Thursday, December 27, 2012

Corn cob dolls :)

In Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, she wrote, "Mary was bigger than Laura, and she had a rag doll named Nettie.  Laura had only a corncob wrapped in a handkerchief, but it was a good doll.  It was named Susan.  It wasn't Susan's fault that she was only a corncob.  Sometimes Mary let Laura hold Nettie, but she did it only when Susan couldn't see."

This passage came to mind when I was trying to decide what to do with my corn cobs left from raising the flour corn.  I looked online for how to make a corn cob doll.  "Susan" apparently didn't have any proper clothing, but I'm sure she was content with her handkerchief.

My dollies got some real garments.  Here they are.  What do you think?


  1. After reading those books I always wondered what a corn cob doll would be like. Remember when we used to make mermaid dolls out of those plants that used for the tail? I can't remember what the plants are called. That was great fun.

    1. I don't remember the mermaid dolls. Hmmmm...? We need to ask Autumn about it. I have lots more corncobs. Maybe your girls might enjoy dressing them. No sewing required.


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