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Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!!!

This year has been so wonderful for me!! Thank you all my fans for all your wonderful compliments and comments!!! I love getting feedback and comments from all of you, so keep them coming!!! It means a lot to me!!!! You all inspire me to keep creating!!! 🙂

2011 will be a very exciting year for me!!! I have couple of new projects than I am working on right now, that will launch this coming year along side with my baby dolls!

Also this coming 2011 year I will be registering some of my baby dolls for the International Colliii Awards 2011!!! The Colliii Awards is the largest baby doll competition in the world!!! So very excited about it!!!

So thanks again everyone for your amazing support!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 🙂

XOXO

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Indian baby girl Aruna “Claire” sculpt by Romie Strydom!


Hi everyone!

I am so excited to welcome the newest baby, which is my first Indian baby girl Aruna! She is soo beautiful!!! Look at this stunning face of hers! I used the photo of the real East Indian baby while creating Aruna!

I have been fascinated with Indian culture my whole life and it was such a joy to reborn her! I have also handmade this gorgeous one-of-a-kind dress for her and all the accessories! She is simply an Indian princess!!!

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The reborning process

Each reborn baby doll begins as a quality doll kit by various sculpting artists and is “reborn” into a unique and realistic “OOAK” (one of a kind) life-like collectible doll!

Painting a doll

Each doll here at Sheva Dolls is created with only the finest paints available.  I use Genesis heat set paints, which are guaranteed not to fade, rub or scratch off over time-assuring that each doll will remain a cherished heirloom for many generations to come.

The painting process begins with adding subtle veining on the doll’s head and limbs.  Next, several very translucent layers of mixed flesh tones are layered on to get just the right skin tone for each baby.

Several layers of translucent blushing and mottling are then applied in all the right places. They are blushed to create a realistic “life glow”. I am always amazed at how lifelike they look! Each doll has had approximately 10 separate layers of translucent paint applied, which has been heat set between each new layer. All the details are addressed: painted “barely there” eyebrows, creases, fingernails and toenails.

Custom made body
Each doll has a custom made body that is made from a soft suede fabric.  The body is then weighted with poly pellet filled bags and soft poly fill to give it just the right weight and feel of a baby. All the vinyl limbs are weighted with poly pellets for weight and to allow the doll to pose in “real baby” positions. The head is weighted as well and has unbelievable realistic movement just as a newborn.

Each baby will come with her or his own special layette, usually consisting of 2-3 outfits, hair bows, magnetic pacifier, diaper and birth certificate. I take great care when preparing your baby for travel to her new home! Your baby doll will be carefully packaged to ensure that she arrives to you safely!

Many days and sometimes weeks go into just one reborn baby. When all finished they are truly Little Angels, once you hold one of my reborn babies, you won’t want to put them down! 🙂

Nicky

Welcome to Sheva Art Dolls!

Where ordinary dolls become Stunning, Lifelike Collector’s Artist Dolls that look and feel like real babies through the Art & Magic of Reborning!  Our website is finally up and running!!! I will be updating my blog and other pages as often as I can with new pictures and lots of interesting things, so stay tuned!!! 🙂