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?.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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?
10. This next low window-sill was set aside for Diane’s Dukelets, their pets and toys.
11. Obviously one of her many toddlers had decided that it was time for a little nap.
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.
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.
14.Back right belongs to Fiona but who owns these other beauties?
15.Some more lovely dolls looking to have their mummies named. Tired and having a little sit down then?
16. I’m thinking that this might be Denise’s NP girl in the Diane Duke poppy sweater
17. Four of Janet’s dolls at the back and sitting at the front.
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.
19. Finally judging from the clue from Jocelyn (mine are all red heads!) these three red haeds in the middle must be her girls.
20. The brunette girl in blue looks very like a Janet customised girl.
21. Nice to see a Clothkit outfit here.
22.I’ve never really been a fan of knitted dresses for the Sasha girls but this pale blue one and hat is adorable.
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.
25. Loving these Diane Duke knitteds on this Dungaree/Ballet girl.
28. Mummies names please for these few lovely dolls? Louises?
29.Theresa’s girl on the front left and a few of Louise’s/Gillian’s? around her.
32. Gillian Nash’s girls?
34. Looking for some more of these mummy’s names.
40. Dear little group! All so beautifully dressed and so well behaved.
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!
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.