Monday, April 2, 2018

Nursery Furniture - What A Bargain!

I had been looking for a white dresser for the reborn nursery and could not find a decent one under $300. I looked at flea markets, online varage sales and garage sales. If I found one I liked, it was already sold. I was about to give up and just buy one from IKEA or one of those cheapie websites. 

Someone advertised a white dresser, tall boy, nightstand, desk with hutch and chair for $400 and I really liked it but I didn't need all the furniture - I got in touch with them and they would not separate the pieces (I guess they thought they would miss one another?) Anyway - I passed on it - and then noticed they lowered the price to $375 and then $350 and then $325. They could not get any interest because they would not sell the bed that was also showing in the photos - nor would they separate. The seller says that they bought it all at Sears and had only had it a few months in a spare bedroom that no ones uses so they decided to turn it in a game room and no longer needed the furniture - it is in excellent condition. 

I kept my eye on it, tho. Then they lowered it all down to $275 and I thought to myself - why not have all the furniture?? Why not, indeed! I bought it  --- every piece. I love it. I have so many baby clothes and my closet is always totally full. That was the reason for wanting a dresser - but now I have plenty of drawer space - and it is just wonderful! 

Looks great, too!

Monday, February 26, 2018

What Goes In My Box Openings

This is a question I get asked by every person interested in adopting a reborn baby from me.  The items that go into the box are hand picked with that individual baby in mind. This is a super fun part of the process. I love baby clothes! I love dressing them! So I do try the clothes on the babies before making the decisions. I wrap each piece individually and tie a little plastic charm on each one. I try to coordinate everything. Since a lot of people like to do the Youtube box openings now, it is important to me to make sure my boxes are special. 

So what comes in the box?

Well, the baby is wrapped in a blanket, of course - some are hand crocheted by my mom and some are regular baby blankets. The baby will be wearing a hat and then a diaper over the head for both protection and the element of surprise. My babies wear a onesie or tee shirt and usually will be wearing a sleeper. They may be wearing socks or booties. 

The wrapped items will be a variety of clothing items. I buy most all of my baby clothing at my favorite thrift store or outlet store. I try to make sure they are in excellent condition if not brand new. I find clothing with tags on them all the time in thrift stores. Occasionally I find items in other stores, as well. Onesies, dresses, bloomers, pants...I make sure they have a cute wardrobe to get them on their way. I pack 3 Honest Company diapers. I have a lot of cute prints! They will be wearing one and 2 comes wrapped. The diaper on the head is usually an off brand. For the girls, I send a cute headband. Sometimes bibs are included. Sometimes a sweater or jacket. I include the birth certificate (made by moi)  and if it is a baby that comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, it will be included. (COA) These are usually the limited edition babies. 
I am a traditional kind of girl - so pink is for girls and blue is for boys. That is just me. I know a lot of people have different ideas - and that is Ok! that is what makes each one of us unique - our own minds!

So - with that being said - my baby girls are sent with everything girly girl, you know, sugar n' spice and everything nice and my baby boys are sent with snips n' snails and puppy dog tails. 

Sometimes, if I know the person is a big fan of a particular theme, I try to find things that will go with that. I had a lady that was all into giraffes and elephants and that was super easy because I just happen to be, too!

I try to buy sport team specific items as I can - so if I happen to get a new mom from New York and have a New York Yankees onesie - of course I will add that. 

All items are individually wrapped in tissue paper, ribbon and little plastic charm. I add a couple of pieces of "It's A Girl" or "Its A Boy" candy. Sometimes a stuffed animal or toy. 

It is all the fun of a baby shower in a box!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018!
Here we are with a brand new year! The holidays were crazy busy - I was sending babies all over the world - including Singapore and Israel! It was exciting to think about all the new mommies that would be waking up Christmas morning to new babies to love. I have received many photos from Christmas morning but I don't have permission to post them as of  yet. Some are on my facebook nursery page - I got the ok on that. 

This month has started off slow but it was expected. At the moment I have 5 babies available and 3 work in progress so I will have a nursery full! That just gives me a chance to dress them up and have fun with them myself. 

In the nursery...all available at the moment

By the weekend there will be 3 more to add to the nursery! I am going to need a bigger crib!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Babies Around The World

I love the thought that my babies will be included on Christmas morning. It has been a busy 2 months with people adopting my babies as Christmas presents. From Virginia to California to Canada to Singapore! 
I wish I could see the faces of those who open their boxes Christmas morning to pull out their dream baby. I have had so many write to me and tell me that they cannot wait until their daughter or niece or wife open up their gift of a Reborn Baby Doll. 

Most of the people who have adopted a baby for Christmas tell me they have bought strollers, carriers or beds. Most have bought diaper bags and newborn clothing. I can just imagine the happiness and that makes me happy. 

I have been sending most babies to their new homes in Christmas outfits and then some in their sleepers wrapped in  their blanket but a Christmas item is still included.  

I have asked them all to send me a photo so I can add to my album on Facebook. Some plan to do videos. One mother who adopted two babies for her two daughters says they plan to do videos on Youtube on a regular basis. I can't wait to see them. 

So it has been a super busy Christmas getting all of these babies ready to go home. I know that after the holidays it will slow down some but right now I am enjoying making these babies and knowing they will all be truly loved. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Our PittyPat Christmas Cards

This year I am sending out Christmas cards to some of my most frequent customers from my nursery. My toddler, Ivy, certainly makes the photo adorable! The first 2 photos are the ones going on the cards. I ordered these through Doesn't she look precious in her Christmas dress and sweater? I posted these on Facebook and I can't tell you how many people commented that they thought she was a real baby on first look. That is what I love to here!!