‘WHO Let The (Dogs…. ooopsX) …Boys Out???’

…..ME, as I felt so sorry for my three Gregor Brood Remainers still being coped up inside here with me that I let them escape my bungalow confines for an hour.

Below you can see where they went and what they got up too!

The boys decided to visit a nearby farm/barn conversion that has this delightful setting of a few small shops and businesses (a Snugbury’s ice cream parlour, a café, a photographer’s studio,  an interior designer shop) around this quiet and peaceful fountain square with the recently converted barn, situated just behind (that is now hired out for weddings, parties and private events etc.) There is also a small working Blacksmiths and his shop and a children’s safe grassed play area… along with plenty of room for car parking.

1.Jac, a petite, long fringed Trendon 1970 Gregor, customised by Shelly who had been with me ‘forever!’

2. Tony, another wide faced 1970s Trendon Dark Denims lad (who Sarah Williams bought intending to re-root, due to falling hair, but decided that he was just too handsome so instead let me adopt him. Thanks again Sarah!)

3. Niklaus, Fritz’s elder brother, a handsome 1967 Gotz slate eyed, sharp nosed, lad.

4. All are wearing Passion 4 Sasha outfits with varying T shirts.

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11. An old rusted fire pit with the antique wooden hay cart in the background.

12. Doors to the Ice Cream Parlour.

13. You can just see part of the children’s play are in the background here!

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17. A tree trunk providing a shelter for insects!

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20. Tony, taking a short rest on the cart’s wheel spokes between activities.

21. Love how this cart is only made up from these wood and metal/iron components.

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These photos are all a bit monotonous I’m afraid but I can never get enough of seeing my handsome lads out and about.. also hope that it shows just how well our Sasha Dolls take to, and fit in, with our enhancing natural surroundings.

Thanks, as usual, for visiting us again. We are, as usual, looking forward to reading your comments etc… (especially hearing which are your favourite todays photos.)

Enjoy the coming week.

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A Few NEW Blogpost Sasha Photos

The result of a quick recent session back behind the camera (although rather too late in the evening for photographing!) to hopefully enjoy with your early morning hot drink…

(Apologies for the lack of the use of their hair brush here but the finer hand finished details, thanks to the Rheumatoid Arthritis, are now unfortunately ‘a thing of the past.’ )

A Frido 1968 wide faced Fringe waif (due to cut hair) wearing a Francis Boiten dress and Rosemarie Shortell sandals and commercially made socks,
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Sienna, a Trendon 1972 Gingham girl, customised and wigged by Shelly due to falling hair, wearing a floral vintage-sasha dress and JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Miss Concave, a Frido 1967 Blue Cord girl, with eyes painted by Doreen Bell, wearing a two tone patterned dress by Nikita Eileen Krupoderov with JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Miss No Fringe (rooted when the factory fringe machine had broken down) a 1968 Frido Dungaree girl with full centre part, trimmed very silky hair, wearing a vintage-sasha floral dress, JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Gertie Clarisse, A JMD customised and Pintuck wigged (due to falling hair!) 1972 wide faced Gregor Dark Denims and seen here wearing  Pinestreetstudio dungarees over a long sleeved T shirt (maker unknown) and the late Betty Jean Denson’s shoes.
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Brother and sister/twins? two 1970 wide faced Trendon dolls wearing a vintage-sasha coat/dress outfit and JJ boots and a Passion 4 Sasha jeans and shirt over a DD T shirt and commercially manufactured trainers.
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Miss Gotzie, a Gotz 1967 slate eyed waif (purchased solely for wig wearing, due to her original badly cut hair.)  wearing a Karen Warnika simple plain brushed cotton yoked dress and JJ’s first ever bar shoes.
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Recently shown on Facebook/Sasha Morgenthaler Dolls for Boyz Zone Week. Left. Jac, a petite 1970 Trendon Dark Denims with customised eyes by Shelly. Centre. Niklaus, a 1967 Gotz sharp nose, slate eyed lad. Right, Iain, another 1970 Trendon Dark Denims, all wearing Passion 4 Sasha jeans and shirts over varying T shirts.
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Finally, Niklaus in his Diane Duke sweater with hat, Pinestreetstudio combat trousers and Ruthsdolls shoes.
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Thanks for dropping by, always lovely for us to see you here. Enjoy the coming Autumnal week.

Some New and Recently Taken Sasha Photos

Please don’t feint as I actually managed to get  behind my camera again!
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Thought that it was about time that I did a blog post before I completely forget how to actually do one as, as my sister is constantly telling me ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it.’
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Two of my little Brood Remainers, early Trendon girl (re-rooted by Lisa due to falling hair) and boy baby Nightdresses, came across this Jane Hissey Bunny (that I had accidentally found the other day whilst searching for something else) so wanted to have their photos taken with him (since it is ‘Sasha Pets’ theme on Facebook) before he leaves us for pastures new.
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“Bye, Bye Mr. Hissey Bunny and thank you mummy for taking our photos with him.”
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A big welcome back to my Sasha Brood Followers. (Have deliberately kept this post short to ease your return, so hoping that it wasn’t too painful for you!)

