Thank you so much for visiting my website. My name is Kory Fann and I am the Reborn Doll Artist behind Pumpkin Doodle Babies located in Southern Illinois. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls who inspire me daily. My husband is very involved with anything that has a motor and specifically loves painting/restoration. My first born loves cheerleading and horses. My youngest enjoys baby dolls and coloring. We have a hectic, beautiful life that I love so much!
My grandmother made porcelain dolls for many years. When I was little, I would stay in the guest bedroom most weekends which was covered in them! While the other grandkids were afraid of them, I was mesmerized. Looking back, I don't think I ever realized how much they intrigued me. I had porcelain play dolls, but I didn't play with them- I wanted them in pristine condition. And so, I think making dolls is what I was always meant to do. Toddler/child size dolls remind me most of the porcelain dolls. I never played with babydolls much. This is why a lot of my dolls are ‘’dolly’’ with long hair to style.
I became educated on Reborn dolls around February of 2012. After lots of research, workshops around the States, and many years of trial and error, I now create beautiful dolls for people all around the world. The thrill of taking a blank vinyl sculpt and transforming it into a work of art will never get old. I am always learning new techniques and I love working with people to create their perfect vision of a doll.
Although two babies may have the same features, they never look exactly alike. Each and every reborn is truly unique and one of a kind. I hope you find my shop helpful and get an idea of my reborning style and technique.