‘Hello again’ from all of us ‘serie’ dolls seen here at the second SCW in May 2015 in this wonderful panoramic photo curtesy of Lorraine Tyler.
Just some photos today zooming in onto a few of ‘The Brood’ as a way as letting you know that we haven’t completely fallen off the planet… although we are rather stiff and somewhat dusty from lack of use (or as some might say, bordering on Sasha neglect)… but still very much loved. We have remained in the outfits that we went to the Sasha Celebration Weekend in May in as our mummy had promised that she would later on introduce us individually to those who couldn’t attend that fantastic event in Nottingham hosted by Janet Myhill-Dabbs before the inevitable downsizing and ‘parting of the ways’ begins.
First up is the now well known Belle. A 1970 petite Gregor Dark Denims who had falling hair and so was customised (and also named) by Shelly Baxter. She is wearing a very smart 50s style dress made from a man’s shirt by vintage-sasha that I think enhances her eye colour beautifully. JJ shoes and commercially made socks complete the outfit. She chose to take a little knitted white and grey cat with her for company.
Next in line is a very pretty early 1970s blonde Trendon Gingham girl with the most amazing silky two-toned blonde hair that falls naturally in wavy curls around her face. (Unfortunately there was quite a breeze when I was taking these photos so it has drifted onto her face in most of her photos.) She is wearing a very dainty vintage-sasha pale blue cotton dress strewn with tiny colourful flowers and her matching coloured sandals, over commercially made socks, were made and very kindly gifted to me by Rosemarie Shortell. She bought along a blue knitted bunny that Caroline Campbell purchased for me from the US though many years ago now. (This btw is Rosemarie’s favourite of all my dolls so it was only right and fitting that she should of been wearing these sandals.)
This is Annaliese (adore that name!) a mid Trendon doll that was one of Jackie Rydstrom’s very first re-roots and looks as lovely with her hair in braids as it does when left falling long and loose… but I thought that the braids were in order here to go with her very sweet and pretty Ra-ra outfit by Sharon Humphrey’s (Sharon in Spain!) This was one of my very first of these outfits and I just love the long sleeved top and ‘peeping out’ net underskirt and those little hearts on her socks. (Even her pink knickers are frilled.) JJ sandals, a girly pink rucksack and the pink rain-coated soft bunny complete her look.
Next we have an attractive Trendon 1969/70 off centre part London Girl wearing a beautiful OOAK Petrana outfit that has a little story attached to it. I bid on this outfit when it was advertised on eBay many moons ago and upsettingly and maddeningly missed winning it by £1. About a year later Judith Easthope (Dollydoodles) emailed me to say that it had appeared for sale on Sashadolluk’s second hand sales pages and as you can see I finally managed to snap it up. A super second chance purchase and needless to say one of my very favourite of Petrana’s dresses! I added commercially made shoes and socks in pastel pink and she brought along a little kitten made from an attractive sparkly material, a Christmas gift from Theresa O’Neill.
This is a Trendon 1972 brunette Gingham doll (with trimmed hair) that I sent to Shelly with this Global Cossette wig to customise her for me as a compensation after having just missed buying Belle (the first doll featured.) I think that her eye painting is really gorgeous and is perfect with this vintage-sasha tweed coat and hat (apologies for the hat’s position but didn’t want to mess up her wig any more than it is by pulling it on any further) over one of her pretty two tone dresses given to me as a birthday gift by my super friend Steve Kingaby. Commercially made socks and shoes and a little brown Teddy Bear (and given to me many years ago now for Christmas By Nikki Kerohan)
An early Crude eyed Gotz girl who again is a second chance purchase having just missed buying her off Sashadolluk as a sort of replacement for the minty Saucer eyed girl that I had, had to sell on earlier. I chose to dress her in a very pretty vintage-sasha dress and beret outfit made from vintage floral material along with commercially made shies and three-quarter socks. She brought along her knitted Sausage dog in his protective Winter jumper.
A bald Trendon girl that I snapped up from Sashadolluk because of her beautiful face. she wore several of the wigs here before asking Sharon Humphrey if she could get me a wig like one of hers that I had admired. Not only did she manage that but then very kindly went on to trim and alter it (as only Sharon knows how!) so that I now have this great look shown here. I adore this vintage-sasha patterned coat trimmed with the velvet collar and beret. (Again apologies for the ‘plonked on’ beret but again want to protect the hair.) Kiltie tights and black bar shoes finish off the look. Her little ‘From me to you’ grey bear was an Xmas gift from Shelly many moons ago.
A 1965/6 Gotz yellow eyed with lashes and wearing this most attractive vintage-sasha three piece outfit (so very kindly and generously given to me on my last birthday by Susan Bulger Pomeroy) which so suits her colouring, as does her colour co-ordinated little furry brown bunny-rabbit and JJ sandals
Another early 70s Trendon girl with attractive bobbed brunette hair which I purchased from the Cn’S last year but one in a striking Sharon in Spain Ra-ra long sleeved dress, headband and striped socks worn here under a Dollydoodle red hoodie. The commercially red bar shoes were definitely a must here. (Apologies to Sharon for the indent in her top near the waist from my thumb print as I posed her!)
As most of you know by now Gotz No-nose girls are not on my radar but succumbed at the last minute (beginning of this year) and purchased this little one with her beautifully styled full hair to add to The Brood’s variety representation of Frido/Trendon/Gotz manufactured Sasha serie dolls between the years of 1965 to 1975. I choose this delightfully smocked and piped by Jill Mackley for her to wear to enhance her colouring along with JJ beige sandals and commercially made socks. Her adorable little puppy was given to me as a gift by Nikki Kerohan albeit quite a long time ago now.
Two little wide-faced Trendon 1970 brunettes complete today’s line up. Below is an attractive 1970’s Gingham girl whose beginning to green eyes were slightly enhanced for me by Shelly. She is wearing these adorable grapefruit/pink gingham check dungarees which as so often happens I missed securing when for sale so asked Sharon if there was any chance of having another pair made and luckily for me there was just enough material left to make these. She has on some of Sharon’s red/pink striped sock under JJ sandals and carries a little Pooh Bear, a sweet Christmas/birthday? gift from Sarah Price.
The second girl seen below is my very pretty brunette Gingham lass in a stunning vintage-sasha coat and dress outfit teamed with JJ long red leather boots! She carries a little cosily ‘cardigan-ed’ Teddy Bear and a cute cable knit red shoulder bag from Jane Woodward’s SCW workshop table since I was unable with my hands to cope with adding any decorations to a bag.
Have just gone back over and deleted one photo from each doll so as not to bore or waste so much of your precious Sunday’s time!
BTW This post today is devoid of any Gregor lads on account of their refusal to pose in front of this ‘girlish’ indoor room backcloth…. so they are all out on strike until their ‘old brick wall’ background appears back on the scene.
Thanks for popping by to view these first 12 SCW display dolls on ‘closer’ display. Only 66 to go so hopefully see you again when I next get the health and energy to post!