by starlizard 27 Dec 2011

Michael's Christmas Request


Besides a Christmas dinner that consisted of a turkey as the main event, my son's other Christmas request was that I make him another dream catcher. The very first one I made was for him... he still has it, but some of its symbolism is no longer relevant. As part of fulfilling that request, I sat him down here at my computer and had him chose what designs he wanted me to use for it... and then, he got to pick his colors of thread.

Over the last couple of years, I estimate that I've made at least 20 free standing lace dream catchers. Some of them even made it to Embroidery Library's Stitcher's Showcase... which is where I purchased the dream catcher fsl designs from. I experimented with all different kinds of fsl designs as fetishes... angels, 3D angels (from Stitch Delight), hearts, butterflys, seahorses, and so forth. While the preceding wasn't exactly traditional dream catcher fodder, every one I made brought a smile from the recipient's of them.

And so, not only did I get a big smile from my son, I got a bear hug and kiss on the cheek from him, too.

The second picture is a close up of the center of the web and the detail of the beading on one side.

I usually include real feathers on the dream catchers I make, but Michael didn't want them on his.

Hope you like my project for yesterday and today.
Liz

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by blueeyedblonde 28 Dec 2011

Turned out great. I'm sure he'll love it till it falls to pieces. Great that he chose what was to be used - he'll treasure it even more.

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

It'll be a while before it falls to pieces. They're not as fragile as might be expected. I made his first one over 3 years ago and its still just as tight as it was to start with. Thanks for responding.

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by katrina 28 Dec 2011

I don't know how to get to add a comment so I came here. Absolutely beautiful. Could I ask what the name of the design is at Emb.Library. I would like to give it a try. But I know it won't be as beautiful as yours. But hey gotta start somewhere learning new things. Thank You
Katrina

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Katrina... go to Embroidery Library's Lace sections and look for "Lace - Native American." You'll find the web designs and the fetishes there.

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by anne55 28 Dec 2011

Great dreamcatcher! You did an amazing job! Anne from Alabama

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Thanks Anne!

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by deegee 28 Dec 2011

Absolutely beautiful. Well done.

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Thank you, deegee!

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by shirlener88 28 Dec 2011

Liz, what wonderful work you do - so happy to know your son helped in the creation of this dream catcher. Keep up the lovely stitching.

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Thank you, Shirlene.

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by kttyhwk4 28 Dec 2011

Very nice. BTW...do you take orders?

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Orders? I used to. I don't know if I want to go there again. These days, nobody wants to pay for crafts like this... not what it would be worth at any rate. Thanks for responding.

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by toogie 27 Dec 2011

Very nice. I started to stitch one on my teepee, I posted here in projects, a couple weeks ago. Good job-Toogie

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

I must have missed your teepee, toogie. I don't recall seeing it. Thanks for responding.

toogie by toogie 28 Dec 2011

I am not sure, but you may can see them, if you type in teepee, on the right, where it says search.I made 2

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by greysewist Moderator 27 Dec 2011

This is great and so personalised which makes it even better. Thanks for showing us.

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starlizard by starlizard 28 Dec 2011

Thanks, 'grey.'

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by capoodle 27 Dec 2011

Neat details and like what he picked out and how you framed it.

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starlizard by starlizard 27 Dec 2011

Thank you!

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by starlizard 27 Dec 2011

Detail picture...

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 28 Dec 2011

super work.

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by starlizard 27 Dec 2011

Hmmm... I wonder why the second picture hasn't shown... I'll give it a little while and if need be, I'll upload it again.

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