Due to my recent health scare in February (and unfortunately still ‘not out of the woods’) I have sadly decided to speed up the downsizing my large Sasha collection, rather than leave it to my family (who, although have always supported me with what they refer to as ‘those dam’ dolls) are not knowledgeable enough to attempt to disperse this collection at a later date as I am.
This beautiful 1969 CI pale skinned vinyl girl is now listed on Sashadolluk and looking for a new home.
I was told, when I purchased her from the late Heddy Frick’s Estate, that she was one of her favourite Studio Dolls. She had travelled with Heddy (seen in the picture below surrounded by some of her studio dolls) to many important worldwide Sasha events and so is well known and photographed and has appeared in several doll magazine articles.
(The two photos below are by curtesy of Anne Votaw.)
I have just had an email from Dorisanne who says this….’I’m so sad to see that you are selling Heddy’s “Dream Child” (that’s what she called her). I saw her in exhibits in Switzerland and elsewhere, and in Heddy’s home several times and I know how much she loved her. ‘
‘I enjoyed seeing the photo of Heddy with her dolls taken in 1993 for Sasha’s 100th birthday article in a local magazine. Two of my studio dolls are in the photo with her “Dream Child”.’ Many thanks Dorisanne for this extra interesting information.
When Anne Votaw, Anne Louise Chandler and Susanna E Lewis were writing and compiling their three recent Sasha Books, Studio Doll owners were asked if they would like to send some of their doll photographs in the chance of them maybe being included in these books.
As there were strict rules and regulations with regards to the size, quality and background of the photos that had to be met I sent down my doll and asked Shelly (and naturally paid!) to take some photographs, some of which are seen here, for me to forward on to the ‘Three Anne’s’ as they became fondly known!
This photo below of Hedea was included in the Sasha Dolls, The History, on page 103 showing how the later Gotz production used her outfit as a replica for Trudi, one of their 1990s serie dolls.
I have Susanna Lewis’ permission to use this photo of hers as I couldn’t find MY original Trudi photo.
I also had to name the doll for reference and so not knowing if she already had a name, I eventually decided to call her Hedea, in memory of her previous owner.
She comes with her original box, tag and wearing her original clothing consisting of a floral pinafore over a rust coloured linen dress (both with the Sasha label) and knitted socks and black leather court shoes. Her underclothing consists of a chemise, and beautiful lace trimmed underskirt and drawers, glimpses of which can be seen in some of the full length photos..
I’m so hoping that Hedea will be able to find a new Sasha home in the very near future… although I shall certainly miss seeing her sitting here like this, on my bedroom chair, at the bottom of my bed, each morning when I wake up.
Finally I decided to treat myself to a little photo play using a few different finishes.
I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing all these stunning photos (although taken a few years ago now) by Michelle Baxter of my Studio Doll, Hedea, … and for which I’d like to take this opportunity yet again to thank her.
PS. My thanks too to all the recent month of June’s new adoptive parents of The Brood. It is proving to be a slight relief knowing where even just a FEW of them are going, thanks to my either seeing them on Facebook or due to being informed by private emails.