I was planning to wish all my blog followers a very happy New Year and start showing you my wonderful Christmas Sasha related gifts last Sunday but unfortunately my AVG anti-virus protector ran out and I couldn’t manage to renew it by myself in the time.
Firstly, I have added my annual Worpress report and would like to thank each and everyone of you who visited me and the Sasha Brood here during 2013 for your support and encouragement…..and which my family says helps to keep my brain and mind active and me from being lonely or board and out of mischief.
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
In 2013, there were 54 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 728 posts.
The busiest day of the year was January 3rd with 301 views. The most popular post that day was My Sasha Christmas Presents part 2.
Special thanks to to everyone who takes the effort and time to add a comment to the posts which I so enjoy reading. Congratulations too to the five top commentators listed here:
Your most commented on post in 2013 was Your opinion please
These were your 5 most active commenters:
- 1 sashavillage 71 COMMENTS
- 2 anne 70 COMMENTS
- 3 Simply Sasha 61 COMMENTS
- 4 Sharon H 52 COMMENTS
- 5 Gillian Nash 45 COMMENTS
Attractions in 2013
These are the posts that got the most views in 2013. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.
- 1 Your opinion please 64 COMMENTS May 2013
- 2 Denise Owen’s ‘Chat n’ Snap’ Part 1 43 COMMENTS November 2013
- 3 Pick n’ Mix 37 COMMENTS May 2013
- 4 ‘Dolly Mixtures’ 38 COMMENTS February 2013
- 5 Happy Birthday to Judith 54 COMMENTS September 2013
Here is the magnificent shop front that Denise and her husband gave me for Christmas.
Just how lucky am I? As you can see here I had added some silver Christmas decorations to it.
This 1967 Frido NP is the doll that you saw Father Christmas arriving on his sledge in a recent post bringing her to me at my home.
Although she was dressed as a Jeans girl when she arrived I’m rather thinking that she was originally a Blue/Brown Cord as she doesn’t have the FCP that is usually associated with the Jeans girls.
Her eyes were painted by Kristina, the Manchester Art Student, that came in to help Sara Doggart paint the eyes in the Summer of 1967.
She is a minty doll complete with her plain backed gold tag.
I quickly changed her into this lovely 2013 limited Christmas edition Ruthsdoll’s outfit for this photo shoot but haven’t at the moment had time to try on some other outfits to see just what styles suit her the best.
I love the smocking here.
Still making up my mind as to which of the footwear to use with this outfit. Either the sandal style that the outfit came with or the lace-ups that I already had here. At the moment I’m tending to go with the latter being Winter and will use the sandals during the Spring and Summer months.
One of my Sasha New Year resolutions is to finish off naming my Sasha girls and babies as hardly any of these have been given names. As I now have two of these dolls with eyes painted by Kristina I have decided to call this one Krista and the other, Tina.
Sarah Williams gave me this really ‘chic’ outfit (plus a little War I replica bear which will be featured in the next Sunday’s post.) I just adore her VS outfits, especially those with the berets, and can never get enough of them.
I chose this Trendon 1970/1 bobbed haired doll to wear it as I like the look of bobbed hair under the berets. As I bought this doll from Denise’s Chat n’ Snap I have called her Denise after the event and one of the characters in one of my favourite TV programmes, The Paradise.
This outfit has such a French smartness about it. I have added three quarter socks and grey, rather than black. coloured bar shoes to complete the look. A million thanks Sarah for this fabulous outfit!
Belle, my 1970 Gregor customised by Shelly, snapped up this sweet little VS coat given to us by Susan Bulger Pomeroy (along with another outfit and gift to be shown next Sunday.) Although I have to admit that it does so suit her I do intend to enjoy letting others try it on at some point in time.
Burgandy bar shoes and tan socks complete the outfit.
As the Brood’s watering can matches the colour of her coat she has decided to appoint herself as chief plant waterer of the potted plants outside the shop front although I’m not so sure that it is a job to be undertaken in that best coat!
As you may have noticed here I have started to make this shop as a sweet shop first of all although it’s not quite finished as yet as I need to find one or two more of my sweet based props.
Couldn’t resist adding another photo of this ‘Mabel Lucy Attwell’ replica looking little doll.
As I prefer the shorter cut haired dolls to wear the hoodies if I’m needing to put the hoods up I let Denise wear this new Dollydoodles outfit given to me by Judith as well. Judith said that this was a special one-off for the Brood as she knew that I so enjoyed Chon’s teenage Snoopy collecting years BUT as it’s SO super and such a shame to limit it to one, I’m more than willing to share the design with others if she wants to make some more for her website listings.
I have added some DD leggings and Ruthsdolls boots to finish off this bright and fun casual outfit. Tons of thanks Judith for thinking of us with this most attractive little top.
Looking at these photos of her with the hood up I think that the younger Gregor lads would also enjoy having one.
Introducing another NEW Dollydoodles long awaited by Susan and I line, the baby SNOWSUIT! Aren’t I the lucky one to be given one of the very first off the production line? Armfuls of thanks Judith for another gifted FIRST. How we love to introduce your latest products.
Quite a co-incidence as my sister and I had recently bought a friend’s first baby girl one almost identical and when he phoned to thank me he said that he adored seeing her in it as she looked just like a lovely soft pink Marshmellow. Good enough to eat!
I think the same of my little tot here, who I sent to be re-rooted by Lisa Hartley, when I look at these photos. All cosily wrapped up against the cold.
I’ll have to stop here as I stayed up late last night to do this post, which indeed had a few more gifts featured, but when I came to publish it this morning I was devastated to discover that ALL the writing and many of the photos had completely disappeared (in spite of saving it all at the very end!) so have had to set to and start over again and do as much as I can.
SO I still have to feature my presents from Steve, Chris Taylor, Sarah Price and Cleo, Cathy and Plum, Gill, Chon, Shelly, more from Susan and Sarah W, and anyone else that I might have missed mentioning here.
A very happy Sasha fun filled New Year to all my followers and thanks for visiting us here.