February - Asteria Foxglove
Welcome to the SECOND 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 'Asteria Foxglove' will only be available for the month of February and then we will move to March Blooms! If demand is too much, we may need to close early. January sold out within 24 hours so please bear that in mind when considering this little one.
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.
Asteria Foxglove will include the following;
- Open Eye head
- Magnetic Fox Ears
- Normal chest piece
- Bottom piece with tail hole
- Full articulated fox tail. (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 (The photos for these are not ready until tomorrow as they are different from Snowdrop's!)
- Leg pieces (Peanut, thigh, Inner knees, Lower legs)
- 1 Pair of feet.
- We will also include head magnets and elastic.
- No S-hooks are required and therefore will not be included
She is available in 2 skintones.
- Peony Skin with ombre tail
- Milk Tea (Solid and all one colour for a more natural look)
She is pictured here in the Milk Tea skin but her pink friend is the Tender Heart Version (Limited edition face option available separately)
8mm eyes are available separately by Mama Frapp
Her measurements are as follows;
Head circumference 10.5" (Fits 4-5" wigs)
Height 13.5cm tall (excluding ears)
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 Strawberry Blend, GingerPeach and Clover's special blend for February 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 managed to grab yourself a Snowdrop Winterbloom last month, you can combine shipping if you like. Please please PLEASE let us know your previous order numbers in the notes at checkout!
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, Foxglove and Clover on our Instagram Stories where we are most active.
If neither of the blooms for this month aren't for you, worry not as March blooms will be available on March 1st.
Asteria Foxglove and Clover are a little duo with the theme 'Lucky in Love'
Love. They say it makes the world go round but of course, love doesn't always have to be romantic. I can come in so many shapes and forms; love for your friends, your family, your pets, and of course, yourself. I think the latter is something that many of us struggle with but you are important and we hope these little good luck friends will remind you of that, every time you see them.