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!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

My current projects, an oil painting and a Columbian cloth doll

Below are a couple of pictures of my current projects. One is a folk art/modern oil painting which I am doing for my first blog give-away. The second is an oil painted face of a Columbian cloth doll. I love painting as well as doll making and so it is fun to combine both together. I like taking pictures at various stages of my projects just to see how they look and where I need to improvise.






~MB, craftswithcare

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

They both look wonderful!! Great job:o)!

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Beautiful work Mithua!

Hugs
Kelly

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!