Happy Mother’s Day …

To all ‘non UK’ mothers who celebrate this today.

I’m afraid that this is a very short post today as have been following the Sasha Celebration Weekend in spirit via Facebook over the last three days… but just wanted to wish all those mothers whose special day is being celebrated today, a wonderful day, and hopefully spent with their children.

Today’s two photos show my ex 1990s Gotz family of 1995/96 Maria and two babies, rare baby Jeanine (1999) with blue eyes, instead of the original brown and limited edition of 850, Irka (2001) and all wearing OOAK Ruthsdolls Viyella clothing.

Whilst on line I’d like to express my thanks to Janet Myhill Dabbs and her helpers, Tricia Jackson and Diane Duke, for organising another truly great SCW. (So disappointed not to have been able to attend this year due to ill health.)

Oh, Why Do I Fall In Love….

As many of my Sasha friends know I have a tendency to fall in love, and buy, Sasha Doll waifs… purely on account of their overall looks… and definitely regardless of their faults. Well, imo no-one’s perfect are they?

So today we are looking at one of these dear little examples, and with my apologies to Simply Sasha, (although I think that she has finally seen their light and is coming round)  and anyone else who is not as keen on the Gotz Sasha Doll versions and their wonderfully unique facial expressions.

On seeing this little waif for sale on Sashadolluk, though many years ago now, I immediately knew that she was, what has now been termed, a ‘Kendal-must-have-doll!’ I named her Sophie. (Yes a named Sasha!)



…And so yet another waif joined The Sasha Brood. Whilst still on that massive task of trying to delete as many of my ‘rubbish’ photos that have unfortunately remained stored in my Pictures through lack of time (coupled with slight laziness and a tendency to put off until tomorrow what should have been done today) I have come across what I think are some rather endearing photo shots of Sophie over the years, although there must be many, many more that I haven’t had the time to find for this post.

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Yes, I know that  you love your fringe falling over your face but would you mind if, for just this once, I could clip your hair back so that we can all see your really pretty face?
You see, that’s so much better isn’t it? No! Surely though you can see much clearer now? No!

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Unfortunately she prefers this ruffled, untidy hair look as she likes to think she is more of a tomboy.
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In 2015 she travelled down to the Chat n’ Snap and was taken from there by Chris Meatyard back to her home where Sophie’s neck and arm splits were repaired and she was given a complete spa before being returned home to me. Many thanks again Chris for all your help with this.
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Last month on Facebook was a ‘Sasha Doll Mini-me’ theme running and I would have liked to have joined in but at the stage I didn’t know just how to add a photo/s. Quite recently I came across these very old (well I am OLD!) photos of me and think that there just might be a SLIGHT resemblance between Sophie and I at these ages…(although I certainly wouldn’t have been allowed to let MY fringe fall over my face!)

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17u Me at 5 and my eldest brother.

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19. Me aged 8/9?

20. Me aged 10/11.

21. Me at about 10.

22. Me (about 11 years) with two of my eldest brothers.

I do hope that you weren’t somewhat bored today with this post centred on just one doll. although wearing a few different outfits and hope that at least some of you liked, or even fell a little bit in love with her, as I did/still do.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful month of May. Special wishes to all those attending the SCW next weekend. I am so disappointed not to be able to come and meet you all these but am sure that you will all have a ‘ball’ and look forward to seeing all the resulting photos.

Look Right, Look Left and then Right Again

….And then when it’s safe to cross to here, walk briskly whilst still looking from right to left.
WARNING…Bank Holiday Photo Overload although NO Descriptions.
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Hoping that you crossed over to here safely and enjoyed seeing what was on the other side of the road.
Have a great Bank Holiday and thanks for visiting.

Finally here is naughty Miss Lippy who didn’t come forward from the Media Library and put herself in the line up into the middle looking to the left section.
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Lastly here is Miss Lippy saying ‘Very sorry’ to Simply Sasha for causing her this unnecessary upset.
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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.

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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.

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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.