North Pole Deliveries
“Hmmm” said Father Christmas looking at his list, “This house certainly looks familiar….
…. BUT the person who lives there seems a little bit older than the average person who believes in Father Christmas. Still, she’s been good this year, so I’d better deliver this Sasha anyway.”
(BTW This IS my daughter’s introduction NOT mine!)
Farewell for another year and a very happy 2014.
Then the sleigh disappears into the darkness for another twelve months……..
Christmas Presents delivered the more usual way: (My daughter’s input again!)
My very first 2013 Christmas present arrives by Courier.
…..and is taken round into the conservatory to be unpacked later.
……and THIS was what was inside it…..a shop front from Denise and Paul. Isn’t it just wonderful? Aren’t they so very kind? A million/trillion thanks to you both. I’m certainly going to have some Sasha fun with this!!!!!
I quickly found the two potted plants that I had bought the other week in anticipation and placed them either side of the door. Grabbed a nearby doll and Foxy, the Steiff Fox Terrier and ‘hey presto’ we are ready for action in the New Year.
Some more of the ‘coated’ dolls can be seen below as I haven’t been at home much since Christmas Eve to take the photos of my Sasha related Christmas presents. (Hopefully I’ll get around to doing that next week when my daughter has returned home and all friends have all been and visited.)
This is my bobbed haired Frido 1967 NP Blue Cord waif wearing a Dollwork’s jacket over a DD T shirt and VS trousers, with Ruthsdoll’s shoes.
Sophie, a 1960s slate eyed Gotz girl in one of the first vintage-sasha cord coats….. and boots very kindly given to me by Susan Bulger-Pomeroy.
She is one of my favourite of my Gotz waifs.
She has a look of me when I was a child and wore my hair in plaits….. though MY fringe was always clipped back off my face.
Please can you pull your fringe away from your face for once so that we can see it better?
A pale skinned Gotz 1960s slate eyed lass with her hair re-rooted by Bettina with mohair.
I love this colour on her in this VS fitted full skirted coat, tights and JJ sandals.
A Trendon 1972 Gingham doll that I bought especially to send to Shelly to re-paint her eyes and wig her in this Monique Cossette wig to replicate her as closely as possible to Belle (as I had just missed buying her again for the second time and was so very disappointed.)
She is wearing a coat that I think was knitted by Postiebabe (but as it was rather a long time ago now that I could be mistaken.) Dolls-secret tights and Ruthsdoll’s shoes.
I love this colour on her.
A 1960s slate eyed trimmed haired Gotz waif that I purchased from Marie Morgan for the sole purpose of using the various wigs that I had accumulated over time on her.
I want to try this VS coat on over some purple DD skinny jeans and my VS purple dungarees when I have the time as I’m not so sure that these white tights are the right thing to wear with this lovely Harris tweed coat (another of VS’s very first coats) and Ruthsdoll’s shoes.
A Frido 1968 Fringe waif girl in a hat and jacket knitted by Christine Durand and jeans, I think, by NGould, with JJ sandals.
Frido 1966 Developemental Brunette Brown Cord (that arrived in her box with this rare combination as opposed to the usual brunette hair and gingham dress version … which was produced especially for sale at the toy fair that year.)
Rosemary Shortell designed and knitted this unusual and utterley charming Larma coat and then gave me it as a gift for my 70th birthday…. which she wears here with DD leggings, JJ boots and a Ruthsdoll’s felt beret.
I am spending today helping my daughter gather her things together ready for her journey back home so I shan’t have the time to reply to any of your ‘much-looked- forward-to’ and ‘very-much-appreciated’ comments until later in the evening….or the following day.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say many thanks indeed to all my friends who sent me and my Brood such wonderful Sasha related gifts and which will hopefully be captured on camera and displayed here asap.
Wishing all my blog followers a very happy, healthy and Sasha fun filled New Year and many thanks for your support and encouragement over the past year.