Baby Love: Carly

Carly was created from the “Tibby” sculpt by Donna RuBert.  I actually bought this sculpt the better part of six months ago to practice new paint techniques with, but she turned out so cute I just had to let her go. (I’m pathetic…)

This is the biggest baby I have created thus far.  She wears a size 18 months and she is 31″ tall!  Her size made me SO nervous!  I worried that her skin tone wouldn’t be smooth due to the fact that I constantly ran out of mixed paint and when I mixed more it seemed to be a different shade! UGH!

Carly also has the longest hair of any of my babies.  I used 12″ human hair and I LOVE it!  It is very soft and manageable, but I truly despise the amount of dye in it, and it took seemingly forever to get the excess out.

I had a sweet little pastel-colored wardrobe selected for her, but to my chagrin her dresses would not fit her as they all had cap sleeves! Carly has 3/4 limbs so she needed regular short sleeves.  I was too impatient to go shopping for her again, so I opted to use her Onesie and tutu skirt for her photo shoot.

I think she turned out SO well and I really enjoyed creating her.  She’s already gone home with her sister Faith to New Jersey and I’m looking forward to working on more big babies this year.

Thanks for looking!

Baby Love: Gabriella

This ADORABLE reborn baby was created from the “Cookie” sculpt by Donna RuBert.
I LOVE this baby’s face!  However, I was a bit nervous about the coloring of her tongue as this was the first baby I’ve worked on with the tongue out. LOL.  I think it turned out fine in the end.

Gabriella is a big, chubby baby at 9 months old, 26″ long, and weighs 8 lbs.  She has 3/4 arms, 3/4 bent legs and a doe suede body. She has soft, jet black curly mohair (that I neglected to wash thoroughly beforehand and the dye rubbed off onto her skin!  Getting it off was a nightmare!), hand-painted eyebrows, long, wispy lashes, blue-gray eyes and the most ADORABLE DIMPLES!

Believe it or not, I shopped for her layette before she was even painted! (You all knowm e by now…)  Happily, she’s already at home with her new Mommy in California. I miss her already!