photo IMG_5209_zps5f7db9b0.jpg My name is Cheryl van Pletzen and I'm the sole artist at Cheza Baby Nursery.  I was born in Lancashire, England and emigrated to Durban, South Africa with my family at the age of 17.  As a child I loved my baby dolls and as I grew, just adored real babies and children.  I was so lucky to have  had 3 beautiful children, but sadly, my only son Derry James (9) was killed in a car accident in 1997.  I left South Africa shortly afterwards, with my two girls.   I live in a sleepy little village in Berkshire, England with my wonderful, supportive partner Paul.  Together we have 5 wonderful children, my girls Joelle Louise (31) & Ashton Jade (26) and Paul's twins Ben & Emma (27) and 23 year old Sam.  We have two beautiful baby granddaughters Juliette Alexis 5 years & Amelie Rose 4 and a gorgeous grandson Ramzi James 18 months.    At school Art was my passion and I’ve always loved to create hand crafteed items which include bridesmaid dresses, theatre costumes,  baby clothes, both sewn and hand knitted.  I used to paint ceramics ornaments and made miniature mohair teddy bears by hand.  I also have a great love of interior design. 

 

Like so many other reborners, I discovered this wonderful art whilst browsing the internet, for a mannequin to model my hand knitted baby clothes and instantly became ‘hooked’.  I taught myself to reborn and recently decided to go for professional lessons to refine my technique. 

 Another hobby of mine is searching for beautiful baby clothes in the different countries we travel to.  Most hand knits on my reborn’s are made with love by me.....  


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