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, August 1, 2008

Wizard of Oz Group Challenge by Rags to Riches Dolls

The following banner for our Wizard of Oz group challenge has been made by Judy Daigle of Jude Art Dolls.

SOLD! Dorothy and Toto currently live in Germany.

Dorothy and her little black dog Toto are eagerly waiting to go on auction on eBay on August 3rd.

My eBay group Rags to Riches Dolls will be having it's second group challenge of 2008 starting August 3rd 2008. Please type R2RD to view unique story book creations made in the theme of the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.

I chose to make Dorothy and her little black dog Toto for the Oz challenge.

~MB, craftswithcare

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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!