Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet Dreams: DIY Doily Dreamcatcher

Hi friends!

So, fall is in full swing which, naturally means, my schedule is out-of-whack! What a season of weddings, football, traveling and school- and lack of sleep. Where's that hour we got with "fall back"?

So I've finally squeezed in a little time to get into the studio and made a little something I hope will usher in a good nights sleep or two. A sweet doily and lace dreamcatcher!

I've always loved dreamcatchers, and they hold a special place in my heart. One of the first gifts I gave my husband when we were dating was a dreamcatcher he kept over his bed. His family has some Cherokee Indian blood, so I am living vicariously through them. :)

This little DIY project was fun and easy. I stretched a 6 inch doily between a 5 inch embroidery hoop. I then used long pieces of light blue leather cording through the edges and tied off at the top.

From there, I tied on lace ribbon, leather and twine, and adorned it with found beads, feathers and charms. I love the messy, Bohemian look.

Now, sweet dreamcatcher, go to work!

Since I've been away a little while, let me catch you up on my crazy life.

-I'm in the middle of decorating a 30,000 square foot Expo Center for Holiday in the Pines, a Christmas shopping show! It's madness, but it's looking so cute. Pictures to come.

-I'm writing a feature about our ranch wedding and a rustic holiday decor feature for a local lifestyle magazine. I'm excited to start writing for more magazines because that is where my heart really is.

-I'm so excited for the holidays! We're having a "friend feast" for Thanksgiving on Monday, and I'm decorating our new house for Christmas for the first time. Bring on the burlap, glitter and rustic Christmas goodness! Can't to show you some fun wreaths and our sweet tree.

-I'm taking on an all handmade Christmas gift challenge. Any suggestions?

-Graduate school is crazy, and I may be in a bit of a rut (already!) My wild hare says to take an undergrad Art Metal & Jewelry class next semester and go off my degree plan. I always wanted to be an art student, so why not explore that, right? Life's too short!

-I'm considering a move to Wordpress (and am promising to blog more often.) Any thoughts on this?

Cannot wait to share more more of what I've been working on.

Sweet dreams!

xoxo Kayli

Linking up at these fun parties:

The DIY Dreamer
Beyond the Picket Fence
Cowgirl Up!
Project Inspire


  1. Your dreamcatcher is so pretty. You gotta share all the cool things you have been up to. Writing for a magazine sounds like a blast.

  2. Oh Kayli!! The dream-catcher is just so magical! Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up this evening!