Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well baby has a


She's not finished yet, so she will definitely be a New Year baby! I have to glue in her hair and fine tune a few things but I think that she came out wonderful! I still have to put her all together, but I needed to take photos of her so she's just kinda together. LOL I just love doing these tiny ones, I don't know why but it's just something about them. Her hair is gorgeous! I didn't go wrong getting her hair from TNGN (Deb) it's the color I want and just as soft as it can be! I love the fact that she lets you know what clip and what the name of the goat is and if the hair is kid or yearling. I even like how she prepares it, you know the cut end without a doubt. Anyway enough jabbering.

tried a little hair painting for the baby fine hair
added spit bubbles, removed the one on the far left, a little over-kill
we've got beautiful hair!
This one was taken with my cellphone so it's a little blurry

Ohhh, ohhh Cameron named Jamie is now living in England with his new mommy and nani, this is some of what she had to say:
:) we are all very happy amazed with Jamie he's amazing feels real, looks real you did a brilliant job !! My daughter very pleased with him we all are. Me and my daughter cried lol so thank you very much
After seeing someone on FB, she is also interested in can you guess? Yes, Jameelah as Jamie's baby sister, so much for the update, well I've got to get back to work!
From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The day or so after Christmas...

Well, I cooked all day Christmas eve and my back was killing me! LOL I just didn't want to do it all on Christmas. Glad I didn't, I made it through, think I got carried away though. We had too much food but I wanted to be sure it was enough. Ham, Chicken with dressing, Talapia, duck, pulled beef and pork, greens, green beans with sausage and mushrooms, mac and cheese, hors d'avors (:o) and other desserts. Family came over and it was a very nice day and everything turned out well. We pulled for gifts which was wonderful for me, I wasn't in a shopping mood for presents. We played games and I felt better but still, I knew someone was missing and nobody mentions him. I have my new saying that when I get really low, I say to myself I am lonely, but I am not alone". I have read two of my five books on working through grief and they have helped me realize that I am not going crazy. I am different and I will never be the same. I still long for him (my hubby) but I also understand that he is so much better off, no pain, no suffering and no being stuck with needles or dealing with aching bones to keep him up at night. Still...
For you animal (fur kid) lovers
Since I didn't do it last Christmas for obvious reasons I wanted to share Lil D opening her own Christmas. I did it year before, when we didn't think or know that she would do it to our surprise. So I gave her, her gift and sure enough, well see for yourself!

Christmas 2011

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Monday, December 19, 2011

Update on "Anna" by Pat Moulton sculpt

With the holidays coming so soon again, I had to do something to keep my mind from running. So I have kept busy. "Anna" is coming along beautifully. I love her coloring and just adore her tinyness! Did I say I love doing preemies? She has had so many ultra thin layers (I actually lost count) of GHSP to achieve her very life-like coloring it's like she really is coming alive. Her little tummy plate is da bomb! I am so looking forward to getting her hair from TNGUN and getting her rooted! That is once I finish her beautiful baby skin tones. I don't think she'll have a Christmas birthday that's for sure.
I am leaning towards Leila  for her name, but I just want to let it simmer before I really decide. She has such delicate features like a little rose petal. She's still up for a few more layers and a very special name search! I almost want to keep her for myself! LOL So here's anothet peak.

Ohhhh and my "Lex" baby by Natali Blick (Doll Dreams) is coming along well too.
Here's what his sculpt looks like, of course, mine doesn't have eyes yet. LOL

His caucasian skin tones are finally evolving so I'll have pictures of him soon! He's just the cutest sculpt. Don't want him feeling slighted, because he really is! I love how you see just a little bit of his tongue, it gives him such personality. Since I finished my guitar lessons until February, I have no excuse! Look for more updates on Lex soon too!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Anna Sculpt in need of a name!

I am feeling more inspired with this one! I think that she is coming out awesome! Don't ask how many layers she's gotten since I started on her. Light umber, Flesh 2, red and a hint of blue

I think her tummy plate is becoming a good match

but...she's still got a way's to go, which  is good while I wait on her hair from Deb of TNGUN. I have selected a cute little WILBETH outfit for her. Now I really need a name for her.

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bountiful Baby has a new preemie kit by Pat Moulton "ANNA"

Cameron goes to LONDON and gets a new name!

