Have a good Monday!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Here I am waiting and the pre-selected place at the mall, cuddling Arianna one last time.
The funny story is, it appeared that the new Mommy and her husband were running late. My husband and I kept looking and watching all the people. I thought I remembered what she looked like after meeting her at a show 1 1/2 yrs ago, but I had no recollection of her husband. My husband thought he saw a woman meeting her description go into a close by-store. I walked over...passing a gentleman in hat who looked as if he were looking for someone. I was carrying Arianna in my arms. I made eye contact with him but he did not make a move towards me. He knew he was looking for a woman with a doll. I went over several times to the area where he was and finally, I decided to approach him to ask him if he were Mr. Mommy. As I approached, he called out my name. He stated that he had been looking for me but when he saw me passing by those few times, he thought I was carrying a real child so I was not who he was looking for!! I take that as a huge compliment :)
Here is "Mommy's" first look at her:
I did not know the birthdate of her real daughter but it turns out that Arianna was "born" on the same day as her daughter! How cool is that??
Arianna looks very happy with her new Mom. I am so pleased! What joy!
I love my job!
Off to work on another custom so I can do the same thing in a couple of weeks :)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Yesterday WAS a good day, even though my Silicone Lauren did not arrive. I kept very busy getting this sweet girl ready to meet her Mommy on Saturday. Please welcome Arianna!
I have the pleasure of hand delivering her to a nearby city. I can't wait!
She is my first fair toned baby. I'm quite pleased with how she turned out.
My husbands cousin made the dress set and sweater. She did a beautiful job! The dress, shoes and bonnet are all hand embroidered and the sweater is the softest knit. Thank you Jeanne!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
~What is a reborn?
I found it to be an amusing walk back in time as it reflected on the reborn artform in it's beginning stages until now.
There have been many enlightening reflections of guild members on my guilds as we've talked about "back in the days" of reborning. We have all journeyed through the reborn art so this page was just fun to read and add to what's been discussed already amongst us.
Grab a cup and sit back for some fun reading!
Hugs for Wednesday!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
No...it is not the Arianna custom order I am working on...it is MY Lauren!!! She is leaving the East Coast today, headed right into my arms in Oregon. Isn't she just adorable??
I could not be more pleased...or excited! Jorja Pigott and her rooter, Pam Bratcher, did such an amazing job on her. She will be treasured always.
My Lauren is #3 in the edition of 20. There are just a few spots left in this edition and can be ordered directly from the artist Jorja Pigott/Pigott's Playpen
(scroll down for the Lauren information)
I am working hard to be ready to receive this little bundle. I hope to have time to "bond" with her and welcome her to the nursery....so I better get back to work!
Monday, February 21, 2011
If you care too, read through the post for some recent insight. Seems that Cindy/Emma are claiming to be sick as well as have family members sick or dying. I am not claiming they are not however, these are the same types of events that happened before when people were waiting for years to get either a refund, their kits or payment for sculpts sold to Cindy.
This is the basic content of that post with the contact information to take action. I personally do not have a grievance against Cindy/Emma except that she has violated my friends in the doll world. For that I am offended but I do not have a legal issue to contend with. If I did, I would be calling:
"Please call 402-593-2700. This is action news 3 in Omaha, NE. I have just gave them my story about Cindy Kohlscheen. My sister and I have been taken for over $800 from RDK. you can also e-mail them at email@example.com
We are new reborners and didn't know any better. Please call no matter how old your story. Lets get her on T.V and stop what she is doing. Thank you. We have filed complaints with every agency that handles fraud, as well complaints. Please help us. If we band together maybe we can stop what she is doing."
Action 3 News - Omaha, Nebraska News, Weather, and Sports | - Home
Also in that post on Doll Fan is this needed information:
Iowa Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines IA 50319
E-Mail Comments & Questions to:
(be sure to add your full name, mailing address, and telephone number) consumer firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa Attorney General
Crime Victim Assistance Division
321 E. 12th
Lucas Building, Ground Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
For questions or comments contact Mary Kay Bartine
For Nebraska there are forms you need to fill out so below is the link:
NEBRASKA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Let's spread the word and get her stopped!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Selena Saxton reborned one of them and oh my...it's gorgeous!
That particular prototype was supposed to be mine but Selena had an opening and Cathy Rowland took it. I told Cathy that was fine and I don't blame Cathy...Selena is in high demand. She did an outstanding job on this prototype. If I had the $$ I would bid on that baby!
All is not lost...yet. Cathy ordered another prototype for me but the head on that one was a real mess. She is working with the company right now to get another head but we are not holding our breath that one will actually arrive.
In other "News"....
I've been working most evenings rooting the custom Arianna head. I am to deliver her this coming Saturday so I better get with it these next few nights. I am about 1/2 way done.
In the day I am working on another custom order that has been on the custom order list since last summer. I had a frustrating day the other day neutralizing the vinyl. My customer wants a fair skin tone as this will be a little red head. The limbs are such an awful color! I am starting with pure white color coats. I hope today goes much better.
And we have 7 inches of new snow! I sure did not expect that this late in February. Wow.
Friday, February 18, 2011
She's not quite finished yet...and she's naked....but I could not wait to share her with you!
Remember at EXPO how I fell in love with the OOAK?
Jorja has asked me to reborn one of the prototype kits which is super exciting to me!
The entire edition of the silicones will have TNGUN hair. What an honor!
This next week will be very exciting as I wait for my new baby to arrive! Time to shop!
Happy Friday hugs!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
(forgive the poor colored picture~I took it at IDEX and anyone who has been to IDEX at the Rosen knows that the lighting is TERRIBLE there! This is a picture of the OOAK and she beyond adorable!)
