A Few Older Photos Hopefully Not Seen Before

During the course of tackling ONE of my main New Year’s Resolutions….

To DELETE at least 50% of my millions of photos stored in my Pictures folders since 2002…

I am coming across the hopefully not/or very rarely seen before photos which I am adding here in case anyone with a hot drink in hand and a spare few minutes will enjoy viewing before MOST of them disappear into the Re-cycle Bin and hit the dust.

  1. (Apologies for the green hue but so love that Fritz look in his Dollydoodle surfer hoodie.)

2. (A keeper photo. 1972 Trendon Cossette wigged Shelly customised doll in a vintage-sasha tweed coat.)

3. (Not for the re-cycle bin! Gotz slate eyed girl in a Rosie Shortel designed and knitted Lama Jacket.)

4. (Originally taken for the backpack reference on a Jackie Rydstrom re-rooted early 1970s doll in a Sharon from Spain Ra ra outfit.

5. (Pinestreetstudio outfit.)

6. (Christine Durand hat and Sashawardrobe baby fleece.)

7. (A Kelly Wenarsky early customised Gotz girl in a Sashawardrobe Liberty Print dress.)

8. (Trendon twins in a Tommy Hilfiger Denim jacket and Pinestreetstudio outfit.)

9. (Wigged Gregor in a Doll Works coat and Pinestreetstudio beret.)

10. (Couldn’t make up my mind as to which was the better pose here so you’ve unfortunately got all three! Sorry!)

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13. (My very first Dungaree girl!)

14. (Ross with his original hair! Loved these then very trendy shorts!)

15. (My first Karen Warnaka dress seen here on a very beautiful late 1966-67 NP.)

16. (A Doll Works Denim jacket over a Pinestreetstudio simple dress on my very first Kilt girl.)

17. (A Frocks and Socks delightful Three Bears smocked print dress.)

18. (Doll Works school pinafore on a Kelly Wenarsky customised later Gotz Stella doll.)

19. (The Gotz Kelly Wenarsky customised doll in a Pinestreetstudio outfit.

20. (A Peggy-Sue wigged Gotz waif in an attractive N. Gould outfit.)

21. (My very first Gotz 1970 No-navel girl in a part Sashadollstyle outfit.)

22. (Gotz slate eyed girl in a mixture of clothing items put together to form an outfit.)

23. (A wigged waif in my second bought  Ruthsdolls outfit!)

24. (Unfortunately can’t just recall the maker of this stunning dress!)

25. (A Ruthsdolls OOAK outfit made up from my supplied material.)

26. (A Sashadolluk second hand outfit on a Velvet wigged 1973 Pumpkin stringed doll.)

27. (Can’t understand why this photo is showing up so small. My THIRD bought Ruthsdolls outfit in around 1998 on my 1967 bobbed haired NP.)

28. (A Sashawardrobe outfit on my Gotz Yellow eye with lashes1965 girl. Rosie Bloomfield leopard skin style leather shoes.)

29. (A Hot Pink Dollydoodle shorts and top outfit kept to show the sun lounger!)

Many of these photos were taken up to sixteen years ago and with a much inferior camera which have been kept for the doll and outfit references… but which are now no longer needed.
Thanks for dropping by. Always lovely to see you here as it spurs me on to blog.

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Bye, Bye Christmas, Bye, Bye!

My sincere apologies for the distinct lack of blogging over 2017…I’ll try to do better over this next year with the few Sasha Dolls that are still here.

First up were the Sasha cards for my Sasha friends. Time was getting on and still I didn’t feel up to thinking of a new design and then the setting up of the scene to photograph so trawelled through my millions of past photos and selected this ‘Walking in Winterland’ photo.
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Added this photo to the back.
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Next came the personal stamps that I had been wanting to do for the last few years but never seemed to have got around to it. I choose the photo above to match the card for the second class ones for the UK (and one of Toddler Bea for the first class that would be needed to go with the second class envelopes for the EU countries and US (although the latter would also have to have an extra 17p stamp to make up the higher rate postage required.)
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These came beautifully presented in special packs that I was almost tempted not to use them!
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Next up were my daughter and her partner’s and their dogs Christmas stockings. This year instead of going for my usual ‘sophisticated’ I decided to do FUN stockings for a change (especially after such a rough year health-wise.) So. as they usually open their stockings late on Christmas Eve after returning from seeing the latest Star Wars film I bought these four Star Wars designed ones.