I am so excited to say that Cameron nka Jamie found a home and it's in London, England! After he didn't make reserve I decided that I'd just wait until after New Years because I liked holding him anyway! He just had the most lovable face. However, a nice lady started emailing me about him 500 emails (literally, she was using her iphone) and the rest is history. He is on his way to his new home and new mommy! I mailed him express so that he should make it there just before Christmas. Now I have to nailbite until Jamie gets there and that they hit it off together.

It's been really hard with the holidays coming up. I try to keep busy, but I can't keep going 24/7. I have learned that in a year. My life is never going to be the same, I have accepted that. Still don't sleep well. Finally made myself get started again so went with this new sculpt. I started work on a new sculpt Anna (soon to have a name change?) by Pat Moulton  for Bountiful Baby. She is just the cutest little thing! Another preemie, I just so enjoy reborning them. IMPO, I really believe that she's going to be gorgeous.

She's 17 inches has adorable features of an african-American baby. The new BB Vinyl takes getting used to.
I had to start matching her soon to be tummy plate and so I did several thin washes of green to neutralize it and lavender wash to her parts. I wish the feet had a little more detail but it's a minor stepping stone. I just love her face and can't wait to finish her. I hope before Christmas, waiting on some kid mohair from Deb from TNGU Nursery. It's going to be perfect for her.  I may even enter her in BB prototype contest for the heck of it.
Here she is with her second lavender wash and working on her lips. I have a baby portrait photo that I am just in love with it's what I am using as a guide to attain her skintone coloring. I learned to start with the lips and work my way out with the preemies. Don't ask, I just do.

Maybe I'll get lucky and  find a home for little fugly "Jeffery" and the twins; Paris and Raven!  Well I will try to keep you updated on her progress. From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Monday, December 5, 2011

Stinker is now Jeffery!

Well, I have been absent once again. :o( Still trying to get back in the saddle, but these holidays are killing me. Don't quite remember last year around this time. I have been busy, I finally painted the last room on the right, so I have finished the house...LOL now maybe I will get a bit more busy painting the babies!
I am happy to admit that I did finally complete "Stinker" now known as Jeffery and he took forever to root. His head is nearly big as mine! I think that he truly turned out cute in spite of himself! He has had his photo shoot, quite a difficult one because he's not (let's face it) the most photogenic, but he does grow on you. Didn't see any kind of girl in him so I even made him a little booboo over his eye cause he's ALL boy and very mischievous.

As you  can see a very rambunctious little boy that you have to keep an eye on or he gets into everything!

He has human hair that has a coarse texture that works well with him and his age. I can't corn row hair so I did the next best thing! Everyone seems to think that it is so that's a plus. Now a few more inspections and he's going to join Cameron on eBay. Yes, I had to relist him, I just can't see giving them away, but it is just seems to be the way that it's going for some of us, so sad that beautiful babies go for little of nothing. I got some more kits to work on besides the ones I have in stock. Well no matter there's always hope. Mentioning hope.

I put out part of the Christmas lights, hopefully I can work up the energy and put some on the house. I really wanted to get a lot more babies out but time just keeps running out so I have to work with what I have for Christmas.

Here's the link for

REBORN Gabriel~Michelle Fagan / CAMERON~A.Tummy plate~Wonderful Christmas Gift! - 160693004257

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meet Cameron, he's on Ebay now.

Well now I can show you my little Cameron who's all BOY! He didn't win the contest but he's had loads of beautiful comments! Little Cameron is 5 lbs and 20 inches long. He wears newborn and some 0 - 3 months. He comes with a full layette and an anatomically correct tummy plate, crying baby voice box, magnetic "very life like" umbilical cord of an hours old baby. He is just adorable. I micro rooted his hair with some gorgeous mohair from Debbie Henshaw of TNGN that is so baby soft. It's first kid cut and even dry you want to touch his hair. He's on Ebay now so be sure to visit him, he's definitely looking for a mommy.

