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!

Friday, May 16, 2008

An Izannah Walker inspired doll and a Columbian cloth doll

I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my work in progress.

One is an Izannah Walker inspired doll. I hand sculpted the head using paper clay. I think she would like to be Red Riding Hood. I had other plans for her when I had just started sculpting her, but at present she is begging to be a Red Riding Hood doll. What don't I do for my dollies!

The other is a Columbian style cloth doll made from a pattern by Susan Fosnot. Her face has been hand painted using oil colors.

Both the dolls are missing their limbs at present. I will be working on them next week. So please check back soon if you wish to see the progress on these dolls.


MB, craftswithcare


Lone Pierette said...

they are great sweet Mithua - you are the fastest working dollmaker I know !!!
hugs Lone

Annie Beez said...

Lovely Mithua! I have made several of S. Fosnots columbians. I am taking her new columbian class in the fall. I love your little Izzy as a red riding hood!

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Wow Mithua they both look wonderful. I can`t wait to see them completed.
I have yet to open up the paper clay. One of these days ;)

Marilyn said...

I love seeing your works in progress--it's fun to get a behind the scenes peek!

Unknown said...

Wow! Beautiful dolls. I loved looking through your blog.

craftswithcare said...

Thank you ladies for your kind words!
It means a lot!


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!