Infant Fashion - "Janie and Jack for Zack"

Sunday, December 30, 2012
Happy New Year, everyone! I will have a baby boy ready in about three weeks. His name is Zackary Michael. He is based on the Elodie kit by Evelina Wosnjuk. He will be somewhat of a twin to Micah, the Elodie prototype I reborned last summer. Zackary's mom and I found the perfect blue and white layette for him and I wanted to share. This particular ensemble is by Janie and Jack. I love the hippo theme!


I hope to have pictures of the *beautiful* Sarah Bella (Ariella) up soon! :)  She is all finished and ready to travel home.

Chantelle Blue's Box Packing

Thursday, December 13, 2012

When the reborner/buyer returned Chantelle to me, everything smelled really bad. I trashed Chantelle's layette and accessories, which cost me hundreds of dollars. :(  I still wanted to share the box packing because I took so much time assembling her 'Baby Shower In A Box', hand picking colorful high-end cutesy stuff and arranging it just so.

Chantelle's new mommy will receive all new layette items and accessories. I already have a brand new Bunnies By The Bay Coat for Chantelle-- the same coat Oprah gave Shiloh Jolie-Pitt for a baby shower gift. It is sooooo adorable and super duper soft! :)

Sarah Bella In Progress

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I am in love with this baby girl! I can't believe how long she has been here. She was supposed to be delivered in June, but I accidentally dropped her leg into the oven and ruined it. I have never done that, so I was devastated! I had to start all over again, so this is actually Sarah Bella number two. :) Her mommy has been waiting patiently for her (thank you, A!). :) Sarah is almost finished. Her mommmy requested thick hair and I ran out of hair after rooting several back rows. I can't wait to see Sarah finished up. The Ariella kit is already sheer perfection, but combined with my Cacao Silk skin, lol! ;)

Oh yes, I also wanted to share a photo of the outfit Sarah's mom and I picked out for her. It is made by Baby Beau & Belle, a very well-known, upscale boutique designer of baby clothing. I have been a fan of Baby Beau & Belle for years. Some of my earlier reborns can be seen modeling their designs. I am glad I decided to go take a look at some of Baby Beau & Belle's new designs. This swing top and leggings set is from their Natalie collection.

Here is how the outfit looks on a real baby.  Isn't she the cutest baby?!  I love her cheeks and rosy-cream, fair skin tone. :)

Chantelle Blue - *SOLD AGAIN*

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chantelle was purchased by a reborner and returned to me with a bad odor. I have washed and conditioned her hair, replaced her body and weighting materials, changed her clothing, and washed her vinyl parts. She smells wonderful again and looks great.  I would like to find a new home for her.  She will not arrive wearing the Le Top outfit pictured as it had to be trashed. She will wear a pale, pink designer kimono wrap set by Ralph Lauren instead. She will come with the standard 'Baby Shower In A Box'.

Asian Indian Skin Tones, Safe Bodies & Updates

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hi ladies! Some have asked about Asian Indian skin tones, and others have asked about bodies, so I am posting these photos for you. :)

Indian Reborn Babies: I think all of my skin tones will will work for an Indian reborn doll, but my “Cacao Silk” coloring has the same sepia undertones that I’ve seen on deep brown Asian Indian skin tones. Combine my “Cacao Silk” coloring with straight black hair and voila—a beautiful Indian reborn baby is born. ♥

About bodies-- I do not use the dark bodies for my reborn babies. I had a horrible dye transfer incident in 2001, and have never reconsidered dark chocolate fabric. I only use white, peach and tan bodies for my dollies. No bleeding to worry about. Also, I never over stuff. :)

Private Blog: The blog will be made private December 15 at midnight. To all of my customers, no worries, you will receive an email from me with instructions on how to log in using the email address I have on file for you.

In regards to future doll sales:  The 2013 waiting list is closed and I will no longer produce independent projects. Unless I receive a cancellation, I will no longer have dolls for sale. I will be sure to send an email through my mailing list if I have a completed doll who needs a mom. I am not sure if I want to re-open the 2014 layaway list, but again, if I decide to re-open it, I will send a message through my mailing list.

