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Sandy SheltonBy Sandy Shelton
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Sandy SheltonBy Sandy Shelton
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 5 2018 9:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

 It has been proven that the hormones that are released from your brain when you are holding a baby are much the same as the hormones you get when you pet an animal; It is therapeutic.

For so many people anxiety and depression as well as a number of medical conditions are yet another thing that add stress to our daily lives. While prescription medications do address many of these issues, additional methods for therapy have become the trend in recent years.

My project represents my quest to help those like myself who struggle to cope with anxiety and depression. The silicone baby dolls that I sculpt, mold, pour, and hand paint are sized, weighted and designed down the smallest details for realism.

I have discovered through interaction with these babies and other women/ couples who own them, that they are beneficial to those with Alzheimer's and dementia, Chronic pain, social anxiety (in fact I travel with my baby pretty regularly), and as I've mentioned other anxieties and depression. These are also wonderful as soothers and therapy after the loss of a baby, as I have known many women who invest in one of these babes after experiencing the loss or the death of a child.

Risks and challenges

The main risks are really issues with the supplies or an issue in the process that can result in a flaw in the end product. This is one of the reasons that the start up costs are high, I know the products that are needed and the costs of the quality items in order to avoid potential losses over having to waste product when something has to be redone.

The primary challenge that I see is from beginning to end - sculpt to painting table can be a good amount of time. However this one instance when you do not want to rush because rushing in order to get more products complete will result in poorer quality work that will not sell as well.

I am actively involved within a community of artists who create these types of babies so I have a resource to aide me in avoiding pitfalls within the process as well as where I can reach out should help be needed to resolve an issue.

No outside approval is needed for major decision making as the sculpts my babies are made by hand by me, so they are my original designs. I hold reproduction rights unless I sell one of my sculpts with the rights to reproduce it.

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    Tier One - A Little Sprinkling

    In return for your pledge of $25.00 you will receive an HD printed thank you card of one of the silicone babes your funding helped to create! The photo shoots we hold for our babies result in some adorable shots and you have one for your very own.

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    Tier Two - Baby Showers

    In return for your pledge of $50.00 you will receive a small baby shower box of accessories including a variety of adorable little things every baby needs.

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    Tier Three - When it Pours

    In return for your pledge of $100.00 you will receive a plaster footprint ornament from one of the babes your funding helped to create complete with their name and birth information.

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    Tier Four - When it Pours Even More

    In return for your pledge of extremely generous pledge of $1000.00 you will receive a mini 10" silicone baby of your very own. This will be sculpted and molded for you so estimated delivery is set out to accommodate for that time.

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