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
WOW !!! THANK YOU !!!! SO SO MUCH !!!! I received them today, and they are so amazing !!! I was at my best friend house and (on ne pouvait pas se retenir de faire une blague à son mari... quand il est arrivé, on lui a fait croire qu'on gardait des bébés et il nous a cru :s haha il a fallu lui prouver que c'était des poupées !!!) Priceless !! You are an AMAZING artist Shay, Meg is so beautiful <3 And she looks so real !!
OMG Shay !!! I'm so in love with this new baby girl !!! At first I was not sure if I was loving this kit... All pictures of other reborners was, for me, kinda fake and I really don't like the result or pictures I saw of this kit... but you did such a good job with Meghane (lilian) and Ian (lulu) so I put all my trust in your artist vision with a big "just give it a try" ;) AND REALLY ??? I'M so happy with the result !! OMG it's now my favorite kit ever !!! She's pretty, she's lovely and she's so realistic !!!! Thank you so much Shay !!! <3
Un énorme merci pour tout le travail et la patience. Elle est merveilleuse !! <3 Mini and Cass xxxx
I just absolutely am in love with this little guy. I cannot believe how truly lifelike he looks. He is everything I have ever dreamed of in a reborn doll. I love how you did his hair and just looking at how delicate some of the strokes of hair on his head and eyelashes was, I have to say only a very steady guided hand can do things like that and he is absolutely beautiful. I will treasure him always.
Thank you so much, Shaylen, for your time, your talent and your dedication to creating such a beautiful baby for me. He is truly a blessing! -- Nancy & Owen
Lovelyn & Quinlynn's details are breathtaking! I cant get over how close to a real baby she looks. Every visitor that has been around her is amazed at her. She melts in your arms and we couldn't be anymore happier with her! Thank you so much Shay! Lauren, Lovelyn & Quinlynn
I received Harleigh today and I am over joyed! She is so realistic, the most realistic reborn I have ever seen. I am so happy with her. Her weight is perfect, her painting is incredible, I love the textured spots on her face, her hair is SO soft and extremely well rooted. You are so talented and I am so happy I chose you to make me a reborn! I just can not get over how real she looks! I love her so much already. I will DEFINITELY be handing out the business cards that she came with. My hobby has rubbed off onto my bestfriend and she plans to get a reborn after Christmas, I will definitely recommend you to her.
Thank you SO SO much. I can not thank you enough. ♡
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
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** This is a monthly 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 ‘LeeLou’ by Cassie Brace
LeeLou is Cassie Brace’s newest bundle of joy and is 18.5 inches with bent legs, Full arms and Full legs Comes with cloth body and tummy plate and numbered certificate.
Edition Size: 620
Status: SOLD OUT
Prototype Leelous! Yes, I totally bid on both of these babies while they were on ebay (a girl can dream). And I preordered two of her/him and ended up reborning them both within the first month or so of their being in my studio. One boy, one girl. One caucasian another aa. And let me just say this sculpt is so versatile and suits both sexes equally well, and ditto for any race! See?
So stinking cute! I also did one with barely there hair & another with painted hair. Nope, no rooting this time, but he/she totally suits rooted hair too (see Silvia’s prototype). Though I have to say, her scalp shape is so so perfect that she would be totally beautiful as a complete baldy too.
As for size: Leelou is delightfully chubby. The 18 1/2 inches is totally deceptive. Despite her bent knees, she is newborn to 1 mos sized. She fits newborn and 0-3 mos baby clothes perfectly. And her tummy plate? Adorable!!! I love her little innie.
Super cute chubby legs!
Also, Leelou’s vinyl? The perfect base colour. Think Quinlynn Eagles or Sawyer Jameson for comparison. A pale creamy tone. With my boy Leelou, it meant I hardly fleshed him at all. And I did absolutely NO neutralizing or toning of the vinyl at any point. With my girl Leelou, however, I was actually a bit concerned because I was making her a darker AA that I may be fleshing her for forever and a half. Esp with lighter vinyl, you end up having to do even more flesh layers because they don’t stick. Well, they went on effortlessly. I did just as many as I usually do (no extras) and she turned out so so beautiful. The end result was really translucent and natural. I honestly think this vinyl is the best vinyl out there. I wish every sculpt was in THIS vinyl. I swear it’s why I loved Miracle & Sawyer and Q so much because their vinyl is insane. If I were sculpting, I would totally have my babies made out of that vinyl.
Can you tell I was obsessed with their nails? I totally was. Leelou has the best nail beds. And nails that actually protrude. Tiny tips that look and feel like real nails! :O
And like Harley, she can suck her fingers.
This one was totally a family fave. Could not get Meekly to put her down & I had Beldoe hold her for me for this pose. Perfect cuddly newborn size, am I right?
And her full limbs & amazing body meant that she is super cuddly. I just cannot stress how much I love this body with the ruched bum. One of my absolute favourite things!
I weighted my babies 7.5 lbs or so each. Perfect weight for her chubbiness. ;D (Yes, I love a heavy baby).
Oh & the ruched bum?
Because of it, she totally fills out that 0-3 mos outfit. BUM! Love! <3
Another feature I love about this sculpt? Her gorgeous open mouth. Cassie’s lips are always amazingly detailed too with every milk blister showing (another reason I’m dying to reborn Sailor Rose!) So so beautiful. And she’ll take a modified paci perfectly. I did magnetize both of mine but the magnetization (even with large, super strong earth magnets) was still quite weak. It sat just fine when baby was lying down but almost impossible to stay on when baby was sitting up or being held upright. So def something to think about when reborning this one. (This is a problem soooo many open mouth sculpts have, but a great feature if you want a sculpt that will take a modified and not require magnetizing! Esp if you are reborning for someone with a pacemaker). I, for one, prefer it. BUT I also hate having earth magnets around the kids. :)
Another killer feature: the fact that their heads were a perfect fit for my knitted hats. No matter what the design, it totally suits them. GAH!
Srsly adorable, right?
Have a question about Leelou 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!!
My first Harley by Melody Hess had a Christmas box opening! LOOOOOVE!
Ofelia by Olga Auer, reborn by Ekaterina Zakharova
Remember my 2500 fan giveaway for a free reborn baby? Biracial Isaac Sullivan. Got these adorable pics of her in her new home (she now models her Mom’s beautiful bonnets, so cute) and had to share. <3