BTW would be very interested in hearing which of the above photos you liked the best… if you have the time to comment.
Thanks for popping by. Have a ‘Sasha play filled’ October.

(PS. Thanks too, to my daughter for giving them this other delightful little bunny seen here and which she purchased a few years ago from one of the Chat n’ Snap sales tables as a surprise Christmas gift.)

‘Where Did You Get That Hat….’

Unfortunately having taken a few more photos of my ‘Brood Remainers at Home’ I can’t seem to get them to download from my camera to my laptop… so have had to change the theme to this one instead…

SO ‘better late than never’ here are a few of The Broods hats/caps/berets/beanies etc instead.
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Thanks for visiting us again and have a wonderful Sasha filled week ahead.

Had So Hoped….

To have taken some more photos of the ‘Brood Remainers at Home’ than these… but  have unfortunately had to endure yet another couple of weeks of poor health, so definitely a case of  ‘Although the mind was willing, the flesh was weak!’

Today’s photos were taken in the spare bedroom. Firstly we have an early Trendon raised eyelid (wigged, through falling hair) baby Nightdress girl wearing a pretty bunny-rabbit patterned material Dollydoodle sleepsuit in a dear little wooden cot. Unfortunately I can’t now remember the name of the woman who made it but it was such a perfect size for our little Sasha babies that I bought about six at the time and gave them away to some of my Sasha friends (Sarah P, Cathy, Paula/Plum, Kate… and Susan?) as Christmas presents that year.
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This sits on the spare bed bedside chest of drawers. (Usual apologies for the flyaway hair strands across the face, which even after 22 years I still don’t seem to see until they are here up on the laptop screen!)
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Back from her last garden tree climbing episode is my little Trendon 1970 Gingham waif, still in her Dollydoodle fur trimmed hooded gilet outfit and JJ boots, standing by my table and chair set (this, again to me, was the perfect size for our Sasha Dolls that I bought another five at the same time… and for the same amount of postage as for the one) and either gave them as presents or sold them on) enjoying a refreshing ‘cuppa’ from the tiny teaset that I spotted and bought MANY years ago from our local Newsagents.
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This is displayed on the spare bedroom’s dressing table situated on the opposite side of the bed to the white wooden baby cot.
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On the floor near to the spare bed is the rocking cot that a German Prisoner of War made especially for my father to give me one Christmas when I was about two/three years of age. It is my ONLY childhood toy that has survived the extra later and more ‘rougher’ play of my younger four siblings… so is very precious to me.
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In it sits another early Frido/Trendon baby Nightdress who has since had her hair re-rooted by Lisa Hartley, due to that dreaded falling hair syndrome. She is wearing a dear  little outfit (one of three similar ones that I bought) made by Sasha x3.
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Her hair in side bunches and minus the matching head band.
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The little cot baby is being hugged by this charming pink Alien, knitted for me by my late mother from a pattern that I had. (She also painstakingly knitted many others in a variety of colours {red, yellow, blue, green and purple} for our other family member’s children and also a few for my school’s raffles and sales tables.)
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She remains a ‘fun’ reminder of the 67 years that I enjoyed with my truly wonderful mother.
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Thanks for dropping by on this glorious Bank Holiday Weekend and my apologies for only these few photos shown here. Reminder to myself…MUST try to do better!

A Few of The Brood Remainers at Home!