Sweet & Sassy, by Dee Stastny, is available for pre-order now at
Dimples and DewDrops
I have the honor and pleasure of reborning one of her prototypes~I'm so excited for this little cutie!
I began rooting the custom Arianna last night and am very pleased with the results so far. You know, so many people hate rooting this big head. This is the 4th Arianna that I've rooted and I just don't dread this head. It roots so nice and "easy". To me it is a pleasure.
Today I will begin painting another custom order baby. This is an old Berenguer LaBaby doll that will have full limbs instead of the 1/4 limbs the doll came with. The color of the head is different than the color of the limbs. Oh boy! A challenge!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Simple Treasures !!!
I will now let Miss Debbie tell you more about the selection of this name and also who won the random drawing from all the suggested name entries."
Love, hugs and kisses from:
AWE! Isn't he just too cute? What a sweet little man! Thank you Toby for that wonderful introduction. Well done little one!
And that is correct...the new name to the line is Simple Treasures. I actually had my mind set on a name that was a combination of suggested names until the suggestion of Simple Treasures came in. The name I had my mind set on was "Superior Classics Series" and a close runner-up was "Professional Babies Series". My husband really liked the thought of using the word "classic" in the line as we both felt that these babies represent babies from the first several years that I began reborning~hence being "classic". I liked it too, but I WAS a bit concerned that the term might take the mind further back to the REALLY classic reborn dolls~those ones that were simply blushed with new eyes, a new wig and body added. However, I was still set on that name. And I really liked "Professional Babies Series". Speaking of which, Sabriam, right here on the blog, suggested that name AND......
SABRIAM.....you WON the random drawing!
Sabriam, please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you would like 1/2 oz of my premium mohair and the color you would like OR if you would like a baby item for one of your dolls and tell me the size and gender of the doll.
And Sharon...thank YOU for the excellent name suggestion of Simple Treasures!!!
So here is now how the write-up will look in my website for the three series of babies that I create:
Kid’s Corner Series:
These sweet babies are created especially for children but can, and have been, purchased by adults.
The Kid’s Corner Babies are blushed, shaded in the creases, lips and nails colored, veins added, are put on a good body and weighted just like my Master Artist Series babies and have the same quality of mohair that I always use although rooted faster and with a larger needle. They may have a wig if requested or deemed appropriate by me. They are not matte varnished. These babies come with a basic going home outfit, a basic blanket, a magnetic pacifier if desired, hair bow and a toy. Kid's Corner babies are $250 plus the cost of the kit, body and eyes. Toddlers are $500 plus the cost of kit, body and eyes.
Simple Treasures Series:
Simple Treasure babies are dolls that range in a category between the Kid’s Corner Series and the Master Artist Series. These beautiful pieces of artwork replicate the dolls that I made in the first few years of my reborn experience back in 2005-2008. Those dolls were “simple” yet were, and are, delightful treasured reborns of exceptional quality. These darling, beautiful babies are an affordable way to expand and continue your collecting journey.
The Simple Treasures babies usually have one tone/texture layer (unless I need to neutralize the vinyl), are blushed with 1-2 colors, the creases are shaded 1-2 times, the lips and nails are colored and detailed more than the Kid's Corner Babies, they have added "thin skin" as well as veins, are put on a good body and weighted just like my Master Artist Series babies and have the same high quality hair, only rooted faster and with a larger needle. Matte Varnish is upon request and is charged extra as are belly plates. These babies come with a basic going home outfit, a basic blanket, a magnetic pacifier and/or formula bottle if desired, hair bow and a toy. Simple Treasures Babies are $300 plus the cost of the kit, body and eyes. Toddlers are $600 plus the cost of kit, body and eyes.
Master Artist Series:
This is what you see most coming from my nursery. These reborns usually have 3-5 tone and texture layers all in different shades of color, 3-5 shades of crease color, 2-3 shades of blush colors, have much more attention paid to the ends of the fingers and toes, much more detail on the lips, nails and eyelids, have 2-3 shades of undertones and thin skin, have 1-2 shades of vein colors, have capillaries, stork bites and other details, have highlight colors, and are usually matte varnished to reduce shine (custom orders are welcome to have this step eliminated). Fine details such as textured eye brows and nails, and occasionally milk spots are applied using matte varnish or glazing gel. Several types of glosses are used to create natural moisture where needed. Sometimes articulated spit bubbles are applied to the mouth. The magnificent pieces of artwork are assembled on a high quality body and artistically weighted using the highest quality of products including fully containted granulated glass beads (not powdered beads but granulated), poly pellets, contained, non-corrosive baby fat pellets, quality fiber fill, sometimes contained BB pellets and a little powder sachet to keep them smelling baby fresh. The layettes for these babies can be boutique outfits, custom made outfits, specialty outfits and simpler cotton outfits. I choose outfits according to the personality of the doll baby. Most babies are sent home with 3 outfits including pajamas. Blankets are luxurious; accessories and toys are exceptional. Magnetic pacifiers and hair bows are included. These babies are usually $800 and up for newborns. Toddlers are $1200 and up.
So what becomes of sweet Toby~the first baby in the newly re-named line?
Well for those of you who are already on my reborn emailing list, I will be sending out a direct adoption notice as soon as I submit this post on the blog. If you would like to be added to this emailing list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You won't be added to Toby's offering but I'll put you on the list for the next direct adoption offering and any other email notifications regarding reborns.
I want to sincerely thank each one who sent in a suggested name. I REALLY appreciate the time you took to think of a new name. There were SO many wonderful suggestions! Wow...you are all AMAZING!
Hugs and love to you all!
Monday, February 14, 2011
I'm so pleased with her! I've placed a sprig of hair under her headband to show the color of the hair I'll use for her.