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HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY SASHA FRIENDS.

Wishing all my Sasha Friends, and of course their dolls, a very happy, blessed and peaceful Easter Weekend.

Unfortunately due to problems with the photos stored in my laptop and any recently taken photos in my camera not being able to be downloaded since the latest Windows10 update I wasn’t able to do the Easter blogpost that I had planned… SO I’m using this Easter Bank Holiday post here instead until I can find the time to do the Easter one.

1. Petrana gave me this delightful dress and pants set, as one of my birthday presents from her, and which colour co-ordinates beautifully with that wonderful purple floral coat/trouser set that I already had… and which can be seen again below to remind you.

2. The dress (with it’s matching knickers) is pictured here with a pair of DesAdorables lilac bar shoes and a small lilac hair ribbon in her hair.

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4. Close up of the gorgeous coat materials.

5. See how delightfully the tiny patterned dress material goes with it.

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This charming little dress which, like the patterned H&G grey skirt a short while back, immediately opened up the thrilling and challenging Sasha play opportunities of what I can add/put with it, from items already here, to make a number of different outfits….so here we go…

7. Firstly, the coat fastened up over the dress with Ruthsdolls purple lace up shoes.

8. Coat opened up to show it’s lining with the dress material.

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11. The reversible little top that came with the original coat set used here as a bolero.

12. Notice how it (and her shoes) picks up the paler lilac in the dress print.

13. The other side of the top (and which matches the trousers) and to which I have added two of their hair slides to cover the press studs. The purple lace shoes match it perfectly.

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16. Couldn’t resist adding this short piece of ribbon (originally from a past present, my ‘waste not want not’ coming in useful again!)

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18. A longer piece of satin ribbon ties attractively around the waist giving it a ‘party dress’ look.

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20. Back view of the trailing ribbon bow.

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23. Slid it round to the front but unfortunately wasn’t so keen here.

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26. Back again to the organza small piece of ribbon salvaged from a present wrapping, this time tied around her waist. I quite liked this more beige tone, especially here along with the JJ sandals.

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29. Next I added this Ruthsdolls pinafore (that incidentally I must have had here for 20+ years) giving her a Victorian style look along with her JMD rag doll (a lovely gift from Ginger one Christmas) and then I found these little hair clips to pull her hair back.

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32. Another additional ‘Blast from the past’ as they say. This sweet little crochet boloro was a gift 20 or more years ago from a US Sasha Festival. (I must apologise as I wasn’t able to put the dear little heart shaped buttons through the button holes due to my Arthritic curled fingers, but I can assure you that they do go through.)

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36. A dear little Molly cardigan was next to be added. (Again apologies for not being able to button it up.) Perfect colour co-ordination imo.

37. In hindsight though I would have perhaps been better adding the little star shaped hair slides (which can be seen elsewhere in the post) as they would have been more of a colour match.

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39. Next we have a Ruthsdolls machine knitted cardigan purchased at the very beginning of my Sasha collecting.

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42. Lastly a slightly more casual, outdoor look with this DD hoodie. (Please notice the pretty little star shaped slides here. I’ve just naughtily forgotten who gave them to us but thinking that it could have been Theresa or Susan or Lorraine?)

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My apologies again as I obviously got carried away, as per usual, with ALL these photos.  Will I ever learn to know when to stop?

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Many thanks for visiting us here and we hope that you are all ‘out and about’ enjoying this wonderful Easter weather.

A Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Post… Accompanied by a Sasha ‘A-wearing of the Green.’

My Sasha Brood Remainers and I would like to wish everyone a…


Saint Patrick …
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… was born the son of a Roman decurion (an official responsible for collecting taxes) in Roman Britain in 387CE near the Scottish/English boarder but was kidnapped at the age of 16 by pirates and taken to Ireland and sold as a slave to serve under a Heathen master as a herdsman. After six years of enduring this harsh life (but still keeping his Christian faith) and learning the Irish language (which became very useful to him later) he finally managed to escape on a boat and returned to England.


It has become a tradition to wear GREEN clothing on Saint Patrick’s Day so here is, Jeanette, my JMD customised girl, wearing a delightfully gifted and made dress by Petrana
in some perfectly suited material to celebrate this day.
(I have teamed it here with some JJ beige sandals and commercially made socks.)

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After a few years after returning to England Saint Patrick was told in a dream by God to go back to Ireland and Christianise it. So after studying in a monastery and then being ordained a priest he returned to help and assist, the then Bishop of Ireland. On the death of this Bishop St Patrick was consecrated in his place. Later on, when on a visit to Rome, he was instructed by the Pope to travel the length and breath of Ireland converting it’s people to Christianity.

