Potential disaster happened when we had strong winds blow through town, whooshing through the swing doors of the Oamaru Textile Emporium, where my dolls are displayed. This was my last Marie Antoinette Bust doll for sale and she was thrown to the floor in a gust, and the base was smashed!
Nothing is ever wasted, so I quickly decided she could be my White Queen for the Alice Series! On went a waist and stump base and arms!
Out came all my bits of white - not enough for a whole dress, so all the bits were sewn together to make the gown - hence, The Off-white queen! (I love a play on words!)
I added a little more hair to give her lengthy tresses and add to her more delicate look.
Here she is - the perfect foil for her sister, the Red Queen of Hearts!