Dream Catchers

I don’t know if I’m just now noticing them, or if they’re becoming trendy … but I’m starting to see dream catchers everywhere!  Obviously they have a history that goes way back in Native American traditions and I love that they’re still around.

Whether or not you think they catch bad dreams and allow only good dreams to slip down across the feathers, they are still a neat handmade decoration.  I know the meaning behind them is probably much more deeper than just that, but I am not too familiar with it.  I love the idea of them though – so whimsical & charming!

Here’s a few favorites I’ve seen around lately, including illustrations of them and DIY.  I’m convinced I need to make one now.  But- we have a window above our bed.  Does it work if we still put it next to our bed? :o)

What special details would you put on your dreamcatcher?  I love the DIY ones made with doilies.  

Dream Catcher Print via Small Talk Studio on Etsy

Dream Catcher DIY via Prydelig

The Dream Catcher – No.2 Poster via ParadaCreations on Etsy

Dream Catcher DIY via A Creative Mint (Instructions)

Hand-Carved Stamps

I was searching Etsy for hand-carved stamps, as Ryan and I are looking into packaging ideas for Two Are Better, and I remembered how much I love stamps!  They’re not the most practical thing, but they are oh so cute.

I wish I could have a stamp collection – but what would I stamp?  The walls?  The love letters I don’t write?  Ryan’s arm?  Oooh – maybe I should get a teaching job so I have an excuse to use stamps on students’ papers.  ;o)

Anyway, I got a bit distracted and just started searching Etsy for any handmade stamps that I liked.  I started a Stamp Pinboard on Pinterest and I’m trying to justify a purchase of stamps.

We are planning on buying a few to stamp on packaging for Two Are Better – like maybe a camera one or custom logo.  But how else could I use stamps?  Any ideas?  :)

Here’s just a few of my favorites below.  The rest are on my Pinterest board so be sure to follow me!

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest