Gifts and bought sales table items have become a much looked forward to part of any Sasha gathering, rather like the icing on a cake.
So, at long last, I’m finally able to show you mine from the Sasha Celebration Weekend.
(Please remember that it was a somewhat sunny and windy day when I took these photos and especially the ones taken during midday time are quite ‘dappled’ as the sun caught the leaves from the surrounding trees.)
My very first gift on the Friday evening was this delightful bar of Chanel soap and box of chocolates from Petrana as a thank you for my Sasha blogging over the years and which she says she so enjoys.
How lucky was I? A super and so unexpected start to my weekend. Many thanks again.
My next gift was this delightful hessian bag, with an inserted photo of some of Janet’s replica studio dolls and containing some lovely little goodies two pairs of Sasha baby shoes with red/blue Sasha Celebration ribbons, a little notepad and two felt tip pens, two tiny crayons, two hairslides and ties for the dolls, plus a little black lucky cat (one of which had a prize attached to it’s owner) which was given to us individually by Janet on entering our private function room on Saturday morning. Another charming little detail to this special Sasha weekend. Many thanks again Janet. Incidentally the box of little delicious chocolate pearls also included was given to us and our Sashas by Petrana. What a sweet addition.
Another very special gift from Emma Flood who had mentioned last year when she was visiting me that she had made me this beautiful Sasha three ringed logo pendant. It has the number seven stamped on the back (my birthdate) and is one of a limited edition of fifty. Many thanks indeed Emma I am so very thrilled with it and shall asap buy a silver neck chain on which to hang it from.
Having given the only one of my winning raffle tickets to Dollmum’s delightful daughter (as I feel that My Brood have more than enough of everything…..although they themselves might think not!) Petrana then gave me one of her winning tickets and said that she would choose the gift for me…. and so she selected, this Chanel perfume (which she herself had donated. I’m saving the discovery of which of their many famous perfumes it is until later as another lovely little surprise.) Many, many thanks again for your thoughtfulness and kindness.
After the raffle had finished those of us with no sales tables to prepare for went to the adjoining seated tea/coffee alcove where we had a hot drink and one of the clotted cream scones that Lorraine had made and bought with her for our afternoon tea. (Apologies for the lack of a photo but had left my camera in the room.) Thanks Lorraine, they were delicious and certainly renewed our energy for the sales buying.
Once let back into the room I went straight to the Dollydoodle’s table as wanted to get something for my friend Susan’s toddlers and babies only collection. I chose this yellow/navy three boat set for one of her little toddler boys……
………and this pretty, fresh looking little shortals set for one of her baby girls.
Then I spotted this newly styled Spring/Summer coat, perfect I thought for little Bea.
…….and by the side of it was this delightful little shortals set. (I asked if there was another of these for Susan but unfortunately there wasn’t as it was left over from October’s CnS…though I can assure you that it certainly wouldn’t have been if I had spotted it there!)
Bea liked this little Indigo blue dress with the white flowers so added it onto the order too…. as I personally don’t often buy her anything being my one and only toddler.
Lastly I decided to get this dainty lilac shortalls and T shirt set for my baby girls.
Bea modelling her new coat, firstly with her usual white JJ bar shoes as seen here…….
….but then I remembered these little navy shoes and which I much prefer with this outfit..
Who’s a very lucky little girl then?
Added one of Susan’s flower spotted slides here holding a little blue ribbon in place. Now she’s all ready for the sun, sea and sand this Summer!
Bea in her new indigo blue/white dress and pants and wearing another of the spotted little hair slides from the packet that Susan gave her a couple of years ago.
Over to Petrana’s table next to buy a couple of outfits for Miss Nobody and my girls plus a few to give or send as gifts.
Firstly I bought this fine cord Winter dress and pants… as I like long sleeves on my girls in the colder months. As you can see it also came with a hair tie made from the same material. I’ve teamed it up with some beige JJ sandals and commercially made brown socks to complete the overall effect.
Miss Nobody chose this following dress for herself as she said that this colour was perfect for her eyes and especially as we already had the grey bar shoes here to finish off the outfit.
This felted Sasha logo was done by Janet for an example for her felting workshop and when I saw it I mentioned that it would look good made up into a tote bag for Sasha. Low and behold a couple of weeks later this arrived in the post for them. They are very thrilled and say many thanks indeed.
I bought this following dress for one of my special Sasha friends as I know that she likes the brighter colours on her dolls to my personal preferences of the greys, navys and browns.
I firstly added these pink JJ sandals for the photos with it ……
Quite liked this photo of her with her face completely shaded by her hair
…..and then some turquoise/sea/ duck-egg green JJ sandals…. but in the end I preferred the pink
Apologies for SO many close up photos of Miss Nobody but can’t resist as I just ADORE her! She is SO MY kind of doll and if I was only allowed to keep just one doll out of my whole collection SHE would most definitely be ONE of the main contenders!
Another of the dresses that I couldn’t resist buying as a gift or present.
Was a bit undecided as to which shoes I should put with it. First tried a black pair but thought that they looked too Winterly so that left the terrocota or beige. Thinking that it might have to be the beige as the terrocota isn’t quite the exact colour, a little bit too orangy (….though might also try a pair of brown when I get time.)
Now with the beige sandals and socks.
Lastly I bought this very pretty and dainty beige set in the same patterned material as the first grey for another present or gift as I thought that it would suit all the three of different Sasha hair colours.
As well as the above dresses I bought this pretty/daintily coloured back fastening jumper or which could just as easily be used as a cardigan as shown here.
Not having time to actually eat my ‘Janet’ homemade Sasha logo fairy cup cake there I bought it back home with me so that I could photograph it for you all to see. It was these small wonderful little details that Janet thought of that added to the already great weekend. WE are all going to share it out between us and have a little tea party.
Mo, my little black baby, in her new outfit and Bea showing the cup cake.
Bea, in the second outfit that she took with her (although we never found the time for her to change into it) showing this colourfull little felted Canary that Janet made for her as a demonstration for her felted needlework toy workshop.
Here is Bea showing off this gorgeous little wooden engine and fender set that Dollmum made for her when using it as her demonstration model. Bea insists that SHE keeps it for herself…..Quirky, or one of the other baby boys, is NOT getting his hands on it!
The little pink slide, again from Susan.
Talking of second outfits that my girls took with them, here is Miss Nobody’s one.
I also purchased two of these cards made by Anne Votax.
Well that’s it now for the Sasha Celebration Weekend posts apart from these last two photos of Miss Lippy wearing one of the new dresses (this time with the Boneka shoes that Dorisanne gave them a couple of years ago) especially for SS. Unfortunately I had to brighten them, so not as sharp as I would like them to be, as they were taken at 8.00pm. (Didn’t dare NOT include her for SS again today!)
I am taking a ‘close-work’ break now from here until Sunday, July 5th in the hope of getting this Vertigo sorted out once and for all.
Enjoy the month of June and many thanks to Denise, SS and Sharon for Chon’s birthday wishes on the 19th. We all here send ours to Sharon 11th, Merrick and Lindsey 20th and any other June birthdays.