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Well it's been a year now

As you know it has been a very hard year for me trying to pick up the pieces and be me again without him, it's just still a struggling issue. I have tried different avenues to get me together and it's better some days than others but still leaves me thinking and veering off course. I keep busy but it's not really where I am trying to get back to but simply accomplishing things that we spoke of doing around the house and I am coming to the end of that road. I finally got some closure. My husband now has his marker (after a year, numerous phone calls, a lawyer and them putting it on someone else's loved one's grave. Just another chapter). Now, I am dealing with the fact that a very close family member has been very recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I truly pray that it's in very early stages and all is contained, better yet that they are totally wrong!
I have been working on updating my website. Started a memorial page dedicated to those of us that grieve for a loved one and I have several books that I ordered and working on reading to help me through this. The one I am in now "How to go on living when someone you love dies" by Therese A. Rando, Ph.D. I finished "When will I stop hurting" by June Cerza Kolf and I do know now that I am not going crazy with these torrents of emotions.
I can't remember if I said this but I have been taking guitar lessons, I think it will be a while before I really make sounds that I recognize. lolrothf I have a baby finished named Cameron, but I can't show any pictures until the contest is over in a couple of weeks! LOL I love how beautiful the skin tone coloring came out and the mohair from TNGUN is so wonderful and it stays baby soft, she may be my top mohair supplier next to Slumberland!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Friday, August 5, 2011

I have so much catching up to do, but I have good news to make up for it.

As you know or have figured out by now that I haven't been doing much reborning since my husband died, but been trying to get back to doing what I love. I really can't believe that he will be gone from me a whole year next month. I truly cannot figure out where I've been or what happened to time. I did do something that has given me a great deal of comfort and that was having a necklace that I designed custom made. Truly OOAK, our initials, the rose represents all of the ones I will never see again, my broken heart surrounds his heart that was made from a bracelet of his, the diamond represents all of my past, present and future tears. They did an EXCELLENT job on it, I was sooooo pleased that I cried. Now if I could just get the cemetary to get his marker and put it on his grave. I think that this would help me with better closure. Since they are now having financial problems I feel like I am getting the run around, it's almost 10 months. No, I don't understand it either, but my next move is a lawyer.

I haven't been idle, I painted the bathroom took a while to get those stripes painted one by painful one, but I did it. Guess I did a good job because everyone thought it was wallpaper!

Then I have worked off and on with my 16 inch porcelain "re-dressed dolls. This one has been sitting patiently on my sewing machine for months and I decided that I was tired of looking at her half finished wedding gown and it was time to do something about it. It really helped me to get going and complete "Bella", so pretty is the crying bride from Italy...tears of joy or is her heart broken too? You decide...and then

I finished two more. Yeahh! The Russian ballerina "Anastasia," her dance of "life is but a masquerade". Seeings that she has big flat feet and that makes her truly interesting! LOL She inspired me to do...

The hula dancer, Kailani from the beautiful Oahu island of Hawaii, so "hang loose baby". I was so pleased with how she turned out! Still have a few more to do, but again I feel that I made progress. Hope that they can get a home too!

Now there's Jeffery he's got an official name now, still a ways to go. Got his front teeth reshaped and painted after that great idea from my sister reborner. Loooks soooo much better that way, instead of those "George Washington" choppers look! No OFFENSE! He just didn't have baby looking teeth. I was glad that someone came up with the brilliant idea to try it and it worked. He still needs several more layers of flesh tone then I will put his more recent pics up. Gosh, I just can't wait to start rooting this huge head! May take me until Christmas! LOLROTF I do think that he's going to be a real cutie!


Moving on. Anyhooo, I cut off all of my hair again, just to hot and humid here with taking care of the yard and fighting the moles and voles was killing me...although I am an avid animal lover, they have GOT to go. I gave them every chance to evacuate my yard and they refused. Hope the pest control man gets them all to stay away because they are tearing up and killing my husband's yard and I've got a problem with that! Once again, straightened out my nursery and put things where they belong so that I could start back on the dolls; can't do clutter.

