About Me - Rose - My Awards -
Reborn Babies: Information & Ordering.
'I am very happy to say that I'm now back reborning after having a break. I am reborning babies and listing them on Ebay for sale. Please email me for more information regarding reborn custom orders. I do hope to get back to my sculpting later in the year.
I do have a 'OOAK Newborn Sculpts' Gallery on our site of my past works.
My babies are sculpted without the use of any moulds. I am a self taught artist, and have never had any sculpting lessons. I am very pleased to announce that my second kit 'Tilley' - a 26 week pre-term baby is available from Vynettes Basinettes, she is a limited edition of 100 and comes complete with a belly plate and jointed Doe suede body.
My studio is full of baby pictures (especially of my wonderful Grandchildren)
which I use as reference when I create my unique OOAK babies.
I use the very finest Prosculpt professional doll makers clay. If you have any questions or
comments please email me (my address is below) or leave a message on our Guestbook
and I'll do my best to help.
I am very proud and honoured to announce that I have won the
'Simply Reborn LTD'
Outstanding Sculpting Award 2010!!
Sculpted Doll Category Second Place Winner:
2010 GLAD Awards Best Full Size Sculpt:
Hello! My name is Rose Rolfe, I was born when rock and roll was king!! Not saying exactly when, but Bill Hayley had his famous number one when I was born. I am married, have 3 wonderful children and now four adorable grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter!
I have lived in Kent all my life and love living near the coast. I enjoy walking, reading and all things crafty!!
Cherished Little Ones
My Reborn (Fake) babies
I have been making dolls in all mediums for over 20years. I started with Porcelain many years ago. I used to make the Repro antique dolls, using moulds, slip, china paints etc. From there I went into wax, cloth, eventually leading to polymer clay.
I was looking for something 'different' and after searching the Internet, found Reborn Babies or as some people say 'Fake babies'
THESE DOLLS ARE FOR SERIOUS ADULT COLLECTORS ONLY THEY ARE NO LONGER PLAY DOLLS BUT ARE HEIRLOOM QUALITY COLLECTABLE DOLLS AND NEED TO BE HANDLED WITH THE GREATEST CARE, SMALL CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO PLAY WITH THESE DOLLS, THESE DOLLS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE.
The Process of Reborning
I start with a top quality blank vinyl kit, consisting of a head, and limbs. It is then bathed in soapy water to remove any greasy residue. This give better paint adhesion.
Once the baby is dry, it is given a first coat of skin colour using Genesis Heat Set paints. It is then baked in the oven to set. This process of applying layer after layer of skin tones, veins, capillaries, and blush tones, baking in between each layer can take many days to complete.
The next process is applying the hair, this is known as “Micro rooting” or “Ultra Micro rooting” It is done by using a rooting needle, and inserting one hair of premium angora mohair at a time into the head. This is very labour intensive and can take up to 60hours. It is well worth the effort as the finished look is beautiful soft baby hair. Once it is sealed inside the head it can be gently dampened and styled. I also root the eyelashes on sleeping babies.
I only use premium quality Angora Mohair that is the finest kid mohair you can buy. The results are well worth the extra cost.
After the painting and rooting I make a custom body for my baby. This is made from the finest Ultra doe suede. It is the softest material and makes wonderful bodies. They are put together using high quality safety joints.
The limbs are filled with fine glass grains (no sand is ever used in my babies.) This adds weight to the limbs. They are then topped with fibrefill and sealed so no filling can escape. The limbs are attached to the body with either very thin cable ties or very strong twine.
I fill the main body part with glass pellets, fibre fill and “Baby fat” to give the soft squidgy feel and weight of a real baby. Each item is sealed in a bag. Within the body.
MY BABIES MELT INTO YOUR ARMS.
Before the head is attached to the body it too is filled with glass granules (sealed in a bag) and fibre fill. You have to support the head just like a real baby. I also at this time put in a strong magnet to hold in place the dummy (pacifier)
CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN AROUND MAGNETS, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED NEAR ELECTRICAL ITEMS. OR BY PEOPLE WITH PACEMAKERS FITTED.
I only use top quality new materials in all my creations. After the baby is completed I go shopping!! And find a suitable outfit for him/her.
CUSTOM REBORN ORDERS ~ (CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ORDERS)
If you would like one of my creations you can email me (email@example.com) with your requirements. I will be happy to help. Orders can take 3-4 weeks to complete.
You can choose the baby you would like to have, from the kit, the hair and eye colour, and even the weight.
If you have photos of a baby that you would like a reborn baby modelled on. I would be happy to help and reborn a baby doll to look as close to the baby in the photo.
All my babies come with a basic layette which includes:-
- Terry towel nappy or disposable nappy
- All in one vest
- Sleep suit
- Travel blanket
- Magnetic paci
- Cuddly toy
- Signed Adoption certificate .
All this is included in the basic price.
I require a deposit to cover the cost of buying the kit etc, The deposit will be non returnable due to costs involved.
If you require anything else such as a heat pad, (which gives the baby a warm feel) or a 'beating heart' I will be happy to add these as extras to the basic price.
Site last updated: 25th August 2013.