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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dream Fish


This is a dream fish. As you can see it is tattered and torn from years of protection against bad dreams.
It was given to Wesley by her best friend Tyler's mom in kindergarten. Our dog Tyler was named after him and he was as close a friend as anyone could be, loyal and true.

His mom was a wonder. She knit her children beautiful sweaters, built teepees in the house, organic gardened like no one I knew at the time, sewed, baked, home schooled, she could even put a car engine back together! and she was a wonderful story teller. and she was beautiful, inside and out.

About the time Wesley hit 5 years, she started having scary monster dreams. Tyler did too. His mom made both of them one of these dream fish, the softest thing you ever held, I swear. And it worked. The bad dreams went away the day the fish swam into our house. It is a precious treasure.


I have always wanted to try and make one, and for some reason today I got a wild hair and made one. I cut out a random pattern and got out my fabric stash and had a go. It's pretty damn cute! I had so much fun using my sewing machine. I thought it was going to be a clay day, but I have some childish and petty things going on in my head regarding clay, and I need to get that dealt with first. Lord, do we ever grow up!? Thanks to a very nice customer for her email today telling me how much she liked my houses and wants more. That will help with the psycho drama going on in my head!


I know a little girl that is about to hit the scary dream age and I thought this might be a nice thing to pass on to her. It's smaller than Wesley's but she is a tiny thing, so it will be just perfect. I hope it passes on the protection of dreams just like Wesley's fish has...........

and guess what? it's raining as I type this, it's just bizarre, this weather. Sorry for the crap photos, but I ain't seen the sunshine in I don't know when! Hard to get a good photo in this dark house.


12 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

I need one! Love this!

Amy said...

love the story and the fish! only had scary dreams when I was sick with a fever. so glad this helped your girl!

oldgreymare said...

love the fish... want the rain ; (

Dennis Allen said...

I hate to be the one to tell you but I'm having visions of a whole string of these in your booth.They are a little quirky and their story creates a need. Every child and most adults should have one.

Tracey Broome said...

Awww, I'm glad you guys like the fish! Dennis, I will have to get a lot better at sewing to mass produce these things! But yeah, they would probably sell really well if I made the effort.

Dennis Allen said...

Tracey, I didn't mean to imply that you could actually make a profit selling them. Profit selling art? That's just silly!

smartcat said...

What a charming way to fight bad dreams. How fortunate for all of you to have such a sweet person in your lives.

Do you think all our rain is leading to thoughts of fish? I have been painting my fish string and thinking about making big fish!

Tracey Broome said...

It's either the rain, or you are pregnant, haha! There is an old folk tale that if you dream of fish, you are pregnant:-)
Yeah, the rain, I FEEL like a fish!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I agree with Dennis ~ they are in the same vibe as your houses...chasing dreams, hopes, & memories

Tracey Broome said...

Oh no.... Does that mean I need to start making fish, haha!

Laura Farrow said...

can you make one that cures insomnia??? if so, I'm in. xoxo

Tracey Broome said...

Still?! Got rid of my insomnia when the smart meter went away.... sleep pretty good now :-)
let me think about the sleeping fish, haha!