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!

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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!