Angie's Lil Dumplins Reborn Doll Nursery

Angie's Lil Dumplins Nursery

 Athens, Georgia's finest life-like doll nursery

where life-like babies that have been

created from reborn doll kits are made!

 

CONTACT ANGIE'S LIL DUMPLINS VIA EMAIL lildumplins@gmail.com

Babies for sale http://lildumplins.webs.com/availablebabies.htm

 

Meet the Artist

(The photo above was taken on my 50th birthday at the North Georgia Zoo!)

Hi, I'm Angie!  Here is a little info about me:

Angie was born on 08/22/65 and is a Georgia, USA resident.  She has been married since May 6, 1989 and is a proud Mom of 2 adult girls.  Angie is both a reborn artist and a collector of dolls.  She never outgrew her love of dolls and when she discovered the world of reborn dolls she was hooked!
Angie is the original Lil Dumplins Nursery, established in 2004.  She makes three distinct lines of dolls each with their own Lil Dumplins brand name.   These lines are known as AngieBabies™, Simply Babies™, and Dumplins JR™.
Over the years, Angie has worked with traditional oil paints, Genesis Heat Set Paints, silicone paints, and various brands of artist grade air dry paints for reborn doll painting.  Using artist grade air dry paints is Angie’s preferred method of painting a reborn doll kit.  Since 2011, Angie has researched and tested many different brands of air-dry paints and air-dry mediums using them on vinyl dolls.  She has gained an extensive knowledge of how the vinyl reacts to these paints and mediums.  Since that time, she has been blogging about her findings and writing simple tutorials on air dry doll painting.   She has also been contacted by other artists and those selling air dry paints for vinyl dolls seeking advisement and instruction on the functional aspects of these products.  Angie has worked with local students, both one on one and in the class setting, to teach them how to effectively apply air dry paints onto vinyl reborn doll kits.  
Angie works diligently to make every baby a true work of art.  Many hours go into the process of creating each doll.  Each doll is unique and beautiful when finished.  She has a great love for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others and looks forward to working with future students.  
Angie was born on 08/22/65 and is a Georgia, USA resident.  She has been married since May 6, 1989 and is a proud Mom of 2 adult girls.  Angie is both a reborn artist and a collector of dolls.  She never outgrew her love of dolls and when she discovered the world of reborn dolls she was hooked!
Angie is the original Lil Dumplins Nursery, established in 2004.  She makes three distinct lines of dolls each with their own Lil Dumplins brand name.   These lines are known as AngieBabies™, Simply Babies™, and Dumplins JR™.
Over the years, Angie has worked with traditional oil paints, Genesis Heat Set Paints, silicone paints, and various brands of artist grade air dry paints for reborn doll painting.  Using artist grade air dry paints is Angie’s preferred method of painting a reborn doll kit.  Since 2011, Angie has researched and tested many different brands of air-dry paints and air-dry mediums using them on vinyl dolls.  She has gained an extensive knowledge of how the vinyl reacts to these paints and mediums.  Since that time, she has been blogging about her findings and writing simple tutorials on air dry doll painting.   She has also been contacted by other artists and those selling air dry paints for vinyl dolls seeking advisement and instruction on the functional aspects of these products.  Angie has worked with local students, both one on one and in the class setting, to teach them how to effectively apply air dry paints onto vinyl reborn doll kits.  
Angie works diligently to make every baby a true work of art.  Many hours go into the process of creating each doll.  Each doll is unique and beautiful when finished.  She has a great love for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others and looks forward to working with future students.  
Angie was born on 08/22/65 and is a Georgia, USA resident.  She has been married since May 6, 1989 
and is a proud Mom of 2 adult girls.  Angie is both a reborn artist and a collector of dolls. 
She never outgrew her love of dolls and when she discovered the world of reborn dolls she was hooked!

