I have been seeing so many beautiful babies on here lately and alot of u guys are making babies seemingly back to back. I was just curious how many Full-time reborn artists are on here and if you’re full time is that primary through Customs?? I know this is a hobby for most so I mean either u have free time right now and if you’re able to paint more or who get enough custom orders where they can be out of work. Just curious☺
I paint 4 days a week, so I guess that’s almost full time. None of mine are customs because I am allergic to them. They all sell pretty quickly and I do make a few extra $$$, but if I had to depend on this for income, we would starve.
Edited to add: Most of my dolls sell between $300-$400. If they sold for more, my opinion may be otherwise. I do know artists that support themselves with this work, but they are very well known and their dolls go for 2-3 times the amount that mine do.
I am a stay at home mom, so I have plenty of time, and I use air dry so it take less time to paint. But I paint faster than I sell ! That’s certainly was not the way to make a steady income ! But those I sell pay for my supplies and give me extra money to help with the family budget.
Lol u are allergic to customs… I hear they are a pain. Well that’s good u are selling ur beautiful babies rather quickly. 4 days a week to paint is a pretty good deal, are u a stay at home mom? Thanks for sharing
Thanks for sharing, That’s pretty good ur not just breaking even. How do u find the time with the kids?unless they are older?
I most definitely am. Lol I tried, can not do it. That said, I’m not the most patient person in the world. I use all that I have for my kids and have none left for foolishness from adults. I am a stay at home mom. One kid is a teenager and one goes to preschool… If the little one was home all day, I would only produce one baby every 6 months.
My 9 years old and 7 years old are in scool, I am alone with my 4 years old daughter. I paint when she play or watch tv, and the evening when they are in bed.
There is no way I would sell my dolls just for the price of the supplies. I sell them for twice the supplies and an amount for my time. They are not cheap, but not too expensive. This way I may sell less but I am sure to pay my supplies, have an amount for other kits an a profit.
I paint 5 days a week, usually, and on a good day I paint 5 or 6 hours. I use Genesis. I don’t do customs as a rule unless I get weak at Christmas time and it’s for a little girl and they LOVE my babies and it’s the only thing she wants for Christmas and my heart melts. LOL
Mine sell for 300-400 and I only do painted hair.
I’ve been reborning since 2002.
I’m a stay at home mom. But I can’t say that makes me a full time reborn artist. We have 50+ chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc; 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 elementary age kids, a huge garden…plenty of real life stuff to keep me busy. I keep several doll kits on the paint table. I use Genesis, so it doesn’t dry out. I just randomly walk by and paint a layer every now and then. I probably spend no more than an hour total every day painting. It’s the rooting that gets me. I need to spend more time rooting. Yesterday I spent about 2 hours on one. Tomorrow the kids go back to school so maybe I can justify a day of rooting hair while watching TV. Maybe Lifetime has some good time waster movies on during the day. I need Netflix so I can find a good series to binge watch and get all these babies rooted.
With Genesis paints 5-6 hours can go by seemingly like 2 right? Lol time flies and clearly you love what u do. Since 2002! Wow… Thanks for sharing
Oh you definitely have your hands full… There is definitely some good entertainment on LMN love those movies. If your binging on Netflix time will definitely fly by I discovered this show on there called The Good Place very good show, but personally i Can’t wait for the return of Stranger Things
I work a 40 hour job and I come home and reborn at night (so part-time). Usually about 2-4 hours a night and at least 8-16 hours on the weekends. My hopes is in the next 2 years to go full time with my Etsy shop. I recently took 2 custom orders. One I just got done with the other one is for Christmas. Not my first choice and I probably will not do another one again. I hated having it sit on my counter and know that they paid me in full. The Christmas one is on lay away so that one is a little better. I usually take almost a month off from my full time job during November and December to keep up.
I sell my babies any where from 200.00 for preemies but the majority is $300 on up. Just depending. I usually do some painted hair or bald. I am not to fond of rooting. I have been doing this since 2005. I had to find a sweet spot for Christmas with my Etsy store so that is why my prices vary.
Since 2005 is quite a long time, that’s so amazing and interesting. I wonder who made the first reborn and what year… something I will look up.This art talent has been around for a while. What’s your Etsy shop? I’ll check it out. Thanks for Sharing
I am full time (sometimes 6-7 days a week) have always done customs, but now just for my regular buyers. I also make ready mades all thru the year
Here is my shop
Lots of good stuff
I’m disabled so I paint any time I want to.
That said. The market changes so much there is no way to make a steady income with them. How many sell and how fast depends on time of year. The particular sculpt. Ect ect.
Its a hobby that pays for its self. I’m happy with that.
Yes, I agree with everything you said😀
I’m a stay at home mom also so I get to pretty much paint when I want and am able to. Obviously kid stuff comes first but now that they are much older and one can drive, I have more time. I do this as an added income. It started as a hobby but has become more than that lately. I don’t take custom orders but I am currently working for a facility making dolls. No it’s not Macrobaby. I don’t work for them exclusively so I am able to still create the dolls I want and then list them for sale.