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!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mostly Sunny in Seattle!

When I woke up in the morning and heard the weatherman say that it would be mostly sunny today, I couldn't be happier. After walking my dog in the rain for the last couple of days, a mostly sunny forecast was more than I could ask for.
So, off we went for a long walk. We heard people talking about a big golden glow in the sky. They couldn't figure out what it was. We used to live in Raleigh, NC before moving to Seattle, WA. So I knew very well that the mysterious celestial body they were talking about was none other than our star SUN. He who rarely visits the Seattle area in the winter months.

A mostly sunny forecast in Seattle would most definitely be a mostly cloudy forecast in Raleigh.

Below is a picture of Heloise, my sunflower girl. I created her last year in Raleigh, getting inspired by the sunny weather there.

1 comment:

nancy huggins said...

I would love to share links to each others blogs...Mine is not nearly as nice or fancy as yours but I am not good at anything that has to do with computer stuff LOL If you look at my posts you will see a link to my blog. If you go to my blog and leave me a comment I will have my friend help me put a link to your blog in mine (maybe I can figure it out myself) I love your dolls...I make dolls too but mine are a little more from the days of the Pioneers. I make a lot of things and I go in spurts...I get tired of one thing and then go on to another one. Thank you for posting your link in SSOFW...Nancy

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!