Monday, November 20, 2017

Shekeia Kaandra Available Now! Comes with FREE Belly Plate.

I took more pictures of Shekeia Kaandra.  Here she is...

She will be available on e-bay and reborns.com or you can email me quickly and I can send you an invoice via paypal.  She is $400 plus Shipping (depends on your area - to Continental US is 59.95).







































Her belly plate has a small crack on the inside (not visible from the outside) which I have repaired so I am throwing it in for free.  It is as is.  No warranties.

The belly plate has thin pink satin ribbons to tie it on.


Body Plate Front


FREE Body Plate Back - thin crack on back of plate repaired with Modge Podge 3D Medium.  

She comes with lots of goodies shown and you will also get a FREE baby bracelet!

No refunds, no returns, no warranty.  Please see my care instructions!

Thanks Kimberly

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rooting Eyelashes on your Reborn Baby doll Tutorial






Hi Reborners!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to show you how I root my eyelashes and make them look good.  To see videos just go to the bottom of this post where I show you how I rooted Shekeia Kaandra!

Supplies:

1. doll head
2. quality mohair or other hair type that matches hair or is close to hair color
3. rooting needle with single notch or other similar needle
4. a waterproof glue like modge podge - matte or gloss
5. warm panty hose or sock filled with hot white rice
6. clean unused toothbrush (never used on teeth...ever)
7. small water spray bottle or a small cup of water

Preparation:

Make sure you are finished with painting and finishing your doll.  You may want to preferably do all finishing to the doll before doing the lashes.  You can leave the eyes in but it is likely better to pull them out while doing the lashes.

I painted pink blush color on the inside corners of the eye.  All was sealed, dried and baked before rooting.

You could alternatively paint the lash line on the top or bottom brown or dark brown.

I had already painted some clear resin before doing the lashes for a water line right above the eyelashes.

I pre-painted the bottom lashes, but just a few tiny ones and a couple of long ones with a very, very fine paintbrush.

I probably painted about 8 fine lashes on each side and about 4-5 slightly longer eyelashes over the short ones from the outer corner of the eye to about 2/3 of the way to the center of the eye.  But paint what looks natural and no more.


I sealed the lashes with the medium that I seal the doll with.

How I do it:

First we start out by deciding where we are going to put the lashes.  In some cases, the doll does not have the best of eyelid to accept rooting.  In this case you may want to glue on applied eyelashes or opt for an alternative option.

I have been rooting them right in above or on the eyelid of the doll.

Insert the hot rice sock that was prewarmed in the microwave or a warming lamp into the doll head.  Use a paintbrush handle or pencil eraser to push the rice in if it is piping hot.

Kendall here had a very small eyelid that I was able to root the actual very bottom of the top eyelid.

Insert your hot rice bag inside and wait for the doll to get nice and warm so it's very pliable.

Use the root a loop method or which ever method you like to insert one hair a time through the eyelid. Try to space them evenly apart.  Try to stay in the same line of eyelid so that the lashes look natural.  Follow the eyelid bottom and make your way across inserting the rooting needle and hairs one at a time.

After you push the hair in make sure not to pull them out.  They should stick out on the back side of the eyelid.  Then when you go from one end to the other from the inside of the eye to the outside, go back over several times to make sure the lashes are thick enough to look real.

Use a toothbrush with water on it or spray water on it to brush the lashes up gently and see if you spaced them well.  Pluck any that don't sit well and then add more where they look to sparse.  I try to make sure they look kind of spaced nicely.  Brush them up and let them dry.


Once you get them nice and standing up, and dry again, spray them with water again and brush up again.  Let them dry.  The hot rice bag will help them dry quickly.  Trim the lashes down to size and then use a sharp scissors to trim them at an angle making some long and some short.  Blow or dust away trimmed lashes and make sure both sides are evenly cut.  Look at them from above and make sure they look even.  Cut the inner lashes a tad shorter than the outer lashes.  Remove hot rice packs.



Trim any long hairs hanging down inside the eyes.  Once they look good get your glue and run a q-tip up inside the eyes with a very light layer of glue over the hairs brushing it up inside the eyelids with the glue.  Let them dry for 24 to 48 hours.  Then you can insert the eyes in and glue your eyelids shut.



