Gabriel has arrived!

Well, I never knew that Royal Mail came in the evening! So, it’s another surprise today:) (that’s two surprises in one week already !)

So, he came well packed….

I had to get a stanly knife to the box!

This is what I saw upon opening:

He was originally wearing girls clothes ( I got this doll second hand) but I’ve not put a picture up because I forgot to take one.

Here he is! And he is heavy and his body has been badly weighted. It’s like he has a brick in his bottom!

He isn’t a reborn in the true sense, but I do love his face !

I need to also modify him to put a neck ring on, Gracie needs one too, so its going to be a bit of an adventure as I’ve never reweighed a doll or modified one either!

I hope you like him!

Until next time…Cheryl

What I look for in a reborn doll (from a tag on YouTube)

I watched a video from Raendom Reborns about what she looks for in a reborn or silicone doll, and I thought I’d share what I look for too. Here’s the link to the video I watched:

https://youtu.be/aDnP351QfTM

Here’s what I look for, obviously it’s my own opinion, I’m aware that it’s a very personal choice:) :

I like life like dolls. My Ashton Drake doll is very much a doll. I now know what I like because I’ve got a reborn too.

First of all, I have to love the face. The eye lashes and eyebrows have to look natural, not stuck on or as though the eyebrows have been tattooed on 🙂

this is what I mean, natural:

This is the Gracie sculpt by Donna RuBert, reborn by Eternal Infants on eBay.

The hands

Detailing is really important to me. Lifelike hands, mottling and creases help to give the “real baby” look:

Same with the feet.

I really look at these details, because it seems you can tell a good paint job by them 😉

And finally, I’ve discovered I really don’t like mohair! So, I like painted hair, and obviously this is the simplest hair to look after! Done with care, it can be stunning. Again, I’ve used my Gracie sculpt to illustrate:

Also, the length and weight of the baby are important. Some people have mobility issues, and a heavy doll might not be a great idea in this case. I like them heavy, real babies can be quite chunky Lol!

Bodies:

I like bodies that are like this one.

The disc system for the limbs is my preferred type, because they give the limbs natural floppiness. The only gripe I have with my doll is that her body Is white. I’d have liked her to tone with the limbs, but I love her anyway, so it’s not a problem:)

Weighted limbs add to the realism too.

Magnets are not a deal breaker for me l I prefer to see my dolls face, I want to look at the artwork.

What do you look for in a doll, or what are your main ideals when creating a doll?

Do comment!

PS I wasn’t paid or anything to mention Eternal Infants or given any incentive for this post. I genuinely think they’re great artists!

You can find them on EBay.

Sleeper Sunday and reactions to reborns.

So, here’s my Victoria in her latest sleeper. We have dinosaurs of different colours along with tiny landscape elements. I thought it was fun, and I like dinosaurs though that might change if I ever bumped into one! (Good job they aren’t around now!)

Reactions to reborn dolls

Now, I know some people don’t like babies or are nervous of them. But dolls?

Why do I mention this?

Well, I’ve shown Aimee and Victoria to 3 people. Only one would get near them. The other two freaked out!

To me, they’re works of art, and very beautiful, especially Aimee who does look quite lifelike!

I suppose it’s a tribute to the artist that people freak out 🙂

Anyone else with Reborns experience the same thing? By the way, I don’t force them on people, they’ve asked to see them. Also, I’m trying to understand, and I’m not complaining, I just don’t get it, LOL!

yet another haul and a photo shoot !!

All the clothes that I bought recently!

I had a doll clothes trying on session yesterday, since I bought more clothes on Friday! I really should stop buying baby clothes. Im running out of room! storage is at a premium and its getting even harder with my new hobby!!! Im cramming everything into my workroom and its getting a little too cosy LOL!!

I hope you like the pictures. Here’s how I am storing my girls:

This is actually a wash basket, since it is the easiest and cheapest option. Of course Id love to have a proper cot to show them off in but I just don’t have the room!!!

How do you store/display your babies? Id love to know!!!

I watched a brilliant video by Raendom Reborns on Youtube, and in it she tells some important information on storing reborns.

The Video Link is :https://youtu.be/pSySs8xLeaM

She also links to some articles about the subject.The best one in my humble opinion is :

This one

I hope all this info helps! it helped me (my wash basket has holes and is covered with a muslin cloth to keep the plastic away from direct contact with my girls.)

take care!


Victoria’s new outfit and a new baby in the basket :)

So, I couldn’t resist changing Victoria into the new romper:

She looks lovely in it, but I might have to change that nappy, she looks a bit odd 🙂

And……the stork came! I have a new baby!

Her name is currently Aimee, that’s the name the artist gave her. Not sure if I’ll keep the name or not.

Here’s a few pictures of her, but really they don’t do her justice!

Her hands and feet look a little strange because of the lighting. They’re actually stunning!

I actually got quite emotional when I saw her, she’s so realistic!

Eternal infants made her, they’re on eBay. The seller is dog_dog1234. Her sales and after sales service is fabulous and she has 100% feedback!

I hope you like all the pictures. I’ll probably take more pictures tomorrow because I’ll change “Aimee” then, after my friend has seen her:)