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, July 24, 2008

Sweetpea, made for the Hoffman Challenge

I am back in the blogging world once again:)! I am here to talk about my new doll Sweetpea, whom I made for the Hoffman Challenge of 2008. She is my first entry. I came to know of the Hoffman challenge from Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron Dolls.

Below are pictures of Deanna's Hoffman doll, Frances.

These are pictures of my Hoffman doll, Sweetpea. Don't you just love the teal peacock fabric...I loved working with it. I am thrilled to have taken part in the challenge this year and would definitely take part again next year.

~MB, craftswithcare


Marilyn said...

Mithua, I am so taken by Sweetpea! She is so beautiful! I love her hair and face...her blouse and skirt are gorgeous.
Nice to see you're back--I've missed you:) Hugs, Marilyn

Lone Pierette said...

I love her soo much Mithua , wonderful colors !
hugs Lone

fiddlestixstudios said...

You did a wonderful job on her,Mithua!I LOVE her hair!:)

craftswithcare said...

Thank you Marilyn, Lone and Mandy!


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!