"Alice Pearl, now Katelyn Pearl is amazing! We get stopped in stores. People will not believe us that she is a doll! Everything about her looks so real. Her eyelashes, her hair, the lines in her arms & legs, she is so PERFECT! Today we had to pull her sleeper down to prove she wasn't real. She arrived 2 days early. She was in perfect condition & her layette was wonderful! Her gorgeous Birth Certificate & care instructions were included. We do not spend that kind of money on our children's birthday presents. We made an exception with Katelyn. She was just too beautiful, we HAD to have her! Total Strangers come & look at her & say that she is amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH! We love Katelyn Pearl!" -- Kathy & Ashley
I can not say enough about Shaylen’s work! The reborns are incredibly lifelike and beautiful! Shay is absolutely amazing to work with! Great communication, fantastic personality, impeccable attention to detail and quick turnaround! Thank you for making dreams come true this Christmas! Our girls will be ecstatic when they meet their “babies”!!!! Now ….. All this waiting ……. – Rose
Shaylen is a very patient, kind, and talented Reborn Artist. She is very professional, and a delight to work with. She offers a truly top of the line, custom experience to her reborn Mommies! You can see my Beautiful Julietta, now Violetta, that she made for me on her FB page. Thank you, Shay! I was in awe of Violetta when I saw her. I expected her to come alive at any moment, that's how real she looks and feels in my arms with all her amazing details, and perfect weight and filling. I can't stop kissing her little cheeks, and hate to put her down! Her little outfit is just perfect, and matches her to a "T". Thanks again for bringing my vision of her to life! She is perfect! A+++++ - Ellen
Wow! Shay did an amazing job! I got two dolls for my twin daughters for Christmas. They look so real that I can’t stop looking at them! I wish I had an excuse to get another one! They were thrilled! They've played with them constantly! They named them Benjamin and Madison. Thank you! The picture with my husband was one we put on FB to trick our friends into thinking we had more twins. :) – Laurie
"Oh Shay!!! Bailey is absolutely PERFECT! I love her soooo much! Thank you! I will take some photos of her soon in some of my crochet items. Your work simply amazes me! I am so glad I found you!!! I went and showed her to my neighbor, the neighbor couldn't believe how real she looked! And, her hair!!! She kept touching the hair and said "Oh my! That feels so much like real baby hair, except real baby hair moves a bit more than painted hair would." Her little 2 year old boy knew it was a doll because I was showing my neighbor the details on her, but when I dressed her back up and wrapped her in the blanket... he stared at her for a long time, then quietly whispered "Shhh.... baby sleep" It was adorable!" -- Evelyn + Bailey
Hope you enjoy these pics of Max! All my friends thought he was real when I posted pics of him, this has a lot to say about your work,incredible. You are an amazing artist!!. -- Christine
- Reborn Doll by Jenny Roust etsy.me/1jpeXSW via @Etsy 4 months ago
- @wewereindiekids Love your Ruby! I just finished mine too! :D 6 months ago
- rebornsweet.com/2014/02/20/bef… - recent Before & Afters! :D 6 months ago
- Updatery in point form! (belated week in review) rebornsweet.com/2014/02/19/upd… http://t.co/mgJ3iODHGd 6 months ago
- New in my Etsy shop! #custom #reborn doll #quinlynn #lauraleeeagles #soldout #LE. etsy.com/listing/179799… http://t.co/LC03DdvgTA 6 months ago
Trying this ebay thing once again, because I actually sold my last baby Eagles on ebay(!!!!!) Ebay and I have a love hate relationship. LOL.
So introducing: Quinlynn’s baby sister Esme, now Summer Rose, on ebay for a limited time.
I loooooove FB. Not FB. But everything FB has brought to the reborning world, specifically the window into other artists’ studios and processes. I found this of one of my idol reborners, Jacqueline Kramer (incredible artist with one of the most realistic mottles I’ve ever seen). So when I saw this pic, I just knew I had to post.
Her mottle process.
