January Snowdrop Winterbloom
Please note: I ran out of light when trying to get this little one up today so I will be updating the photos tomorrow. Feel free to wait until I have done so, if you prefer!
Welcome to the first month of Dandelion Bloom, a monthly ball-jointed doll kit release.
Each tiny bloom will represent a different theme that changes each month of the year, for the entirety of 2021 (and maybe beyond!) They will be sent to you unassembled and ready to sand, string and customise. This little bloom 'Snowdrop' will only be available for the month of January and then we will move to February Blooms! If demand is too much, we may need to close early.
We'll take care of all the big support removal from the printing process, so you'd just need to focus on smoothing out any pieces that seem like they need a light surface sanding.
A video will be posted in the coming days showing you everything that you will receive and talk you through the process of completing your little doll. We will discuss safety, any small supplies that may be useful and explain how to sand and string Snowdrop Winterbloom, as well as give you a little look into her posing ability.
All parts are printed in resin and are not cast, so pieces may include slight lines for you to sand away and once ready, you must apply some UV protective sealant to protect your little bloom.
These are kits are put together by just two people and there may be slight imperfections. Please bear in mind that they are a kit and therefore require finishing by you, which is how we are able to offer them for an affordable price. However we will do our best to ensure that you are receiving something that is easy to work with and of high print quality. The snowdrops in the photo are an accurate representation of the quality you will receive. They have had light support removal but have not yet been sanded.
The estimated time to smooth and string your bloom is about 1-2 hours. But this is designed to be a fun activity for us to wind down with, in the chaos of the times we are living in. With the addition of painting and blushing, making wigs and fashioning tiny clothes - this is a fun little DIY project for you to get stuck into and if you like, enjoy on a monthly basis with a wide range of critters and creatures to keep you company.
Snowdrop Winterbloom will include the following;
- Snowdrop Winterbloom head
- Chest Piece made for her jointed wings
- Normal chest piece (if you choose to omit the wings)
- Bottom piece with tail hole
- Full articulated tail with snowdrop tip. (You can leave the tail off if you prefer but there will be a hole where the elastic would normally thread into the body)
- Arm pieces (Upper arm, elbow, lower arm)
- 2 Pairs of hands (Standard hand and fists)
- Leg pieces (Peanut, thigh, Inner knees, Lower legs)
- 1 Pair of feet.
- 2 Sets of wings.*
- We will also include head magnets and elastic.
- No S-hooks are required and therefore will not be included
*Since we made the wings very delicate and dainty for aesthetic purposes, we are including 2 sets just in case!
She is available in 3 skintones.
- Porcelain (Cream white skin)
- Soft Peppermint (Pastel Mint skin)
- Cashmere Blue (Pastel Blue skin)
The blue is very light and is shown here as being quite vibrant. More photos will be posted in the coming days to depict the colours more accurately. The older photos (the ones at the end) also show the mint as being much more saturated but it has since been toned down)
White flower tips and wings are sent as standard (for a more neutral colour for painting) but do let us know in the comments if you'd prefer ones that match the skin colour.
Snowdrop takes 8mm eyes but in the next few days we will be listing some Mama Frapp Resin eyes made to fit snowdrop and compliment these chosen skin tones.
Her measurements are as follows;
Head circumference 10.5" (Fits 4-5" wigs)
Height 13.5cm tall
Tail 10cm long
Waist 6.2cm (narrowest)
Hips 9.25cm (widest)
Leg length (from bottom of pelvis to ankle 6.4cm
Arm length (shoulder to wrist) 3.3cm
Shoulder to shoulder (inc arm part of shoulder) 3cm
Feet 1.8cm length x 0.9cm width
Thigh circumference 4.9cm
Calf circumference 3.7cm
A small wig kit will be added to the shop as well. These will be available in Jellyfish and Marshmallow for Snowdrop's release but the kits will change monthly. We will provide you with the fibres that you need to make the wig and appropriate bands used in the making of them. You will have the option if you would like the kit with the jersey we use for our caps or if you'd prefer to use something that you have on hand for cheaper (such as stockings or your own white jersey) A tutorial will be posted this week with how to make your own wig. Each month may explore different styles of wigs!
If you wish to secure snowdrop and add on the wig kit or eyes later, you may do so by paying for the shipping in the first order and using the "combine shipping" option in the second. This will cancel out the shipping cost in the second order. You must put your order number in the comments so we can match your eyes/wig items to your snowdrop.
It is to be noted that we are in the UK and in lockdown so shipping may be delayed and effected. However, we are aiming to have all snowdrops finished and complete in about 4-6 weeks. If there are any significant delays we will of course keep you all notified.
You can stay informed on our progress with Snowdrop on our Instagram Stories where we are most active.
If Snowdrop isn't for you, worry not as February blooms will be available on February 1st.
Snowdrop was inspired by @mishisdoll hope never ends challenge. She was designed for the month of January as a reminder that even after a long, dark and cold winter, spring is always on the horizon. She is a representation of hope for all of us and we can take comfort in the fact knowing that brighter times will come again.