Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's my five year anniversary!

A few days ago it dawned on me that TNGUN is now 5 years old! I am working into my 6th year! Wow! It's gone fast yet as I look back to the "old days gone by" it does seem like I've been at this for a while. It's really awesome to reminisce over time.

The very first reborn doll that I made was a 16" Berenguer LaBaby that I named Abby. She took all of February and March of 2005 to create. I stripped her oil paints three times before I was happy. She really was much better in tone than the picture shows...I've come a long way not only in my reborn techniques but in my photography skills as well! LOL

I loved Abby but since I was into this new art as a business and career, I put her up for adoption on eBay. She sold to a lovely lady in Canada for $87.50! I was very excited and that spurred me onto my next baby. (Ewe...I remember those days of knowing NOTHING about the computer, photo resizing and eBay listings. I spent many nights crying trying to list this baby and dealing with the pictures. I finally sent the pictures to my friend in the Philippines who resized them for me and taught me SO much about all those things I was so lacking of. Dan~I will forever be grateful!)

Here's a picture of Sweet Abby:

And here is my most recent creation, Wee Yawns Prototype, "born" on January 22, 2010:

Yep..I've come a long way baby!

I look forward to the next five years!


  1. Congrats Debbie!!! Five years...woohoo! It has been six years for me. But I haven't been a prolific as you have. I took some time off here and there. So I am behind in my skills! LOL! Love your babies!

  2. Happy anniversary Debbie ! I love our first baby also ! Many shows you're planning on doing...Lot of work and excitment !! Great !
    I'd love to go to Expo...Just a dream for the moment !

  3. Congratulations! You're one talented lady!