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, April 15, 2008

My new project - A Columbian style cloth doll

A sneak peek of a doll that I am working on this week. She is made in the style of the Columbian cloth dolls. She wears a vintage baby dress.

Columbian dolls were made by the sisters Emma and Marietta Adams in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
This is a pattern by my favorite doll artist Susan Fosnot.


Lone Pierette said...

She looks wondeful !!

BTW - I tagged you back , what will you do now ???

hugs Lone

Marilyn said...

GORGEOUS! Her face is so very sweet! I love the research you do in your dollmaking. It is always so fascinating...Hugs!

craftswithcare said...

Thanks Lone and Marilyn!

Lone, you are being a sneaky gal....tagging me back...HEHE!


Dixie Redmond said...

How beautiful!

Deanna Hogan said...

Really nice job with your Columbian style doll. I haven't tried one of these, but it's on my very long list.



craftswithcare said...

Thanks Dixie and Deanna!

Deanna, I know how you feel. I too have a long list of different styles, which I am not sure if I will ever get done.


Unknown said...

I love her!! Her face is so beautiful!! Thanks for the tag..I have just been so bad at blogging lately!!:o)

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Dogpatch Primitives said...

I LOVE your Emma doll Mithua, she has the very sweetest face!


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!