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Below Jeanette changes her JJ footwear to a pair of Ruthsdolls lace-ups.
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Over the years Saint Patrick established many churches and monasteries, for both monks and nuns, and so Ireland became a country of Christian piety and learning and from which many monks in the following years, went out to preach the Christian faith to those in England, France and Switzerland.

Due to the much colder weather over the last week Jeanette has decided to put on a beautiful and very finely knitted (by my local Sasha friend, Kate) soft cream cardigan.
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Saint Patrick was regarded as a Saint because of his life spent as a dedicated missionary after being instructed by the Pope to organise and establish the Church of Ireland.
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After living a completely ‘apostolic’ life of labour and love Saint Patrick died on March 17th, 461 and so it is on this day each year that, not only in Ireland, but in many other Christian countries, we celebrate his Feast Day.

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St Patrick eventually became the Patron Saint of Ireland …
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….and on account of his teaching of the Holy Trinity using the Shamrock (when trying to explain the Holy Trinity Saint Patrick bent down and picked up a three leaf clover to show how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were ONE just as these three petals grew from the one stem.) From then on this became Ireland’s National Flower Emblem.

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Her little cardigan now done up showing the dear little pearl fastening buttons.
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The Lyrics of the Hymn to Saint Patrick.

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin’s green valleys look down in thy love.

On Erin’s green valleys, on Erin’s green valleys,
On Erin’s green valleys look down in thy love.

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, thy words were once strong
Against Satan’s wiles and a heretic throng;
Not less is thy might where in Heaven thou art;
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part!

In a war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death;
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.

Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;
And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright,
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou were on earth,
And our hearts shall yet burn, wherever we roam,
For God and St. Patrick, and our native home.

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Jeanette now wearing a Ruthsdoll’s homespun green/beige/maroon check classic styled smocked dress and socks with JJ sandals.
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Another green outfit change, smocked dress this time by Jill Mackley of ‘Frocks and Socks’ and again with Ruthsdolls socks and JJ sandals.
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This is the card that I sent to my daughter who is 50% Irish (father’s) and 50% English (mother!)
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The card that my daughter’s pet Weimaraner dog, Bella, and her partner’s French Bulldog brother, Bernie, sent to their mummy.
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A photo of Saint Patrick towards the end of his reign.
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Lastly, will you please raise your glasses to wish everyone a great Saint Patrick’s Day with a pint of Ireland’s famous Guinness Brew.
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Cheers! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
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I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post. Thanks for visiting us here and helping celebrate yet another of Ireland’s Patron Saint’s Feast Days.

A Case Of When ‘One Thing Leads To Another…..’

The arrival of my surprise Haggle and Gaggle gift package containing the little skirt by Petrana immediately started a much needed new flow of Sasha interest and activity here.

Out came the Brood’s four huge A1 clothing and their five footwear boxes, followed by me and my now very old, but trusted camera. Below can be seen what materialised.

Firstly the dear little skirt was put on Jeanette and teamed with a Dollydoodle hooded sweatshirt, vintage-sasha beret and JJ sandals and Boneka socks (the latter two snatched off poor Belle who was innocently standing nearby.)
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The Brood were given this soft toy Snoopy dog for Christmas by Father Christmas himself.
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Next off came the beret and socks and sandals and instead on came the H&G tights and a pair of commercially made black bar shoes..
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H&G tights were then replaced with a pair of vintage-sasha grey stripped tights and the late JJ white laced boots and the v-s beret returns.

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Dollydoodles hooded sweatshirt was then replaced by a ‘Sharon in Spain’ grey Jersey jumper and Des Adorables grey bar shoes.
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Beret off and a grey Dollydoodles fur trimmed gillet on.
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Sharon in Spain’s grey jumper off, Dollydoodle white T shirt with a Gregor’s grey front fastening  hoodie on top.
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Vintage-sasha striped tights now replaced with a plain white pair and commercially made black bar shoes and DD sweatshirt pulled down to show a trendy layer beneath the hoodie.
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Gregor’s white T shirt now replaced with one of their pale grey ones. White tights off and Boneka dark grey socks and pale grey bar shoes back on.
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Dollydoodle’s front opening hoodie was then put on so softening the look. Here Jeanette is seen clutching a little knitted and much loved Christmas Tree kitten ornament.
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Bar shoes exchanged for a pair of their uni-sex white canvas converses/sneakers.
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Beret off, hoodie hood pulled up and holding a little ‘Me to You’ bear, a much appreciated Christmas gift to them from Auntie Shelly, MANY years ago.
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Hood down and a DD beanie hat added giving a much more modern look.
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Finally the hoodie was taken off and tied around her waist as the youngsters today  tend to do.
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Thanks for popping over. Always lovely to see you here. Hope that you have enjoyed this little skirt’s adventures today and will be interested in reading your views on the above resulting outfit creations.
Enjoy the rest of this short month.

