Mother became top reborn artist after making doll to immortalize her miracle baby
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Mother became top reborn artist after making doll to immortalize her miracle baby

A woman set up a successful business making reborn dolls because she wanted to immortalize the baby she waited 15 years to have. Robin Longley, 55, was so smitten with her daughter Katherine, who is now 12, that she decided to commission a reborn doll that looked just like her newborn – but ended up making it herself. Longley, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, told Metro US : ‘I started out because I wanted a reborn baby to look like my daughter, and I didn’t have $800 to spend on a doll. Reborn doll artist Robin Longley with the first doll she made – a likeness of her baby Katherine, which she decided to create after spending 17 years trying to have a child (Picture: Robin Longley/Metro.co.uk) Longley with the doll that looks like her daughter Katherine. Her friends and family were so impressed with the doll that she quickly set up a successful business via word of mouth (Picture: Robin Longley/Metro.co.uk) Robin with her daughter Katherine when she was a baby. She conceived a boy she called Michael, miscarried him at five months, then fell pregnant again with her daughter 11 months later (Picture: Robin Longley/Metro.co.uk) ‘Reborn babies were […]

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