Happy Holidays, everyone! :)

Chantelle Blue on eBay - *SOLD*

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hi ladies! Chantelle Blue's mommy was unable to bring her home, so she is looking to be adopted again. :) She is such a sweet kiddo. I love her curious expression and deep brown skin tone. She is made from the Gabriel kit by Michelle Fagan.  This is the last chance to get one of my dolls. Unless I get a cancellation,  I will never have another doll for sale.  I'll leave Chanti on eBay until Christmas.

Final Layaway Slots - *SOLD*

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hi everyone! I neglected to give advance notice for the closing of the 18 month layaway list, and a few collectors were disappointed, so I have listed the final slots on eBay.

These are the very last two slots, and if they are not snatched up within the week, I will have to pull them as I need to plan my schedule. I will have a non-layaway baby on eBay later this month, but I will not have time for future independent projects. So, if your name is not already on my layaway list, and you are interested in one of my babies, one of these three offers is perfect for you, lol. :) I don’t want anyone to feel as if they have missed out. This is my final call for layaway.

Pictures of two brand new babies coming soon!

No More Layaway Slots & Ebay Baby Coming Soon

November 15, 2012

Hi everyone! I am sold out of the 18 month layaway slots, and I am not planning to list more in the future. I will have a baby listed on eBay later this month. Baby’s mommy is unable to complete the adoption, so for those of you interested in my work, this will be the last chance to adopt from my nursery.

This baby is made from the popular and ever adorable Gabriel sculpt by Michelle Fagan. Baby has the Cacao Silk skin tone, a head full of silky ringlets, and stunning onyx brown eyes-- a true work of art indeed. I love this baby! Baby will be listed on eBay with a “Buy It Now” of $2,150. I will post a full photo shoot of this baby at the end of the month when I finish rooting a different baby who has a mommy in waiting.


Preston's Box Packing

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hi everyone! I meant to post these photos a longgggg time ago.

Baby Shower In-A-Box {Boy Edition}

Q: Hey, what's a dolly without accessories?
A: Boring. 

Even most three year-olds would agree, hehe.  Enjoy! :)


2 Layaway Slots for 2013! - *SOLD*

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hi everyone! I have listed two new layaway slots for 2013.  Here is the link:

The Sun Came Out For Me!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I lucked up this morning!  The sun gave me a break.  I guess he could tell I was desperate, lol! Omigosh, to be honest, I was totally depressed about Preston’s cloudy photo shoot yesterday. The cloudy light made him look one dimensional and shiny. Depth is my “thing” when it comes to doll making, and not being able to show Preston’s depth was a big deal to me.

With winter coming, I know the sun light will be hard to come by, so I have already researched artificial lighting options. From what I have read, large soft boxes closely mimic sun light. I sure hope a soft box works for me because I need to show my hard work. :)  Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. I’ll post a review of the soft box when I receive it in case other photographers need a winter lighting alternative.

Preston's To-Do List Explained

Monday, September 24, 2012

I wanted to explain what I meant about adding baby hairs to Preston.  Looking at his tester shot, I can see that his hairline is not as symmetrical as I’d like, so I need to add baby hairs to his right temple. Some say asymmetry makes dolls look more realistic, but I personally disagree. I crave symmetry, lol! I’d go crazy without it.

Also, for those who may want to order a Shyann face sculpt from me in the future, please allow an additional four weeks for your baby’s creation. Shyann takes longer for me to paint than most other sculpts.  In order to make Shyann look like he or she is breathing, I have to put my painting skills to the test. I basically paint a face on top of a blank vinyl face, and it takes a longggggg time.  With other sculpts, I can enhance features that are already present, but with Shyann, I have to add features plus enhance them.  Make sense?

If I went into more detail, I’d be giving away some of my very valuable business secrets, so I will leave the rest to your imagination! :) I just wanted to post this notice for anyone considering Shyann.

...and a photo of his curlicues!  I added a small dollop of Giovanni Direct Leave-In, and the ringlets just bounced right up and dried this way.  I love this mohair!  Thank you, Joanna! :)

Anywhoo, I will be back soon with photos of a completed Preston, and a sneek peek of my next baby, Sarah Bella! :)



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