Welcome to craftswithcare!

Doll-making is my hobby. I sell most of my dolls on eBay and Etsy, except for a few which I give as gifts to family and friends.

I started out making my first cloth doll a few years ago. I have always loved cloth dolls and it had always been my wish to create my own dolls someday.

Nowadays I also make dolls using different media like paper clay, wood, felt etc. Some of my paper clay doll designs are inspired by Izannah Walker and other famous doll makers of yore. Most of my paper clay and wood dolls are one-of-a-kind. For my cloth dolls, I buy small quantities of fabrics at a time, so no two dolls will be alike. I also experiment with various doll-making techniques of my own.

I also enjoy collecting antique dolls, and reading and researching about different kinds of dolls.

The picture above is not a doll from days gone by, but a photo of my mother when she was a baby!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

In Dec of 2006, we went to Paris, France where we visited the Musée du Louvre and saw the breathtaking Mona Lisa. I wanted to stand there and look at her forever! It is truly a great masterpiece! I am lucky to have seen such an amazing work of art in person. As you walk away from the painting, you can still see her eyes following you anywhere you go.
Leonardo Da Vinci painted her during the Italian Renaissance.
Mona Lisa is named for Lisa del Giocondo who was most likely the sitter.

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Pictures of dolls that I made using patterns provided by sweetmeadowsfarm.

Copyrighted designs, reproduced with permission.

Addie and Brownie

Annabel and Anjelika

Precious Dottie

Thanks for looking!