Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today's feature originates from one of America's oldest crafts--corn husk dolls! Almost thirty years ago, Nan's dolls took the primitive craft to a whole new level delighting collectors with their intricate design. Look at Miss Christmas with her sled full of presents--isn't she charming? SOLD!
Long ago, Native Americans created the rustic dolls for their children and then early settlers learned the craft. Nan Anderson perfected her corn husk creations to an art form. Her dolls have been featured on Good Morning America, in Country Folkart and have even been said to grace the homes of several U.S. presidents. When we first moved to the Texas Hill Country, there was a shop in Fredericksburg that used to carry them and I collected them for a season. Since then I have downsized and set aside a few that Dear Firstborn requested. I have also sold several on Etsy, so when I come across the occasional dolls like these two, I pick them up. Isn't this mother and swaddled baby sweet? Available
I think the minis are so adorable. The one I used for Clara was an older one from my collection.
Here's a few more I have listed:
These little ladies have quite a following on Pinterest so I've given them their own board--you can check it out here! Until next time, happy hunting!