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Indiana, United States
I love crafting! I have tried many crafts, and will try just about anything I come across. I love trying new crafts. Right now I am expanding my needle felting. I make jewelry, greeting cards, doll clothes and reborn dolls. I sell my items on Etsy, Bonanzle and Ebay. My other great love is dolls. A year ago I discovered sculpted dolls. I now have a collection of these beautiful dolls.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

My First Reborn Baby

The last couple of weeks I have been working on my first attempt to reborn a baby doll. For those of you who don't know what a reborn baby is I will explain.
First you start with a kit which is the plastic head, arms and legs sometime the torso. I also used a doe suade body. The plastic parts are painted with layers of heat set paints. The paints are heat set between each layer. Then the eyes are glued in. The hair is rooted with a felting needle. Then you weight your body parts. This makes the baby feel like the weight of a real baby. Then you attach the parts to the soft body that has been weighted also.
This little baby is only 10". She was fun to make, I can't wait to get started on another. I hope with practice I will improve with each one I make.


Cathe said...

That's amazing!

Nice Blog.

Anonymous said...

it looks really creepy in pieces, but you do an AMAZING job and it looks so precious when you are done!

Ronalyn said...

You did a great job for your first Reborn. Be careful....reborning dolls can be addictive! LOL

Kayce said...

Wow! That's amazing- nice work!

Carla said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments:) I am very happy with how she came out. It was nerve racking to begin with, but very fun as I went along.

Anonymous said...

She's very cute! I've never made dolls, so I'm just someone who loves them. I can see all the work you put into them though.

BlossomingTree said...

I am in awe of your talent. They look so real.

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