Saturday, 12 December 2009


Gail/Bonnie is with her new mummy. This is a picture her new mummy kindly sent me. I LOVE her new hat.

Friday, 11 December 2009


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my customers and friends, many are both



Poppy now sold

Poppy is now sold and will be going to live in the USA with a lovely lady, she will be joining Katie and Belle.

That was my last baby before Christmas.

Monday, 30 November 2009

New Baby will be listed on the 1st Dec

My new baby will be listed tomorrow (1st Dec) She is called Poppy

Friday, 27 November 2009

Bonnie now called Gail is listed on eBay

Bonnie is live on eBay, she is a big girl called Gail, and is about the size of a 3 - 6 old baby.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Hollie Has a new mummy

Little baby Hollie now called Cassandra, is with her new mummy in the UK and she is loved very much.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Robin now called Hollie

Meet Hollie she will be on eBay 06/11/09 at 8.35

I hope you like her, she has painted hair and a cheeky pixie face.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Robin by Adrie Stoete


My next baby to be listed on eBay will be Robin by Adrie Stoete. She is a girl and and is all finished, just need to take her pics, so she will be listed in the next day or so. Don't know what I will call her yet.
As many of you know it was going to Bonnie...poor Bonnie! I found some more marks on her arm, so it had to go back again, her new arm arrived yesterday but sadly it wasn't Bonnie's arm, so still no Bonnie:( I'm hoping it will be here soon so I can get on with her.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Naomi now Belle is now on ebay

My little belle made from the Naomi kit by Naomi Johnson, is now live on ebay. She is only 17 inches long and very newborn and has a very cute bottom lip:) She also has painted hair.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Ava Raine now called Daisy May is now listed on eBay

Daisy May is now live on eBay, I hope you like her. This is the first painted hair one I have done with dark hair.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Lost my oven in a fire:(

Well last week my oven burst into flames, I don't really know why, I do bake and store the oven in the garden because of VOCs, and do wonder if it had got damp in the electronics of the oven, but I guess I will never really know. It was very frightening as the flames were very high, and as it was quite near my studio, I was very lucky it did not burn it down.
Anyway this means I've been without an oven for a few days, so my next few babies may be sporadic.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

I'm working on Ava Raine

Well I was going to do Bonnie next, but there was a fault with her arm so I'm waiting for that to be replaced, so I'm now doing Ava Raine!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Michelle is now listed

Michelle sculpt by Evelina Wosnjuk She is now called Katie. This is one of my favorite sculpts because of the attention to detail and the feet are just amazing. She has painted hair and split bubbles.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Emily Rose's listing pics missing

Hi there,

The pictures on Emily Roses listing are not showing because there is a problem with the ISP I use but you can view the pictures on my facebook by clicking this link

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


I'm still in Cornwall at the minute staying with my daughter. I should be back early next week. I was working on Michelle before I came away, so I will be getting back on with that next week.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Thank you

Thank you Ethnic Cuddles for your lovely comments. All my babies are painted in Genesis heat set paints from head to toe even the hair:)
I'm glad you like her

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Eden finshed

Eden is finished and is a girl called Emily Rose, she has painted hair and milk bubbles. She will live on eBay on Sunday 13th at 7.50pm BST.

Monday, 7 September 2009


Eden is coming along nicely and is going to have painted hair and a full chest/belly plate.

I'm going to my daughters in Cornwall at the weekend for a week or so, she's a bit home sick. So I may delay listing eden a little while because posting, but I will be able to answer emails.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Eden Next

Eden by Adrie Stoete is my next little one, you will have to wait to see if it will have painted hair or not, because I don't know

Helen now sold

Helen now called Tilly Rose is off to her new mummy. Her new mum loved Helen because she looks a lot like her daughter did as a baby.

She was a beautiful little girl and has grown up into a beautiful woman.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Luca now finished

Luca now called Amy is now finished and is live on eBay. She is my first painted hair baby.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


The one I'm working on now is "luca" by Elly Knoops. I didn't like the limbs she came with so she has some different ones.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Marley now Helen is live on eBay

Helen is up on eBay. She has a very cute slightly smiley face which makes you want to smile back.
Made from a "Marley" kit by the talented Sandy Faber

Monday, 17 August 2009

Next One

The next baby is Marley Marie by the very talented Sandy Faber. This one is a limited edition of 300.
This one will be a girl!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Theo as a girl

I have had a request to Theo the Barry kit as a girl so I thought you might like to see too!
Click on the picture to see a bigger and clearer picture.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Barry now Theo is now listed on eBay

Theo is up and live on eBay now. He is a chunky monkey:)

Miles ( the baby before this one) has now been sold and will be renamed Cameron by his new mummy. I get to cuddle him for a little longer as he is being by paid by layaway.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


Barry is going well, most of you know I like doing girls because I like their clothes. So Barry should be a boy but don't be surprised if he is a this space:)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Miles now listed

Miles is from the" Sugar" by Donna Lee.

