Street markets always has appeared at such festivals, often with snacks, tshirts and other stuff, but also with hand crafts. This is what I got most fascinated. All kinds of handmade ornaments were as colorful as those people around. I’d never seen a dream catcher before, didn’t know its symbolism or what culture was it in, but back then I really liked the rich aesthetics and I really wanted to have my own dream catcher in my room to give it that bohemian spirit.
My mother was always surprising me with her creativity and talents for crafts. She has many talents: she can sew, paint, crochet, build and literally create something out of nothing. I told her about the mysterious dream catchers: a wooden or metal hoop filled with a fancy pattern, decorated with a palette of colorful feathers, beads and lace… She liked the idea a lot. She came up with the crochet pattern. Genius! I used materials I found at home for finishing decorations and such a ready-made dream catcher decorated my bedroom. Our guests liked this decoration very much, so we started gifting our family and friends with such handicrafts – it always turned out to be a good gift.
Now we are continuing to work on similar basis, even though I live in London and my mother lives in Poland. It’s something that connects us. Despite the huge distance, we can do something together.
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