Before I even begin to introduce Sophie I can hear Dee’s bear Reuben shouting up from the deep south ‘Get your hair brushed and re-braided’ …and quite rightly so! (Hadn’t realised until I saw these photos that it had become so messy!
Having started life during the Second World War years my motto has always been on the lines of ‘waste not, want not’ SO I’m still going to show these photos of her, in spite of her hair, having gone to the trouble of taking them!
This slate eyed Gotz waif is one of my favourite dolls as I just love her her little face. She is wearing a pretty dress and pants set that was given to me , after admiring it on one of his newly bought dolls, by my dearest friend Steve. Many, many thanks again.
As unfortunately you can see from the above photo she is badly in need of an arm re-string but it was just too hot for her to wear a little cardie to cover this fact!
(You can just see the tip of another one of the lovely selection of ribbons Sarah W gave me!)
Another of my Frido blonde NPs from early 1967 modelling a really lovely dress and pants set by Passion for Sasha sent to me just recently by Chris Taylor ‘for sharing my Sasha photos with her.’ A million thanks Chris for your kindness and thoughtfulness yet again.
Chris had treated herself to an identical dress and liked it so much that she asked Ginny to make up another one for me! Chris has hers on one of her red headed girls but I have firstly put mine on this blue eyed lass as I love the way it enhances and brings out her blue eyes….BUT will definitely be trying it on some red and brunette haired dolls later.
I have teamed it with some JJ Mary-Jane shoes and pale blue socks which match or tone with the checks in the material.
This is a really pretty doll with her arched right eye brow and serene overall look with gorgeous quality hair.
Next is the little red heared slate eyed Gotz girl, Sally wearing one of my first ever Ruthsdoll’s outfits (one of the ones literally torn off one of Ruth’s own dolls at Dawn’s first ever Sasha Funday!)
I always think that this drees looks so fresh and clean for the Spring and Summer months.
She was one of Ellen Church’s ex dolls and was purchased via SashadollUK. She still has her hair in Ellen’s originally braids, so obviously Ellen is a better braider than I am!
I always think that she has the look of a touch of Irish decent with her red hair and the ‘wearing of the green’ and with a sense of ‘fun and trouble’ showing in her sweet, but cheeky, little face.
Another of my favourite Gotz girls but unfortunately still un-named. (It’s on the ‘to-do list’ that has gained yet another year!)
She is wearing another lovely fresh looking dress and pants set, made by eseacaper and given to me by Sarah Price for my 70th birthday, when my daughter drove me down to visit her for the day. Many thanks again, Sarah.
I couldn’t just find the usual slightly paler ribbon that went with this outfit so had to ‘borrow’ one of the ones that Sarah William’s had recently sent me.
She has unusual crude eye painting rather reminisent of the sharp nosed, slate eyed Gotz lads.
Can hardly believe it but below is the THIRD doll up today that has a NAME! Holly, a Gotz yellow highlight eyed waif. She is really rather a little poppet of a doll.
….and looks sweet in a short dainty Molly/Thelma of Sashaboutique outfit that was given to me by Steve, as I so liked its simple smock style, different coloured collar and shortness. Just how good you are to me Steve!
She is a very popular little mite with the other girls and enjoys trying out anything new or adventurous.
Her shorter hairstyle I think really suits the large bow.
A 1966 Frido Graphic Blue Cord eyed NP with the most stunning large blue eyes.
She has on today a fanastically smocked navy blue/white checked dress made by Rosemary Shortell which is a copy of the original dress that she made up for her own daughter when she was young. (See photo below.)
I featured this in one of my articals in the Sasha World magazine which showed some Sasha Dolls in replicas of real human’s outfits.
Rosie so very kindly gave this to me for my 70th birthday (along with one of her most attractive and sort after knitted Lama coats) when I went down to visit Sarah P for a birthday luncheon. How lucky am I? A million thanks Rosie. I shall treasure it for always.
The whole front is so wonderfully smocked and reminds me of the smocked dresses that my mother used to make for me in this very same style.
Just look…even the back has such fantastic detail!
Glancing back through this post I am amazed at just how many truly wonderful Sasha friends I have who have given me such magnificent, attractive and delightful outfits for my girls. No wonder they have ALL been able to have TWO changes of outfits EACH (and still with a couple to spare!) My thanks to you all again and I am most appreciative of your kindness and generousity.