These ‘Shelly’ customised dolls of mine would, on behalf of my Sasha Brood like to wish their ‘very special’ Auntie Shelly a very happy birthday.
The next two photos of this 1969 Frido Dungaree girl show the very first doll that I bought off Sashadolluk on April 6th, 2002 for my 61st birthday the next day. Shelly had only just opened her website when I phoned her asking if I could buy the above doll as a birthday present ‘from me to me’ and would it be possible for her to arrive here the very next day. The answer was ‘yes’ and ‘yes.’
The rest, as they say, is history!
Since then literally hundreds of my dolls have come and gone via her and Sashadolluk. I would say that most of my collection has been purchased this way and for which I am truly grateful for as my dolls give me so much enjoyment and pleasure on a daily basis. Hard to imagine my life without them!
Probably one of my most liked by the Sasha Collectors of today is Harper seen below.
Jac, a 1970 Gregor is a unisex doll that has been with me for many, many years and has now decided that he likes being ‘one of the Dollydoodle’ dressed lads the best.
Belle, a customised 1970s Gregor who is almost world famous now.
Riplee, who has joined the brood within the last year.
Missing out on purchasing Belle the first time round I bought this 1972 Gingham doll with falling hair and sent her down to Shelly to try to replicate another Belle.
A little 1970 wide faced waif that I asked Shelly to enhance her eyes and brows as they were greening.
Many thanks Shelly for all your help and advice AND fantastic website that has allowed me to build up ‘my very special to me’ Sasha Brood (….though I doubt that my Bank Manager would agree being aware of all the money spent, not to mention the debts incurred along the way!) but which my family say helps to keep me occupied and ‘out of their hair’ with all the wonderful friends that I have made over the years, plus keeping my brain alert with all their details, books, the Sasha World magazine, blogs, outings, fundays plus the UK Festival visit, and the seemingly ongoing buying and selling of dolls, outfits and accessories.
So…. a very happy birthday from me, many thanks again, my love and and may God bless you.