Friday, April 18, 2014

Why MIA again? Really?

I know it's been a few months! Wow how time is flying, but once again a lot was going on, never the less I won't go into boring details! Yes, I got behind on my blog and website...again! LOL However, eventually I had a legit reason...I lost my passwords! :o( One of those "put them in a safe place moments" when we were having all of the really bad weather. The you don't know where you might end up kind? I finally found it! Whaaawhooo!!! It was soooo safe that I didn't remember where, but I knew it was in this house, right where I put it! Now, let's get somewhat caught up!

In the reborn world, I finally got "Bridgette" (Amy kit by Sandy Faber) back, LOLROTF she went to New York twice in one week. The photographer and I were both sweating bullets! Shissh, what a nightmare! Don't I said a lot was going on, some good some not so good! She did an AWESOME portrait of her, so it will go with her when she's adopted! I can't wait to see her and all of the beautiful "Amy's" in the professional photographer Jamie Diamond's  "Amy Reborn Project"!

 No, this is my photography saw it before! LOL isn't she just adorable in her little nautical outfit!
Several babies were adopted from the nursery, Toddlers: Felicia Renae', Pressli Dawn, Preemie Ayashe nka Kimi the Indian baby just to name a few!
Back in February, to cheer myself up, I purchased (for my personal collection) and to use as a photo prop, a mommy doll to hold some of my reborns, while Bridgette was having fun running back and forth to New York. She's "Kathryn" by sculptor Monika Peter-Leicht 46" tall (almost as tall as me, almost!) and her first bride doll (beautiful gown, flowers, shoes and veil that I put away). I didn't think that she would look nice holding a baby while in a bridal gown, now would she! Kathy is initially a Ltd. Ed. sculpted for Masterpiece Dolls 2011. I love her mature looking face! Kathy's wonderful to pose with her 11 ball joints, has a stand if needed and I mean heavy. I swapped out her original wig, just didn't grab me, found her some adult looking clothing and here she is holding little Bridgette!
Original wig was cute, just looked dull and...wiggie foofoo? in real life LMBO
Her she is with Bridgette, new hair Light Brown with Ginger highlights and glasses! She can even wear pigtails if I want
I've ordered "lots" of micro-preemie kits okay, a few more than usual, too many to name (Kendall by Stephanie Sullivan, Landon by Tamie Yarie, Lewis by Tina Kewy, Chance by Sabine Hansen  Rosebud, by Cindy Musgrove, Caleb, by Heather Boneham), sorry couldn't help it! They are just so tiny and cute!! You know how I love doing them! Not to mention newborn sized kits! I've got to get more babies done because I want to attend the Rose International Doll Show in July, 2015 and fill up my website again!!! I've never been to Denver and I know it's a long drive. I just hope that I have my cousin coming with me, like she said and "Lil D" my girl is going along too!! LeLei will have to visit with his auntie while we're gone! Why? Dolls and 2 pups...nahhhh 

Next, I have decided to start using my air-dry permanent paints again for 2014! I just love the fact that I won't have to do all of that "baby baking". LOL I will be applying a Genesis matte sealer as my final touch so that I can do the textured skin technique! I don't think that it will work with the air dry paints at all. I just love the colorings that I can achieve, especially for my darker skin tones much better, than with Genesis and I don't want to forget how to use them. The technique is quite different. No! I will not stop using GHSP, but I will be more flexible with my painting once again!

 Last and most important, I finished my "Memory Baby"of "Leah Marie" and I needed to have permission to show her off. Her mom was thrilled non-the-less and gave me permission! So here she is:
I drafted a post back in February but never posted it oooops:

I think that this one speaks for itself

she has a "heart" birthmark on her tummy, so if through time, the red heart eventually comes off one way or another...

 I personalized her baby blankie with an teddy bear angel motif  :o)

posing pretty...
 Just so adorable
Beautiful Baby "Leah Marie" and her likeness...which ironically looks a lot like the baby photo of Leah's mom. WOW!
This was her mommy's initial message that I am sharing via many email correspondences. Over the past few months, we have developed a compassionate understanding of one another’s loss...
Ok I finally opened it. And I thank you for everything. I just LOVE the dress especially the crosses. I love the little poems. Even though I did cry a little. She looks and feels so real. pictures doesn't do her justice. I love the little clothes and everything. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! maybe this first will be a little easier because now I have her to hold and cuddle. Mama said she looks like her except for the eyes being opened. I thank you again. and I want you to know I am completely satisfied. and grateful. I also recorded opening the doll. I figured you just wanted the doll if not I'm sorry. I knew it was going to take forever to get through all the little packages because of the babies. As soon as I can figure out how to send you the video from my phone I will send it to you.

 She wrote a very touching one just for my website!

I am just thrilled that this "baby" which can never replace her Leah Marie, gives her comfort, even if it's just a little...

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie