Fairest of All

'Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?'

The mirror said:

'You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Little Snow White is still
A thousand times fairer than you.'

Sometimes a vision just stays with you and won't leave. This is true of Princess Snow, or simply Snow as I like to call her. The image of Snow came to me in the dim hours of night just as sleep was about to overtake me and it has been etched into my mind ever since.

Snow was born as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony wood. What the Grimm Brother's tale does not overtly say is that Snow was born with the inward beauty and brilliancy of that white slip of snow on which her mother's drop of blood fell. That she is more than outwardly fair; she also possesses that inward beauty that is the innocence of young children. That is what I saw when Snow came to me in my dream. That is the image I attempted to capture in Snow. The innocence of youth, the stillness of morning, the brightness of new fallen snow, the vibrancy of life and the beauty of nature and all things good.

Snow is more than the fairest of all, she is for me unforgettable and I will be sad to let her go.

Princess Snow is a 13 inch Waldorf inspired doll hand made by me using all natural materials. She is made of 100% cotton Swiss jersey ├ľko-tex certified. She is filled with clean wool. Her limbs are firmly stuffed and her body is stuffed to a medium firmness that will hold its shape over time but is still very huggable. She has a fair/natural complexion and eyes the deep blue-green color of the Mediterranean Sea. Her mouth and eyes are embroidered with cotton floss. She can sit on her own and has a little bum and a belly button.

Snow's hair is very special. It is a handmade wig composed of Wensleydale and Teeswater locks that were hand curled into ringlets and sewn into a weft by me. It has been sturdily sewn on to a mohair cap and can be very gently hand-styled. The ringlets can be revived by spritzing with a light mist of water and wrapping around a long cylindrical object like a metal knitting needle or a marker.

Snow comes with everything a little princess could want. Her wardrobe consists of undies, a day dress made from Liberty of London cotton, a silk wedding gown with tulle and lace, a reversible silk velvet and silk brocade cape, wool felt shoes detailed with mohair flowers and Swarovski crystals, a felted apple and pearl bead bracelet, and a crown made of Swarovski crystals and glass beads. All of Snow's clothing and accessories were made by me and can be seen in full detail here in her album on Facebook.

Due to the presence of small objects in her clothing and accessories, she is not suitable for young children.

Princess Snow is $225 plus shipping of $15 US and $30 International. If you would like to have Snow come live with you, please submit a comment below with your PayPal email address. If more than one person comments, I will draw a name on May 1st at 10 am PST.

Play and love...