If you are going to add resin, tears or other medium make sure to clean the eyes carefully to make sure all hairs are trimmed up and no hairs are sticking out or laying along the vinyl.  Brush with a paintbrush or toothbrush to get strays out before adding any tears.

Do not bake, use a heat gun or do other things to heat the vinyl to the eyes after the lashes are in.  They are liable to melt and you will have to pluck them out and start over.

For closed eyes:

Alternatively if you have a eyelid crease where your babies eyes are closed.  Root the lashes along the eye crease and seal the eyes through the neck you should see the lash hairs on the inside of the head.

Here are some videos of the process.

Part One




Part Two



Thanks for visiting!  Have fun rooting your babies eyelashes and keep practicing!  Practice makes perfect!

Kimberly

Friday, November 10, 2017

New photos of Kendall Paige with Carseat Canopy Carseat Cover

I ordered the cutest carseat cover from Carseat Canopy.  It is quite adorable and I have heard a couple of complaints that it is not safe for children though I am not sure why, perhaps it is fabric related, but this is for dolls anyways so I am not quite as concerned.  I really love the cover it's gorgeous!

I used a carseat that was my Granddaughters that she out grew and washed the original padding well.  Then I installed the new cover over it.  It is really cute!  If you want a really great deal on it use this coupon code. I got mine for about $39.95 though it was originally $89.95 for the whole caboodle.  What a bargain in my opinion.  I feel it is worth the $89 but why pay that??? I didn't.  I am not sure how much this coupon is good for.

Coupon Code for Carseat Canopy E0A458FA8 

Although I wanted the pink one, I opted for the grey though I might order the pink one later because it's just so darn cute!  But they were on back order!  But go get yours here www.carseatcanopy.com.

Here is the pink one.  Backordered through December, bummer.  So I ordered a really cute grey one, with a chevron pattern and grey dot plush.  I am not getting paid anything to tell you guys about this however if you order they may refund my shipping.  I put the coupon code above!

 
Fabric Pattern Shown Below


 It was really easy to install and I am definitely ordering the pink one later.  It looks so cute!

Fabric Pattern Shown Below


So here is Kendall Paige in her carseat with the new cover! Yay!  It came with the seat cover, the head support pad, the canopy cover, and the mini lap blanket and it also came with the over the top cover.  I love it.  It fit the slightly larger toddler seat I had and the seat belt holes lined up perfectly.  I might buy a smaller car seat and get the pink one with damask flowers.  It looks well made to me, definitely looks washable. The plush fabric feels super nice!  It's the perfect cover of grey too!


Remember Kendall is still available at e-ebay right now.  I just reborned her about a week ago so she is still waiting for her new mommy.  I have to say, she is so incredibly cute in person and really even though her pictures do not show it, she is full of personality.

Here is her listing






Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sneak Peak of Kendall Paige - Available Now!

I hope you enjoy seeing Kendall Paige.  She is so sweet with her honey brown hair and blue eyes.  I just put her up on e-bay.  Get her quick or if you want to order your own custom Kendall, email me at snugglebabiesnursery@gmail.com.

She is available at e-bay. If you want me to do a custom version of her for you, just email me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263309639087?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Thanks for visiting Snuggle Babies Nursery.


 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kendall Paige Was Born

Kendall Paige is here!



Hi friends,

Kendall Paige was finally born.  She is 7.1 oz and as sweet as can be.  Kendall has been snuggling and trying to make eye contact with me and she is a very concerned baby.  She does everything she can to connect with me eye-wise.  She is a doll baby and she is going to make some new Mommy or Daddy very happy!  Kendall Paige is available.  If you want her she is available without a belly or back plate for $350.00 plus shipping.  She comes with a faux fur rosette blanket, a receiving blanket, a pajama (shown), a onesie with matching hat, extra diapers, organza ruffle socks, bunny slippers, large pink clip bow, pacifier, and bottle.  She has magnets in her lips only for her pacifier.  Paypal payment is $350  USD plus $59.95 for shipping.  Please contact me if you are interested at snugglebabiesnursery@gmail.com.  She will also be listed on alternative sites so if you want her let me know quickly.  If you are outside the continental US and you want a quote on shipping just email me at snugglebabiesnursery@gmail.com.

Thank you for visiting!

Here is her listing on e-bay https://www.ebay.com/itm/263309639087