Xiao (The longest Noodle)
Welcome to the FIFTH 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.
Presenting our most ambitious bloom yet. Xiao is is a fully jointed dragontaur with over 70 pieces and at a staggering 39cm long. This long noodle will be EXTREMELY limited due to complexity but I promise, he'll be worth it. We cannot accept bee pass redemption AFTER the sale of Xiao unless you contact us before hand. This is to make sure we do not oversell them, since they are such a labour intensive, project of love. This little bud will only be available for the month of MAY and then we will move to June Blooms! If demand is too much, we may need to close early. This special long little one, is a collaboration with quirky qritters and without her xiao would not exist in this beautiful final form. A fanged dragon faceplate is available separately.
Xiao is available in 3 colour ways but can be reversed in colour;
Stormy: Purple with Grey horns and ears and tail tip
Midnight: Steel Blue with sky blue horns and ears and tail tip
Sunset: Orange with raspberry horns and ears and tail tip
Stormy: Grey with Purple Accents
Midnight: Sky blue with Steel blue Accents
Sunset: Raspberry with Orange Accents
If you'd like to mix the colours up further you'll need to grab the extra parts listed separately.
March dolls sold out in about 7-8 minutes so you will need to be fast!
We'll take care of all the major support removal from the printing process, but you'll need to smooth out any leftover supports and give all pieces a fine smoothing over with sandpaper or a dremel. You can remove any visible lines or imperfections with sanding.
We recommend a sandpaper of 400-800 grit for any major work and anything 1500+ for a finishing paper. If you're using a dremel, definitely don't go lower than 300 as this will cause intense scratching that will be harder to remove.
A video will be posted around the time that we produce these little ones, 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 your bloom, as well as give you a little look into their posing ability.
Seedlings, being blooms that haven't quite blossomed, are a little bit smaller than their floral counterparts. They also are single jointed for ease of printing in this scale. It makes them much easier to work with when sanding too!
All parts are printed in resin and are not cast, so pieces will likely include lines and imperfections for you to sand away and once ready, you must apply some UV protective sealant to protect your little bloom. They are a little more fragile than cast dolls but as long as you don't throw them around and show them respect and kindness, they should be just fine!
These are kits are put together by just two people and they will have 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 estimated time to smooth and string your bloom is about 2-3 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.
- We will also include head magnets and elastic.
- No S-hooks are required and therefore will not be included
8mm eyes are available separately by Mama Frapp
Due to her smaller size, Pomelo will take the smaller 6mm eyes but these are available in the offer of Mama frapp eyes.
The measurements are as follows;
A small wig kit will be added to the shop as well. These will be available in a few new colours 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!
Xiao is HUGE and can only ship with an extra bloom or seedling (and maybe some pets)
Contact us about your shipping within 24 hours if you are confused at all.
It is to be noted that we are in the UK and in lockdown for a few more weeks. If there are any significant delays we will of course keep you all notified.
You can stay informed on our progress with all blooms on Instagram
If none of the blooms for this month aren't for you, worry not as June blooms will be available in the middle of June. Next month sees Sprout, our little caretaker of the Garden of Imagination. Sprout is the one responsible for bringing the blooms to life.
We'll also see Ember, our little Phoenix, another winged sweetheart.
A second collaboration with QuirkyQritters sees us a very cute little Bird too.