about the artist

86272559_1442569869251134_2275505125466308608_o I’m Shaylen Maxwell, artist of Reborn, Sweet. I’ve sold over 500+ babies to clients worldwide since 2013.

I sell highly realistic, premium quality reborn dolls and specialize in custom orders and prototypes! I pride myself on a fast turnaround and professional service, with layaway available as well. 6-8 weeks for custom babies, 1-2 weeks for prototypes

My business was also featured in the National Press Globe and Mail December, 2015.

I won best reborn doll in DAOTY, 2016 (Intermediate Division) and became an IIORA member 2016-present.



I have been lucky enough to create prototypes for talented sculptors like Olga Auer, Laura Lee Eagles, Sandy Faber, Iveta Eckertova, Lorraine Yophi, Doris Moyers Hornbogen, Toby Morgan, Ann Timmerman, Lenka Polacek Hucinova, Julia Homa, Angela Degner, Bonnie Sieben, and Cathy Rowland, and companies like Puppen-Traumland, Macpherson Crafts, Truborn and Ashton Drake.

My art & reborn doll tips & tricks tutorial was recently published of the Sept 2019 edition of The Art of Reborns Magazine. I was also featured in the premiere issue of Reborn Life Magazine, January – March 2021

I’m also so excited to announce one of my creations will be given away FREE at the next Valencia Doll Show, 2020/2021.  Thank you so much to Beatriz for thinking of me!!

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ShaylenMaxwellI’m also the Creator and Owner of the largest online reborn doll making course on the internet, Reborn A to Z. The only course that teaches you how to reborn a doll from start to sold and the largest online reborn doll painting tutorial, now up to 65+ video modules (over 12 hrs of content). I also run a free masterclass on my 5 Step System for Running a Successful Reborn Doll Business. I’m a work from home mother of two.

Want a FREE reborn doll? I run regular FREE REBORN Giveaways! (YES! FREE!) Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, or subscribe and follow me on Youtube!  You can email me at rebornsweetdolls@gmail.com to be added to my wait list or inquire about a doll in progress.



In addition to reborning,  I’m also a published short story writer, novelist, creator of OMG Facts Puzzle Game for the ipad, and previously the editor-in-chief of State of Imagination an online literary magazine.

Art is definitely my passion!

5 Responses to about the artist

  1. Christine Ross says:

    Hi Shaylen,I sent you an e-mail earlier this morning of the doll I like,(reborn baby boy Will,sculpt by Natalie Scholl,-Now adorable little Max),I also sent picture’s of little Max,and if you can make this doll.The pictures are identical to what I would like for my doll to look like.I just wanted to know if you received my e-mail this morning, Could you please let me know,thank you Christine.

  2. Connie Dinsdale says:

    Hi Shaylen
    You are an excellent reborn artist. I love how each one of those sculpts just come to life. I am following the contest on facebook….

  3. abbie says:

    Hi Shaylen ,I realy love the Owen Francis by Tuzio Ross you did . I was wondering if you could reborn me one that looks just like that and roughly how much and how it would take to make him I am trying to give him as a Christmas gift.please and thank you

    • Hi Abbie,

      Thanks so much for contacting me through my site. OMG! I would LOOOOOVE to make you an Owen Francis just like the one I did recently, he was one of my very favourites. Such a beautiful baby! The sculpt details were phenomenal. 😀 I tried emailing you but there was a bounceback. Email me at customreborn@gmail.com and I’ll shoot off an email to you about the details on how to proceed on him! 🙂


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