Before & After

Prototype “Indie” by Laura Lee Eagles

“BlueBelle” by Cassie Ann Brace

“Eric” by Adrie Stoete

“Levi” by Bonnie Brown

“Macy” by Toby Morgan

“Mia” by Linda Murray

“Owen Asleep” the Realborn by Bountiful Baby

“Ellis” by Olga Auer

“Ethan” by Nicole Russell

“Indra Awake” by Reva Schick

“Lilianna” by Emily Jameson, v2

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Before & After

“Mouse Awake” by Silvia Manning

“Mary Ann” by Natali Blick

“Charlotte” by Nikki Johnston

“Mila” by Sheila Mroftka, v2

“Presley Awake” the Realborn by Bountiful Baby

“Saskia” by Bonnie Brown, v2

“Saskia” by Bonnie Brown, v3

“Scarlett” by Bonnie Brown

“Tim” by Gudrun Legler

“Vince” by Lilianne Breedveld

Prototype “Ellis” by Olga Auer

“Tommy” by Sandy Faber, v3

“Vince” by Lilianne Breedveld, v2

“Lilianna” by Emily Jameson

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2016 In Review

Here’s a look at my 2016 babies in review!

I also became an IIORA Master Artist this past year (dream come true!)

And won best reborn doll in DAOTY (Doll Artist of the Year) for my Linus Legler.

I also finally launched my Reborn A to Z Course!! 😀 😀 😀

Happy New Year, Friends, and Reborn Doll Lovers!
Here’s to the best 2017! ❤

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Currently Available!


Babies ship for $45 within Canada, +50 ship to the US, +110 worldwide shipping. Fully insured & expedited with tracking #. Babies will be posted within 24 hrs of cleared payment.

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

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2015 In Review

A tiny bit belated (LOL) but here’s a look at my 2015 babies in review!

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Macs Special! Prototypes! Squee!

I recently got the opportunity to prototype these three adorable babies! And now Macpherson Crafts is running this special! Snag some while they’re still in stock!

And hugest thanks ever to Brenda and the rest of the ladies at Macs for thinking of me to reborn them! And thanks to Bonnie Sieben for her adorable sculpting!

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Globe & Mail

What an amazing surprise! My feature on Globe & Mail is live!

Thanks so much to Amanda Kucher (& your babies!) for being part of such an incredible piece!

And thank you to Anne Marie Vettorel and Deborah Baic for coming out to see me work and thinking of me for this story! It was a great honour!

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Custom Shop Terms (updated Sept 2015)

