So what makes a kit a hit? Today, in my first in a series of blogs on THE most popular sold out reborn doll kits, I would like to share with you the amazing Bonnie Brown kit Saoirse. This petite sweetie is a highly sought after, but extremely hard to find kit. Her edition of 1000 is long sold out, with blank vinyl reborn kits selling as high as $450 on Ebay! Incredible!
Bonnie Brown is a young Australian sculptor, who despite her age, has phenomonal talent. At 23, she has been sculpting for many years, and as a doll lover, I have watched her grow and improve with every sculpt she creates. Her new kit Sharlamae is only in production and is already SOLD OUT.
The only tools Bonnie Brown uses to create her polymer sculpts are her hands and a straight pin. Amazing. What a gift. Saoirse was sculpted over a period of 8 weeks. Bonnie said she had no idea she would become the big hit she did, but when she held the first prototype in her arms she knew that Saoirse was something very special.
Saoirse is a sold out vinyl reborn kit, but several were also produced in silicone and are very hard to find. Good luck tracking down one of those beauties! The unusual name Saoirse is an Irish name meaning Liberty or Freedom, and is pronounced SIR-SHA OR SUR-SHA. I love how Bonnie picks unusual names to go with her unforgetable babies! Bonnie told me she is an admirer of the actress Saoirse Ronan and that she thought the name suited her well. I agree
So exactly what is it about Saoirse that has people’s hearts melting? It has to be those eyes, the windows to the soul. They are so expressive and inquisitive. She is also so dainty and her arms and legs have such realistic folds and wrinkles. One just wants to pick her up for a cuddle. From a reborner’s point of view, she is not only adorable and the perfect size, but her high quality and nicely colored vinyl is a pleasure to paint and root.
I am lucky to have 2 kits in my stash and will be offering a completed Saoirse up for sale soon. If you missed out on this kit, not to worry. Bonnie also has another kit coming out named Meredith. Another perfect preemie!
My thanks to Bonnie Brown for speaking with me. I hope you enjoyed all the Saoirse “eye candy” and thank you to those reborners for allowing me to use their lovely photos!!