them on the bottom of the hoop
It's a dream catcher wanna be actually -
But it'll do in a pinch
call for desperate measures after all.........
here it is gently swaying with a soft breeze -
So how do you stop bad dreams, you ask?
well, the answer my friend..............................is blowing in the wind
and a dream catcher - a dream catcher most definitely helps
Have a wonderful Monday everyone !
Hugs from me......................
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