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!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hoffman Challenge Dolls-Published in Soft dolls & Animals magazine and Hoffman Challenge Collection Catalog

Received my Hoffman Challenge 2010 Collection catalog yesterday and was so thrilled to see a picture of my doll, Lady Adele with all the other beautiful dolls in the collection. Lady Adele will be traveling in doll trunk B. 42 dolls were selected to travel this year.

Imagine my SURPRISE when hubby brought the mail today and handed me the Nov 2010 issue of the Soft Dolls & Animals magazine. I found my doll staring back at me from the first page :). Yes, my Hoffman Challenge 2009 doll, Princess Jahanara was published in the Nov 2010 issue.

~Mithua Bose, 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!