Originally posted by danamoon
When you go for a walk, how do people react to the fake baby? I’m referring to known people from you because obviously other people will not notice
And how does your husband react to you son/daughter’s replicas?
Most people don't say anything, they smile as we pass by, and I assume they think the dolls are real babies. One or two people have come up to me and
asked if I should really be allowing my young daughter to push a baby in a stroller, and then they talk to me and find out that they are really dolls.
I carry business cards with me and give them to anyone who is curious, in case they want to order one.
When I finished my second doll, I put her in a Moses basket and brought it to church with me, all bundled up like a real baby. Many people came up to
see whose baby I was carrying, only to find out it was a reborn doll. A small crowd gathered around me and the doll became a celebrity. She is so real
that the church uses her every year in the our live nativity scene, because it is too cold to put a real baby in the manger for two hours, and nobody
can tell the difference.
Many people I have met find reborn dolls creepy. They are just too real. My pastor said the sleeping reborns look like dead babies to him (he has done
funerals for babies and he knows what they look like), except for the color of the reborn doll which looks, hopefully, more alive. But he doesn't
like my dolls; they freak him out.
My husband thinks it is a huge waste of time and money, and he gets grumpy whenever I spend too much time working on my dolls. He gets pretty freaked
out by the process, though, when there is a disembodied doll head on the counter. Or when I am poking holes in the doll's head, over and over, with a
needle (to add hair), when I am baking baby arms, legs and heads in the oven to seal the paint, etc. Once I started sculpting the lips on an open eyed
doll with no eyes installed. THAT freaked him out - the eyeless head seemed to stare at him and he didn't like it at all.
Here are a few links to my dolls. I have to say they are mediocre quality, not the $1500 dolls you will see on eBay. But I love them! And yes, they do
fill a need, since I love babies and I can't have any more.
Here are a couple I've done:
Here is one I bought:
Here are a few I own and plan to reborn:
This is a manufacturer photo because currently my Madison is in pieces:
As you can see they are expensive, beautiful dolls even before the reborn process. These sell for a minimum of $350 once the process is complete. The
problem is I love them so much it is hard to let them go.
[edited to add image links]
[edit on 11-11-2008 by OuttaHere]