I am starting a new website, focusing on custom made reborns. The new site is Custom Made reborns by Betty Ann Blackburn
Here is my latest custom made reborn baby doll! She was made from the Coco-Malu sculpt by Elisa Marx. She makes a small newborn size baby about 5 pounds She has open eyes and soft brown hair. This one is sold already but I can make another very similar to her!
You can order a custom reborn directly through ebay Custom made reborn
She is the size of a normal newborn baby. She takes newborn size clothing.
Jill has vinyl limbs and a vinyl head. Her body is soft cloth, carefully weighted on the inside to feel like a real baby! She weighs 6 pounds and is 18 inches long.
She has hand painted hair, blue glass eyes and hand rooted eyelashes.
My work requires me to sit and work with my hands…this allows me to watch netflix as I do so. I’ve watched many TV series, including “Breaking Bad”, “Shameless”, “24″ and lastly Hemlock Grove. Since I am in Canada and have Canadian Netflix, my choices are much lower than my American friends. So a few days ago, I try “Vampire Diaries”. I wasn’t too excited about ANOTHER vampire series but I watched it anyway and now I am hooked! I am almost finished the first season and have 2 seasons left to watch. Mind you, many parts were just too predictable…I could tell who was going to be a vampire, etc etc.
So thank you Netflix for allowing me to keep myself sane while working
Every once in awhile I have one of those days when I do not feel like doing anything at all, and today is one of those days. I have so much to do, including income tax that is due next week, but I spent most of the day just staring at my monitor. I promise myself that tomorrow I will work harder to make up for the time I lost today
I did manage to do a little bit of work on one of my websites, backpacks 4us, and some hair on one of my dolls, a custom made reborn doll. This morning I was able to do a bit of painting too, so I guess the day wasn’t a total loss. Mike has been on vacation for the past month and went back to work today and it was just so quiet here. Usually the quiet inspires me to get moving but that wasn’t the case today.
Yesterdays bombings at the Boston Marathon were just horrific. My heart goes out to all those personally affected by this tragedy. All innocent people. I believe this event is going to be pivotal…it will change the way we live, think and feel, just like September 11 changed us all.
I hope those responsible are found asap.
Here is a story that touched me.
BOSTON – John Mixon of Ogunquit was standing on the bleachers at the Boston Marathon finish line, looking for one of the Mainers running on behalf of a fallen soldier, when an explosion ripped open the storefront across the street.
“It knocked me right out of the bleachers,” Mixon said, his voice still quivering two and a half hours later. “It was definitely a bomb. You could smell the explosives.”
Mixon and Carlos Arredondo, the father of one of those fallen soldiers, charged across the street to help the spectators who had lined up behind a snow fence four and five deep to watch the finish.
What they encountered was worse than anything Mixon, a Vietnam veteran, had seen overseas.
“When we got over there, it was just a pile of bodies – people with legs missing,” Mixon said Monday evening. “It was absolutely like a war scene. This was worse, because it was all innocent people, just defenseless. They were just lying in a pile, gunpowder all over them, burnt.”
Scores of Mainers, maybe more, were within a couple of blocks of the explosions that shattered the celebration of endurance and achievement. Some were among the more than 200 Maine runners scheduled to participate in the Patriots Day tradition. Others were volunteers or spectators.
There were five runners for Race for the Fallen Maine, five marathoners running on behalf of Maine soldiers who had died overseas, including Alexander Arredondo of Bangor.
One was nearing the finish line, and that had brought Mixon to the front of the bleachers. Arredondo was handing one of his handful of small flags to a National Guardsman who had just completed the race.
The blast was followed by moments of confused silence, then screams.
The two friends crossed the street and Mixon started ripping away the snow fence and scaffolding to get at the victims. Arredondo vaulted it and tried using his clothes and towels to stanch the victims’ bleeding but they were hurt too badly.
Both men helped get one of the spectators, missing both legs, into a wheelchair that race medical staff had brought.
“I kept talking to him. I kept saying, ‘Stay with me, stay with me,’ ” Arredondo said.
Coco-Malu is a small newborn size baby doll, that looks, smells and feels like a real life baby. Even up very close she looks real! You can even pick her name for her birth certificate and name bracelet. Coco-Malu is ready now and waiting to go to her new home.
Her hair is soft kid mohair and feels very soft to the touch. You can style it straight, curly or wavy by just wetting it and letting it dry in the style you want.
Coco-Malu is 19 inches long and weighs 6 pounds. She has beautiful blue glass eyes and sweet little closed fists!
Sweet Full vinyl Torso reborn baby girl ~ Sold out Limited edition by Laura Lee Eagles
My latest reborn baby, Lincoln by Laura Lee Eagles
Taylor, made from the Lincoln sculpt by Laura Lee Eagles. She os 19 inches long and weighs 6 pounds. She is the size of a small newborn baby and wears real baby newborn size clothing! She has a doe-suede body and a full vinyl torso. The torso is not removable.
She was made from a limited edition sold out doll kit and would be impossible to find and make one just like her, so if you fall in love with this baby click one of the photos to learn how you can bring her home!