Back open for custom orders! 3 slots currently available. But changed my terms for custom orders & am adjusting my shop accordingly too. Please read:
I want to continue offering customs as it’s my fave part of the business, I love the challenge, and being able to create a special baby for someone and work toward their vision for that sculpt, while maintaining my own personal style.
In order to continue offering customs, however, I have to adjust some of my parameters. So here they are, and a little explanation for why.  😀
1 – Orders will now take about 2-3 weeks from start to finish.  Longer if rooting is involved. With 4 babies per work queue. I will only book two queues before shutting up my custom shop until I’m through my 2nd batch. And then starting again.  Slots fill so fast, so these windows will be advertised, and if you’d like to still be considered for a spot when my shop is shut, allowances may be made if you’re okay with waiting a little longer and getting into the 3rd queue.  Otherwise, I’ve set it up this way so that there will never be a wait longer than 2 mos for any new interested parties. Working on four at a time has always been the best use of my time. I have a tutorial project in the works which will show my process in greater detail. More on this.
2 – Given that my usual turnaround time has gotten longer. It used to take me about 1-2 weeks to paint and my painting is SO MUCH more detailed than it was even last year at this time, let alone when I started, I’ve compensating by increasing my cost per baby (about $50 – 100 more depending on the customization). This still means my custom babies will be a steal next to most high quality babies on ebay. My babies will now range from $549-899 approx.
3 – For the near future, sculpt selection will be the sculpts I currently have in stock. I just have too much inventory to offer sculpts I don’t currently have in stock right now. The awesome news is that I have a TON of sculpts in stock for customization, including a lot of sold out sculpts I’m dying to reborn. The list is up here! Once they are taken, they’ll be removed from the album or marked sold/or in progress. In extenuating circumstances, and space in the queue, I can consider reborning a sculpt I do not have in stock. But please know priority will be given to another client if there is a request for one I currently have in stock and limited space available. I am also still able to take on any painting for hire work if you have the sculpt already! Just don’t want to further add to my own inventory, unnecessarily. I will also still be offering painted hair and combi hair for hire services (not subject to the queue). My turnaround for hair is 1-2 weeks. 🙂
4 – This one is just worth repeating: Deposits are non-refundable after a sculpt has been confirmed and ESPECIALLY after work has been begun! A custom baby  is a baby made to someone else’s vision, not necessarily my own. As such, the ability to resell it, if someone backs out of their custom order, is questionable. Especially after birth marks, stork bites or hair and eye colour are chosen. Deposits are in place to protect both the buyer and the artist.  You’re securing your position in my queue, the sculpt I have in stock, AND I’m securing someone to buy the work I’m creating and pouring resources into (time, materials, clothing, etc).  Things happen, and I understand completely if there are extenuating circumstances that do not allow you to continue a layaway plan or paying for baby once they are done. But your deposit is non-refundable. Period. I do not know when the doll will sell, if you abandon your purchase. It may sell in one week. It may sell in 6+ mos. I’ve seen it all. And I cannot afford to wait to find out. This is especially critical IF you order a rooted doll from me.
Which brings me to. . .
5 – If you order a fully rooted baby from me, at the time when baby is ready for hair, the balance for rooting the doll will need to be paid in advance.  This will also become non-refundable if you end up stepping out of your custom order.  This is because I work with a rooter, splitting rooting between myself and Sharon Gregg (Sharon’s Reborn Treasures).  I have a shoulder injury which means I just cannot root as much as I’d like to, without risking an injury. I have now been working with Sharon for almost a year and I adore her rooting, but I do pay her immediately upon starting rooting and afterward. This ends up being the same cost I’d charge to root myself. Which means, if you have only paid a deposit (which covers sculpt and materials) to start, and decide not to purchase your doll, I have lost approx $200-300 depending on the head size. In rooting cost + shipping fees both ways. And cost of mohair. Needles. Etc. This has happened twice this past summer, and both babies are still available for purchase now. Consider it extra insurance on both of our parts, that this cost will now be required once rooting is initiated.  I’m flexible on layaway as well and can always hold off sending a head onto my rooter until you’re ready as well. Just know that this is now part of the protocol for fully rooted babies moving forward. 🙂
6 – No matter what the request, my custom babies will be done in my signature style. This means, customizations will limited to only things like gender, skin tone, hair type & colour, eye colour and details like birth marks, stork bites etc. Additional detailing will not be customizable. Lip colour, shape of eyebrows, and subtle skin details will be subject to my own style or artistic vision. Babies will not be made to reproduce other artists work, unless it’s inspired by that artists work – in other words, same type of hair and skin tone, but in my own style (my own interpretation of a rooted Quinlynn Eagles, not Silvia’s version of Quinlynn, etc). I’ve made over 220 babies.  My portfolio will give you an idea of my own range within each category. When you request a custom from me, your trusting in my vision, and my artistic choices along the way. If you’re not comfortable with this, and would prefer a doll made to look exactly like another artist’s creation or a prototype, I will no longer be doing it as its too subjective. One can always argue it’s not exact (because it isn’t). If you want a doll from a specific artist, wait and get it from them instead. ❤
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7 – I have now created a spreadsheet to keep all my current clients in the know about my custom orders. This can be checked at any time and will be updated periodically. I will also still update via email, and pictures will still be put up whenever I have pictures available of your little bundle in progress. This will hopefully let everyone know what is happening and when. When I am not replying to emails, I am painting, or rooting, or assembling babies, or doing photoshoots. I work 7 days a week and post updates as regularly as I possibly can. Please be respectful and mindful that I am a one person business, and handle all my customer inquiries solo as well. I aim to please but there are always time delays around certain sculpts shipping to me (if a sculpt is on backorder, it will be recorded, and you’ll know just as soon as it arrives). And, of course, issues do arise that might set me back a few days from time to time as I am a WAHM of two small children. I love what I do, and I do my best to please every client I have in the timeliest fashion possible. My FB email service is notoriously unreliable for replying. I have done everything (hardware and browser wise) to figure it out, but I still experience bouts of being unable to load my mail server or (even more frustrating) replying only to have an error msg pop up saying msgs fail to deliver when I do. I always recommend inquiries come through my email directly Any delay replying from there is a time issue, not me missing a message (I hope). And if in doubt, email again. Can’t hurt! 🙂
Thank you so much for supporting my art and my process,
Shaylen ❤
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Now on Ebay – Prototype Sara Linn Sanchis

Please welcome baby Vivi Lynn. Hugest thanks ever to Brenda & the whole Macpherson team for thinking of me to reborn this gorgeous prototype “Sara Linn” by the very talented Antonio Sanchis, produced by Macphersons Crafts! 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 seven 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 Vivi’s hair is combi, micro painted & micro rooted, 1-2 hairs per follicle using black slumberland mohair. Her hair looks and feels perfect, and best of all, hardly requires styling!

