I am not a collector...😋


#1

I am an artist , not a collector. So if I keep a few of mine, it does’nt count, right?

There are my babies !


Dominic ( not sure I wil
Keep him, I not loving him as I tought I will)


Joey, now Nicolas, one of my first



Jewel, now Alex, my precious !


My favorite, Gabriel, now Marianne


Joseph, my son Sam’s portrait

I think I will keep this one too

So obviously, I love red/blond heads, 3/4arms, open eyes babies with surprise look !


#2

That’s right, it doesn’t count at all!
I have a few reborns that hang around but I’m not a collector…:rofl:


#3

I don’t blame you for keeping these cuties!


#4

Oh they are so cute!! You seem to be an open eyed girl like me!! I love your jewel also! I have that kit and it looks like she’s next lol! Ty for sharing !


#5

Aren’t they sweet. Keep them all


#6

I know the feeling. I tend to keep several as well, haha.


#7

I have a bunch I have done but “I’m not a collector” either! LOL I tell myself I need examples of my work to show people, but I think I like examples of the work other people (sculptors) do as much or more. I currently have more Bonnie Brown babies than I had of my own real ones! Oh well, at least I’ve got a great portfolio in the crib and cradle!


#8

I found it is hard to be a collector when your an artist. I constantly am trying to redo the baby’s that I collect, or I try to modify them. With that said I do have a small handful I do collect and force myself to just leave them alone…not always a success.


#9

I needed just one or two to showcase my crochet items… Now I barely do crochet anymore, reborning take all my time ! I do only kits I like, maybe its the problem !


#10

Well, I AM doing this to be a collector. :slight_smile: Making them just for me. It is what I want to do. I agree that sometimes trying to sell and deal with the public can lessen or take away the joy of it all. I work at my own pace which isn’t as fast I used to be. This is my 5 year anniversary of being diagnosed CML – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. My age and other health issues makes it hard for me to do much of anything like I used to or want to. So, I work on mine then if I can’t touch them for several days or several weeks, it is fine. I love that about this hobby.


#11

I’ve got the same problems…wanting to bump up the painting on babies I did years ago and just making kits I really like and then not wanting them to leave. I’ve clearly got some issues! The nest is starting to look like Mother Hubbard is living here!


#12

You HAVE to love making them for the peace and joy of reborning. That’s a good therapy I think.
I sell them only because if not, my family will be soon buried under a ton of vynil babies… I love painting and rooting so much that I can’t stop. I may have tda (trouble de l’attention ), so when I began a craft, I just dive into it with passion.


#13

True – you have to love it. I guess if I run completely out of room in my home, then I would have to sale some or gift them to people. But, I have a lot of room in my home. It is about 2400 sq ft, and just hubby and me now days. So, I can find a lot of places for babies. BUT, I do understand that some of you guys have hundreds (or at least over a hundred) waiting to be reborned. That might become an issue for me to find space for. :slight_smile:


#14

I am almost ready to start gifting, lol.


#15

The funny thing is that I have never liked babies before I have my kids ! :grin:


#16

It’s so hard to sell them! I definitely consider myself an artist and a collector now:)


#17

@Anne LOL! That is probably where I am headed, too!


#18

Guess what. …I will soon have 3 other keepers😄
I have a portrait baby of my daughter to do, one of my oldest son and one of my…cat !
My house is on sale (for more than a year now😑) because I need more space for my hobby (obsession?).
That is as far as I can go :joy: