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I am tired of sleeping reborns..lol

Postby MonicaW » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:46 pm

So many sleeping reborn. Love them because they look so real but at a point where I don't want to add more won't look right. I want more babies with open eyes and expression. That's just me
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Postby cookielover » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:14 pm

I mainly collect opened eyed babies --to me, they seem to have more personality. Ruth
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Postby tixiepixi_linda » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:41 am

I mainly love sleepers for realism...as real babies blink lol
I have to really fall in love with an open eyed sculpt. I have Lotus Stoete, Lisa Scherer, and peeky eyed Hanna Schick and Elyse Brace
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Postby Tracy Lorraine » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:35 am

I have many more sleepers than awake babies, but I love having both in my collection.
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Postby Susan Cornelius » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:54 am

Someone posted a thread about what baby you would keep if you could only have one. I love my sleepers, but if I had only one - it would have to be one with open eyes! To keep me company!
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Postby Court_LLRN » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:51 am

I also LOVE sleepers because they just look so much more real to me. But there's also something about a sweet little baby looking up at you that is so endearing. I have mostly sleepers but I do like to keep at least one awake baby, too.
I currently have 3 (siggy babies). Somehow I ended up with more awake babies than sleepers lately. :D My Gabrielle (Saskia) has my heart right now. :heart:

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Postby DianeLovesBabies » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 am

MonicaW wrote:So many sleeping reborn. Love them because they look so real but at a point where I don't want to add more won't look right. I want more babies with open eyes and expression. That's just me



I feel the same exact way! They are getting to where they all look just alike and I want more personality in my dolls.

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Postby NadiaK » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:13 am

I usually prefer open eyed babies as I like a baby that can look back at me. However, I do adore my siggy baby.
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Postby Debbie@TNGUN » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:25 am

Well, you could just wake them up!

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Postby Susan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:28 am

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Postby Barbydoll » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:49 am

Cute solution, Deb!
Maybe a bit "scary?" LOL!!!
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Postby Court_LLRN » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:41 am

I've also been seeing this cool trick where you can take clay (for vinyl dolls) and/or silicone (for silicone dolls) and sculpt eyelids so that your awake babies can "sleep" when the lids are placed on. Best of both worlds. I've been wanting to try it :D

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Postby Inspired_Rebecca » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Court_LLRN wrote:I've also been seeing this cool trick where you can take clay (for vinyl dolls) and/or silicone (for silicone dolls) and sculpt eyelids so that your awake babies can "sleep" when the lids are placed on. Best of both worlds. I've been wanting to try it :D



If anyone ever sold eyelids for the awake silicone dolls, I'd buy them. I prefer sleeping, but am always drawn to awake ones, too :)
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Postby MaggyMoo » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:25 pm

This is funny! I was showing off my new house to my mom, and she love my open eyed Pixe because she is so cute, but was a little unnerved by my sleeper because she looks so real. My mom isn't against my hobby, but I've come to realize that since doll collecting isn't the norm, sometimes people need a moment to process a realistic looking doll. After a few moments, my mom actually touched my doll and kept saying how real the doll looked - it wasn't negative though.

Personally, I find I like open-eyed dolls better than sleepers because I like how the different eye colors can create a dynamic doll.

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Postby Court_LLRN » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Inspired_Rebecca wrote:
Court_LLRN wrote:I've also been seeing this cool trick where you can take clay (for vinyl dolls) and/or silicone (for silicone dolls) and sculpt eyelids so that your awake babies can "sleep" when the lids are placed on. Best of both worlds. I've been wanting to try it :D



If anyone ever sold eyelids for the awake silicone dolls, I'd buy them. I prefer sleeping, but am always drawn to awake ones, too :)


They aren't hard to make at all. The hardest part, I imagine, would just be matching the skin tones. But eyelids tend to have more color in them anyway. One couldn't just make generic eyelids tho as eye shapes are all different. You could still use clay to make a mold for your silicone doll's eyes and then bake them and send them off to a silicone pourer to see if they would be willing to make them for you.

Here's a rough tutorial video I found to give a better idea of what I'm talking about. :)
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Postby Brooke » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:22 pm

I agree totally. I am actually so very tired of all those peaceful sleeping babies. Yes, they are sweet and cute and snuggly, but they are all starting to look alike. I love the babies with unique or even goofy expressions, silly baby expressions or something like that. Don't get me wrong, I like the pretty sweet sleepers too, but why do they all have to have the same expression? Even sleeping babies have dreams or tummy burps or whatever that make them get silly expressions on their face. I'm just not drawn to the ones that all look alike. APS pops into my head when I see one - "Another Peaceful Sleeper".
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Postby Kelliegirl » Mon May 01, 2017 12:53 pm

I seem to go back and forth........depends on my mood I think! :lol:
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Postby Marteemp » Wed May 03, 2017 5:26 am

Like sleeper's. Then add on a small recording placed inside clothes sleeping sound's. You actually think a baby is in the room with you.

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Postby Ginny W » Wed May 03, 2017 1:20 pm

DianeLovesBabies wrote:
MonicaW wrote:So many sleeping reborn. Love them because they look so real but at a point where I don't want to add more won't look right. I want more babies with open eyes and expression. That's just me



I feel the same exact way! They are getting to where they all look just alike and I want more personality in my dolls.

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Amen to that!!! They all look the same now.
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