For Chon’s partner. Darth Vader.
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For Chon herself. R2d2.
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For Chon’s Weimaraner dog, Bella. BB-8.
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And finally for her partner’s French Bulldog, Bernie! Chewbacca.
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I added the ribbons. bells and trimmings on the tops and even managed to buy some Star Wars Christmas wrapping paper!
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Some of the stocking fillers. On deciding to ‘do my bit’ for the environment’s huge plastic waste I bought these ‘his and hers’ Chilli bottles… plus some MAC make-up that Chon uses, thank you cards and a selection of chocs. to fill any small gaps.
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Their dogs gave them these personalised Mummy and Daddy cards and mugs. (Please note the deightful wooden carved and named dog shapes here.)
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The above wrapped!
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Special technical riding socks for his stocking plus some Dark 85% bars of Cocoa chocolate, Flapjacks and other energy giving nibbles/snacks plus a 2017 just released Star Wars stamp book with the new stamps included and explaining how they came into production etc.
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Lancome beauty products, a couple of miniature bottles and a few more thank you cards for Chon’s.

These were the squeaky toys in Bella’s stocking. I personally loved the rolled Daily Growl newspaper and the Ruldoph from these.
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…And these below in Bernies! My favourites here were his iBone and squeaky sprout.
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I was literally ‘over the moon’ with this Star Wars door mat. (Unfortunately this photo doesn’t fully portray the rust background colour.)
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I wrapped Chon’s other gifts from me (bottle of Baileys Irish Cream, a bottle of Port, Lancome’s Genifique serum, a larger replica of a Ferro Rocher individual chocolate, a pair of Oasis grey woolen sparkling gloves and an ‘ontrend’ leopard print scarf…and ALL of which I stupidly forgot to take photos of!) and placed them inside this attractive maroon box and then be-ribboned and decorated it.
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Just a few of the many of my three/four days table favours that I took with me for the family meal gatherings.
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Some more table favours. (These are coverings for the Terry’s Chocolate Oranges.
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My present for my sister’s daughter.
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Inside was this, I thought rather appropiate mug, Oh, Chemist-tree/Oh, Chemistry! (which I filled with Home made Fudge) that I had bought her, as she is just completing her three year Phd in Atmospheric Sciences at Cambridge University.
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A little under the tree gift for one of my sister-in-laws. (Went back to get another few but unfortunately they had sold out!)
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Was really thrilled to see and then buy this fab. felt free standing sledge to put all the children’s presents in.
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Have positioned a Sasha Doll to show it’s huge size!
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Spotted this dear red and green little Santa Helper apron with bells on it for a four year old great niece who wore it for handing out the sleigh gifts to everyone.
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Three little ‘must have’ gifts. I popped two little Christmas Lindt chocolate bears into the Reindeer purse, the Christmas Tree is another Terry’s chocolate Orange cover and the wooden red mini car has ‘a pull back and go’ action.
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I saw… and couldn’t resist buying this beautifully ‘soft to the touch’ John Lewis  Father Christmass.
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I always plant Chon some Hyacinths bulbs to see the New Year in.
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Chon’s presents to me, beautifully wrapped as always.
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Then in the last week before Christmas I started on the house decorations.                   A hopefully welcoming front door area.
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The Hall decorations.
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This year I added some extra trailing ribbons to this delightful Mistletoe wreath.
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Last years but one Twig tree that I added some lime green sparkling ivy and little fairy lights to…unlit during the daytime,
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When lit during the late afternoon/early evening…
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…and at nightime.
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The mantlepiece in the living room. This year I bought three new wooden Angels to add to the decor.
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The Twig tree (since I can no longer cope with a large freshly cut Nordic Spruce tree) taking pride of place for yet another year.
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….and when lit up in the evenings.
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Decided to add a few baubles and dangling ribbons to this gold wreath this year.
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Couldn’t find my usual Bamboo twig curls for the candleabra so used these various gold floral sprays instead…(and actually preferred them.)
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Although we go out as a family for the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the two following days main meals I serve fresh Lobster/prawn salads with hot bread rolls and my home made Sherry trifle or mince pies and cream in the evenings to finish the days off.
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Finally a New Year gift for a friend’s little girl who loves Unicorns. You can colour in the T shirt’s picture and which will disappear on washing for you to recolour.
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I hope that you have enjoyed a glimpse of my Christmas 2017 as I like to take and keep a few photos to look back upon.

