Thursday, November 15, 2012

You are Invited to the San Elijo Holiday Boutique

Poinsettia & Bird

This is one of the wreaths I will be selling at the San Elijo Holiday Boutique this Saturday from 10am-4pm at the San Elijo Rec Center on 1105 Elfin Forest Rd. in San Marcos. I also will be showing my framed vintage collage collections, corn husk dolls & quilted backpacks made from Balinese sparkle fabric.  Please come & browse, there will be arts & craft vendors, entertainment & food!

Monday, November 12, 2012

More Corn Husk Dolls

Here are more Corn Husk Dolls created this morning!  I use a 1 1/4 inch wooden ball for the head.  I drill a hole large enough for a  long wooden meat skewer to fit in and use a little hot glue to keep it tight. Next I soak corn husks in warm water to soften them.  While they are soaking I use pruning shears to cut the bottom of the skewer so it doesn't show under the corn husk skirt.  The piece I cut off is hot glued to the skewer for arms leaving room for a neck. I then dry the corn husks & trim to length with pinking shears. I attach the husks around the skewer with raffia.  You can use either fabric or corn husk to make the apron in which a slit is cut and pulled over the head. I use raffia to belt the fabric. I then make a square of fabric & fold it in a triangle and attach it with a couple dabs of glue to the head.  You can see that I sometimes add bangs and braids using the raffia or corn silk. I like to individualize the dolls by adding embellishments such as brooms or small found objects to the arms, apron etc.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Corn Husk Dolls for Thanksgiving Table!

I have been busy today making Corn Husk Dolls for an upcoming Craft Show. The dolls can be placed at each table setting as a decoration & gift for Thanksgiving.  A yogurt cup or short glass is used underneath to keep them upright. They also look great on a wreath or with cuttings from the garden tucked under the skirt and hung on the door as a swag.