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!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Goldilocks and her bear!

More pictures of Goldilocks and baby bear. I will have to sew her dress and also embroider baby bear's nose and mouth. Baby bear's eyes are made of vintage hand blown German glass. He is made from a pattern by Maureen Mills of sweetmeadowsfarm. Goldilocks is my own design and has been hand sculpted without using any molds.
They are looking forward to going on eBay tomorrow.

~MB, craftswithcare


Lone Pierette said...

Better and better - are you going to antique her ???

hugs Lone

craftswithcare said...

Thanks Lone! Should I antique her?? I was thinking of leaving her the way she is...She is not so prim like some of my previous dolls.


Lone Pierette said...

No - she is wonderful as she is - I was just wondering

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!