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, August 21, 2008

Look what I had been working on last week!

After returning from Portland, I managed to take pictures of the 3 dolls I had been working on last week.

First is Akeelah and her little baby doll. Akeelah's face has been oil painted and she has needle sculpted fingers and toes.

Akeelah eBay Auction

Second is Broomhilda, a Halloween witch doll. Her face has been painted with acrylics and then antiqued. I especially enjoyed making her skirt edge.

Broomhilda eBay Auction

Last but not the least is sweet Mabel. Mabel's face has been oil painted and she wears a cotton dress with a removable apron.

Mabel eBay Auction

~Mithua Bose, craftswithcare


Lone Pierette said...

Hi sweet Mithua - you have been really busy making all these great dolls !
( I have given you an award but you don´t have to accept it if you don´t want !)

hugs Lone

craftswithcare said...

Thanks Lone! You are so sweet!


Kristine said...

Hi Mithua!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Your visit has brought me out lurkdom!.lol..;-)I Love your creations too!!..:o)
It was so sweet of you to say "Hello" and leave such a nice comment!...Thank you!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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!