Corn Husk Dolls, Dolls from scraps

Manchester Center, Vermont · 138 Sales


Corn Husk Dolls, Dolls from scraps

Manchester Center, Vermont 138 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Hello, The shop is on vacation while I restock.
I hope you are all having a good year and I look forward to being in touch again.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 12, 2016

Hello, The shop is on vacation while I restock.
I hope you are all having a good year and I look forward to being in touch again.

Deirdre Furtado

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Deirdre Furtado


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Jenna Blackburn

Jenna Blackburn on Jan 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It took me 12 years to find the "perfect" Christmas tree topper....and it was well worth the wait! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!


BrillezDesign on Dec 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I have been looking for an angel and this one is perfect! Fast shipping and lovingly packed. I will do business with this shop again.


ag99rvt on Nov 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This doll is amazing! I am so pleased with the creativity and workmanship that went into this doll. She will be displayed prominently and proudly in my kitchen! She was also shipped so quickly!

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My story began in IRELAND. As a tiny tot, when not searching for 'little people' in mother's garden (rose hips were heads, thorns eyes, seed pods were arms) I was raiding her rag box to find bits and pieces to decorate my dolls or myself.

Life took me from IRELAND to NEW YORK, where I met and married Frank, to BERMUDA and now, happily, to VERMONT, near daughter Carmel. I regard all of these places as home and am always happy when I am in any one of them.

On the way I stopped to craft from whatever I got my grubby hands on. No stick, leaf, rag or scrap jewelry was safe from my surreal imagination.

There is no public transportation in Manchester, Vermont and since I no longer drive I found I was unable to sell my dolls locally. Etsy was the answer.

I was delighted when one of my corn husk angels was featured on the back cover of the 2012 Fall issue of ANGELS ON EARTH magazine.and this year I have had a picture of my doll 'Sweet Sixteen' published in the Spring 2015 edition of 'Art Dolls Quarterly. I have also been contacted by TV programs to see if they could use my dolls but sadly so far the poor things have ended up on the cutting room floor!

I hope you enjoy a visit to my blog (click on the link at the right "shop blog".:

I enjoy working in my own time, interaction with other Etsians, and being my own boss of this very small business.

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Shop members

  • Deirdre Furtado

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Juju

    Overseeor And Counselor

    Juju came from the animal shelter. She does not know what breed she is. We know she is part pit bull, boxer, terrier and complete genius!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2013
Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions which are not addressed here please convo and I will answer as best I can. Please read descriptions and examine pictures carefully as nature creates each doll differently and sometimes they have character flaws.
All my items come from a smoke free home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
To US buyers:
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me so if you are in the least unhappy with your purchase return it within one week and I will refund the cost and also the cost of return postage.
To International buyers:
This policy applies also but I am sorry I cannot return the cost of postage.
I accept PayPal and Direct Check, which is a method of payment using your credit card. In most cases I will mail out your order within three days of receiving payment. If you need your purchase in a hurry let me know and I will help.
I use USPS Priority Mail for shipping. All items are well packaged. Normally orders take about one week to arrive. Delivery Confirmation is included and I will send you the tracking information. I ship to your Etsy address unless otherwise specified. I am sorry but I do not ship the corn husk dolls internationally. For other items which are shipped internationally I ask you to be responsible for checking customs regulations in the country of receipt. Thank you for this trouble.
Additional policies and FAQs
Corn Husk dolls were first made by Native Americans. As I have always taken an interest in the history and tradition of where ever I happen to live I was inspired to try my hand at this ancient art form. I work with the husks damp, tying. twisting and sometimes sewing them together while taking direction from their natural inclination. No glue is used. The dolls are then allowed to dry as they wish and develop their own personalities. To give the doll life and movement I look for husks which are imperfect (this one is discolored, that one has a ragged edge, the other will not lie flat and so on). The corn husk dolls which I make have no faces as it is believed that beauty comes from within.
Dolls which I make from mixed media are from scraps and thrift shop finds.
All my dolls are my own design, hand made by me and are copyright.