The Rest of the Visiting SCW Dolls

1.Loving these two dolls. I know that the slate eyed girl is wearing one of Janet’s creations but have no idea of who their owner is. Please can anyone help here?.
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2. Here we have a wonderful trio of babies spanning a wide number of years (1940-1985) in the Sasha manufacture. They all belong to Chris Meatyard.
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3. Firstly we have the late 1940s gypsum Juventute baby (that was recently featured on Sashadolluk) and which was used by the midwives of that era to practice teaching baby care skills. This doll has the perfect infant body and demonstates Sasha’s keen interest in midwifery, babies and children. This doll is life sized and like a newborn’s, his head is wobbly and has to be supported at all times. Notice too the curled fists (and feet) that newborns have. How wonderful it was to see and handle this great piece of history from Sasha Morgenthaler herself.
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4. She has been re-dressed by Chris in similar styled clothing that would have been worn at that time. She is weighted to be the same weight as a new born baby.
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5. Here is Chris herself enjoying a qui pre-drink before going into the evening meal with this smaller version of the above, another mid 1940s doll, D studio bebe dressed in a Marilyn Hotchkisss dress and wrapped in a crochet shawl. Fab photo of mother and child!
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6. These two above are definitely family related judging from the hair and facial paintings. This is a cloth bodied bebe doll, with a reinforced gypsum head with moulded then painted on hair, and tricot rag doll body and bent legs.
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7. Now we come to see some groups of dolls that were standing around on the display tables. Some of this first group wanted to show you their wooden Ostrich marionettes made earlier that day by their very talented mummies. Ginger’s Finn is on the front right.
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8.I love this photo of Fiona and her Gotz slate eyed girl. (Her husband is a photographer and took some great photos of the event for us to use/share as we wished.)
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9. I am thinking that these two girls on the outsides  could belong to Chris M as they are wearing outfits made from Cath Kidson material and which I know Chris is very fond of. Can anyone confirm this for me please?
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10. This next low window-sill was set aside for Diane’s Dukelets, their pets and toys.
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11. Obviously one of her many toddlers had decided that it was time for a little nap.
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12. My favourite of Diane’s toddlers is the little blonde tot with the bunches on whose leg the toddler, taking her forty-winks, is resting her head.
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13. I think that approximately 21? toddlers now reside with Diane and her other Sasha kids. Oh, looks like another little one has decided to take a quick nap too.
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14.Back right belongs to Fiona but who owns these other beauties?
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15.Some more lovely dolls looking to have their mummies named. Tired and having a little sit down then?
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16. I’m thinking that this might be Denise’s NP girl in the Diane Duke poppy sweater
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17. Four of Janet’s dolls at the back and sitting at the front.
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18. Can you help find these doll owners? Thanks to Linda Simpson’s info the doll on the right wearing one of her knitted cardigans and beret belongs to Elizabeth Sockett.
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19. Finally judging from the clue from Jocelyn (mine are all red heads!) these three red haeds in the middle must be her girls.
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20. The brunette girl in blue looks very like a Janet customised girl.
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21. Nice to see a Clothkit outfit here.
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22.I’ve never really been a fan of knitted dresses for the Sasha girls but this pale blue one and hat is adorable.
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23. This, so far unclaimed girl, in the beret keeps cropping up. Do hope that we can locate her mummy. Linda Simpson has just let me know that this delightful girl in the centre belongs to Liz Sockett.
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25. Loving these Diane Duke knitteds on this Dungaree/Ballet girl.
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32. Gillian Nash’s girls?
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Saw this the other day on Facebook and just had to share it as I just LOVED it! ‘Right up my street’ as they say!

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I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing my final post of some of the visiting dolls at the 2016 SCW though unfortunately not as many photos as usual as I was busy for a great deal of the time answering questions on The Brood’s Display.
I shan’t be able to do a post next week on the SCW gifts and sales table buys as my laptop is going with my computer geek to be changed over from Vista to Windows 7, so will be away from here for 4-5 days. Not sure just how I am going to do without it but that spare time might encourage me to take some photos needed for the next SCW post.
Until I see you again, thanks for dropping by, keep well and enjoy your Sasha Dolls.

Some of the SCW Visiting Dolls.

Below are some of my photos of a few of the SCW visiting dolls. I hope that you enjoy seeing them here as we did there.

1.L-R. This was a big get-togther day for Janet’s Edith, My Clarise (Gertie 2) and Ginger Mullions’ Gertie, Edith’s twin. It was a chance foir Clarise to meet her two twin cousins for the very first time.
Edith and Gertie were originally a Sashadollltd Pintucks and a Price Gregor that Janet customised as part of her Relpica Studio Doll project, whilst my somewhat slightly younger looking version was a 1970 wide faced Gregor Dark Denims with falling hair.
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2. Gertie was wearing a new outfit that Janet had made for her and Clarise was in the outfit that she had originally arrived in…though I had added the tights and shoes. I can see that Edith too had a new dress on especially for this big renunion.
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3. This was the first time that twins, Edith and Gertie had seen each other since the SCW in May last year. There was so much joy and excitement as they caught up on what each one had been doing over the last 12 months.
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4. Ginger’s 1968 Frido NP lad Finn was thrilled to be travelling back to England, his grass roots so to speak!
He was very smartly dressed for the occasion in a vintage-sasha suit and JJ boots. (He had taken off his grey tweed jacket here as it was rather warm in the hall.) He is holding one of Jane Woodward’s little bags, decorated by Ginger herself, from Jane’s craft table as he was giving it to his sister, Gertie, as a memento of their visit to the UK.
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5. Three very handsome Course Dolls here. L-R are Tricia’s lad, then Ginger’s girl and thirdly Janet’s boy. I know that Janet made her lad’s and Ginger’s girl’s outfits and  I’m thinking that Tricia made her boys.
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Ginger bought this beautiful 1967 Frido Gingham Np from another collector who was there as a lovely reminder of her visit. How envious are we?
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7. Just adore that coloured dress on her! I used to have an almost identical doll to her, my very first brunette NP.
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8. This lovely girl belongs to, and was customised by, Janet from what looks like a Course Doll face mould (but I’m hoping that Janet might have the time to tell us more about her before she heads off to the US Sasha Festival on Monday.) I’m not sure but she might have also made the body.
I just adore her dress and it looks as though it is made from an antique embroidered organza, a material that was very popular in my childhood. (I still have one of my early sundresses made from this very delightfully fine and flimsy material.)
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9. Now I do know a little bit more about this replica Studio Baby as Janet used an odd Trendon baby’s head, customising it and then made the body to attach it too.
She is wearing a beatifully and finely knitted pram outfit and shawl rather like the babies wore in the ‘olden days when I was young!’
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10. This trendy ‘Miss Nobody look-a-like’ could also be Janet’s girl now wearing a very pretty outfit by Petrana bought from her sale’s table (since I had bought the attractive outfit that she was originally modelling.)
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11. I just adore these Frido 1969 sidepart brunette girls and especially with this length of hair. She looks really thrilled with her new shoulder bag, obviously decorated by her mummy, whilst on Jane Woodward’s workshop table.
PS. This is Anne Chandlers girl.
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12.A very pretty later 1990s Gotz baby looking very sweet in her pink strawberry flowered dress.
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14. One of the Sashadollsltd Sweater girls showing off one of her mother’s raffle won outfits. Perfect colouring for her.
Notice too that she also has her new handbag from Jane Woodward’s workshop table.
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13 A blonde 1969 Gingham sidepart looking very shy and rather wistful in the SashaDollLtd original outfit of the red pinafore. (Always rather loved this later original outfit which was very trendy at that time.)
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14. What an adorable little dress made from antique material this charming later Gotz baby Stine is wearing. Normally I tend to dress my Sasha babies in short angel tops or ‘bum freezers’ as we used to call them but I would willingly put this dress on one of my little ones it is so equisite.
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15. Over time you often get to know whose dolls belong to who by the way they are dressed so I’ll take a guess and say that I think that this little Gotz lass, who obviously loves Penguins, belongs to either Jocelyn, Lorraine or Theresa! Am I right or not? PS this is Shelly Cuff’s girl in a Lorraine made dress.
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16. Another dramatically dressed Gotz limited edition Yamka who surely must also belong again to either Jocelyn, Theresa or Lorraine?
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17. Not sure again who this really lovely Ballet/Dungaree NP girl belongs to but I love the way the mustard pinafore has been added to the Ruthsdolls studio style dress enhancing the eye and hair colouring of this girl.
I had one of these beautiful dresses once upon a time and now wish that I had thought of doing this as it just finishes it off. Love those boots!
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19. I think that this was the lovely Red Pinafore doll that Ginger so generously bought over and donated as a raffle prize but can’t now remember who won her. Can anyone else tell me the winner’s name?
PS.Shelly Cuff won this doll.
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21 One of the Sashadollsltd Marina/Pink Dress dolls? wearing an attractive dress under her knitted cardigan.
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22. An attractive mid 70s Trendon Gingham girl in the famous Blue Gingham outfit. (Wondering if she had a new outfit whilst there from the raffle or sales tables?)
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23. Isn’t this the perfect coloured dress for this sweet looking pale skinned Gotz Carmen? Such detail too.
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24. Baby Daisy who was so very kindly donated to take part in the raffle by Petrana and was excitedly won by DollMum’s daughter.
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25. Dollmum’s unisex baby Ginger, now a little Amy, and looking very cosy and warm in her knitted all-in-one.
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26. Dollmum’s recently purchased Little Flower now renamed Nina. Doesn’t she look cute in this pose?
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27.Doesn’t this Dollmum’s brunette baby suit these lovely cheery bright colours?
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28. A cosily dressed little Trendon baby belonging again to the Dollmum family, and perfect outfit to take the odd nap in as he gets tired during the day’s activities.
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29 Edmund, DMD’s very special and long awaited little toddler, looking very handsome dressed in his super Superman outfit ready to take on any problems during the SCW.
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30.Definitely a Gregor ‘trend-setter’ here with his lion shoulder bag accessory. Might he belong to Jocelyn?
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So sorry but unfortunately I have had to cut back on the photos as there were just too many to list so have basically tried to add just one picture of each doll here instead of my usual two or three.
Please let me know if you can help name the owners of any of these dolls in your comments.
Apologies for any spelling mistakes as no time to proof read.
To be continued asap…..

