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, March 12, 2008

Alice in Wonderland by Mae!

I received these fabulous dolls from my friend Mae Hoover of tatteredcowwings. Her dolls are always one-of-a-kind and gorgeous. If you haven't seen her work before, then please check it out now. She is a very talented doll artist.

She made a series of dolls like Alice, Cheshire Cat, and Mad Hatter based on the story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . I was lucky to win Alice and the Cheshire Cat.
It was so sweet of her to send me the fairy and the pink flamingo as surprise gifts. I can't thank her enough. I will treasure these dolls forever!
Below is the link to her blog....

Tattered Cow Wings

The pictures don't do justice to her work.

~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!