Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Seen Several Stories

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Ever since I had fun reborning a couple doll kits; one cheap and one free (whole doll, already painted by the manufacturer), I have seen a lot of TV stories and e-articles on reborns in United Kingdom.

Apparently, reborn dolls are big in the UK, but not only for children. They are also therapeutic and greatly used for those whom are suffering a loss of a child or for the elderly.
Therapy Dolls

I feel badly for dismissing these dolls and the people who paint them. I have a new respect and will enjoy making another. It will be fun to see how difficult rooting hair will be. Perhaps there really is someone that could use the doll, here in the States, besides a child?

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Am So Incredibly PrOuD of My Cousin (and happy for her husband I could burst)

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My cousin's husband has been really sick for a long time and recently received the life saving operation he needed.

Here are some articles which were reported on New York TV and in an article about the incredible donation my cousin and another couple made on her husband's behalf and on a brother's behalf.

What a wonderful way to celebrate.... life.
This Link

Another article about my incredible cousin....

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Ebay Listing

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Listed some dresses I made for reborn dolls, if you want to see them!
Ebay Listing

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hello again!
Here's a dress I just finished. It is basically something I had to redesign because I couldn't find my other patterns. There are things I'd do differently when it's one for sale.

I also figured out how to install a pacifier with magnets. Pretty fun! There are other cool things magnets can do, regarding these reborn dolls!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Final Grades Were Posted

Hi everyone!
I passed this semester! I can't believe it but I got an A and an A-!I will be taking psychology next semester (jan 23) and hopefully this class will be a bit easier. I have an declared minor in psychology, just never took Intro to Psychology. Hopefully it hasn't changed that much, after all these years.

What a great early Christmas present.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Bun, Fresh Out of the Oven!

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This is Rose. She is my second reborn doll. This one is a Berenguer, #18. The original skin color was terrible. I applied many MaNy layers of flesh paint before even starting the veins.

It's a hard-body doll and was a lot of work, reborning the whole doll. The vinyl is not the soft vinyl like the dolls of today, making it hard to root hair. Have more mohair on order and will try using a heat gun to soften the vinyl, first.

These dolls are very popular for artist to create. The reborn dolls are also very popular among buyers (search of Ebay and you'll see how much these dolls are loved). Buying an unfinished doll to complete, isn't cheap. The finished reborn dolls can also be very expensive.

I managed to acquire these two dolls, for a really great price. One was a true reborn (previously painted, stripped and repainted) and the other doll was created for the sole intention of an artist to buy and paint. Who knows if I'll be one of those that sells the reborn, they are fun to paint....

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

My First Reborn Doll!

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I originally purchased this doll to use as a model for my clay sculpting. After purchasing the doll, I did a little research on reborning dolls and boy was that stupid. It didn't take long before I was hooked.

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My hit counter says I have had OVER 9000 HITS! Wow, Thank you so much everyone for supporting me and for your interest! Please keep visiting!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Aaaarg! When There's Something Specific In The Mail

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Frustrated!!!!! According to the Post Office, no type of weather will keep them from their expected rounds... except for a perfectly clear, cold night!!!!!

Since last Thursday I have patiently waiting for Monday (yesterday) to come. I am expecting a lot of deliveries. Usually our mail comes sometime around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. Starting at that time, I began doing to window vigil. Finally gave up at 8:00 at night; thinking the mail people were concerned that if they left deliveries in the driveway after dark, they would be stolen. Therefor no mail person would leave boxes in the driveway.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me, today! I really want to have these packages delivered, opened and re-wrapped!!!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Final Drawing for My Lab Class

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For my lab class, the final is to draw something we learned in lab. Can not be drawn from another drawing, but can be drawn from a photo, model or plastic bone. I chose the human heart.

After the drawing is completed we were supposed to label them with numbers and submit a corresponding key for the answers.

We were also supposed to have a margin around the image, because the professor plans on publishing a book with some of the drawings. I hope mine is selected for her book!

Still waiting for some of my grades from tests last week and am looking forward to finals, next week!

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