He has a really chubby face and 3D mole.

The next one I think will be the Barry sculpt!

Monday, 20 July 2009


Hi there!

If I don't list a baby for a while, don't worry it will just be that I have will of been messing about playing with clay. Once you pick it up you can't put it down.
Any watch this space!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Evie now listed

Evie is now live on eBay. She has cute little bubbles on her lip.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Mimi now Koda

Mimi has now sold and has been picked up by her mum and is now a boy called Koda and looks great and is living in the UK.
Hazel and Annie are now with their new mum in the USA and she seemed over the moon with them both.
The Honey sculpt is coming on slowly so it will be a few days yet till I have a new one up.

Friday, 3 July 2009

I'm back now

I'm back from a lovely break in Cornwall.
I have started my next baby which is Honey by the talented artist Donna Rubert.
I will keep you posted.
I have Mimi listed on ebay now

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Going on holiday

I'm going to Cornwall to my daughters house for a week or so. So I may not be able to answer emails, I'm hoping I can but just in-case I thought I better let you know. It may be a while before my next baby gets listed.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Lotus Next

The next baby is a Adrie Stoete "Lotus" kit. I'm still painting it at the minute so I will you posted.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Libby now listed

Libby is now live on ebay, she's very cute in her little mop cap. She has a light texture to her skin. I hope you like her. Click Here to see her listing on EBay.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

I think it will be a girl

I feel Aubrey will be a girl. Her hair is nearly finished. I have been in turmoil whether or not to do a sparse head or a full head of hair. What's been going on in my head is.... a full head of hair often makes the baby look more attractive, but not as realistic. Most babies are not born with a full head of hair and in fact both my own children had hardly any.
Not every reborner can do a sparse head because it is unforgiving and shows how good a rooter the reborner is. Where as a full head of hair can hide a multitude of sins. So that's one reason why you don't see many sparse ones. What's your preference?

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A Buyers guide

When buying a reborn baby there are a tips here to help you.

So many choose a reborn baby in haste after loosing out in an auction. Then end up buying 2 - 3 before they get one they are happy with. So if you take these thing into account when choosing it will help you get the one you want first time.

1. Make sure you can see on the photo's both sides of the baby, both legs, arms, hands and feet.
2. Are the photo's clear and not taken in soft focus or in too darker light.
3. Try to ignore the clothes the babies dressed in, do you still like the baby in just a vest. The baby is the most important and most expensive bit, you can always change the clothes.
4. Look out for very shinny babies, this usually means it's been in the oven to long.
5. Have you seen the top of the babies head, the hair is a major part of the baby and a pluggy head of hair can be unsightly.
6. Think about the type of baby you want.....pretty, realistic or newborn maybe. You can be lucky and get a pretty realistic one, but pretty can mean it looks like a doll, you may want that look and that's great but needs thinking about. Not all babies are not pretty but can look very realistic.
7. Don't forget you want a girl or boy you can just change the clothes to the sex of your choice, the artist often would do this for you.
8.If there is no photo's of something you would like to see... just ask the artist they just may not of noticed that they hadn't shown every part. They should be willing to send you a photo but if not then walk away.
9. Another area to look out for is the eyebrows, they can be to heavy, thick and just too large for a baby.
10. Look out for the baby having a hat on most of the photo's, this could mean the hair is badly done

If you can think of any I have missed please feel free to comment, I would really like to hear from you.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Penny re-listed

Sadly Penny has had to be re-listed due to a none paying bidder. The winner bidder said she is pregant now so she doesn't want her now, the winner has no feedback. So I have had to say people with less than 5 feedback need to email me first.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Next one

The next baby is Aubrey by the talented artist Denise Pratt, I started painting this one I will keep you posted.

Peter is now on ebay

Yes after many girls I have done a boy! I'm really taken with him. He has very realistic skin tones.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

It's a boy

The new babies hair is all done now just waiting for the glue to dry, so I should be listing him very soon. Yes this one is a boy! I have done a few girls now so I thought it was time for a boy.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sleeping baby next

The next baby that I have now started painting is a "Robin" a Michelle Fagan Kit

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Penny now on ebay

My latest addition is now on ebay.
She is smaller than the other ones I have done at 18.5ins, more of a newborn size. She has a real cuddly feel. I just love her sleepsuit, it's just gorgeous. It has a cream cotton top with red, green and black detailing that has a chinese feel about it, that wraps over a cream velour top to the sleepsuit. The bottom is a greeny yellow velour with little flowers and birds on it with red press's really cute.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Why are reborns so expensive?