Having promised Denise Owen for over a year now to send a photo from here for her 5th of the month Sasha Shelf Photos Post I finally managed it!
It is of my ‘second chance’ 1967 Miss Concave Sasha Doll who is wearing a beautiful Petrana dress with Marti Murphy Birkenstocks, standing alongside my stunning Moonpig Birthday card from Denise and Paul and Casper, on one of my bedside chests.
The stone heart was a gift from Chon and the little pottery vase I brought back from Cornwall.
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Belle, a Shelly customised 1970s wide faced Gregor wearing one of my favourite vintage-sasha dresses (re-cycled from a man’s shirt) and Ruthsdolls cardigan and JJ sandals standing on a small bookcase in my bedroom.
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These three graded pottery bowls are from my Pottery Craft Course when I was attending Teacher’s Training College. Unfortunately I had to give this up after three months as I couldn’t bare the way the wet clay dried out the skin on my hands.
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A 1968/69 Frido Fringe bobbed haired girl in a Bambino Bello lime green coat outfit and Ruthsdolls shoes standing on my hall bookcase.
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The two pieces of pottery were mementos from a holiday in Jersey plus another little of my embroidery pictures, depicting a hedgerow boardering fields.
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My Trendon 1970s baby boy in a Sasha, Sasha, Sasha (or Sashax3) outfit sitting on the side table by where I sit on the settee. (I made that little poppy field picture from fine painted silk and a wide variety of embroidery stitches.)
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Sienna, a 1972 customised and Cossette wigged by Shelly Trendon Gingham girl is standing on the antique Pine chest in the living room and wearing a delightful little vintage-sasha outfit with commercially manufactured socks and shoes. She does have some JJ matching toned sandals but they couldn’t be located in time.
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This chest used to be full of standing and sitting Sasha Dolls which has now been replaced by ornaments and knick-knacks collected over the years due to the Sasha downsizing. The pottery vase on the left is another souvenir from Cornwall and the attractive tray was purchased from a local craft fair at Keele University. The two handmade pottery vases were remnants from my Teacher Pottery training days and the little brown candle was a gift from Chon when she went on an African Safari. 
The rather imposing metal structure Moose was brought from John Lewis at one Christmas time.
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Niklaus, Fritz’s s older brother, a straight nosed slate eyed Gotz lad, in a Diane Duke knitted school house design jumper and hat (a birthday present from Chris Taylor) and Pinestreetstudio Chinos and Ruthsdolls shoes. (I bought the Pinecone back from Teneriffe.) The brown pottery medicine bottle we found in our previous garden when rotavating and sowing the lawn.)
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The attractive metal and wood Tricycle was another craft fair purchase.
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Jac and Mike, two Trendon Dark Denim lads wearing Passion 4 Sasha outfits, are standing on my sideboard in the dining area. The picture on the wall I bought from my visit to Faversham on my 60th birthday whilst spending the weekend celebrating with Chon in Bletchingley, Surrey. The beautiful cream vase was a gift from Florida from my friend and ex Headmaster, the pottery ink-well was from Chon and I bought the religious statue from the RC Catherdral in Liverpool, when I took my class of school kids for an Easter Duty week visit.
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An early proffessional baby photo of me with some other little candle gifted ornaments and an ash/pin tray purchased as a holiday souvenir.
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Mike, in his specially commissioned Passion 4 Sasha hoodie outfit and JJ leather boots, climbing in the Silver Birch tree in my back garden and enjoying the last rays of the evening sun.
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Just love this wide faced lad that Sarah Williams originally bought for a re-root project but then decided that he was too handsome and let me buy him. Love these new leaves are sprouting from this Speckled Laurel bush.
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My dear little wide faced 1970s waif with Shelly enhanced eyes in a Dollydoodle birthday outfit from Judith and JJ boots climbing in a upright Twisted Willow tree, a £10 reject from Trentham Garden Nursery.
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She’s such a little Daredevil!
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Enjoying the late evening view from the cream berry Cotoneaster Tree a few feet away.
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Jac, a Shelly customised 1970s Gregor wearing a Passion 4 Sasha outfit and Ruthsdolls shoes playing in my Dark Pink Cherry Blossom Tree. Well it does match his tartan shirt!
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Thanks for popping by to view these photos of some of the Brood Remainers at home and we hope that all those in the UK are enjoying this fabulously hot and sunny Bank Holiday weekend.
(Unfortunately I shan’t be around here next weekend as have to go into hospital for an operation midweek but hopefully the other eight Brood Remainers will get to feature the following weekend.)

The Brood’s Remaining Footwear

Facebook’s Sasha Morgenthaler Doll’s theme this last week has been Sasha SHOES so here are a few examples of the Remaining Broods remaining footwear…after many pairs have already departed on the 60+ dolls sold on and many other pairs bought by close friends.
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This plastic container holds mainly the late Jean Jenson’s sandals in a huge variety of colours and in several styles plus three pairs of Marti Murphy’s Birkenstocks, one pair of Boneka sandals, Betty Jean Densford’s snow boots and a pair of JJ toddler bar shoes along with two pairs of later Gotz baby bar shoes/
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More of JJ sandals plus a pair of Rosie Shortells sandals and two pairs of Betty Jean Densford’s and one pair of Betsy-May’s heart decorated bar shoes.
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This box is full of commercially made side bar shoes in a wide variety of colours. I love these little shoes as they remind me of past childhood StartRite shoes that so many of us wore… plus they look as lovely with or without socks. A very useful shoe that doesn’t break the bank.
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A box of commercially made canvas trainers from Debsadorables along with some  Summer beach/bar shoes.
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A variety of shoes/boots by JJ, Ruthsdolls, Lisa Hartley, Boneka, Rosie Shortell, UGG, Betsy-May and knitted mouse slippers by Nikki Kerohan… plus some commercially made football boots, cat/kitty faced bar shoes and Wellingtons.
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Another wide variety of shoes/boots etc. by Ruthsdolls, Lisa Hartley, UGG, Rosie Bloom and commercially made canvas trainers. Missing from here are another pair of zipped Polo boots in black, a pair of JJ skating boots and a pair of later Gotz ski boots.

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My Broods shoes are kept in these eight transparent plastic storage boxes (for ease of viewing) in a drawer under the spare bed.
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Finishing off on one of my favourite photos of a commercially made pair of Toddler shoes.
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Thanks once again for visiting us. Have a wonderful Sasha filled week.