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!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sculpting a paper clay doll!

To tell you the truth..paper clay dolls can be very temperamental. They have a mind of their own even before I start sculpting them. Phew, this one is not very easy going either, very similar to the ones I made before.
Whenever I start working on paper clay dolls, I think I can mold them the way I want to, but am proven wrong every single time. How I wish they would listen to me...

I am scared to attach the limbs to the body, lest she starts a row with me the moment I do so. If you make paper clay dolls, then you know very well what I am talking about. They are not at all sweet natured like the good old rag dolls.

I will keep you updated on the progress of this doll, if she lets me do so :).

Please click
to see finished paper clay dolls.

~MB, craftswithcare


Flora said...

What's your secret to keeping the dolls so clean?
I can never keep them as immaculate and perfect as you do!!!!

Lone Pierette said...

Hi Mithua - just wanted to say hi - love your blog and your dolls - will ad your blog to mine

hugs Lone

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!