I love being able to deduce paints. I actually have all these on hand. And the three mottle shades are the ones I use on my babies. BUT the flesh foundation tones (which I have) I would have NEVER thought to mottle on, which is what I presume she does with that third mottle sponge (and the mottle sponges, brilliant. Mine are so small! LOL!) I cannot wait to try this on my babies!!
Have I mentioned how much I love the innovation and unique techniques in this industry. I love that this artform is still so new, that evolution happens through sheer trial and error.
Baby Jill by Adrie Stoete (now Melia) made it home last week! Received this beautiful box opening. Love your videos so much, Cass. Thanks so much for filming!!! Miss this baby girl already but she has the best Momma! ;)
& a picture too! :D
My sweet friend Donna, of Donna’s Dollies, asked me to combi her adorable Liam by Joanna Kasmierczak. It was a great honour. Baby boy is now living with his new Mommy. Love him! And love these pics so soooo much!
I have amassed a colossal inventory of fave pics of real babies & reborn babies and have decided to share some of my absolute faves. These are, hands down, the best reborn babies I’ve ever seen (and on some of my fave sculpts too). So sooooo real. In awe!
And this baby Gus… I cannot get enough of his painted hair. & The hair on this Quinlynn – I WISH I could root this!
But really, my very, very, VERY favourite hair inspiration. I want to do this, with combi. SO BAD. It is incredible!!!!
Finally updated my web shop & am happy to announce ALL of these new babies, available to be customized however you choose. Hair type & colour, eye colour (when applicable) skin tone, blushing, mottling, birth marks, milia, optional belly plates & anatomical torsos.
Most excited about being able to still offer the latter three as customs (all Eagles sculpts that sold out within minutes)!! Yes, I got Knox too. Now *fingers crossed* I snag a Miracle too, because she’s my favourite of them all! (I actually ordered an extra Knox and Esme just to use as a trade if I happened to miss out on Miracle! LOL!!)
My first OOAK Esme will be born in the next few days, just finishing up her mottle. Until then, there is another premade baby available now too. Little Jasper Reid! (Tayla by Denise Pratt). He’s the cutest preemie. Click him to see more pics. :)
Jasper Reid is the Tayla sculpt by the talented Denise Pratt! He has been meticulously painted using Genesis Heat Set paints – custom mixed for a completely unique skin tone, complete with blue and yellow undertones, and over five layers of mottling for ultra realism. His capillaries and blushing is blended well with tiny milia on his button nose. Tayla has premium lauscha german glass eyes in newborn blue and set to give him the most realistic newborn expression.
His skin has been sealed with matte varnish to keep him shine free permanently and dewy skin finish was used to create realistic, still soft to the touch, newborn skin texture. Shine was added to the corners of his eyes, lips and nostrils. Baby Jasper’s hair was micro painted one follicle at a time using two tones for dimension and textured to feel like real hair using thick medium & look alive premium thinner that adds gloss to each strand – the effect being an ultra realistic head of painted hair that will always look and feel perfect!
Jasper’s body is doe suede. He has three quarter limbs and his body is weighted in all the right places to give her an authentic newborn feel (perfect for cuddles). Limbs have been filled with glass beads and polyfil, with glass beads in a sealed sac in his torso and head (so nothing will leak). No sand is in his body so she can travel worldwide!
Jasper comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change his name to whatever you like & pick his birth details). He’s not anatomical so he could go home as a baby girl too – happy to swap his layette for something girly! ;)
Jasper goes home with the cutest layette!! Everything pictured with him, goes home with him. Everything is brand new and was chosen to compliment his beautiful colouring – blues, blacks, and grey. He wears sized preemie and some newborn baby clothing.
Included with Jasper:
Navy striped hoodie sweatshirt, Etsy.
Navy cotton pants, Etsy.
Striped black & white onesie, by Jack & Janey
Blue dinosaur sleeper, by Jack & Janey
Blue star Nuk pacifier (magnetized)
Preemie knit hat & matching booties, in baby blue, by Granny Knits, Etsy.
White hospital receiving blanket.
He also goes home with a birth certificate and five disposable diapers.
To view more of her pictures & information, you can check out his FULL ALBUM!
‘Well, you can’t. It’s not even the same kit.’