SCW Robin Hood Display

This was a perfect display theme for our 2016 weekend close by to Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest, the home of the famous outlaw, Robin Hood. Many thanks indeed to Theresa O’Neill who did a wonderful job of crafting and then setting up this theme.

Most of us know these catching lyrics below and then set to music and used for the film and TV series. (Tried to get a link to get it to play here but my IT skills were nowhere near up to it!)
‘Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen.
Robin Hood,  Robin Hood, with his band of men.
Feared by the bad, loved by the good.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, …’

1.One of Theresa’s Gregors dressed as Fryer Tuck sitting on the log in the centr.
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2. Great to see the two Medieval knights (by Iris Hutchins (left) and Jane Woodward’s, St George on the right) from the 2015 CnS on display again.
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3. Everyone just loved this delighfully dressed Maid Marion by Jane Sweetman. (I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane again for her very welcome and much appreciated email that she sent me privately after the SCW.)
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4. Theresa’s Robin Hood taking cover in the leafy acorn filled branches branches of the Oak Tree.
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5. Still searching for the owner of this ‘well-weaponed’ lad on the left! Love the chain mail representation!    Problem now solved! It’s Laura Horner’s splendid King Richard!
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6. The Sheriff of Nottingham sitting on the log dressed in puple and black with his silver/pink shield by Iris Hutchins.
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7. I think that this very handsome lad belongs to Elizabeth Sockett and Theresa kindly made his outfit.
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8. Theresa’s Maid Marion (with customised hair by Alison and eyes by Shelly) on the left with Iris Hutchin’s Maid Marion in the red and pink.
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10. I’m thinking that the Robin Hood in the centre might be DMD’s? and would like to know who the Maid Marion on the right belongs to.
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11. Janet made these super course doll outfits for her lad on the left and and Ginger’s Maid Mary in the middle. Tricia’s Robin Hood lad in the outfit made by her is on the right.
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13. Can anyone tell me who the very lovely and detailed ‘Autumnal leafy’ dressed Sasha on the left belongs to?
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14. Theresa’s Robin is well disguised here!
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16, Dollmum’s and DMD’s Robin Hood standing in the centre between the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Medieval knight.
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21. Tricia’s Course Robin Hood and Jane Sweetman’s fab Maid Marion Costume.
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28. PLUS my little customised by Shelly Jac has finally arrived onto the scene. (He is the Robin Hood standing on the right of King Richard dressed in green and beige.)
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30.Longing to know who these stunning dolls belong to. Jo Ralfe has just informed me that these stunning two belong to her and they are ‘guardians of the forest.’
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31. Just adore this little tot.
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32. Fiona Hinchliff’s rather ‘trendy’ modern Maid Marion.
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35. This is Janet Marsh’s Robin Hood and her very first effort at sewing for Sasha. Congratulations and well done for winning second prize.
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37.My Jac wearing this magnificently made costume by our very talented Sasha seamstress, Sarah Williams of vintage-sasha made from leather, jersey and the softest beige suede. His detailed accessories, particularly the arrows, just add to the overall effect. A million thanks again Sarah. I don’t know, in times like these, what I would do without you!
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39.Jac, my 1970 customised Trendon Gregor Dark Denims by Shelly was so disappointed NOT to get to the Sherwood Forest sceen until the Sunday morning taking part in The Sasha Brood display that I promised to take him out before we left into the hotel’s grounds to have his own photoshoot in amongst their beautiful old trees.
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I do hope that you enjoyed seeing these fabulously dressed dolls in this stunning Sherwood Forest setting. Congratulations to all who took the time and effort to join in and give us so much extra pleasure during this wonderful weekend. If anyone would like to add or change any of the above descriptions please would you let me know in a comment and I’ll add it straight away.
Still to come are photos of some of the visitingSCW  dolls and my gifts and sale table buys so hopefully see you here again very soon. Thanks for dropping by.

