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, March 18, 2008

Handmade dolls in my personal collection!

I wanted to share a couple of pictures of two handmade dolls in my personal collection. One is a papier-mâché doll with cloth body and the other is a wooden peg doll.

The papier-mâché doll was inside an old trunk in an attic for about 75 years until a sweet little lady discovered and rescued her. She is very happy to join the MB doll family and is very comfortable in her new home.

The wooden doll has her own little story. She was carved by a gentleman a long time ago for his granddaughter when she was a little girl. The doll collector from whom she was purchased said that this little girl grew up and lived into her mid 90's. This doll is well over 100 years old.
I am so intrigued by the fascinating stories behind these old dolls.

~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!