New Sculpt Spotlight – sculpts by Sandy Faber

These are also on my reborn wishlist for 2015. And two others she sculpted that I just learned are going to be silicone only (if only I could take on the expense of a full body silicone & actually had experience painting silicones to justify said decision). I digress. Totally cute, right?

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Bailey by Sandy Faber is now up in my shop! (at least on Etsy, currently). I already ordered! Bahaha! Love him!!

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Gah, what is it with cute sculpts named Harlow? (Isn’t that also the name of Laura Tuzio-Ross’ new baby?) SSO CUTEEEEEE!

tommyfaberCutest lopsided smile evar!

SO SOOOOOO CUTE!

 

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Throwback Thursday | Photoshoots

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Presley Asleep – Reborn Baby Boy For Sale

GradyJackson2 Grady Jackson is the LE 634 of the sold out 1500 Presley Asleep RealBorn baby – the first of his kind!

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.




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 Grady’s hair is painted, two shades of brown for a realistic looking head of hair with depth & sealed using texture so it will always look and feel perfect – no style required! :D He has also been magnetized for a pacifier.

Grady’s body is the custom doe suede body with cable ties, by Bountiful Baby. He has 3/4 arms and full legs, perfect for onesies and diapers. His limbs 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 his torso and head (so nothing will leak). No sand is in his body so he can travel worldwide!

Grady comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change his name to whatever you like & pick his birth details). He also goes home with his Real Born certificate and with a collectible box! He can also go home as a she if you prefer a baby girl! He’s not anatomical! ;)














Included with Grady:
Doggy onesie & pants by H & M baby
Cotton doggy ear hat by H & M baby
Dressed up & handsome onesie by Circo
Fox sleeper by Joe Fresh
Cloud Nuk magnetized pacifier
Custom knit grey hat
Receiving blanket
Birth certificate.
5 diapers.
Scent wafer


Grady Jackson is $549 + shipping

I also accept layaways. Balance on your baby is paid before baby ships.

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

Thanks for checking out baby Grady!

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Song Sunday

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Introducing Honor Leigh – Prototype “Sarah” by Antonio Sanchis

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Right before Christmas, I got the most exciting news ever (for a reborner). I got offered a prototype opportunity by Macpherson’s Arts & Crafts, to reborn their new sculpt Sarah, sculpted by Antonio Sanchis, of Berenger fame. I was beyond excited and truly honoured! And the box delivering her just couldn’t get here fast enough!!! I totally went with my inspiration, from her hair, full combi with slumblerland baby brown, medium brown, and caramel brown shades. To her tiny scratches, veins and milia. She’s one of my most detailed babies and my pride in joy. And now she’s FINALLY available! :D
honorleigh Please welcome baby, Honor Leigh, the first of her kind, prototype #1 of the “Sarah” sculpt by the very talented Antonio Sanchis, and produced by Macphersons.

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 Honor’s hair was micro painted and then micro rooted, 1-2 hairs per follicle using a combination of baby brown around the temples, medium brown around the head, & caramel brown throughout the crown, for one of the most realistic heads of baby hair I have ever created! All hair is Slumberland yearling, softest of its kind.


Honor’s body is the custom doe suede body by Sanchis. She has full, chubby limbs & anatomical belly plate by Tina Kewy matched to her skin tone. Her body is weighted in all the right places to give her an authentic newborn feel (perfect for cuddles). She is 7lbs 14oz (I love a heavy newborn). 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!


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Going home with Honor:
Pink hooded Adorable Heart sleeper by Joe Fresh
Anatomical Belly plate by Tina Kewy
Newborn ducky receiving blanket by Bountiful Boutique
Custom Knit lamb hat
Two magnetized hair bows, one sparkly hair bow
Think Happy Things Dress by Zara
Cream knit tights by Joe Fresh
My Mom is Super onesie by Circo
Aventi flower magnetized pacifier
Newborn hat

She also goes home with a birth certificate, receiving blanket & five disposable diapers.
Honor comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change her name to whatever you like & pick her birth details).



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

Thanks for checking out baby Honor!

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4000 Fan Giveaway!!

It’s TIMEEEEEEE! Just 50-ish fans from the big 4-000 fans! Time for another giveaway. This time, winner chooses their prize! There will also be two additional winners drawn who will receive a mystery prize (because I know I’ve missed a few giveaways now! HAHA!) So three chances to win & the grand prize winner will win either a gift certificate on Etsy (valid ANYWHERE on Etsy) a $150 off custom reborn discount from my shop OR a prize pack for their baby!!! You choose! Winner will be drawn first thing next week (Monday, 6PM! :D)

Good luck, everyone!!!!

& Baby Adalynn Opal – sold out, fully rooted Miracle by Laura Lee Eagles is almost done her ebay stint!

If you haven’t rooted her on, there’s still time to watch her auction!

 

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Before & After Catch-up


Leelou by Cassie Brace


Caroline by Tina Kewy


Caroline by Tina Kewy


Harper by Andrea Arcello


Miracle (2) by Laura Lee Eagles


Esme (2) by Laura Lee Eagles


Miracle (2) by Laura Lee Eagles


Harper (2) by Andrea Arcello


Presley Asleep the RealBorn by Bountiful Baby


Nico (4?) by Gudrun Legler


Benji (2) by Marita Winters


Julius by Karola Wegerich


Juniper by Sabine Altenkirch


Isaac (2) by Stephanie Sullivan


Liah by Tina Kewy

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New Sculpt Spotlight – Adelya by Olga Auer

adelyaamazing!The most anticipated sculpt of 2015 for me is def Adelya by Olga Auer for forever! I just cannot wait for this baby (& I am usually not an open eyed sculpt fan). But this one. Boy oh boy. Keeper collection for sure!