To REMAIN or LEAVE the Sasha Brood…

While most of the UK spends the day voting whether to stay in or out of the EU…voting has begun here as to who stays as part of a reduced Sasha Brood or who opts to move on to see the wider world…although this outcome won’t be known tomorrow, like the EU vote, but hopefully a little later on in the year.

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These are just a few of the ‘tip of the iceberg’ doll decisions that I am now faced with over the next few months as I try to downsize my 78 Sasha Doll numbers to ???

Hope that you have enjoyed this ‘bit of fun’ post which hopefully has relieved the stress for a few minutes of TODAY’S  UK’s MASSIVE decision.

‘To be, or not to be, part of the EU’ that is the question?

‘To be, or not to be, part of Kendal’s Sasha Brood’ is quite another question!

Saturday’s SCW Sales Tables and Evening Meal

There was a truly wonderful selection for Sasha, Gregor, toddlers and babies on Judith’s Dollydoodles sales table.
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Janet’s half table sales included some dolls for adoption as well as her outfits and books.
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Unfortunately this was as far as I got with photographing the sales tables as I then started on my buying fever so my apologies for missing taking photos of Sarah Price’s, Emma Flood’s, Lorraine Tyler’s, Linda Simpson’s etc. and completely missed Ann Chandler’s, Theresa O’Neil’s and Petrana’s with being unaware that there were sales tables in the second hall until too much too late…although since then, Petrana very kindly sent me her photo below of her sales table as it was at the start.

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The following group of pictures are from Saturday’s evening meal which was held in a private dining room as it was to include some speeches, prize giving etc. (The room enjoyed subdued lighting at the begining and then full lightning at the end which can be seen in the photos.)

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Our grateful thanks again to Janet and her two wonderful helpers, Tricia and Theresa, for another superb Sasha Celebration Weekend. Long may they continue!

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10.00pm came and so ended another fantastic Sasha filled day for me but many continued to stay up in friendly groups celebrating in the bar/lounge areas or in various bedrooms.
Still to come if you are interested are the Robin Hood Sherwood Forest Display, some individual visiting dolls and my take home ‘goodies’… and then finally, when I get round to taking some individual photos and brief descriptions of my Brood after their exciting, once in a lifetime visit.

The SCW Raffle

….In aide of Save The Children was once again this year magnificently donated to by so very many very kind and generous Sasha collectors from a wide range of countries. The tickets sold out like wildfire the very first evening so the next day another huge batch had to be purchased. You were literally spoilt for choice there was so much variety on offer and, as at last years, some multple winners readily gave their winning tickets to anyone who hadn’t won at least one prize. I felt priveledged to witness once again these truly wonderful collectors who so readily and unselfishly share their good luck and continue to feel lucky to be part of this Sasha Doll group.
The money raised from this and the £ Bazaar was £1600+.

The first prize was this very attractive Gregor donated by Gayle Rotherim, customised, dressed and named Mikey, by Rosie Shortell who also added his Radio Flyer truck, and which was won by Liss Camber on the first ticket drawn by the youngest member attending, Theresa O’Neill’s young granddaughter, Ruth.

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The white JJ sandals on the right were also donated by Rosie (but they were originally sent for a ‘silent’ auction but unfortunately got put into this auction by mistake.) They were delightedly won by Emma.
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Taking my camera I moved up and down the tables taking photos in the hope that I could capture most of these amazing donations. (Unfortunately the sunshine reflecting on some of the bags didn’t/doesn’t exactly help.)
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Ginger Mullins gave the lovely white dress on the top right, plus several more outfits, and the Trendon brunette ‘Red Pinafore’ Dress Sasha Doll seen later on.

