Many of you probably thought I'd sold my Sashas as I haven't 'played' with them for a while, but no, they are all still here and still loved! I had a count up and to my surprise I have 21 Sasha/Gregors, one Toddler and one baby (Oooops! I could have sworn I had less than this!!!). I sent my brunette baby to the US as a surprise for a friend of mine, she's always so good to me and I'd rather she enjoy the baby than me sell her....so I just have my blond Alberto, who to be honest, is living here on borrowed time! LOL! Baby dolls just aren't for me.
So here are a few of my girls. The first photo is also a photo of 'firsts'.....Millie (named in memory of Milly Dowler who I was reading a book about at the time of the dolls arrival) was my first Sasha and came here in November 2012 from Shelly in the UK. She is from 1971 and has lovely thick blond hair and a very full fringe. Her blue eyes were a little bit faded so some time after she arrived, I sent Millie's head back to Shelly for her to repaint her eyes. I wanted them painted brown and love the way they look now.
Here is another 'first', she is Bailey, my first wide faced brunette Sasha, as well as my first 'mistake' in that I washed her falling hair.....yes it all fell out, and she became my first wigged doll too, if I remember rightly!! Bailey is also from 1971 and arrived here, again from Shelly, in June 2013.
I really love Bailey, she has been one of my favourites for some time, but don't tell the others!!!
Here are Millie and Bailey together, wearing their Ruthsdoll dresses:
And a close up of their faces side by side:
In the next photo are my two blond Gotz Slate Eyes Sashas from the 1960s. Left is Destin who I bought on Ebay in June 2014 and on the right is Lyric, who I adopted as a 'waif' from Shelly in the UK in August 2013. Lyric's hair was breaking off at the roots and sadly she lost it quite quickly after she arrived here. So she was my first Gotz Slate Eyed girl and my first Gotz reroot as I finally got around to rerooting her in April last year.
The two girls in close up. Destin has a slightly concave face which I love, but I've always struggled to take photos that show how cute she is in 'real life'. I like how they are quite different too :)
After having struggled with finding the perfect wig for her, I was really pleased with Lyric's reroot as I was able to use original Gotz doll hair from a later doll and I feel it was the perfect shade of blond for her.
Destin, below, often stands like this, as if she has a cute little sticky out tummy under her knitted sweater!!
Next we have three of my brunettes, from left to right, Eden, Willow and Stella:
Eden is the youngest, she's from 1970 and came here, along with her sister, Stella (1969), from a lovely friend in the US. I had asked my friend if she knew of anyone selling a Brunette and she told me she had two herself that might be looking for new homes. Of course once she showed me their photos, I just couldn't choose between them....so they traveled to their new home here together, I was going to say "last year" but on checking my records, I was surprised to see that they've been here nearly two years, having arrived in April 2016.
The middle girl, Willow, came from Shelly's the very same month, so all three girls have 'grown up' together here in Spain! ;) Like Stella, Willow is a 1969 girl, although as you can see, they are only superficially alike.
Sadly all three girls have some degree of falling hair, but having learned my lesson with Bailey, my first older Brunette, I have never washed their hair and just style it using my hands.....fortunately they all have quite a lot of hair too :)
Have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs Sharon xx