I do both. I’ve purchased two from @specialmoments and one coming from Brooke Nicole, a second hand baby, and one I made myself. Will post pics later.
((By the way, sale of my Punkin with FULL limbs fell through so if you’re interested, send me a PM. She is this year’s Christmas Budget baby so you wont want to miss this deal. She will be bald )) Serious inquiries only.
I have a boo boo baby from @anon77773884 and she didn’t mind me altering her a bit. I have a Swap baby from @mcurbelo and a contest baby from @Nikkiroc I have kept 2 Rileys though I am ready to sell one of them as a “Practice Baby”. One baby I had an xacto knife incident with and I have painted and kept a few alternatives. I have only given and sold babies at the cost of materials to friends and family. I do plan to start selling to the public sometime in 2019.
I have a few from another artist and swaps but generally I make them as gifts and the rest I sold. I do have some silicone dolls. I sold a lot of them though. I dress up, photograph and play with the cheaper ones. I haven’t found that perfect keeper one yet. I’m starting to learn to paint silicone and when I get good, I will paint Izzy’s Natalie.
The bodies are piling up in the closet buts it’s only because they are too crappy to sell or even give away. I’ve found I lose interest in the last doll very quickly once I start making a new one. I enjoy making them so much that I would probably gift them all if the supplies weren’t so dang expensive!
I have several babies from other artist’s, I have 3, I made myself and I have sold many. Even with my collection I will keep a baby a while then resell them once I find a new one I want lol. Other then my babies from Swaps or friends they are forever babies…
The plan was to make one or two as model for my crochet outfits. Then, you know, I became addict ! I make them for sell to afford more supplies to make more. I haven’t buy any from other artists but want to in the futur.
I make and sell. I don’t keep them although I have a couple of kits in my stash that will be keepers some day. My daughter has 2 that we received in swaps. I take that back, I do have 1 keeper that I made. My little Grinchy.
I only keep a few of mine, 99% I sell, but my dearest friend, gifted me with a painted kit (I have wanted an AA baby done by her forever
painting by Shawnetta Jones, hair, eyes, ect… by me… I just love him so much