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, June 24, 2008

Verity, a beautiful cloth doll by my favorite doll artist Deanna Hogan!

I would like a to share a couple of pictures of one of the sweetest dolls in my personal collection.
"Verity" which means Truth has been made by the renowned doll artist and designer Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron dolls.
I love Deanna's creativity and am so glad to be able to own one of her latest creations.

Deanna's dolls have been featured in the magazines Soft Dolls & Animals, Contemporary Doll Collector and Doll Crafter and Costuming. Please visit
Blue Heron dolls
to learn more about this amazingly talented doll maker and designer.

~MB, craftswithcare


Lone Pierette said...

You are so lucky to have Verity, she is really wonderful !!
hugs Lone

craftswithcare said...

Yes Lone, Verity is wonderful!
She is also very sweet, unlike someone sitting right next to her..TEE HEE..You know who...


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!