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!