Ever wondered why reborn babies are so expensive.

A list below will give an insight into why:-

  • Reborn doll kits range from £50-£100+
  • Mohair 1/4 oz range from £10 - £30+
  • Body ranging between £7 - £14
  • Eyes (glass) typically £17
  • Weighting/Filling approx £7
  • Dummy/magnets approx £3
  • Hair accessory £2+
  • Clothes ranging from a minumum of £25+
  • Box £5
  • Ebay fees £20+

An average baby selling for £200 would cost an average of £183 (based on the above prices) to the artist.

Some prices can vary greatly like the clothes for instance, and of course some babies are sleeping and don't have eyes.
Most artists take about a week to paint and root the hair of a baby, so many hours of work have gone into these little works of art.
Notice I have put down the box,as I do not charge the customer that in the fact I usually lose on the postage. So you can see from this if the baby sells for £200 the artist doesn't really make any profit.

Next baby is a Tamie Yarie " Maggie" KIt

The next baby is a newborn with dark hair and is another girl.
Her hair is now drying so should be on ebay ina day or so.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Annie is now listed

Annie is now live on ebay. She is a real cherub, blonde curly hair and blue eyes.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

New baby coming soon!

New baby should be listed tomorrow evening! her hair is still dying but very nearly dry. So I should be able to take the photo's tomorrow. I think it will be another girl:)

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

New baby is coming on well

The baby is a Denise Pratt "Lilly" kit. I'm rooting the hair at the present it looked a strawberry blonde colour in the pack but on the baby it looks more a light blonde. Not sure about the sex of the baby yet, but I keep calling the baby a her, so that might tell me something:)
I have another day or so to do on the rooting so it should be finished by the end of the week.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Hazel has been listed on eBay

Yes she is now on eBay. Even if I do say so myself she is a real cutie, she has a melt your heart type face:)

I have started the painting on my next baby. I will let you know more soon!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Baby ready now

The babies hair is now dry and I should be taking the photo's tomorrow (Friday) so hopefully I should be listing it tomorrow evening all being well. The hair on this is partically nice on this one and quite a lot of it.
I've just taken delivery of some more sculpts, so watch this space.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Coming Next!

My new baby is all painted now and I am a good way on with hair, it is a Michelle Fagan "Tory" Kit. The hair is a dark blonde colour and I have teamed it up with German hand blown glass brown/hazel eyes. It makes for a really nice combination I must say.

I have a feeling this one will be a girl but until it's finished I never really know!

This photo was taken a couple of days ago when I had just started painting.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

It's a girl!!

A new baby girl has arrived and is looking for a new home. I have called her Hannah which is actually Hebrew for the name Grace! She is a bouncing 6lbs in weight and is quite chubby!! I love her myself and you can see her on Ebay anytime soon.

I have started work on my next baby - watch this space shortly for some more details.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Welcome to Heather's Cherubs nursery!

I am so excited that I am sharing my work with you by producing this blog.

I will be keeping my blog up to date by posting my thoughts and musings every couple of days as I create my babies. You will also be able to have a sneak preview of each baby before it appears for sale.

A little about me....
I am a mother of two grown up children (my daughter is a qualified Dentist and my son is at University studying Computer Science). I have been mad keen on arts and crafts ever since I could hold a crayon and became a full time professional artist about 6 years ago, mainly painting wildlife, botanical and portraiture.

I came across reborning when my sister brought her first baby and I knew straight away that this was something for me!

I work from home in my garden studio (or should I say nursery) - so I don't have a very long commute!! It is my most favourite place to be - I can look out at the birds and the garden and I find that I can get a little distracted watching them - especially when the squirrel visits his nut box for his snacks!!

Current Work....

My current baby caused me a few sleepless nights - I could not decide if it was a boy or a girl!! So I have tried a little experiment and decided to let the buyer's decide as you can see from my EBay listing as Lucy or Luke (click on the names to see my listing).
I also had a big decisio n regarding the eyes as you can see from the picture below!!

Luke/Lucy has completely different eyes -looks a little strange, but I had to live with it for a couple of days - I eventually went with the one on the dark blue on the right (as you see the picture) as I think it looks a little more 'new born' than the other eye!

About Me

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Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
After many successful years of painting as a wildlife artist I came across the art or reborning and I knew that I just had to do this! I cannot think of anything better than combining my natural love of babies with the passion I have for art. As an artist I always strive for total perfection and hopefully this shows through in the effort and love I put in to each and every baby that I create. I am a mother of two grown up children (my daughter is a qualified Dentist and my son is at University studying Computer Science). I have been mad keen on arts and crafts ever since I could hold a crayon! I came across reborning when my sister brought her first baby and I knew straight away that this was something for me!