‘Touch Wood…’

No-one it seems is exactly sure of from where the phrase ‘Touch Wood’ originally originated so I have included a few ideas here from other people for you to choose from… OR alternatively you could write your own in the comments at the bottom of the post …BUT whichever you choose My Sasha Brood have always been fascinated by and loved touching ‘wood/bark’ whilst I enjoy the texture that it adds to my Sasha photos.

Idea no 1
• It derives from the pagan belief that malevolent spirits inhabited wood, and that if you expressed a hope for the future you should touch, or knock on, wood to prevent the spirits from hearing and presumably preventing your hopes from coming true.

  • “Touching wood” derives from pantheistic religions where trees, rivers etc were supposedly inhabited by spirits or deities. To touch a tree was to seek the spirit’s blessing and/or ward off its wrath.
  • The phrase comes from when in back in the days people believed that bad spirits lived in the wood so they would knock or tap so that the bad spirits wouldn’t hear their hope.

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Idea no 2

    • The term Touch Wood actually comes from the 18th Century Auction House/ Barns. If you placed a bid on live stock or an item you would hope that the auctioner would “touch wood” at your bid. When the auctioner touched wood you would have won that lot. Hence the saying ” I hope I win “Touch Wood” If you did win the auctioneer’s hammer “gavel” which is made of wood would also fall and hit the block. Touch Wood is a winning phrase.

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      • There is no evidence to suggest that this phrase is anything other than the legacy of a children’s game (such as tig) where ‘touching wood’, or being ‘in den’ or saying ‘keys’ prevented one from being caught. Also there is no evidence of it having been used before the 19th century – which would suggest no earlier pagan or Christian origins.

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      • It was used during the days of sail when fate was tempted to conjure up a wind when becalmed or such.
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      • From touching the wood of the cross.The phrase dates back to Chaucer’s time and beyond when “summoners and pardoners” sold relics which were highly questionably parts of the True Cross. The relic (in this case, the piece of wood supposedly part of the Cross) was carried in one’s pocket and at the hearing of plague, death or other misfortune would be touched for protection and safety because of the belief that the Lord Jesus had defeated the powers of darkness by his death on the Cross.

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      • It comes from the lumberjacks in wooded areas who would “hug” a tree for a safe felling of the tree. Explaining the phrase “touch wood.” 
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      • Sailors would tap their foot on the wooden ship’s deck.
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      • Perhaps a term used by coal miners? They would knock on each wooden roof support, as they passed it, to test that it was not rotten.
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To finish off here are some everyday photos with members of The Brood ‘Touching Wood’ when needed during everyday life.

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Hope that you have enjoyed ‘Touching Wood’ with us… although our mummy says to apologise for the repeat photos yet again.

One of her New Year resolutions is to get her camera out and up and running again and take some new photos of the few remaining Brood.

Happy 2018 from the Sasha Brood Remainers

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…and a very Happy Healthy and Peaceful New Year from ME!

My sincere apologies again for the distinct lack of blogging over the past year due to severe ill health…but will try to add the odd post or two or three  etc. over this coming year.

My 2018 New Year Resolutions…..

.(Ooops sorry just realised that I’ve missed two dolls off here. Not too sure if I add and update this post whether those automatic followers will receive another full post in their inboxes. Will give it a little more thought first!)

FINAL Part of The Broods Unusual or OOAK Outfits

Hello again from all of us here for the final part of The Brood’s unusual or OOAK outfits.

