Hi! I'm Kathy, and this is my dog Mac. The idea for Puppy Loveable Nurseries came about after I decided to try my hand at reborning (stripping the factory paint off of play dolls and repainting them to make them look more life-like, or creating fresh from a doll kit). My first try was a disaster! I wasn't willing to wait for the Genesis heatset paint to come in and experimented with cheap acrylics and oils from the dollar store, lol. The poor little doll, a second hand citi-toy doll, ended up with bright blue lightening bolt veins, bright pink cheeks and lips, and poodle hair. Yes, you heard right; poodle hair.
Reborn dolls usually have a lovely head of hand rooted mohair. I'd ordered mohair on ebay, but it hadn't come in yet, and I was anxious to try my hand at rooting. Well, since mohair is goat hair, I figured I could use poodle hair. And, as it turns out, poodle hair creates lovely, soft curls! So that turned out. What I didn't expect was my dog Mac's reaction. He fell in love with that doll...while it was still just a head! I guess, since the doll had his hair, he figured it was a weird sort of puppy! Mac kept stealing that doll head whenever my back was turned!
I had the ladies in my online reborning group cracking up laughing with my stories. Two of the ladies had just started a new doll magazine, called "Lifelike Dolls". It premiered in April, and they asked if I would like to write a funny story for their next issue. So I did, and if you want to read about my Misadvenures in Reborning, you can click on the PDF link at the bottom of this page. If you want to subscribe to this wonderful magazine you can click on the following link: http://www.lifelikedollsmag.com/store/affiliate.asp?aff=430
I kept practicing and Mac loved my second doll too, a Berenguer play doll; a scrapbook baby that I purchased for $10.00 at the Walmart. I named her Pebbles because she really looked like Pebbles Flintstone with her hair in a topknot ponytail. After I tried another style, she looked better; really cute, and I renamed her Allison...Allie for short.
Just as I was completing my third doll, a Berengeur Sandie kit, I adopted a toy poodle. Now, I already had Mac, a 3 year old standard poodle, and Annie, a 17 year old miniature poodle. Teeny tiny 8 year Benji joined our family and fit right in. HE fell in love with the Sandie kit, who I renamed Shannon Rose. I couldn't believe it! Every time I turned around, he was curled up with that doll! My puppies love the dolls, and that's how "Puppy Loveable Nurseries" was born.
My poodles are all clean, healthy, non-shedding, non-allergenic animals. They are only allowed near the dolls for photo shoots (Except for Frankie; he belongs to Mac, lol). My home is smoke free...with a vengeance! I don't allow smoke in the house at all (I hate it; bleah, lol).
In the future, I plan on rooting more babydolls with Mac's lush black hair. If you're intersted in adopting one of Big Mac's Smallfries, check back from time to time.
Take care, and have a great day!