Make it Sewcial... dream catcher January 26 2015
I've wanted to make one of these for ages and as this weeks Make it Sewcial theme is D R E AM, and because January is always a good month for dreaming of wonderful things, it seemed like the perfect time to do it.
M A T E R I A L S
You will need a wooden embroidery hoop, whatever size you fancy and a matching lace doily (alternatively, you could use a pretty piece of lace cut to size if it is easier to find)
You will also need some string or wool to tie all your bits of treasure onto your hoop, an extra large needle and some feathers (from the haberdashery or collected from the beach)
1) Start by positioning your doily in place and popping a few of your favourite tunes on, you want to be in a nice cheery place to make something magical to help your dreams come true!
2) Secure at the top and bottom with a little string to make sure your doily stays in place while you are stitching around the edge
3) Using some string and your super size needle, loosely attach the doily to the hoop, this should take no more than a couple of minutes, you really don't need to be too precious with the stitches here, just relax and get into the 'dreamy' laid back vibe, after all, it's meant to look bohemian and handcrafted!
4) Once the stitchings finished, you're ready to start having a nice time tying your feathers, stones, beads, shells, bits of wood and whatever else you've collected onto your hoop. I loved doing this as these precious little bits and bobs where mostly collected at the beach in Cornwall... so, capturing my dreams and reminding me of happy Summer days all at the same time. You can add as many or as little strings as you fancy, just remember to cut them different lengths to add interest to your hoop.
I've added some vintage lace too just to make it look extra lovely!
And thats it sweetie lovelies, one super gorgeous dream catcher, all finished in four easy peasy steps.
I'm going to be hanging this one in my bedroom, there's absolutely no chance my dreams will be escaping while I'm catching up on my beauty sleep! I hope you have a go at making one too and even if you don't win the lottery overnight, you'll have lots of fun dreaming about it!
Allison x x x