I had this gray/black natural mohair mix that I was going to use for the darker tones in the pup (along with the several ounces of white that is the main color) and now I can’t find it! I just had it out last week, I was showing my daughter my idea for the pup, and I cannot remember where I set it down! I’ve searched in my mohair drawer, in the drawer with the pup pieces and pattern for body, and under the stuff on my countertops – nothing Guess I’m going to have to clean/search the entire room, though I can’t imagine where else it could be. Sure hope I didn’t accidentally toss it if it was under some paperwork that I had thrown away! I will have to dump/search my trash in here also – good thing it’s all paper and sponges lol. Oh, I sure hope I find it, please pray!
A dear reborner sent me this silicone tail along with a pattern for the pup’s body, she is such a sweetie. But wow, I had no idea how hard it is to root a silicone tail! The silicone itself is actually very easy to root, but it keeps flopping around (it’s gonna be a wagging tail lol) and so it hard to get it pinned down to root. However, the mohair and tail is slowly coming along (I got about an inch done) and I’ll keep ya’ll updated
Lots of babies are coming along! The hair on Alexia is done being rooted, so she just needs eyebrows (I can’t believe I forgot them lol – thank goodness for heat guns!) and her glue to dry, then she’ll be ready to be put together.
Josephina (was is looking more and more like a boy, so I’ll need a new name – any suggestions?) is almost done with his painting. Since he will be bald, he’ll be ready to be put together after some end details (eyebrows, painted lashes, nails).
Ordered supplies for a custom today. One of my customers who have been talking about a custom for a while now has placed her order and sent the first payment, so I was able to place an order for parts and such. This might be my last custom, but I can’t say for sure since it’s only the 9th and everyone who has been talking about/thinking about a custom has until the end of the month.
I still have to find a place that has fur fabric (fake fur, of course), for the pup, but I do have three local places I can check. Hope one of them has it and I don’t have to drive an hour for it.
I was having a giveaway this week, for a Tyler/Trixie kit. For every one source/idea of a fair trade/ethic wage item (not the item, just an idea or source of where I could buy one from), the person got an entry. All together I had 24 entries and tonight I used a random number generator to choose one. It picked… Amanda Christopher! Congrats and I will mail your kit out this coming week.
Well, I got most of the supplies. I have the mohair, body parts, tail, and am ready to go get the body fur. I’m so excited to reborn my first (and probably only, as I am not doing kits anymore) puppy! I will be using the Princess sculpt and making a Shih Tzu puppy, using this picture as a model:
Since this pup will be so much rooting, I am going to finish rooting Alexa and then I will leave my other wip (Josephina) as a baldie and start rooting the pup. Anyone have any ideas for puppy names? Not sure if it will be a boy or girl yet, I might be putting the cart first here in thinking about names lol.
I’ll post pictures of all wip as they progress, of course.
As you know, sometime this summer I am going to be switching to air dry paints and also going to be switching to a new line/type of my babies: a fair trade line (haven’t come up with a name yet).
I am having difficulty finding items/materials that are fair trade/ethical trade, so I thought I’d see if anyone wants to be enlisted to help.
I have seen several giveaways where people ask for pictures of your favorite dolls or for name ideas or such and think this is a great idea! So here is my giveaway:
I have a new, untouched, Tyler/Trixie kit by Julie Molloy (includes body) that I am giving away.
For every source of a fair trade/ethical trade item that can use for reborning (preemie or newborn-sized baby) you get one entry. No limits:) – as many entries as sources that you can find. The only exclusion is mohair because all mohair is, as far as I know, fair wage because it’s a personal business for the animal owners and the hair processors, so I don’t need any ideas/sources for that, got plenty lol. But I will need paints, brushes, sponges, weighing, bodies, clothing, toys/accessories, and so on.
Winner will be drawn by random drawing on Friday, March 7th, at 11pm.
Alexa is being rooted (1/4 done already) and I am now painting Josephina. No pictures yet, neither is quite ready for that, but I will share more when there’s more done.
I am just loving this baby, she is coming along so sweetly Cant’ wait to see her finished.
This is the first of my last kits, and the red x on my hand is in honor of End It day – to raise awareness of slavery and slave labor in many productions including cocoa, tea, coffee, and cotton. Buy Fair Trade and let the big companies know we won’t stand for slavery.
So here are the kits that I have:
So if anyone wants one of these custom-made, they are available after the March deadline until I have started on them. Once they are gone, I will be switching to factory dolls.