My name is Kathie Kern. I was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Florida with my husband and two children in 1978. I have loved dolls since I was a little girl.
My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 years old and I have been making dolls and sewing clothes since then. As I got older, I started sewing for myself, but when my daughter was born my real love for sewing was making baby clothes.
I was first introduced to doll making by a friend who made porcelain dolls. I thought I was in heaven making all those beautiful babies. After making porcelain dolls for 14 years, I then saw reborn baby dolls in Doll Crafter Magazine. I fell in love with them and that's when I knew I just had to try reborning. I am now one of the nation's premier doll artists making dolls that look and feel incredibly real. Sometimes while holding them, you go back in time when you were a little girl or later when you had your own little babies. I just love seeing the faces of the new mommy when they get their precious reborn baby!
I am excited to announce I am now creating full body silicone baby dolls. I personally sculpt and lovingly create each baby and offer them as limited addition incredibly realistic dolls.
Please click on my Silicone Baby Doll page to learn more.
I hope you enjoy my babies as much as I enjoy bringing them to life.
Reborn doll artist Kathie Kern