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!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Paper clay doll # 4 of 2008

I had an urge to create this little doll today. I had to leave whatever I had been doing and paint her face and give her the personality she so desired.
Right now she sits in my studio naked and looking pretty, and wants me to sew a dress for her soon. If I can finish sewing her dress today, then she will be on eBay tomorrow:)!

~MB, craftswithcare


Judy said...

Wow...Mithua....you are fast with these dolls! Number 4 paper clay already. I like the hairstyle on this gal. She'll look so madame in her new dress that you'll make for her. Can't wait to see her all dolled up. :o)


Mary Perry said...

Another beautiful doll! I can't wait to see her finished. Good luck with her.


craftswithcare said...

Thank you Judy and Mary!! I did finish making her dress and necklace tonight. I need to sew her underclothes tomorrow. I can't let her go anywhere without those :).

I will try to list her on eBay tomorrow.


Lone Pierette said...

She is really wondeful - you are a fast worker !!!
hugs Lone

craftswithcare said...

Thank you Lone! I finished sewing her dress and underclothes. I will be listing her on eBay on Friday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mithua,
This little doll is awesome! You know how I am going to try myhand at paperclay?...Would you mind sharing how you connect the clay head to the cloth body? I don't need any big trade secrets...just a little point in the right direction please. =)
Thank you,

craftswithcare said...

Jane, I would be happy to be of any help! I just sent you an email.

Thanks for appreciating my Little Lady!


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!