For Xmas this year,
my daughter Dani showed me a catalog with Lace Dream Catchers
and asked me if I could make her one.
I've been seeing these as well,
all over Pinterest,
and have been wanting to try my hand at it.
This was the perfect opportunity.
I said "Consider it done".
I pulled out my vast collection of antique lace doilies from all the estate and garage sales I go to,
and had her pick her favorite.
She couldn't make up her mind between this one and the next one below...
so I made two
I really like this 2nd one below with my handspun yarn wrapping round the hoop,
the turquoise necklace hanging thru the middle...
with the little off white hand charm dangling down.
I also strung some handspun in the fringe
along with white feathers.
It has a soft tribal look to it.
She has both on display in her newly remodeled bedroom,
along with the cow skull I drove to New Mexico for in 1986 to decorate our first home with.
I had a real Native American vibe going on back then and apparently it's back again as well.
I like that!
when Dani was growing up in that home,
she probably never even noticed that cow skull.
Then two months ago she asked me,
"You don't happen to have a cow skull that I can put in my bedroom, do you?"
As a matter of fact I do!
It was sitting in my garden up at the cabin just chilling,
waiting for her.
Life is funny.