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…