Then I took the plunge; Lil D and I took almost a 9 hour road trip to Gatlinburg, TN. First time drove that far alone although we did get to follow some friends for safety and 5 hour Energy is wonderful even if it only lasted for 4 with me. I had one incident that almost made me regret it when we got there, but God is GOOD and that's another story. All I can say is thank God for OnStar! No, no accidents!!! All in all it turned out to be a wonderful interesting time with family and friends! Lil D and I even got to see a real LIVE WILD black bear in his own natural element coming out of the open woods. Gorgeous specimen of an animal! Wished I could have gotten my camera, truly a Kodak moment, but I had to get to her to safety and remind kids the bear was not to be played with, it was NOT a toy. Lil D is tiny with a big heart but I wasn't going to let her end up a bear snack being brave either! She did really well there and back. I was so proud of her, still, I wished she could have driven some of the way, she slept in her high style puppy car seat the whole way unless we stopped!  With her "cool pad" underneath (it was HOT but not nearly as humid as home). Riding in style, she had her special little harness keeping her safely fastened in place. It even has a little drawer to hold her treats and things. I just loved the fact that no matter what, we were together. The boys had fun at the birdy sitter too! LOL

I got to see the meaning of "smokey mountains"! How cool was that! An AWESOME view! I even worked up the nerve to go to the movie by myself a few days ago. Saw "Cowboys and Aliens" my kinda movie! Funny how a medium popcorn and soda was twice as much as the movie.

 Okay, that brings you pretty much up to date on what has been going on while I was MIA.
I am trying to do better, I still have my moments and my website is so far behind it's sad, but I am doing one thing at a time, made you first. It's still been hard to focus and it took a while, however, I got these two both finished! So here are my fraternal twins, hopefully to find a home (or homes) soon (hint).

These big baby girls were born August 1st at 4:06 pm and 4:14 pm.
Wispy (mohair) haired baby sis Raven has blue gray luminous glass eyes is 8 lbs. 6 ozs., 28 inches  and youngest by 8 minutes (lol). Big sister Paris with a full head of (human) hair and Masterpiece "Tempest" soft silicone eyes, that have tiny veins which is neat if I don't decide to change them, no doubt it could happen. She is 9 lbs. 2 ozs., 26 inches.
I haven't figured out that 2 inch difference yet since they both have the same BB #5298 bodies, but I will be doing a re-measure to ensure that I wasn't daydreaming when I did it. If it is correct maybe due to the fact that they were ordered at different times? Works for me anyway! LOL They just adore and comfort each other (hint, hint) and I just adore those chubby little hands and legs!! Still have to finish their portfolio:

Teary eyed little Paris has spit bubbles and so fussy unless cuddled, lots of cuddling. Happy little Raven has a milky tongue look and loves to eat and play with her big sis.

Well again brought you up to speed and I am apologizing for the length of time. I won't make any promises that I will be back tomorrow or next week or next month, but I will try and not make it so long. It makes for long reading! LOL
I will get it together and I will keep making myself move each foot, one in front of the other with God's help. Just thanks for being there!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have been busy!

It's been a while I know, but I have been busy! We just had our very first family reunion on my dad's side and it was awesome!!! My cousin did a bangup job of locating family that we never knew and organizing the reunion.  Orher things have been going on to numerous to mention, so I'll get to the other good stuff!

As hard as it has been for me to get motivated again I have been working on Raven / Cookie and she's coming along nicely! She has the German glass eyes whereas Paris has the soft silicon eyes.

I should have my head examined...I have been working on "Stinker", another toddler haven't decided on his name. LOL He's a biggin too, but I think that he's going to be cute! I did reshape his teeth (a great idea from another reborner on DF forum), still looks a little alien to me however time will tell but obviously it's going to be another boy!

Well here's Raven:



She still has a little ways to go, but I think that she's going to really be cute with her "twin big sister" Paris, who by the way has been patiently waiting for her little sister. Just hope that it doesn't take as long to root her hair! LOL I have already pierced her ears. Well as she develops I will update.

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teddy going home!

I am so excited that my sweet little Teddy is on his way home to his new mommy. This has been an inspiration for me, because it seems like every time I look around it's a holiday or something and I go stumbling backwards. My sweetie's birthday was Sunday and it was a hard day to stumble through. I am reorganizing my nursery (more like straighten out) from just putting stuff in it and not putting stuff up! LOL I just am not able to work in clutter and feel inspired but Teddy gave me a little nudge so I am working hard at fixing it. I need to get on Raven's little body. Yeahhhh Teddy, I hope that your mommy loves you forever!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jack by Tamie Yarie nka Teddy on Ebay

I know that it's been a long time coming but little Teddy is finally ready to leave the nursery! I finally worked up the nerve to list a baby on there after much pushing and proding by some people I know! LOL Don't have any confidence in Ebay but maybe, who knows?

