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!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Maud Tousey Fangel

"Heaven's Gift" by Maud Tousey Fangel is one of my favorite drawings by her. Maud Tousey Fangel succeeded in capturing the innocence of a little baby probably looking at his mother in this particular drawing.

I am fascinated by the works of Maud Tousey Fangel. I would love to create a doll from one of her prints. Her drawings inspire me a lot. I feel that every single drawing tells us something about the artist herself.

About the Artist:
Maud Tousey Fangel was born on Jan. 1st. 1881. She was the
daughter of a professor of Divinity at Tufts College in Boston. She began drawing when she was a teenager and studied at Boston's School of Fine Arts. She met Guy Fangel, who was the Art Director of Good Housekeeping and got her first commercial assignment from him. Later, she married him. After their son, Lloyd, was born she got fascinated with drawing babies. She had drawn about 1500 pictures of Lloyd before he was three. She worked mostly with pastels. Her models were mainly children from poor families and orphanages.

~MB, craftswithcare

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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!