Fun Friday


‘Well, you can’t. It’s not even the same kit.’

ROTFL!

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Before & After

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Amelie by Heike Kolpin

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Caspar by Christa Goetzen

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Landon by Tamie Yarie

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Lovelyn (III) by Ping Lau

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Jiali by Adrie Stoete

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Pixie (II) by Bonnie Brown

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Sawyer by Emily Jameson

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Testimonial Tuesday – Box Opening

Baby Ellie Mitzie (custom Francine Kazmierczak) made it home too (this one is long over due! Finally getting it up on the site, Jillian). Thanks for sharing!!!! :D

& also, check out the matching outfits of Ellie and Stella and their pj sets. AGH! Adorableness!!! :D

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Testimonial Tuesday – Box Opening

Elodie Arabella (now Nora Jane) made it home! So cute!

Thanks for sharing, Hanah! And follow her channel, her videos are awesome! :D
 

 

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Keeper Babies

So. . . I’ve officially moved from artist to collector. And already trying to ensure this whole collecting thing doesn’t get out of hand.  Kinda like my aunt, who I can blame for getting me into this whole dolly world to start with (she was a porcelain collector; her out of hand collection was in the hundreds!) She started me on the Ashton Drake newborns. I had every one that Yolanda Bello sculpted. And now my Meekly has them. So. . . I suppose becoming a collector was going to happen eventually. But it took some time for me to feel set.

This is my little guy.  My Nico.
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Since I started, I was on the lookout for sculpts that looked like my kiddos. I love portrait babies. I’ve wanted to have portrait babies. BUT I have never felt like I had the skills to reproduce them precisely. LOL! Mostly the hair. I still am not totally happy with my hair technique, esp considering they were both baldies with barely there hair. And I love the idea of rooting with their own hair (also meaning I have to wait until they actually both have haircuts. Being baldies, this process always happens loooooong after two! LOL!!) So anyway, needless to say, I do have a Linus Legler in my possession now. Who will be my Sneaky portrait baby. But still too scared to start on him. And I also have a Camille Timmerman Juniper Altenkirch who I plan to reborn as my Meekly portrait baby (unless another pops up that I fancy more to her likeness!) But these are ones I’ve planned for. AND not really collection babies, per se. Esp as I may never start them. HAH!

But Nico. . . This is a funny story. And how I ended up with him is pretty random (& cool). First time I saw him I thought he looked like my Sneaky (very similar to Linus, who was already sold out by the time I entered the reborn scene). I reborn the first one as an OOAK adoptable baby, and almost kept him. I even named him. I decided to sell him, because I couldn’t afford to hold onto my babies (hells, I still can’t! But that’s another story! ;)) And regretted it. But I told myself I could always reborn a second one later. And I did. A custom. I rooted her, and sent her home as a Katie. I LOVED her so much though that I think I took like a trillion pictures of her.

Fast forward, I’m on FB and scrolling through my feed and see a Nico for sale. I immediately wanted to buy her. And I never feel this way. I was like ‘Wow, she’s pretty! I could totally paint her a bit more and freshen her up. How much is she?’ Then I realized, reading the caption, DOH, it was KATIE! My 2nd Nico I was oggling. LOLforever. I guess that’s the sign that I did indeed do a good job on her. As I rarely, if ever, stay in love with my work. Read: I always end up seeing my flaws, a huge reason I also can’t hold onto my own work. (In fact, I already asked a few artists about custom painting the hair on my Linus! LOL!) I didn’t think twice about it.

Baby Katie, on her photoshoot day.

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I bought her back! I thought, I could always fix anything wrong with her in person. Let’s say she was marked up. Or missing hair. But, her momma took amazing care of her!  She came home PERFECT!!! Literally! Didn’t keep me from taking her apart and doing a makeover anyway. Because my techniques have changed since I worked on her first and I wanted her mottle deepened. And I wanted to fix her hands. Esp her nails. These pics of him show his old hands. They’ve been a work in progress. But needless to say, after only a few days, I effectively had a very new Nico in my possession, who I absolutely would not be parting with. Behold, new Nico.

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He was micro rooted, a fully rooted baby before. And well, pretty sure everyone knows by now. I hate hair. The maintenance esp. I just far prefer a combi head.  So despite my fear to paint his hair, I did it anyway. I removed his sealant, and pulled out everything I’d rooted until I got to the crown.  Then I trimmed the remaining hair super short. I knew the moment I had his hair trimmed and in that little thick tuft, it was the best decision I made. Because he looked incredible without any paint.  Then I painted him. Incidentally, the combi look isn’t one I’d ever have tried out. Because it’s thicker than I’d ever done. BUT it was perfect. And changed how I combi forever. I painted his hair using pale blond (beige and flesh tone strokes). Again, not how I might’ve done it, but what I was working with to match his blond mop. And the finished product was soooo cute I again took a trillion pics of him. I am sooooo happy with it. And although I don’t think my son looked anything like this when he was born (he was more strawberry blond at birth) I do loooove it immensely on this doll. And def something I may reproduce exactly on my Linus (depending on artists’ availability for painting his hair for me; too afraid I’ll focus only on the flaws if I paint Linus’ hair myself. Oh to be a perfectionist! :P)