Love her! That expression! Def my fave Auer sculpt of all time. And since I have been seeing prototype examples pop up, I suspect her preorder might be soon! I hope this also means that Olga has recovered from her bout of pneumonia too!

Too cute, right? adelyass

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Song Saturday

Some calming (yet still energizing) beats to combat the ZOMGTOMORROWISPREORDERDAY (for Adelya)! I’m shaking already!

 

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Doll Sculpt Close-up 01 – Harley by Melody Hess

** This is a bimonthly blog feature, for reborn artists by a reborn artist! This is not a sponsored post by the sculpter or distributor, just a featurette I personally would love to read about the ins & outs of specific sculpts in the market currently. I will try to cover all the important points, my fave parts of the sculpt, proper eye size for open eyed sculpts (because sometimes distributors have different eye sizes listed), body type, limb type, vinyl colour & whether neutralizing washes will be required per skin tone, & baby clothing size! Think I missed something? Feel free to comment with additional info you’d have liked to see about the sculpt & I’ll try to include them in my next feature & answer the current questions in the comments section below.

Now introducing ‘Harley’ by Melody Hess
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Pulled from Melody’s website: Harley is 19″ long with a head circumference of 13″. She has full arms and full legs. She will be included with a doe suede body (your body will be signed by me if you order your kit off of my website) and a Certificate Of Authenticity. Her vinyl is a light cream skin tone with no need of any neutralizing and the perfect baby skin softness.

Edition Size: 500
Status: SOLD OUT 

First off, Melody didn’t lie one bit about her skin tone. No neutralizing required, and she was a nice 19 inches in total. I believe I used one flesh layer to lighten her a bit, but only because I like my Caucasian babies a little on the paler side. But truly fabulous base colour!

Now to start, let me just say I was super super excited about this sculpt. A beautiful face (totally reminded me of my Meekly at birth), full length limbs (my fave!) and Melody was even offering a contest open for artists. Which, let me just say, for a still-relatively-new-to-the-profession reborner, it’s a tremendous opportunity. And super fun! I also believe Melody’s contest is still open so if you happen to have a Harley in your possession, it’s probably not too late to still get your baby in before judgment day. :D

All the prototypes I saw of Harley were AMAZING too!

I immediately had an idea of what I wanted to do for my contest submission but I ended up being approached by a previous client to reborn her keeper Harley, and, of course, I said yes! She wanted Harley as a boy with painted hair.

Which brings me to my next point: Gender! This sculpt works as both a baby or a girl! And not all sculpts can be either, or at least not successfully. Some just look more boyish or girly. Harley made an adorable boy, and for the record, my Harley was going to be a girl, with barely there rooted hair. ;)


Here are some pics of my little Harley (& contest submission)!


Perfect little ears!



See? Such soft vinyl – perfect for posing.


I personally thought Harley’s body was a little ill matched for the limbs (pre-birthing). Because the limbs are skinnier, like a real newborns would be (great touch, Melody). But once I put him together, I was amazed that he was perfectly proportioned. I think left to my own devices, I could probably have put him on an 18 inch full limb body too and probably would have gotten away with it. But I gotta say, I just love the full body with a ruched bum – the one Emily Jameson and Laura Lee Eagles always use for their babies. I think it has to be my favourite body ever, and this is the one that comes with Harley. So truly, no complaints on body size from me! ;)

Also, hers came signed by Melody (which makes it infinitely cooler!)


My fave addition: his milia!

His head is on the softer side, but won’t distort when filled well with polyfil (as some super soft sculpts will sometimes do). Although I didn’t root him, I imagine he’d be perfect for rooting as he’s super soft. But if you prefer a firmer surface you can stuff him with some polyfil before rooting too.

Some of my additional fave features of Harley Hess:

– He magnetized easy, despite having an open mouth. Which means both modified and magnetized pacis work for him. Usually, again, it’s one or the other with an open mouth sculpt.

-His open mouth also meant he can suck on his fingers. And since all of his fingers are separated (AWESOME!) you can pose him chewing on almost any of them! (& I did).



See? Super cute & totally realistic!

You can also bend his legs and fingers. Almost unheard of for a vinyl sculpt that isn’t an LDC sculpt. Truly super soft & flexible!


– I also loooved his feet so sooooo much. I don’t think I’ve ever had a sculpt that had such realistic newborn foot wrinkles. It was one of the pleasant surprises about the sculpt. They look just out of utero wrinkled. I only wish I’d thought to give him a heel prick. (I love heel pricks).

All told, he is the perfect newborn sized. He fits all of Carter’s newborn stuff, and H&M baby size 0-1 mos. With his existing body, he’d probably wear 0-3 mos for most brands (& not swim in them). But on a slightly smaller body, you might be able to squeeze him into some preemie shirts & footless pants. ;)

Have a question about Harley still? Let me know in the comments! Or if you’ve reborn him (or are a collector and have him on your wishlist or in your collection already) let me know what you love most about him!!

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