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A Little Detour This Week…

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Happy Easter Everyone

Wishing all my WordPress blog followers a very happy and enjoyable long Easter weekend and thank you for your continued and much appreciated support with my Sasha Brood Blog.
1.Below was my very first Easter card that I had printed to send to my special Sasha friends a few years ago.

Since it seems that my Brood’s close up facial photos have been a success (judging by the number post hits) I’ve decided to continue the theme but interspersed them here with Easter offerings, it being Easter Sunday..
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10.This Gotz yellow eyed girl was one of the dolls featured in Michael O’Brian’s photograph set that he realeased…though some years ago now.

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30.Finally this photo of Miss Lippy decorating an Easter egg tree is especially for Simply Sasha. Miss Lippy is sending you special hugs and kisses today. The Brood also sends their love to Fritz and Ross who now live with you.

It’s always lovely for us to see our blog followers here and as always we thank you for dropping by and look forward to reading any comments.
Have a WONDERFUL Easter Sunday.

Up-Close and Personal… part 2

Continuing the theme of some facial photos of a few of my Sasha Dolls.
Panoramic photo of The Sasha Brood taken by Lorraine Tyler at the 2016 Sasha Celebration Weekend.

1.Baby Anis, an early Trendon Bettina mohair re-root baby.

2. Mid 1960s slate eyed Gotz.

3. 1969 wigged Frido Gingham.

4. Frido 1967 bobbed haired Blue Cord.

5. 1969/70 Frido Baby Nightdress re-rooted by Lisa.

6. 1967 Frido bobbed haired Blue Cord.

7. Frido late 1966 Blue Cord.

8. Frido 1967 trimmed haired Blue Cord.

9. Gotz mid 1960s pale skinned slate eyed re-rooted in mohair by Bettina.

10. Gotz mid 1960s slate eyed.

11. Frido late 1966 early 1967 Ballet.

12. Frido 1967 Dungaree

13. Frido 1967 bobbed haired Blue Cord.

14. Frido late 1966 Jeans eye painted by Manchester art student Kristina.

15. Frido 1967 Gingham re-rooted by Lisa.

16.Frido 1969/70 baby Nightdress re-rooted by Lisa.

17. Frido 1967 Brown Cord.

18. Frido 1966 Graphic eyed Dungaree.

19. Gotz 1969 No-navel.

20. Trendon 1970/71 Denim

21. Gotz mid 1960s slate eyed.

22. Frido 1968 Gregor Shorts.

23. Gotz mid 1960s slate eyed.

24. Frido 1966 Graphic eyed Dungaree.

25.  Frido 1968 trimmed haired FCP Dungaree.

26. Gotz 1970 No-navel.

27. Gotz 1965 yellow eyed with lashes.

28. Gotz mid 1960s slate eyed ponytail.

29. Frido 1970 baby re-rooted in mohair by Bettina.

30. Gotz mid 1960s wigged slate eyed waif .

Hoping that I haven’t repeated any of last weeks actual photos here as it was quite hard to keep track and that you didn’t get too bored with the same theme as last week’s post .

Many thanks for visiting us today and we hope that you all have an enjoyable and sunny week in the run up to Easter Sunday.

Close-up and Personal

Lorraine Tyler’s photograph of The Brood at the 2016 SCW before the downsizing began.

First off though, I would like to thank those very kind Sasha buyers who have recently purchased some of The Brood that have been up for sale. (Several of you have privately emailed me to let me know and I’m delighted that they are going to such good Sasha homes and will be amongst well known peers)… which all helps at this very sad time as some of these dolls have been with me since the beginning of my collecting as far back as 1996.)

Right now, back to the task in hand here (it being the first Sunday of the month) of showing a few close up photos of some of my Sasha Doll’s faces, the first (in several posts of twenty-five faces) and which I hope you will enjoy.

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Seeing these unique and wonderful dolls ‘up close and personal’ like this makes me realise just how much I enjoy photographing their individual fabulous facial expressions.
Thanks for dropping by once again and I hope that you have enjoyed another Sunday visit. Have a good week…I’m back to getting a few more dolls and clothing ready for departure alongside my mammoth project of the deleting of millions of Sasha photos from my Pictures.

UK’s Mothering Sunday


Wishing all the UK mothers a very happy and relaxing day with their families and extra thoughts and prayers to those mother’s, like me, whose child/children can’t actually be there with them to help them celebrate this special time.

As last Monday was the UK’s first official Spring day I decided to post some photos of my Sasha Dolls in amongst a few of the UK’s Spring flowers as my tribute to Mothering Sunday. (Have taken Sharon of Spain’s advice and left out the dolls and their clothing’s details and descriptions to save me, and you, time.)
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Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration dating back to the 16th century (there is no fixed date for the UK’s Mothering Sunday as it is linked with Easter Sunday whose date changes every year according to the lunar calendar) though it is always three weeks before Easter Sunday, or the fourth Sunday of Lent.



Back then, Mothering Sunday was a chance for those who worked in servitude to go back home to see their families and attend the church in their home town – or ‘mother church’… from whence the name.originated

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As the servant children walked the many miles (kilometres) to their Mother Church they would pick a bunch of wild flowers along the way to give to their mothers.

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7. Primroses. (This photo of Miss Lippy is especially for Simply Sasha!)

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7. Bluebells.

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12. Forget-me-nots.

13. Crocus.

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Sasha World magazine before blending in the photo lines.

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19. Daffodills.

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‘What I like most about my mom is that she always supersizes her hugs.’

Hoping that you have enjoyed viewing this Sasha Dolls and the UK’s Spring flowers post. Have a wonderful day in this glorious sunshine and thanks for visiting.

‘Hello’ from a few more of us

A couple more of the Sasha Brood wishing to introduce themselves before the downsizing begins in earnest. (Just waiting to feel better before having to make those heart-breaking decisions as who is next in line to go.)
(Oh dear!!! I’ve just noticed that todays few dolls are all 1960s Gotz lasses… SO please Simply Sasha don’t look any further. So sorry about that. Obviously wasn’t thinking straight or I’d have added a few Frido/Trendons in between. Sure sign that I’m still nowhere near well.)

First up today is Sally, my red headed slate eyed girl with her cute little braids/plaits. She is wearing a Pinestreetstudio plaid short coat over vintage-sasha brown cords and Ruthsdolls distressed laced boots.
I’ve always loved her dear cheeky little face.
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SO it’s Goodbye from ME…

…and Goodbye from ME

…and Goodbye from ME!

…and Goodbye from ME!
Thanks for dropping by! Keep well and enjoy yourselves.