TNGUN Full Body Silicone PROTOTYPE XAVI sculpted by Lilianne Breedveld BOY
They Never Grow Up Nursery Artist Debbie Henshaw
November 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
5 lbs, 6 oz
18 1/2 inches
Head Circumference 12 1/4 inches
Full body silicone Xavi prototype #1/1
Blank kits are available through Lilianne Breedveld.
Sculpted by Lilianne Breedveld in the Netherlands, poured by Claire Taylor in the United States
With great honor, Xavi has been brought to life by Debbie Henshaw, of They Never Grow Up Nursery in the United States
Soft Blend silicone, poured in one piece with no seams and a flexible neck
Newborn blue German glass eyes
Meticulously and directionally rooted hair and lashes with premium They Never Grow Up Nursery kid Angora mohair
Exceptionally painted with Smooth-On Psycho platinum silicone and Silc Pig pigments in a special way to assure longevity
Matted with Smooth-On Silicone and Silicone Art Materials Silicone Finishing Powder
Open mouth can take a small full pacifier or bottle, please only use silicone nipples on silicone dolls
Triple-sealed lips, mouth and nails
Xavi wears regular preemie sized clothing, Newborn shoes and newborn size paper and fitted cloth diapers
COA from Lilianne and Birth Certificate from my smoke free nursery
Xavi’s soft blend platinum silicone was carefully prepared to accept his paint and then the real “labor” began.
His tone was created with a special pallet created just for him. He has complete and full details including tiny capillaries, subtle and life-like veins,
mottled blushing, beautiful undertones and true to life nails. He is matted using silicone matting products and his silicone is silky-smooth.
Xavi’s tone is exceptional and so very realistic!
Please note: Xavi has some imperfections that occurred during molding. Prototypes are created in order to find these imperfections and fix them for the edition pouring. They do not distract from the over-all wonderfulness of this baby boy! The left side corner of his upper lip has a imperfection which is clearly seen in the close up photos that have been provided. The rest of the imperfections can be found on his toes and a few of his fingers, mostly in the nail areas.
Xavi has a full head of carrot colored, soft, Angora kid mohair!
Debbie hand processed this baby kid mohair right here at They Never Grow Up Nursery in acid dyes so that it will never bleed or fade.
She also meticulously directionally rooted the hair deep into his head in a manner so that it will stay in his head and keep its growth pattern.Debbie has learned which needle is the very best for rooting silicone so that the hair is “knotted” or “matted” on the inside of the head allowing it to stay in the head for years and years of brushing and snuggling.
His hair has already brushed it many, many, many times during the rooting process. I am 100% confident in its stability.
All of his photos were taken with his hair completely dry. Debbie simply had to brush with a baby brush to put it back in place after outfit changes….no re-wetting was needed, even after wearing many hats. The hair that I process and use on my dolls is exceptional hair. He has a little bit of alpaca hair around his face line.
Adding to his realism, Debbie hand rooted tiny lashes; carefully sealing them to keep them in place.
His body is poured into one complete piece. His neck is super flexible allowing it to turn both ways easily.
He has an open mouth that accepts a small full pacifier (or a modified pacifier) and a small nipple bottle.
He had gums and a tongue.
Xavi has no armatures.
Xavi will arrive home with all of these items that can be mixed and matched:
6 piece “paper boy” suspender outfit complete with 2 bow ties and shoes. Custom made by Laurie Duncan of Fancy Pants and Flounces Attire
Hand made blue romper, long sleeve knit creeper with matching hat and white socks
Red and black checked sleeper with matching hat
The personalized “Xavi” blanket and matching hat
Two hand made bandana bibs. One is personalized. Made by Laurie Duncan of Fancy Pants and Flounces Attire
Cloth hand made diaper, diaper pins, 2 newborn stocking caps, sweet newborn booties,
Blue Santa hat, “ice skate” booties (see photo below~so cute!), matching snow mittens and a cute stuffed snowman
Sealed preemie faux milk bottle, whole nipple pacifier, modified nipple pacifier and umbilical cord clip (removable and reusable)
Vintage style brush and comb set
Extra diapers and a tee-pee pee-pee cover
COA from Lilianne, a custom birth certificate from my nursery and this artists guarantee of workmanship
All other items are property of They Never Grow Up Nursery and will not be traveling home with Xavi