Putting a Wardrobe Together for….

My new Christmas doll, A JMD customised Trendon 1973? doll. (With my sense of colour I couldn’t resist sitting her here on one of my daughter’s beautifully wrapped Xmas presents to me! )
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Firstly we have this older Ruth Hartley homespun smocked dress that has been in The Broods clothing wardrobe for several years now. (I have teamed it here with some toning brown socks and JJ sandals.)
This classic style of dress so suits most of our Sasha Dolls.
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I have this style of dress in a huge variety of checks and colours but this I think is THE perfect colour for her as the darker check matches her eyes and the lighter check her hair.
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This photo was taken very early on Christmas morning after Father Christmas riding on his sleigh had delivered her here late on Christmas Eve. (Unfortunately, as you can see, due to being unable to locate their hair brush, her hair hasn’t been brushed after her night out ‘on the tiles’ with Santa.)

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Here she is wearing a Broods Karen Warnaka brushed cotton dress, which incidentally has been with us for MANY years now,  and which again, I think, looks absolutely delightful on her.

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Her third outfit to date is this delightful Duffle coat outfit from Petrana (who sews under the name of ‘Made for the Love of Sasha Dolls.’) I first saw a similar outfit to this on one of Pam Winters? dolls on Facebook and immediately though that it MIGHT possibly suit my doll (as she was still sealed up in a box awaiting Father Christmas’ collection.) I got in touch with Petrana asking if she was due to be making anymore of these outfits for sale. She replied that she could make me one up if I wanted as it wasn’t a OOAK outfit as such. (NEVER liking to exactly copy I chose to have a different material for the top and to do without the dear little knitted neck scarf)
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I teamed it up with a pair of the late Betty Jean Densons navy boots and was thrilled with just how well it suited her

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BUT ‘The icing on the cake’ here was that Petrana sent it to us as a surprise Christmas gift! Just how wonderful was that? How lucky are we? She said that she hoped that it would encourage me to get back to Sasha  playing, photography and blogging…which, along with this new doll, has indeed done just that.

The kindness and generosity of our Sasha Collectors always amazes me. A million/trillion thanks.

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Hopefully over the next few weeks I shall continue to look and sort through the Broods massive wardrobe and hopefully will discover many more of their previous outfits that also suit this dear Sasha Doll… but we have heard that Sarah Williams of vintage-sasha has now started Sasha sewing again after a two year break and so, if we can get our act together before all are snapped up, she might well be treated to yet another new outfit in the not too distant future.

In the meantime she is keeping this stunning Duffle Coat outfit on whilst we all await the forecasted COLD/SNOW snap due later next week.

Thanks for dropping by today. Take care and keep warm until the next time we meet here.

A Brief Look at Christmas at the Sasha Brood Remainers Home.

Before I finally completely forget how to use my blogspace I thought that I’d better try at posting an odd photo or two just to make sure that I’m still familiar with how it works.

Wishing all my blog followers a…

and thank you for your continued support and visits.

A few of my gifts to my Family. As you will see Xmas Stockings play a great part in our Christmas Traditions.
1. My 2018 stocking for my daughter….though unfortunately taken before I have filled, be-ribboned and jingle-belled it. (Sadly I didn’t get the time to take any ‘after’ photos.)

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My Star Wars stocking for my daughter’s partner (and with grateful thanks to Anne Deitchman over in the US for helping me to buy this.) Again unfortunately photos taken before they were filled, be-ribboned and jingle-belled.
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Their two dogs stockings…filled here but again not be-ribboned and jingle belled before the final photos.
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My main presents to my daughter’s Star Wars fan partner.
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There were THREE of these filled for various members of my family (photos again taken without the additional ribbon/bell trimmings.)
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Gift bag filled with presents for my SIL and BIL’s little niece.
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Large box filled with gifts for my daughter. (Apologies for the poor background but was racing against time again!)
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10. My daughter and partners door stop gift from their two horses!

A few photos of our Christmas decorations.
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I bought these two Reindeer this year to have by the side of my front drive but then completely forgot to take a photo of them lit up in situ.
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Wooden Reindeer head hanging inside of the front door.

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New Decoration.
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Dick Bruna Crib on lounge window shill. (Apologies for dullness due to being taken against the light.)
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My 2018 Sasha Christmas Card. (front.)
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Father Christmas visiting my home on Christmas Eve.
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Bringing me my Christmas doll.
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My daughter’s exquisitely wrapped presents for ME!
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A few of my Terry’s Orange table favours. (Forgot to take a photo of the third cover.)
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Potted up Hyacinths for one of my daughter’s New Year gifts.
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Bye, bye for another year…and thanks again.
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Thanks for visiting us and again a…

‘WHO Let The (Dogs…. ooopsX) …Boys Out???’