So here's his link and I hope that you will visit:

I'll make this short and sweet! Finished Paris, but have decided to go ahead with her twin. So I have to get started on her. I really think that they will be cute, but dread the head! LOL

As for me been trying to keep up with yard work (my husband's 2nd love) and the house. Those crazy moles are killin me! LOLROTF I have to laugh to keep from crying. Think they left and they return from vacation. Other things have happened but not worth mentioning, like finished the bathroom...finally (okay, I sneaked on in). I am going to do better at blogging, I just get so sidelined sometimes, I forget where I stopped.

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Sunday, May 1, 2011

boy things that do happen

Well FB and my blog were on the blink so I figured if FB was working again, maybe, just maybe this would be working right. I still have my pet projects, painting the bathroom now that my "private jacuzzi is in (nice I might add). After all that has happened, now this. Yesterday my brother was ran over by a car while working in his own front yard. He was drug 40 feet (mind you we aren't getting any younger and he's older than me...that's all I am gonna say on that.). A young kid (20ish) lost control around a curve while speeding, thank God he had a conscious, he stayed there with him and called 911. I made my prayer, in short, to just let him have a few bumps or at worst a broken leg...seeing how he's a good 6 feet tall. God did answer my prayer. He does have a broken leg in 2 places which will require surgery, several hickeys on his head (no signs of brain trauma so far), a very busted-up lip, lots of road rash (hopefully not getting infected) and a possible (?) broken thumb. Being him still cracking jokes when he wasn't in pain, so that was a good sign. Going to check on him in a few. Just needed to get some updates going!

Now I can admit that I haven't been idle! Paris has been fully rooted with a full head of hair (never again) Lol. She has human hair and now I got the wild idea that she needed a twin. I tell ya, I think that I have lost my mind, they are going to be identical but different as day and night. This baby (Cookie aka Raven) will have wispy hair for sure! LOLROTF Needless to say, I can't give Paris a birthday until her twin is done so she's just put together. Duh!  But I wanted you to see how she has progressed so I am going to do a sneaky peak just for you. As much as I hated rooting all of that hair, I love it! Now that I can breath again, I am going to get started on Raven after I leave the hospital!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I got my Riley!

Well I got her and she's had her bath, I can see it now. However, I am still rooting on Paris's head, not funny, will probably be summer by the time I get her done! LOL No matter, she's getting cuter and cuter! When I get a little more around her head I will do updates. Oh, did I mention that I am using human hair?

from my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am in love...Riley by Jessica Schenk

    Okay, I am in truly in love. I have been staring at the Riley kit by Jessica Schenk every since she came out and I saw her prototype beautifully reborn by Cassie Peek of Baby Dust Nursery.  I really think that she makes the sweetest AA baby! So, once again I took the plunge and ordered this kit.   She has 3/4 arms and full legs ! She will be anywhere from 21-23 inches long. Her head is 14 1/2 inches around, with thighs that are so chubby-chunky! I am waiting patiently (since I just ordered her 5 am this morning)! LOL
Ohhhh and I finished my "secret" baby and sent it off, but since it's a surprise baby I can't post its piccies! I can't tell the sex, ughhh I want to show it off soooo bad but it will have to be after Mother's Day! I am looking forward to my surprise as well! Now gotta get back to Cuddles / Paris!
From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie

Cuddles WIP

  I just went through the 6th month anniversary of losing my love and that was so hard accepting that as being fact, it's like there's no definitive concept of time, a dream that you never seem to wake up from. I kinda stopped in my tracks when it hit me. So I drug myself through that and trying to get on track again, the hard part is staying there. Two steps up, four steps back, but I have faith that I will learn how to cope better each day. I just miss him so much and every time you look up it seems like it's another holiday of some sort   So I had been working on other projects that I needed to get completed or felt I needed to complete, installing a walk in tub (for me,  I like to call my own private jacuzzi), a scrapbook of my husband and finishing my mom's. I did it and once again, I am finally feeling a resemblance of  norm. okay,, back to the point at hand. CUDDLES.


Well Cuddles nka Paris is in the process of her rooting! I am using human hair that has a really nice curl and with her honey skin tones, blue eyes and chubby cheeks I think she's going to be another cutie! I need to do updates of her progress for sure. I want to get a little more hair in before I do but that won't be long.

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie