Wednesday, October 21, 2009

maize craze

i have been making a LOT of corn husk dolls lately! i take my general instruction from those found in *a child's seasonal treasury*. love that book! this gal lives on our seasonal table.


this one i sent out as part of my seasons round exchange package.


then i just couldn't stop myself and i made this line up for a bits of goodness swap.


in the midst of my corn husk madness, i uncovered this gem at goodwill! imagine discarding such a beauty!! lucky, lucky me. she will be well loved here!
she is standing next to a crocheted pumpkin made by my seasons round partner's 12 year old daughter, hannah.


look at that bonnet! i am obviously not that advanced with this craft yet! ;)



we had to make some in class of course! we followed emily and mia's directions here. here they are adorning our shelf above the children's napkin rack.



and a close up of a few of them. you can also see the lovely autumn plate made by joy's sis, cecily. she made us one for each season. this one is my fave i think.

i also made one using this tutorial. no pics of it though. it was fun trying out a different style. i love how BIG it turned out!

okay, i did it! another post. now i will try with a little more regularity!





6 comments:

  1. Your handwork is absolutely beautiful!
    So much lovely inspiration here!
    Sweet corn husk dolls : )

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  2. yay, another post. i love seeing pictures of your classroom. of course all of your sweet cornhusk dolls are great, but yes! that one from the thrift store is amazing, she is so beautiful!

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  3. oh yeah, i forgot to answer you... we want to try some basket making with the cattail leaves, but another project we had in mind was dolls similar to the corn husk ones.

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  4. those are amazing! (no pun intended!) heehee

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  5. Love it! What says autumn like a corn husk doll with an acorn cap?

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  6. so lucky am I! i received one of your beautiful dolls for the nature table swap! thank you so much. She is quite the treasure!

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