Already I’ve had the best time showing him off. Took him on a trip to my MIL’s (her sister was visiting and looking to add to her doll collection too) and he totally freaked everyone out. Love it!!! :D

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Fun Quiz for Reborners! :D

What is your name? Shaylen Maxwell

What is your nursery name? Reborn, Sweet. And Custom Reborn, Reborn, Sweet on Etsy.com.
How long have you been making reborns? Since May 2013.
What is your favorite reborning activity? Painting hair, the photoshoot, and clothing shopping (pretty sure one of the best parts ever is being able to still shop in the newborn section! LOL!!!)
What is your least favorite reborning activity? I might’ve once said rooting, but now I kinda love it. So… box packing. I hate wrapping presents, I am the worst at it. LOL! And flesh layers. Yawn.
What is your highest sale to date? $1200, my Quinlynn Eagles on Ebay earlier this year.
What is your lowest sale to date? $99 (but he was a $100 off from a FB fan winner) and my second baby. LOL!

What 3 products can you not live without? Authentic reborn strawberry blush (blush, and creases), my portable convection oven (LOVE), and my Slumberland mohair collection.

What 3 products would you never buy again? Ruby red mohair (YICK), acrylic eyes, and 30-anything gauge needles.
What is your favorite reborn kit to date? Gus by Tina Kewy. This one is a long time coming because I have fallen in love with SO MANY of the sculpts out there, before and after the reborn process. But Gus is my first ordered to keep baby. I am insanely in love with the half torso. I have a full post I’m planning devoted to JUST how much I order this kind of sculpt. And as I will write later, If sculpters regularly released half torso babies, I’d order them all AND KEEP them all. They are incredible! My fave by far. But yup, I have officially – for sure never going to part with – started my collection with Gus! That being said, Fern by Toby Morgan and Nico by Gudrun Legler were also in my forever collection at one point! ;)

Which kit did not turn out the way you hoped? Aubrey by Denise Pratt. Only one I’ve ever scrapped. NEVER ROOT EYEBROWS. EVER. LOL!

If you could master a new reborning skill, what would it be and why? The fine lanugo hairs on the side of the face. I’ve seen them on Melissa George babies and I am DYING to know how she achieves it. Hair or painted. And if I could just trim the comb/fan/liner brushes perfectly to achieve the most beautifully realistic hair strokes…
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Before & After

Milaine by Evelina Wosnjuk |      milaineb4

Landon by Natali Blick |londonb42

Lilia by Natali Blickliliab4

Alexa by Joanna Kazmierczak
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Liam by Joanna Kazmierczak | Combi hair

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Lane by Sandra White | Blake Xavierlaneb4

Freya (III) by Tina Kewy | Aaliyah Lanae freya2b4

Francine by Joanna Kazmierczak | Ellie MitzieFRANCINEB4

Ellis by Tina Kewy | Elodie Arabella *available*EllisB4

Drew by Heather Boneham | Isaiah James *FB Fan Free Baby Giveaway* drewb4

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Introducing Elodie Arabella | Reborn Baby Girl *sold*


Elodie Arabella is #187 of 650 in the LE Ellis sculpt by the very talented Tina Kewy! She 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. Her capillaries and blushing is blended well with tiny milia on her button nose.

Her skin has been sealed with matte varnish to keep her 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 her eyes, lips and nostrils. Baby Elodie’s hair was micro painted one folicle 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! She has also been magnetized for her headbows (she’s going home with two of them!) set perfectly to sit where her hair naturally collects (like the bow is actually IN her hair).

Elodie’s body is ball jointed, half torso baby, with a doe suede bum. She is extremely flexible, poseable, and super cuddly. Tina’s Gus and Ellis twins are my favourite sculpts as they are the most lifelike, for me, and are exceptional to pose with and dress up. She also fits perfectly in a car seat and will look so real toted around town with you. She has full limbs, and half a vinyl body, perfect for diapers!! Her limbs and head have been sealed and weighted. Her 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 her torso and head (so nothing will leak). No sand is in her body so she can travel worldwide! Her  eyelashes are all slumberland mohair (best of its kind).

Elodie comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change her name to whatever you like & pick her birth details) and her signed certificate of authenticity by Tina Kewy.








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Elodie goes home with the cutest layette!! Everything pictured with her, goes home with her. Everything is brand new and was chosen to compliment her beautiful colouring – pinks, blues, and neons. She wears sized 0-3 mos and some 3-6 mos clothing.

