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, March 14, 2008

Goldilocks and Baby Bear

I wanted to make a strawberry girl this week. As soon as I finished sculpting her face, she wanted to be called Goldilocks and nothing else. She even insisted that I make a baby bear for her. My dollies talk to me all the time, but this one is very naughty and also very demanding. So I started working on a bear for her today. What don't I do for my dollies:). My poor little bear has to deal with her.

Below are a couple of pictures of my work in progress. I need to sand the doll's face, or should I say.....soon to be Goldilocks' face. Her blue eyes are made of excellent quality hand blown German glass.

~ MB, craftswithcare


Lone Pierette said...

Mithua , she is coming on really good ! Can´t wait to see her finshed

hugs Lone

craftswithcare said...

Thank you Lone for the sweet comment!


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!