First up today is this dear little Chinese Street Girl outfit and definitely my very favourite for today. Rosie Shortell made it from scaps and oddments for one of her dolls (on which she had customised the eyes to look like they should be for a little Chinese girl)… but when she saw just how impressed I was with it she gave it to me for my dolls to wear. Luckily I already had these boots by Ruthsdolls. (It has quite rightly now been returned to her.)
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Not sure if I bought this knitted hat and jumper  from eBay or Sashadolluk but felt that it ‘looked the part’ for dog walking when teamed with Dollydoodle’s leggings and JJ’s long red boots.
My bobbed haired 1967 NP whose younger sister is seen later on and secondly on a Gotz ochre eyed mid 1960s doll.
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I mentioned this little pink seersucker dress along with last week’s orange set but couldn’t find the photo to go with it then. My material/ Ruthsdolls design and making. Ruthsdolls Folk art shoes but without the folk art on a very pretty Frido 1969/70 FCP girl!
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Unfortunately my memory is failing me again BUT I’m thinking that this ‘very trendy for that era’ Dungaree outfit was made by either Pinestreetstuduo or N.Gould, and being worn by one of my  1966/67 Dungaree girls. JJ sandals.
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Another Ruthsdolls dungaree outfit in a dainty delicate colouring in contrast to the one above and seen here on my 1966/67 NP, with eyes painted by Kristina, the Manchester  art student. JJ flip-flops.
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This was perhaps one of my most striking outfits and one that I know has been seen here time and time again. Made by Pinestreetsudios but here on my 1969 Gotz No-navel rather than on Gotz Holly… for a change. Ruthsdolls distressed boots.
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It’s a good job that I’m soon to be retiring from the Sasha World as here is another dress set that I now can’t remember from where I purchased it. (There is another very similar one too that I bought but haven’t managed to locate that photo as yet.) This length of dress reminds me of mine, and then my daughter’s childhood dress lengths.
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Me, though not sure at what age (guessing under two years?) whilst living with my Mother at her best friend’s house down in Minehead, Somerset, during the War when Father was away in Egypt fighting with the Army.
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Chon on her second birthday with her birthday present, a Raleigh Little Trike. I just loved those bobbles hanging on her socks! Remember too those ‘Jumping Jack’ shoes? (Please note that I knitted her cardigan… in the days when my hands allowed me to knit!)
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Chon, with me obviously being rather on the naughty side and trying to get another years wear out of her St’ Lucy’s school Summer dress!
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Not such an unusual dress, but definitely a OOAK, that Steve gave me after I had admired it when one of his new dolls arrived wearing it.
Seen here with a Jane Woodbridge cardigan and a pair of real UGG boots on a very sweet looking mid 60s little slate eyed Gotz waif.
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A really smart looking grey denim Pinestreetstudip Sailor dress, won off eBay on a trimmed haired Frido 1967 NP, (younger sister to my now famous bobbed haired Blue Cord girl seen at the beginning of the post.)
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Pinestreetstudio girls Dungaree outfit. Florals and checks together was very daring in those days.
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The Doll Works’ David Beckham football outfit. When Andrea first made this with a No 1 on the shirt and shorts I had to email and tell her that David’s no was 7.
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Doll Works cricket jumper.
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Cricket bat and ball (and stumps not shown) by Joyce Jordan’s husband.
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Spot the Gregor!
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Pinestreetstudio top and combat trousers.
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Karati outfit by Sandra Wessell.
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Commercially made White Water Rafting outfit.
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Commercially made Texan hat given to my lads as a gift.
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Commercially made straw cowboy hat, given again as a gift.
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Robin Hood OOAK outfit made by vintage-sasha for Jac to wear at the Nottingham Forest themed 2015 SCW. Many thanks again Sarah.
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Please note the details on his arrows.
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Commercially made outfits for Sainsbury’s Homebase’s own rag dolls. There were FOUR in the series. The other two were Santa and a Snowman’s outfits but couldn’t find the photos.
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OOAK vintage-sasha Maid Marion outfit made for me to display my Gotz pale skinned, slate eyed Sasha girl, with her hair re-rooted by Bettina at the Medieval Castle display at the CnS. Thanks again Sarah. As the saying goes… ‘No-body does it better!’
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Ruthsdolls baby sailor outfit.
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Two outfits put together by me from oddments. N.Gould’s hat and shorts. Gillet maker unknown. DD T shirt.
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Ruthsdolls combat trousers and fake fur gillet, Phyliss G. Angora jumper and beret.
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Lastly my Lisa re-rooted early baby is wearing an outfit that I knitted many years ago for my daughter’s Thumbellina Rocking Cot doll that has just re-surface during my latest garage’s tidy up. She is holding a dear little doll, a get well gift some years ago, from Cathy Buckley-Mellor
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This was meant to just be a SHORT post to finish off this theme and then for me to say that I shall now be taking a complete beak from all my Media activities (Blogs, Facebook, Messenger etc.) whilst I undergo some more necessary investigations and tests for my recent still on-going ill health.
Hopefully I’ll be back blogging asap… especially as I’ve just paid yesterday for an extra 10gb of blog space and the motto that I try to live by is ‘Waste not, want not!’

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(My extra apologies to those TWO latest new followers who have only just started following us here.)

Third Part of the Brood’s More Unusual Outfits.

Good morning once again to the third part of this series.
First up today is my 1970s Gotz No-navel in an attractive knitted coat (teamed with Sashadollstyle brown cord trousers and JJ brown boots) that I won off eBay a long time ago. I’ve always loved these colours on this fair haired brown eyed doll.

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Unfortunately again I don’t know anything about who made this baggy Dungaree outfit that I bought off Sashadolluk… and seen below on my Trendon 1973 Pumpkin stringed, Velvet wigged girl. Shoes by Joyce Jordan and her husband.
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Complete and very attractive duffle coat outfit here by Sashadollstyle and worn with UGG boots on a later Gotz Annette doll..
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Another unknown maker suede jacket bought off Sashadolluk sales pages and teamed with a Pinestreetstudio scarf and later Gotz 1990s combat trousers on my 1970s customised by Shelly, lad Jac. (This is one example that with no longer being able to knit or sew myself, of how I enjoyed putting the odd outfit together. JJ boots.
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We all love a bit of FUR! Again an oddment, maker unknown, picked up from Sashadolluk and teamed with some commercially made boots and modelled on my 1969/70 wide faced, enhanced by Shelly greening eyed little poppet.
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These two baby OOAK Ruthsdolls outfits were specially commissioned by me for my 1990s Gotz Jennine twins to match my older Sasha girl’s dress as I just adored that material. (These two babies are featured in one of the Three Anne’s books, Sasha Dolls Identification, as the baby on the left has blue eyes, a factory mistake, whilst the left has the correct brown eyes.)

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I think that I am correct in saying that this sweet little baby sun-suit outfit was made by Sandara Wessell, although it is some years ago now that I’m not sure of how I came to buy it.
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This lovely OOAK, customised by Kelly, 1990s Gotz Modern doll, Stella, is wearing a little beautifully knitted ballet outfit, by my local Sasha/teacher friend from a pattern from the Sasha Friends Magazine and worn over a Trendon ballet outfit but with Daisy,Daisy ballet pumps.
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Another specially commissioned by me Ruthsdolls baby angel top outfit (as it reminds me of clothing that my three brothers and my daughter wore) worn here by a delightful little Trendon baby with such sweetly painted ‘eye lash flicked’ eyes.
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Apologies for this blurred old photo (but it is the only one that I have) of a Pinestreetstudip outfit on a 1970 Trendon girl. JJ sandals.
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A Pinestreetstudio Artitsts outfit complete with a water colour painting.
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Unfortunately another little outfit that I now can’t quite remember who made it or from where I bought it…but do know that I’ve had it here a very long time!

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Another OOAK brightly coloured outfit that I asked Ruth to make up for me using a piece of my own seersucker material.
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I was so ‘taken’ with this PUNK outfit on the right, that was Anne-Marie Hollis’s made up by Ruth Hartley under her instructions, that I asked Ruth if she could make me something from that era. So she very kindly made this black and lime green outfit (and then sent it to me as a Christmas present.) Her daughter Lisa made me the matching boots and they both came up with the idea of adding these coloured hair piece clips  so that I wouldn’t have to buy a coloured wig.

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Lastly for today…ALERTING Simply Sasha!!! Miss Lippy in a OOAK Ruthsdolls dress made up for me from left over scraps of hers and my materials.
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Many thanks for dropping by and hopefully I’ll see you here next week to what might be the final part (although I’m sure that I have many more outfits in this category) but it’s taking me far too long to trawl through my Picture’s folders back through the years to 1996 to find these  necessary photos.

My apologies to those people expecting a parcel/package from me but there has been a slight delay due to really rough health last week.

Part Two Of Some Of The Broods More Unusual Outfits

Welcome to another post of these rarer or OOAK outfits that I have been lucky enough to buy for them over the 21 years.

A Ruth Brigg’s Daisy Daisy Easter outfit that I chose the material for and had specially commissioned when I met Ruth at a local Sasha Funday.. The detail and fine piping embellishments in these next two dresses are simply wonderful.
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Have added this little knitted bunny jacket and hat outfit (and to which I added a pair of Ruthsdolls tights!) which I bought off the Sashadolluk sales pages.
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Placed n front of a misty morning looking backdrop it made an unusual Easter card for my close Sasha friends last year.
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I liked this plain and simple Pinestreetstudio office style outfit when I bought it… but later felt that bit was perhaps a little too old looking for my Sashas, so sold it on.
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This is a two of a three piece Tommy Hillfiger outfit (there is also a smart and very detailed little sleeveless denim jacket too but I think that Fritz had comandiered that at this time!) I teamed it with JJ sandals and original Trendon stripped socks and this dear little shoulder bag (though can’t quite remember where this originally came from.)
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Here is the little jacket on Biker Fritz and on another of my lads busily repairing his tri-cycle.
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It’s not like me to forget who made this very trendy, at that time cullotte, outfit (I too, had a pair like these in this colour!) but I’m now thinking that it has the style of a Betsy May outfit.
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Being somewhat of a ‘sporty’ person myself and teaching Physical education to the 5-11 year olds at my Primary school I was thrilled to see this little outfit appear on eBay about 15 years ago. As you can see I won it (and for £1.50) and discovered that it was made by Marks and Spencer for one of their rag dolls. I teamed it with one of Jean Jenson’s very early lace up shoes in the softest of the soft leather. It is being worn here by one of my trimmed haired, darker skinned 1968 Fringe girls… WITHOUT a fringe as the fringing machine had broken down and she missed having her single row fringe cut by hand. She has been with me since 1998 and has the most shiny and silky hair.
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Pinestreetsudio studio style/length brushed cotton dress (based on a Laura Ashley design) and pantaloons and stretchy velvet headband. This is on my Gotz slate eyed waif wearing a strawberry Peggy-sue Monique wig that I think really suits her..
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Pinestreetstudio milking maids outfit. Again this shows Cindy Patrick’s wonderful style in combining different materials. Unfortunately her rather charming cream milk churn wasn’t included in this photo here.
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A Daisy-Daisy pure silk bridesmaid’s dress, organza hair ribbon and pink silk ballet shoes that all come in an organza bay sealed with a white Daisy, a trademark of Ruth Brigg’s and a lovely extra little touch. (Must try to remember to take a photo of them to show you at some point in time.)
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This very photo above photo was ‘photoshopped’ onto this tree blossom for use in one of the Spring Sasha World magazines.
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I don’t know who made this very pretty baby dress and pinafore as it came on this this sweet Lisa Hartley re-rooted early baby.
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This was another very early on outfit knitted by Sashadollstyle and being worn here by another of my Lisa re-rooted babies.
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Another little Sasha knits that was released by The Doll Works as a pattern but being then unable to knit due to my Rheumatoid Arthritis I asked Andrea is she would kindly knit me one. This girl is a customised later Gotz Stella by Kelly Wenarsky.
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Still on the ‘knitteds’ this is a sweet little outfit that I asked Christine Durand to knit for me, although many moons ago now. She included this dear little Teddy Bear wearing his own pink coat.
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This stunning Japanese outfit was another eBay win and so I don’t know who made it. I added the Pinestreetstudio flower hair piece and the JJ flip-flops to complete the outfit. The outfit is first seen on my very pretty Gotz slate eyed pony-tailed girl (this photo was used in a Sasha World article on Sashas around the World.)
The second two pics. show it more recently on my stunning wide faced pale skinned Gotz girl.
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This St. George’s Day outfit was made by The Doll Works and was naturally used on my St. George’s Day and any special English celebrations posts. I added the St. George’s Day flag.
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This very striking patchwork dress was made by Francis Trickett and is being worn by my 1966/67 side parted brunette Gingham NP, with her beautiful and very detailed brown eyes. JJ’s bar shoes complete the picture.
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A dear little, and very finely knitted baby dress with frilled pants by Sheila Vincent can be seen here, on my one and only bought MIB 1969 quirky eye browed baby Nightdress. .
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This is a delightful little baby Romper suit designed and made for a Sasha world Magazine project by Rosemary Shortell and very kindly given to me as a gift for my 60th birthday, as it reminded me of the rompers that my late mother used to make and smock for my eldest two brothers. Recently we sent to be entered into the 2017 Sasha Festival’s Children’s Fund Auction. My chubby checked 1970s baby Woolly is seen wearing this before it left here.
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Finally for this weeks post is a OOAK Summer sundress (photos requested by one of my blog followers last week.) I sent a piece of seersucker material to Ruth Hartley and asked her to make me up this little dress like I used to wear when I was young.(I was so thrilled with it that I then sent another piece of the material in pink for another one.) It is seen below on three different dolls.
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Thanks for visiting us once again and we hope to see you next week when this theme will, my health allowing, continue.
In the meantime have an enjoyable Sasha filled week ahead whilst I’m continuing on the major task of deleting my millions of unwanted or ‘rubbish’ photos in My Pictures!