I am sometimes available to do custom dolls; you choose the sculpt, the sex, the hair/eye colour, and I create the baby for you, including hand rooting the hair (for all but some of the large sized toddler dolls, which require wigs). Prices will vary depending on sculpt size, and can be seen below. I will require a non refundable deposit covering the expenses (for the sculpt, mohair, eyes, etc.); with the remainder to be paid upon completion of the doll. Prices do not include shipping or customs fees (if applicable).
Preemie (16-17") sculpt of your choice: $200.00 base price plus expenses (sculpt, eyes, hair, body).
Newborn (19" - 20") size sculpt of your choice: $250.00 base price plus expenses.
Baby (21-24") size sculpt of your choice: $300.00 base price plus expenses
Toddler (28" -35") size sculpt of your choice: $400.00 base price plus expenses (if using wig), $450.00 plus expenses if hair is to be hand rooted.
Base prices include the painting, sealing, hand rooting, stuffing (with quality fibre fill and fine glass beads), eyelashes, and a simple layette including a diaper, a onesie, and an outfit of my choice. I will also include a stuffed toy, a birth/adoption certificate, and care sheet. It generally takes me 2-3 weeks to create a newborn size babydoll. The skintone is created using up to 15 very thin layers of paint, and the hair is hand rooted one-two hairs at a time, using the finest rooting needles available.
Expenses refer to the actual price of the vinyl doll parts, the cloth body, the eyes, and the mohair. Vinyl parts vary in price; some are listed at $60.00, while others are $109.00 or more. Ultra premium mohair is $25.00 for half an ounce. Cloth bodies cost approx. $15.00. Eye prices vary between $6.00 for plastic eyes to $40.00 + for hand blown glass eyes. Other extras that you may want to consider are: magnetic bows and magnetic pacifiers, heart beat box, voice box (crying sounds), or a heat pack to simulate body heat.
This 22" long little guy started out as the "Jaden" sculpt, and is now living with his new Mommy in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie.
I have fallen in love with Emily Rose and have decided to keep her. (I promise to update this site soon to show that). Emily started out as the Tory kit by talented sculptor Michelle Fagan. This is a brand new sculpt, and I really love the detail. Her little face seems so inquisitive and aware; I love the expression on her face.
Jeffrey started out as a limited edition "Matthew" sculpt by Debra Markewicz. This big baby boy (24" long!) is living in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie.