Below is an overview of how my babies are created. Not
every baby is created with the same features or details, please check on
the "At A Glance" listing to see the individual features of this precious
baby. I have decided to change my Page layout so that you can focus
more on the photographs.
I strive to make my precious babies look and feel like a real baby.
Each baby is painted with the most care and always keeping in mind the
represented age of the finished doll. When painting a Preemie baby I
endeavour to create a translucent and realistic skin tone, but like to
avoid giving the baby the typically dark preemie skin tones.
When representing a newborn baby, I strive to include as
many "just born" details as I can, including the slightly bruised birthing
mark on the forehead and the little scratches and scrapes which come with
birth. I will still however aim for a beautiful soft newborn complexion.
has a multitude of baby blemishes, milk spots and the tiniest capillaries.
When representing a toddler I like to capture the softer
more even skin tones, bordering on Peaches and Cream, but still adding as
much depth to the skin as possible. Most of my Toddler babies have
the odd little freckle or mole.
My precious buba's have my classic Precious Non-Painted
All of the colour you see is contained within the vinyl surface, not
painted inside, but painted on the outside in such micro thin layers of
Genesis heat set paint. The technique I use allows the paint to actually
soak into the vinyl surface, I only ever cure the paint twice during my
painting process, this allows the paint to blend, creating an amazing
translucency to the finished skin.
I DO NOT used any texture on my baby's so the skin
always feels soft and smooth to the touch. There is no need to add
varnish all over the vinyl, the Genesis heat set paints when used
correctly are permanent.
I always take really close photographic shots of my
Precious Babies, you would not see this close with the naked eye, but I
you to see the beautiful detail in the baby's skin! The lips and nails are realistically
painted and then sealed with a satin varnish for
Limb length and body plates
Some of my babies have full limbs, some have 3/4 limbs.
Babies with full limbs have full length vinyl limbs which are attached to
the body with a small circular fabric covered joint. The babies with 3/4
limbs are vinyl to mid way up the thigh and mid way up the top of the arm.
Some babies will come with a Body plate, these can be used
with a cross over vest or something similar giving the illusion that the
whole body is vinyl. They do look quite cute when displayed with the body
plate tucked inside the nappy.
I specialise in painted hair, I
have always painted my OOAK preemie sculpts and always loved the effect
and illusion of very fine down like hair. Each strand of hair is
individually painted to give a real sense of depth. My babies have beautiful
swirled crowns, sometimes they will have a double crown, I will always
include pictures of the hair. They have the finest down like hairs around
the forehead. Painted hair has it's advantages, there is no fussing
with styling the hair, and absolutely no risk of the hair rubbing away
over time when you are cuddling, or changing babies clothing.
I know painted hair is not to everyone’s taste, but it really does have to
be seen to appreciate the realism it portraits.
I love painting eyebrows and they are painted to match the colour and
thickness of the hair. My sleeping Buba's have
micro rooted human hair lashes, donated as always by my son Thomas..
My open eye babies have mouth blown Laucher glass eyes and
if they have eyelashes they will be hand applied. Occasionally when I am
creating a very newborn baby with open eyes I will omit the eyelashes to
maintain the very newborn look, I will paint around the eyes to give the
illusion of eyelashes.
Micro Rooted Hair
After taking a three year break from rooting to specialise
in painted hair I have now returned to rooting, I had completely lost my
passion for rooting, but after some gentle persuasion from my daughter
Abbie and my wonderful husband I am now rooting again!
Each baby is rooted with the highest quality mohair on the
market, I use a combination of different colours and try to vary my styles
each time I root.
When I describe a head to be "Micro rooted" this means that
each hair has been implanted into the scale individually using a tiny 43
or 46 gauge needle, each follicle contains a single strand of hair which
is rooted in the direction I wish the hair to lay.
When I describe the hair to be "Hand Rooted" this means
that I have used 3-4 single strands of hair in each follicle to give a
fully effect to the hair. The hairs are rooted from the natural
growth end and there are is unsightly stubble or wayward strands coming
from the follicles, the hairs follow the same directional route and so
look very neat and tidy.
Babies hair can be easily styled using a little water and a
flat headed toothbrush, very often I will show wet and dry hair pictures
to give you a better idea of how you can style babies hair.
I use the best quality "Simply Reborn" German made white doe suede body,
these bodies are professionally sewn and have
traditional cotter pin (as used in quality artist bears)
jointed shoulders and hips which make posing baby just so easy. There are
NO cable ties used on my precious babies, so there are no little lumps
where the limbs are attached to the body, the bodies I use give a seamless
My babies are filled with a combination of glass beads, baby fat and faux fleece;
they are always
very soft and cuddly, but have a very realistic weight in relation to the
represented age of the baby. The limbs are weighted with ultra granule glass
beads making my babies the most life like and balanced babies.
One of my favourite parts of the reborning process is making each baby
''feel'' real, I weight my babies so that they have the perfect balance.
Baby's head will need to be supported when you lift them up, my babies are such a pleasure to hold,
and just snuggles into your arms.
Please place a bid with confidence, I offer a 100%
guarantee with all my babies, if
he/she arrives and you change your mind, for any reason, simply
notify me on the day she/he arrives, return her/him in the condition
she/he arrived within 7 days, and I will refund your purchase
amount, all postage costs and fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
No questions asked.
You are my customer, and I want you to be happy.
Sorry but due to changes in the consumer credit legislation, it is
no longer permitted to offer direct payment plans without an OFT Consumer Credit
As I am a registered Limited UK Company I am allowed to
offer Gift Vouchers which you may purchase monthly to pay for a reserved
baby, please email for more information.
MY NURSERY AND HOME ARE 100% SMOKE AND PET FREE!
Much time, love and commitment goes into each baby I create
and for this reason I will no longer be accepting any customer orders, My
babies will only be available for sale here on eBay, on my website/shop or at the
doll shows I
Please remember Precious Dreams babies are not intended as
a toy, they are a quality collector doll intended for display and light
handling. If I have used Magnets in this baby and you would like them
removed, please feel free to ask, this is possible and will not delay
sending baby home to you.