Sunday, February 2, 2014

Isabelle - American Girl Doll of the Year for 2014 - I'm Giving One Away & Make a Corn-husk Doll!

Yes, it is true, on May 24, 2014 I'm giving away one Isabelle, American Girl Doll of the
Year for 2014! You will find all the details about the give-away for this doll, at this link.

There are few girls today who would not absolutely love to have an American Girl doll of their own to love, but while American Girl dolls have been around since 1986, it is quite possible the "first" "American girl doll" was made from corn-husks! Native Americans used dried corn husks to make dolls for little girls to play with and when settlers from Europe arrived on this continent, they quickly learned to make these dolls for their own little girls.

I thought it would be fun to include directions once again, to make your own corn-husk dolls . . . you can use paper ribbon if you can not find corn husks. I looked on Pinterest - of course :-) - and found a doll pattern which I'm happy to share with you. Just follow this link and you'll find easy-to-follow directions for making your own corn-husk dolls! (They would be a very fun Valentine's Day gift for any sweet little girls in your life!) 

Enjoy . . . and don't forget to enter my American Girl Doll give-away which you can do by commenting below to let me know if you have ever made a corn husk or paper ribbon doll . . . I have made a few corn husk dolls and literally hundreds of paper ribbon dolls!

You'll receive additional entries if you "share" this post as you'll receive an additional entry each time you "share" (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names on May 24, 2014 from among people who would like to win this doll and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!(You'll be able to receive additional entries each time I post about her!)

56 comments:

  1. I have never made a corn husk or paper ribbon doll but with the directions I definitely will be now, thanks so much!

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    1. You are welcome - I hope you have a lot of fun making the dolls! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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    1. How did it turn out? Thank you for sharing - Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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    1. They are not terribly difficult - and can be a lot of fun!

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  5. Made corn husk dolls when I was teaching. I follow on fb and email.

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    1. Sounds like a fun activity for a class of children - Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  6. I have never made corn husk or ribbon dolls, but I think they look beautiful and am excited to try to make them with my daughters, who love to do this kind of thing!

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    1. They are fun! Hope you and your daughters enjoy making them! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  7. I shared this post by email, too.

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  8. I have never made a corn husk or ribbon doll, but definitely looks like fun! We will have to make one! Thanks for the giveaway! We don't have any American Girl Dolls but it would sure be a wonderful surprise to win one.

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    1. They are fun for sure! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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    2. They are fun to make for sure! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  10. I've never made either but I think this would be a great craft for my daughter

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    1. If you make them with your daughter, she is sure to remember it throughout her life! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  13. This summer my girls and I visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead and we made corn cob dolls, which is a little similar! I think my girls would have fun making this as well. Thank you for sharing! girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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    1. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead sounds like a fun place to visit! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  23. no I have never made a cornhusk doll

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  28. When I was little I made a cornhusk doll with my best friend, and I still have it today!

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    1. What a wonderful treasure! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  29. Pinterest: theagmovieshow
    Facebook: America Muller
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    Google Plus: Lenka TAGMS

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  30. I've never made either. I'm so excited for this give-away. Ironic that you'll be giving it away on my one daughter's birthday, who I was actually looking to get this doll for. And this doll has the exact coloring as this daughter too--blonde and green/hazel. My other two daughters love their AG Dolls (the youngest sister loves their dolls too)! :)

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    1. May 24th is my birthday, too! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  31. Also I will be following you on Facebook. User name: Laura Robeck

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  32. I made one of these with my daughter last year and she still plays with it :) So fun.

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    1. How wonderful! What a great memory for your daughters - to make dolls with their mom! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  33. I shared on Google +

    Also, I remember making corn husk dolls as a little girl - wonderful memories thank you for the instructions. I had forgotten how

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