Do you get attached to the babies you are working on to a certain degree? Or am I just a little odd? It seems almost every baby I do becomes my favorite until the next is finished
Omg! YES!!! Sigh, I’m a collector and artist and I have such a hard time. Even with the ones that are not my favorite.
Only some- I like most of them. A few I’ve LOVED and it pained me to get rid of. And 2 babies I wish I never sold
A boy Megan Moulton
And Sheila Michaels soft line Henry boy
I fall in love with quite a few but have only kept 1 as my own.(Spencer from BB).I just hope that their new mommy’s or daddy’s love them as much as I do.My reborn making has to support itself,I don’t try to make a huge profit on anything.I just love babies and want to continue painting and making these little wonders as long as I am able.
This is why I keep a scrapbook of all my dolls. I look back and remember them.
Yes and I have kept several of them lol.
Yes, yes yes …
Yes, but then I think of the $$ I would like to get paid for him/her.
@InfantInspirations Me too. I feel lucky to enjoy them while they’re waiting to be sold though.
OH, yeah. I have several that I kept because I got attached to them. Ivy Jane by Melody Hess was a tough one for me to let go of. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t sold her. I still miss her.
I do get attached to some; one more reason not to do them to order or allow people to see/buy them before I am finished, and am sure I want to sell. I made the mistake of allowing somebody to see a doll that I was working on, and she talked me into selling her. I was really sorry to part with that one; did the same kit few more times planning to keep them, but none turned out so special. The only other doll I regret selling was one that went to horrible nasty person, who I know ruined her by living in absolute pig sty reeking of cigarette smoke.
It would be my nightmare to sell a doll to a gross home; I guess the only safety we have against that is making sure the auction looks nice enough so that nice people are attracted to it!!
I started reborning because I couldn’t afford to buy a custom. Now I have nine kits for myself, much to my mother’s horror, plus planning to buy the Tink kit, and the eleventh kit I have I bought because I decided I should start seeing if I was good enough to sell.
I was very careful when I chose the kit to sell because I did not want to get attached to it. All the other kits I have, except for my first, are kits that I really fell in love with. I almost somersaulted with excitement when BB released the LE seconds on Friday.
But yes, I was obsessed with Emma Stoete while I painted and finished her, but I am also obsessed with Ellie Sue and Realborn Owen (Percy) who are awaiting hair and/or assembly, but I am also in love with Esmae Brace (Martha) who I am painting alongside Realborn Emma (who is to be for sale).
I do the same thing. Once I’ve spent days getting a baby the way I want it, it’s hard to not keep every one of them. And some are a lot harder for me to give up than others.
But I usually keep several here as a sort of “portfolio” of my work anyway. That way I have the ones I really love for a while, and I’ve got good examples of my work to show people. By the time they no longer represent my current painting style, I’m usually ready to let them go and replace them with some that are more accurate examples of what the reborns I’m making at that time look like.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
I do grow attached to my reborns. It’s not that crazy, you put loads of time and effort into them.
Some reborns I’ve sold are ones that I kept for myself for a while, then sold later to downsize. I don’t regret selling those.
I do miss my Meg sometimes. He came out super cute.