Vivi has also been magnetized for a pacifier and hair bow. Her eyes are german glass eyes in a topaz green. Her lashes are painted and rooted using slumberland deep dark brown.

Vivi’s body is the custom doe suede, full arms & legs non jointed body with ruched bum. It has no ball joints and fits her arms and legs beautifully. Her limbs and head have been sealed and 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 his torso and head (so nothing will leak). I NEVER use sand in my babies – they can travel worldwide! She weighs 7lbs 5oz.

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 and water or leave-in baby conditioner (Johnson’s, etc).

Vivi Lynn comes with a birth certificate (customized! You can change her name to whatever you like & pick her birth details) and her signed prototype certificate of authenticity by the artist.

Vivi’s hair was micro rooted throughout her crown. Her painted hair has been sealed and textured to look and feel just like real hair. For me, there is nothing more realistic than a beautiful head of hair on a reborn, but styling is a nuissance. Her hair is the best of both worlds. It looks like a newborn, and NEVER requires styling or maintenance (unless you want to). Her hair has been directionally rooted and trimmed to give her that beautiful newborn head of hair! I am immensely proud of every head I paint & root, and Vivi is now my most prized head to date! I am confident you’ll love her just as much as I do!

Vivi Lynn goes home with the cutest layette!! Everything pictured with her (besides props) goes home with her. Everything is brand new and was chosen to compliment her beautiful colouring – pinks, silvers, and creams. She wears sized 0-3 mos and some 3-6 mos clothes.

Included with Vivi:

Dog dress by Joe Fresh

Pink Summer Suit by Joe Fresh

Custom Beige & Pink bear knit hat

Pink flower tights by Gerber

Let Love Grow onesie by Joe Fresh

Pink scratch mittens by Carters

Bunny Organic Sleeper by Target

Two sparkly bows by Joe Fresh

Teal & Pink Aventi pacifier (magnetized)

Sparkly cream ballet flats by Joe Fresh

Ladybug receiving blanket by Carters

She also goes home with a birth certificate, disposable diapers and care instructions on how to best look after your collectible baby.

To BID on sweet Sarah, **CLICK HERE**! Vivi is on ebay for just 7 days. Low reserve, starting bid at just a cent. Good luck, everyone!

All my existing babies ship within 1 day of cleared payment. Bidders with a feedback score of less than 5 need to contact me before bidding or their bids will be automatically cancelled!!! I do accept layaways, just let me know at auctions end. First payment must be $200 min. Layaways are 6 mos maximum, failure to make your monthly payment will cause baby to be relisted and your payments made are non-refundable.

Vivi Lynn’s name was selected via the Name Game on my Facebook Fan page (Reborn Sweet). If you love naming babies as much as I do, check out the page to participate.

To see my existing portfolio of reborns, visit me at

All sales are final. Over a hundred photos are provided her & on my FB page to show you ever detail of what the baby looks like in every lighting. Pictures were taken in natural over the course of many days, and not edited in any way.

Thanks for checking out my sweet little prototype of Sara Linn, Vivi Lynn!! Thank you again, Brenda and the Macs team for giving me such a great honour! It was a dream reborning your little Sara Linn (Sarah Awake).

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New in the Shop

Ruby Kathleen                                      Gracelynn Rose                      Lorelai Hazel
SOLD OUT Lizzy by Adrie Stoete     Ellis by Tina Kewy                 Bella by Andrea Arcello
$999+ shipping                                     $699 + shipping                         $549 + shipping
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SOLD OUT                                   SOLD OUT

Nyasia Luna                                   Carys Grace prototype 6/6
Ofelia by Olga Auer                      Malenka by Lenka Hucinova                                                        Reborn by Shaylen Maxwell       Sculpted & reborn by Lenka
Reborn, Sweet Original               Moravian Babies
$549 + shipping                            $549 + shipping                                                                              Click here for more pics!            Click here for more pics!
SOLD                                            SOLD

Babies ship worldwide. $35 within Canada, +45 ship to the US, +70 worldwide shipping. Fully insured & expedited with tracking #. Babies will be posted within 24 hrs of cleared payment.

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

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