…..ME, as I felt so sorry for my three Gregor Brood Remainers still being coped up inside here with me that I let them escape my bungalow confines for an hour.

Below you can see where they went and what they got up too!

The boys decided to visit a nearby farm/barn conversion that has this delightful setting of a few small shops and businesses (a Snugbury’s ice cream parlour, a café, a photographer’s studio,  an interior designer shop) around this quiet and peaceful fountain square with the recently converted barn, situated just behind (that is now hired out for weddings, parties and private events etc.) There is also a small working Blacksmiths and his shop and a children’s safe grassed play area… along with plenty of room for car parking.

1.Jac, a petite, long fringed Trendon 1970 Gregor, customised by Shelly who had been with me ‘forever!’

2. Tony, another wide faced 1970s Trendon Dark Denims lad (who Sarah Williams bought intending to re-root, due to falling hair, but decided that he was just too handsome so instead let me adopt him. Thanks again Sarah!)

3. Niklaus, Fritz’s elder brother, a handsome 1967 Gotz slate eyed, sharp nosed, lad.

4. All are wearing Passion 4 Sasha outfits with varying T shirts.

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11. An old rusted fire pit with the antique wooden hay cart in the background.

12. Doors to the Ice Cream Parlour.

13. You can just see part of the children’s play are in the background here!

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16. The rotting inside of the hay cart!

17. A tree trunk providing a shelter for insects!

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19. Some planting between these stones has now just begun.

20. Tony, taking a short rest on the cart’s wheel spokes between activities.

21. Love how this cart is only made up from these wood and metal/iron components.

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These photos are all a bit monotonous I’m afraid but I can never get enough of seeing my handsome lads out and about.. also hope that it shows just how well our Sasha Dolls take to, and fit in, with our enhancing natural surroundings.

Thanks, as usual, for visiting us again. We are, as usual, looking forward to reading your comments etc… (especially hearing which are your favourite todays photos.)

Enjoy the coming week.

A Few NEW Blogpost Sasha Photos

The result of a quick recent session back behind the camera (although rather too late in the evening for photographing!) to hopefully enjoy with your early morning hot drink…

(Apologies for the lack of the use of their hair brush here but the finer hand finished details, thanks to the Rheumatoid Arthritis, are now unfortunately ‘a thing of the past.’ )

A Frido 1968 wide faced Fringe waif (due to cut hair) wearing a Francis Boiten dress and Rosemarie Shortell sandals and commercially made socks,
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Sienna, a Trendon 1972 Gingham girl, customised and wigged by Shelly due to falling hair, wearing a floral vintage-sasha dress and JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Miss Concave, a Frido 1967 Blue Cord girl, with eyes painted by Doreen Bell, wearing a two tone patterned dress by Nikita Eileen Krupoderov with JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Miss No Fringe (rooted when the factory fringe machine had broken down) a 1968 Frido Dungaree girl with full centre part, trimmed very silky hair, wearing a vintage-sasha floral dress, JJ sandals and commercially made socks.
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Gertie Clarisse, A JMD customised and Pintuck wigged (due to falling hair!) 1972 wide faced Gregor Dark Denims and seen here wearing  Pinestreetstudio dungarees over a long sleeved T shirt (maker unknown) and the late Betty Jean Denson’s shoes.
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Brother and sister/twins? two 1970 wide faced Trendon dolls wearing a vintage-sasha coat/dress outfit and JJ boots and a Passion 4 Sasha jeans and shirt over a DD T shirt and commercially manufactured trainers.
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Miss Gotzie, a Gotz 1967 slate eyed waif (purchased solely for wig wearing, due to her original badly cut hair.)  wearing a Karen Warnika simple plain brushed cotton yoked dress and JJ’s first ever bar shoes.
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Recently shown on Facebook/Sasha Morgenthaler Dolls for Boyz Zone Week. Left. Jac, a petite 1970 Trendon Dark Denims with customised eyes by Shelly. Centre. Niklaus, a 1967 Gotz sharp nose, slate eyed lad. Right, Iain, another 1970 Trendon Dark Denims, all wearing Passion 4 Sasha jeans and shirts over varying T shirts.
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Finally, Niklaus in his Diane Duke sweater with hat, Pinestreetstudio combat trousers and Ruthsdolls shoes.
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Thanks for dropping by, always lovely for us to see you here. Enjoy the coming Autumnal week.