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September 3, 2013 at 1:08 am #608945
My soon-to-be kindergartner just told me he’d like a dreamcatcher for his birthday. I’d like to get him one for his first day of school…he’s very nervous about it. Any recommendations on where to buy one? West Seattle would be great, but I can venture off the peninsula if need be. Thank you!September 3, 2013 at 1:52 am #797033
WSBKeymasterSeptember 3, 2013 at 1:53 am #797034
P.S. Good luck to your kindergartener. We are on the nerve-wracking other side of the bridge, with our kid starting senior year in high school Wednesday. – TRSeptember 3, 2013 at 3:08 am #797035
Good luck to your son, what a great idea of getting him a dreamcstcher! Years ago when our daughter was starting kindergarten her teacher gave each parent a little sandwich bag with a unused teabag to calm our nerves, a cottonball to rind of of our child being it was soft, and a handwritten note that read: Thank you for entrusting your child to me, I promise your child will be safe and have fun.
Our daughter will start 8th grade next week.
So here is a great local place to get the dreamcatcher, Kimberly Smith in Highland Park has a small business that makes amazing dreamcatchers and for only $5.00!
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, she also has a Facebook page.September 3, 2013 at 5:08 am #797036
Thanks TR and luckymom! I know the time will fly and soon I’ll be dispensing advice to nervous parents of kindergartners! I emailed Kimberly and hopefully I can get one from her soon. And if not, I’ll check out Zamboanga. They’re totally a place that would have them.
Thanks again!September 3, 2013 at 6:05 am #797037September 3, 2013 at 6:20 am #797038
4th of EightParticipant
Maybe the gift shop(it’s a nice one!)at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse on W.Marginal, or up in Magnolia’s Discovery Park at the Daybreak Star Center.September 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm #797039
I second 4th of Eight’s suggestions of Duwamish Longhouse or Daybreak Star. There will also be vendors at the Salmon Homecoming on the waterfront the weekend of September 20th. It might be nice to get one that is actually Native-made. Not only would you be supporting Native artisans, but it would be a great opportunity to talk about different cultures and the story behind dreamcatchers.September 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm #797040
What about buying a kit at Michaels and having your child make their own?September 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm #797041
dapuffinParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm #797042
There are several websites that show you how to make your own with stuff you probably have around your house and yard. This seemed like a good one, fairly simple and not as cheesy as the others:September 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm #797043
Thanks for all the suggestions! Calling around WS and none of the above places have them. Haven’t tried Tenzing Momo at Pike yet. I think we’ll attempt to make our own this afternoon (isn’t the internet amazing?!) and go from there. The web I drew on a piece of paper and hung over his bed last night didn’t quite cut it!
Thanks again for everyone’s help and suggestions. Beautiful West Seattle!!September 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm #797044
Thanks Anonyme. I had posted before I saw your reply. We have an embroidery hoop I was going to use, but like using branches. Thinking some of the thinner branches from our apple tree would work great.September 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm #797045
jwwsParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm #797046
How about Ye Olde Curiosity Shop? Great excuse to hop the Water Taxi!
Also I’ve seen many at Tribal Casino gift shops but they’re probably a bit too far out of the way right now.September 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm #797047
ghar72, did you ever find a dreamcatcher? I’m packing to move and found one in a package, brand new, from when I bought it at a local rummage sale. I was just packing it up to donate to my own church’s rummage sale, but I’d be happy to pass it on to you if you still need one. You can reach me via my website if you click on my name above.
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