Angie is the original Lil Dumplins Nursery, established in 2004. 
She makes three distinct lines of dolls each with their own Lil Dumplins brand name.
These lines are known as AngieBabies™, Simply Babies™, and Dumplins JR™.
 
Over the years, Angie has worked with traditional oil paints, Genesis Heat Set Paints, silicone paints, and various brands of artist grade air dry paints for reborn doll painting.  Using artist grade air dry paints is Angie’s preferred method of painting a reborn doll kit.  Since 2011, Angie has researched and tested many different brands of air-dry paints and air-dry mediums using them on vinyl dolls.  She has gained an extensive knowledge of how the vinyl reacts to these paints and mediums.  Since that time, she has been blogging about her findings and writing simple tutorials on air dry doll painting.   She has also been contacted by other artists and those selling air dry paints for vinyl dolls seeking advisement and instruction on the functional aspects of these products.  Angie has worked with local students, both one on one and in the class setting, to teach them how to effectively apply air dry paints onto vinyl reborn doll kits. 

Angie works diligently to make every baby a true work of art.  Many hours go into the process of creating each doll.  Each doll is unique and beautiful when finished.  She has a great love for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others and looks forward to working with future students as well as creating your Lil Dumplin to love and cherish!  

 
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Lil Dumplins Nursery has a new Youtube channel! 

It can be found at this link:

Lil Dumplins Youtube Channel

On this channel you will find videos of available babies, reborning tutorials and other exciting media produced here in the nursery.  Be sure to join the friends list for regular updates.

Lil Dumplins Reborn Nursery Answers the question of “What is a reborn baby?”

You may have seen the “My Fake Babies” documentary that aired in the UK or the US Inside Edition report on “fake babies” where they showed a reborn artist who’s dolls sell for $800 and up.  Programs such as these have sensationalized the art of reborning and raised a lot of eyebrows.  Often times reborn doll collectors are portrayed as being somehow mentally imbalanced or abnormal.   Many are asking the question of “Just what is a fake baby or reborn doll?”

Doll collecting dates back probably to the origins of dolls themselves.  There is nothing unnatural or demented about doll collecting.  Reborn dolls are just yet another type of doll that collectors like to acquire.  These dolls are not really meant to be a fake baby but rather a beautiful and realistic art form that celebrates the innocence of a newborn baby. These babies are individually made from soft vinyl reborn doll kits and no two are alike. 

The art of reborn dolls originally began when someone got the idea of taking a doll such as a Berenguer play doll apart and remaking it into a more life like looking baby.  This was done by stripping the factory paint, repainting it with artist paints, inserting more realistic eyes, giving it a jointed cloth body and weighting the limbs and body.  Hand rooted mohair using a felting needle was also added to give the baby soft fine baby hair.

This art form has now evolved so greatly that soft vinyl reborn doll kits are produced by sculptors who create life like kits for artists to use.  These reborn kits do not look like play dolls and are virtually ready to begin painting right out of the box.  Many of them are limited editions.  The cost of the kits alone can range from $50 to $110 depending on which one is used.

I have been creating reborn babies since November of 2004 selling them on Ebay and to local customers.  I have also placed babies in Alzheimer’s and Dementia centers where they have been used as doll therapy for the patients.  The idea of Doll Therapy for patients is that by holding a doll that weighs and looks like a newborn, it takes the person back to a time when they were once nurturers themselves.  This has been a very successful means of helping to calm the patients and promote a sense of well being.  It is no wonder that holding a reborn doll can have the same effect on us all similar to holding a puppy or kitten.

My reborn babies are created using quality reborn paints that are applied in many thin layers to achieve a realistic looking skin tone.  For baby’s hair I use quality soft yearling angora mohair that is rooted into the head with micro rooting needles.  I sew most all my own doll bodies.  The babies are weighted with either all glass micro beads or a combination of glass micro beads and plastic poly pellets in the body, head and limbs.  The body is also stuffed with soft poly fill.     

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