Thursday, March 29, 2012

WIP - Rooting Mohair Reborn Baby

Six hours later and this little one's hair is finally rooted.  The mohair is beautiful and shiny. I love the natural curl so I might not trim it too short.  I have sprayed it with conditioner and I'm waiting for it to dry before I continue trimming and styling it.
I purchased these soft eyes several years ago and I'm so happy that they fit this baby. They look so realistic and have a wonderful way of picking up the light. I'll try to take closeups later. 
I'm waiting for some supplies (glass beads, body patterns and fabric etc.) so I think I will work on crocheting an outfit for this sweet bundle.  But first I have to figure out if it is a boy or a girl.?????????
If you are wondering, this baby is Eliza by D. Pratt.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WIP - Mohair preparation for Reborn Babies

So, my house smells like a barn right now after boiling some raw mohair!
I have worked with larger batches of fiber in the past when I made my limited edition original porcelain dolls. The wigs were hand sewn and styled for the correct period of the dolls.  I loved working with mohair because of the feel of this fiber.
Here is a batch of beautiful mohair that I've just washed and dyed with wool dyes. Wool dyes are boiled into the fiber and are absorbed by the fiber and will not wash out. It is soft and shiny and I love the way that it picks up the light. This batch of fiber has a light wave to it. I will be using it to root two of the reborn babies that I have been working on.  I will be testing other fibers soon. I received a beautiful batch of llama fiber in a really nice chestnut color. I'm not sure if the scale is suitable for the babes. If it doesn't work...I might just make a warm woolen scarf for!
Enjoy your week!
Hugs to all,

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's a Boy! Reborn on Ebay 3/5/12

This little boy looks like a tiny Prince. He is about 16 inches, the size of a newborn preemie. It took some time to paint all of the details. There are hundreds of tiny veins and capillaries on the vinyl and of course the hair rooting took forever!!! LOL! He is a Pratt doll - Teagan.
I spent quite a bit of time to get his outfit just right. I took it apart three times and finally got what I envisioned for him. I found this tiny bear and redesigned it for him too.
More pictures along with a complete description on this little one can be found on my Ebay listing . You can click the link below.
Hugs, Morena

Ebay link - Dreamartdolls