Included with Elodie:

Turquoise flower print dress & bloomers by Joe Fresh.
Pastel pink tutu skirt.
Pink leopard onesie by Child of Mine.
Neon pink ballet flats by Joe Fresh.
Rosette headband by Joe Fresh.
Hair clip by Claire’s.
Pink & blue magnetized Nuk pacifier.
Blue & Pink sleeper & romper by Joe Fresh.
Hand Knit & Owl Hat.
Pastel Pink Rosette hat.
Pink Blanket by Gerber.
Socks.

She also goes home with a birth certificate, certificate of authenticity, and five disposable diapers.

To view more of her pictures & information, you can check out her FULL ALBUM!

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Introducing Petunia Wren | Reborn Baby Girl for Sale






Petunia Wren is #97 of 400 in the LE SOLD OUT Fern by the very talented Toby Morgan & Bobbi Perez! She 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. Her capillaries and blushing is blended well with tiny milia on her button nose.

Her skin has been sealed with matte varnish to keep her shine free permenantly and dewy skin finish was used to create realistic, still soft to the touch, newborn skin texture. Shine was added to the corners of her eyes, lips and nostrils. Baby Petunia’s hair was micro painted one folicle 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! She was also micro rooted throughout her crown, using two tones of Yearling Slumberland mohair – medium brown & deep dark brown. Combi is my specialty, and Petunia’s head is my new crowning achievement. The effect is a truly realistic head of newborn hair that looks and feels realistic – no styling required! She has also been magnetized for her headbows (she’s going home with two of them!) set perfectly to sit where her hair naturally collects (like the bow is actually IN her hair).

Petunia’s body is the custom doe suede body by Toby. She has 3/4 arms and full legs, perfect for onesies and diapers. & a belly plate sculpted by Toby. Her limbs and head have been sealed and weighted. Her 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 her torso and head (so nothing will leak). No sand is in her body so she can travel worldwide!

Her hair and eyelashes are all slumberland mohair (best of its kind) & have been rooted & sealed so they’ll never fall out and can be washed and styled gently with a soft brush.

Petunia comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change her name to whatever you like & pick her birth details) and her signed certificate of authenticity by Toby Morgan and Bobbi Perez.





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Petunia Wren goes home with the cutest layette!! Everything pictured with her, goes home with her. Everything is brand new and was chosen to compliment her beautiful colouring – purples, pinks, and yellows! She wears sized preemie and some newborn baby clothes.


Included with Petunia:
Purple Rainbow onesie & matching Purple leggings (by Jack & Janey)
Adorable Hoot Owl Footed Sleeper (by BabiesRUs)
Hand Knit & fabric eared Bunny hat
Gerber flower no scratch mittens
Long sleeve white onesie by Children’s Place
Two Bunny MAM Pacifiers – pink & yellow
Purple & Pink headbows by Claire’s
Owl Receiving Blanket by Circo
Belly Plate sculpted just for Fern by Toby
Socks

She also goes home with a birth certificate, receiving blanket & five disposable diapers.

 


I also accept layaways and can work out any payment schedule you choose. Balance on your baby is paid before baby ships. Interested inquiries can email me at customreborn@gmail.com.


To view more of her pictures & information, you can check out her FULL ALBUM!

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Introducing Blake Xavier | Reborn Baby Boy *SOLD*


Lane by Sandra White
He has barely there painted & textured hair, Slumberland rooted eyelashes.


Blake is the Lane sculpt by Sandra White! 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.

His skin has been sealed with matte varnish to keep her shine free permenantly 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 Blake’s hair was micro painted one folicle 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! He has also been magnetized for headbows (in case you wanted him as a girl) set perfectly to sit where her hair naturally collects (like the bow is actually IN her hair).

Blake’s body is the cotton, cable tied. He has full arms and 3/4 legs, perfect for tank top onesies. His limbs and head have been sealed and weighted. His body is weighted in all the right places to give him an authentic newborn feel (perfect for cuddles). Limbs have been filled with glass beads and polyfil, with glass beads in a sealed sac in her torso and head (so nothing will leak). No sand is in her body so he can travel worldwide! His eyelashes are slumberland mohair (best of its kind) & have been rooted & sealed so they’ll never fall out.

Blake comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change his name to whatever you like & pick his birth details).


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Blake Xavier 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, greens, and orange! Little monster attire & dinos. He wears sized newborn real baby clothes.

Included with Blake:

Whale onesie and cargo pants by Carters.
Little whale socks by Carter’s.
Dino footed sleeper by Children’s Place
Hand Knit Monster Hat
Monster Nuk Magnetized Pacifier.
Handsome Runs in My Family onesie by Children’s Place
Baby Blanket by Joe Fresh

He also goes home with a birth certificate, & five disposable diapers.

To view more of her pictures & information, you can check out his FULL ALBUM!

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