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I've Made a Decision...

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Regarding Maylin.

I have decided that the Maylin kit I am working on will be reserved for the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Orlando, FL next June! This will be the only sculpt I will reveal. All other sculpts will be kept secret until day one of the show! That way, all the babies are fresh and new for everyone!

Don't miss the show if you can help it folks! It is going to be big and it is going to be Disney themed! There will be amazing talent from all over the world! Need more information regarding the show? Check out the information right here at Deborah's Darlings by clicking this link:

http://www.deborahsdarlings.com/index.php/doll-shows/international-doll-and-teddy-show-2018

If you have any questions, let me know!

Deborah

 


 

 

 

Dilemmas!

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Hi folks.

It seems I have a dilemma. A while back I ordered a kit that I fell in love with. Once I got the kit in I was suprised at how large it was. I mean, its a baby size, but larger than I thought it was going to be. Knowing how my poor shoulder doesn't handle rooting well anymore and the fact that this baby has a big head, I decided it was in my best interest to sell the kit to another artist that could take the job on. Unfortunately, I have been unable to sell the kit. I refuse to sell it for less than I paid, so it looks like it is mine. I reluctantly started painting it. Everything is going very well. However, in the back of my mind I keep telling myself this baby is not going to look good with painted hair. UGH! What to do! Folks that know me, know that I dont send my babies out to other rooters to root. I have no issue with those that do. Just for me, if I am going to sell a doll as my work, I want the WHOLE process of creating the baby to be MY work. Just me. Once again, I dont think there is anything wrong with those that choose to use another rooter. It just isnt for me. So, as I am painting I keep asking myself what the heck am I going to do??? Well, I really feel I have no choice but to root it. What that means is, I will probably have to root it in segments and with a lot of ibuprophen in my system. I think I will try and root a little, then as soon as I feel discomfort, I will stop. I will move on to painting something else and then come back to it when I feel I can handle it. The sculpt I am speaking of is, Olga Auer's Maylin. It is a darling sculpt, but oh man, she has a big ole head! LOL! My shoulder hurts just looking at it!

My second dilemma with this sculpt is whether or not I will list her for sale on my site or I will put her away for June for the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Orlando. I do not know at this point what I will do. Right now, I am leaning towards keeping her for the show. We will see. At this point, I am just hoping I can handle it. What can I say, NEVER say NEVER! And...I am a glutton for punishment!!!

Wish me luck!

Deborah


 

 

 

Vacation Has Come and Gone

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Hi folks.

I am finally back home, settled in, and ready to start working again.

I spent a long weekend with my sister visiting my mother and grandma's final resting place. After returning from that trip, I took a trip with my family to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  We visited Dollywood and took the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad through the Nantahala Gorge. The theme park is so much fun. I am a big Dolly Parton fan so for me it was just great to visit her park. The scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains was breathtaking and the folks in the mountains were some of the friendliest people. I just love the Fall and it is by far the best time to visit the mountains! I cant wait to visit again!

Today, I will continue to work on Natalie Scholl's "Sophia Grace" kit. This baby was actually sculpted from a real baby of a friend of mine. I cannot wait to get her done and have her ready for adoption. Im not sure on that time frame but hopefully by the end of the week or beginning of next week at the latest.

Talk soon,

Deborah


 

 

 

A Box Opening That Could Have Gone Wrong!

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Hi folks.

A fellow artist sent me a link yesterday that I would like to share.

Apparently, someone purchased a baby from me at the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show and decided to resell the baby on a doll forum. Not a problem at all. Unfortunately, there was a mishap with a bottle of liquid that was in the box with the baby. The bottle was not sealed and it leaked out everywhere. Thank goodness the lady that sold him packed him very well and he was not damaged during shipment.

I would like to share that box opening video with you. I am so happy for the new lady that adopted one of my babies and that the baby arrived safe and sound. I am also so appreciative of the nice comments that she left regarding my work and so happy that the baby has another good, loving home!

Here is the link to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI-CXPP_qvo&feature=em-subs_digest

Enjoy!

Deborah


 

 

 

Just a Few Things to Mention

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Hi folks.

First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart is so saddened by the horrific event that has taken place in Vegas last night. My heart just sank when I heard the news. It hit me especially hard because just last weekend my son was there. This could have so easily been him. This could have so easily been me at home waiting to hear if he was dead or alive. My stomach turns just thinking about it. My heart hurts for those who lost their lives or the lives of loved ones at the hands of this evil being. Prayers for all those affected.

Secondly, I would like to remind everyone that Deborah's Darlings will be closed Thursday, October 5 - Monday, October 16. Any babies adopted during this time will not ship until Tuesday, October 17. I will be available to answer messages, however, it will be in the evenings only.

Lastly, let's discuss the rooting situation. I announced a little while back that I would not be rooting babies anymore and that the only way I could continue to do what I love would be to go to strictly painting heads. Fact is, I have a bad shoulder. Rooting takes a toll on it something terribly to the point it gets terribly inflamed and the throbbing pain becomes unbearable. When I announced this, I had a lot of folks disheartened by the announcement. I apologize to those that do not care for the painted hair. I wont say 100% that I will never root another head. I think there may be a time or two where I may just decide to do one, but if I do, it will be at a pace that will allow me to do so without causing too much inflamation. Basically what that means is as soon as I feel discomfort, I will stop and move on to something else until it has time to rest. Up to this point, I have just continued to push through sometimes to the point of tears. I refuse to let myself get to that point again. That being said, you may see one pop up here and there that has rooted hair, but for the most part , my babies will have painted hair.

Thank you,

Deborah