Quite suddenly, starting from an odd interest I had for a while, I found myself an owner of a small reborn collection!
It all started from a doll I saw advertised on a Facebook group. I went on to find more groups, on Facebook and its Russian clone - vKontakte - that were set up specifically for reborns. And then I got in touch with this artist, that serendipitously advertised in those Russian groups but lived in Germany. I wanted to buy a doll that was already sold, but ended up ordering a custom - and that is how Olivia was born.
While I waited, I went on to find a cheap eBay listing for a reborn that I found totally adorable for the price. I used Snipe on her - for the first time - and successfully. The artist was very lovely too, also ex-military (from the USA). The doll I got is named Holly, after her original sculpt.
Finally, when I thought I was done experimenting with this new collection of mine... Before the other two girls even arrived (on the same day, by the way) I saw a listing on that one reborn-specific Facebook group. On the first day I joined, in fact. It was by a lady in France, and it was absolutely irresistible. She let me do a layaway too. The girl (Lou) arrived yesterday, exactly a week after the other two, and she is so sweet, I just want her to come alive and be my baby (but for an hour, no more LOL) :))
I would love to get another doll by this artist, but I think I'm done. Reborns are lovely to look at and hold, but I'm so timid with them, I cannot even imagine doing much more than looking at them. Maybe occasionally restyle Olivia's hair or change their clothes, if I'm brave enough... For that precious little interaction, they take up waaaay to much space. Right now they are sweetly nestled, all three of them, in a big Moses basket left over from Jake, but I seriously wouldn't know where to place another one :)
Ok, so without further ado - pictures (and tech details such as molds they are made from):
Mold Holly by Donna RuBert
Artist Tammy Addessi (Simply Perfect Reborn Nursery)
Mold Luca by Elli Knoops
Artist Tatyana Prymak (http://puppeland.nethouse.ru)
Mold Ellenie by Sabine Altenkrich
Artist Lorene (www.suce-pouce.com)