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My Brood have one of these ‘Frilly-Philly?’ navy fleece duffle coats (this one donated by Linda Simpson) and they fit Sasha/Gregor perfectly even though not originally designed for the Sasha/Gregor Dolls.
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I know that Brenda Myers sent two outfits linked to some of the previous US Sasha Festivals and Anne Chandler donated a super unused paper doll prize based on our Queen, when she was a young Princess Elizabeth II that was entered into a silent auction.

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A lovely pair of PJs by Lesley Shawn that were won by Sarah Price.
The very pretty blue patterned dress at the back/left was donated by Edgonbrooks, Francis Trickett (and which was won by Petrana and then very kindly given to me as a little thank you gift for bringing all my dolls for her to see.) Francis also sent along a few other outfits and gifts (sewing kit and beige bag to name two which were chosen as her prizes by Denise.)
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This super Gotz girl was donated annonomously.
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One of the pairs of shoes donated by Noreen Walters can just be seen at the bottom right of the picture.

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I won this pretty little blue floral dress.
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Sharon of Spain donated one of her now famous ra-ra outfits and which Denise Owen chose for one of her winning tickets.
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Petrana donated this dear little Trendon baby which was delightedly won by Dollmum’s daughter who promtly named her Daisy as she and her mother also won the tandem bicycle which is linked to the famous old song ‘Daisy, Daisy…’.
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This most attractive finely knitted stripped cardigan was donated by Jane Woodward
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The shoes and socks in the box at the bottom look very like Betsy-May’s so I’m guessing that she might have donated them.

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This wire supermarket trolley, little teddy and boy doll  was donated by Dawn Law along with several other items/props .
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This original Trendon Baby Bird outfit was very kindly donated by Brenda Walton.
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This little sewing machine, donated by Theresa O’Neill, was chosen by Pertrana for one of her winning tickets.
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Not sure who gave these two books (although I think that one of them could have been by Janet and maybe Lorraine?).
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The attractive Gingham girl was donated and customised by Janet Myhill Dabbs and was THE LAST ticket’s prize. I also think that I can see two of Linda Simpson’s knitted cardigans.
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This Red Pinafore girl was generously given to the raffle by Ginger Mullins.

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Thinking that I have spotted some of Gillian Nash’s lovely knitting here.

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Close up of Janet’s wonderful customised Sasha.

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Janet introducing the raffle and selecting Theresa’a young granddaughter to draw the first ticket which enabled Liss to win the first prize of Mikey.
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Liss Camber celebrating her first ticket win of Rosie’s customised Gregor, Mikey.
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Ginger Mullins looking thrilled with one of her ticket wins and having chosen a pair of Rosie Blooms sandals.
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I know that this post should have been published some weeks ago now and so is somewhat ‘old hat’ and for which I again apologise but I do hope that you enjoyed seeing again the thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity of so many of our Sasha collectors. My apologies to those others who I have not mentioned alongside their donations but I can assure you that I did my best here to find out as much infomation as I could… (but if anyone would like me to add their name to a particular photograph, as a donator or winner, I’m more than willing and able.)
Still to come in this 2016 SCW project are a few shots of the sales tables (well I had to shop!) Saturday evening’s dinner, the wonderful Robin Hood display, lovely individual photos of a few of the visiting dolls and finally my SCW gifts, sales table buys and a couple of gifts for friends who were unable to attend.
Thanks for popping by and viewing.

The SCW Workshops

The workshops again this year were nothing short of EXCELLENT and yet more thanks are due to the leaders of these with their superb ideas, preparations and general help and overseeing. There was a choice of five Judith (Dollydoodles) with her kids transport road playmat,

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Theresa with her decorated face masks
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There was a display of all the finished masks on the dolls at the evening meal and after a show of hands the winner was chosen and Theresa awarded a prize.

Dollmum with her Ostrich marionettes,
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Emma with her felt shoes/boots
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Jane (Woodward) with her little knitted/crochet Sasha bags to made or decorated

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Most people managed to complete at least three of these and took home the available prepared kits for the others to do at their leisure. They were set out on table groups of eight so that allowed for easy movement when that task was finished along with plenty of chatter during  the activities. The final results were amazing and truly showed the creativity of our Sasha collectors.

Still to come are posts on the MAGNIFICENT raffle in aide of Save The Children, the wonderful sales tables, the stunning Robin Hood main display, Saturday’s evening meal, a few collector’s dolls and finally my goodies/sales ‘take-aways.’