Hi my name is Karen Mumford and I have been reborning for over four years now. I am proud of my work and feel confident enough now to show off some of my lovely little reborns, on my own web site.
I am 50 years old and am married to Mick and together we run a joinery restoration business in South Derbyshire, here in the UK. Between us we have six children and two grandchildren.
I love everything about the reborning process and have sold many babies with excellent feedback. I take great pride in my work and get tremendous satisfaction in creating these lovely little ooak treasures. Many of the e-mails I receive are really heart warming and extremely complimentary, which gives me extra confidence to try another.
My ebay name is joekaren9 - on which you can check my feedback, but I now prefer to sell direct from the stalls I have three times a year - at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, or from the Sutton Coldfield shows twice a year. I will also sell direct from my web site and do custom orders, but very rarely use ebay due to non paying bidders.
I also have a wonderfull four page spread in issue 22 of the discover Dolls Magazine
The babies featured on this site have all sold, except for the babies on the 'available' page.
All my babies are painted using genesis heat set paints, of which I do about 8/10 very thin translucent layers on each baby. Each reborn is totally individual in colour. On each baby I do very fine veining, mottling and undertones. With blushing and tinting to try and acheive a lovely natural, realistic new born skin effect. Each hair is micro-rooted in, individually, to create as natural looking baby hair as possible. My hair, is the finest and softest I can get, usually imported from the USA, and each baby has a custom made cloth body. I also use the German glass eyes which are so very incredibly realisitc.
***Hope you enjoy the photos***