From the ‘Up Close and Personal’ photos of late as my recently idle camera and a conservatory full of sunshine tempted me back to taking a few photos of some of my dolls again.
First on stage is my 1972 Trendon Gingham with falling hair that I sent down to Shelly many hears go now with a Global Cossette wig to customise for me. I just love the way that Shelly has painted her eyes and how everything comes together colour-wise when she is wearing this vintage-sasha dress and JJ sandals.
Next in line is this Frido 1966 Developmental Sasha girl who should have been wearing the gingham outfit but was instead put into a Brown Cord dress, with her original white box labelled accordingly, as a special exhibit at a London Doll Fair. She is wearing a Ruthsdolls’ double row smocked dress and shoes.
A 1970ish? really pretty Trendon Gingham girl with the most beautifully two-toned, soft and shiny hair and the darker grey-blue eyes that so match this attractive dress by Nikita (aka ‘Dreaming under the Lilacs’ as it was known in those days.) I was uncertain as to whether I preferred the Ruthsdoll’s lace up shoes or Rosie Shortell’s sandals with the outfit so hoping that you can help me decide.
Another of my Sasha girls that has been with me ‘forever’! A 1967 Frido Blue Cord NP. I just had to have her after seeing her for sale on Sashadolluk as it was so rare to see dolls with bobbed hair in those days and she looked to me as if she had just come straight from the hair dressers.
I first saw this girl for sale on Sashadolluk for about five seconds before my internet crashed and she was, I thought lost to me forever… but luckily I had the foresight to phone a local Sasha friend who then sent an email through to Shelly saying what had happened to my computer and that I wanted to buy her.
Unfortunately I don’t know much about this doll or why I originally bought her apart from her facial looks…though it could of been that I needed another doll for wigging (and she was already shaved for wigging) or for the outfit. I’m no good at exactly dating dolls but judging by her height and eye painting she might well be beyond my 1965-1972 serie collection band. She is wearing a wig that Sharon bought and customised for me after having admired one on her dolls and I don’t know the maker of her outfit but I love it and have had it a very long time.
Lastly for today is my 1966 Frido Graphic eye girl seen here in another of my favourite Ruthsdolls dresses and socks with JJ Mary-Janes. As you can see from her original Sashadolluk photos she is a FCP Blue Cord doll.
So that’s it for today folks! Hope that you have enjoyed your Sunday visit and hopefully see you here again soon. Extra thanks too to those of you who take the time to add a little comment as I love to read them and know who is in the audience.
Take care of yourselves and stay warm in this forecasted UK colder week. Off now to get another couple of dolls ready to send down to Sashadolluk for adoption.