Thursday, February 22, 2018

My Sashas get a dusting off.....

It's been ages since I photographed my Sasha dolls so I thought I'd rectify that yesterday and take some photos of a few of my girls....my plan is to photograph all of them over the next few weeks so that they all get a bit of attention. 

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 :)


Eden (1970)


Willow (1969)


Stella (1969)


I hope you've enjoyed seeing a small selection of my Sashas.  Hopefully I will have more photos for you again soon of some of the others :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Big hugs Sharon xx

14 comments:

  1. You have beautiful, unique girls! They are dressed lovely and sweet :-). Millie's big brown eyes are wonderful! Enjoy your weekend too!

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    1. Thank you very much, they're very special to me :) I hope you're having a good weekend!
      xxx

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  2. Goodness Sharon I did not think you had anywhere near 21 Sasha’s I thought maybe five! Lol nice to know you still have a family of them . I always love how you dress your dolls and these Sasha’s look so lovely., it nice to see the girls .
    Love Dustins trendy outfit one of yours no doubt.
    Thanks for sharing them ๐Ÿ˜€xxx

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    1. Thank you!! And I had to laugh Dee, as you can't be more surprised than I am! In fact I think I miscounted and there might actually be 22 but I'm not sure, as they kept running about as I counted...you know what these kids are like ;)
      No, the outfit isn't one of mine, I actually bought it on Etsy from a person in Ukraine and it's meant for the Disney Animator dolls but fits her quite well!!
      xxx

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  3. I love your Sasha dolls. Sharon. Your wide faced girls are very special. I hold a tender spot in my heart for sweet Bailey since I remember your gallant efforts to replace her fallen hair. I really like this wig on her, she is beautiful. Your Gotz girls are very different from one another. I like the concave face of Destin too but your rerooting of Lyric is wonderful. Plus, it is so nice to see your three brunette Trendon girls. The are each so lovely and each have their own unique looks. A great post and have a very nice weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Š xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ginger, and yes, the saga of Bailey's hair! Who in their right mind spends all that time rerooting a doll only to remove it all and then actually REROOT her again.....and then remove that too!!!!! Yes, completely nuts!
      But finally I think I have found her look with this wig so she'll be keeping it. If I get the urge to reroot then there are several girls just waiting for hair, so Bailey can breathe a sigh of relief!!!
      xxx

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  4. How great to see your Sasha girls! It's fascinating how they all differ from each other, though they were produced roughly at the same time.
    I love the red and white elephant dress, it is such a lovely fabric, and the colours suit Willow so well!

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    1. Thank you Ursula! Yes it is very fascinating that they're the same facemould but can look so different!
      Isn't that fabric great! I have some other fabric like this that I was given by my friend although it has smaller elephants and is actually cotton pique rather than the quilters cotton that this one is made from. I will have to see what I can make from it.
      xxx

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  5. Good to see your Sasha girls they are a good looking bunch I must say...haven't seen them for ages...hope 2018 will be the year of the Sasha in your neck of the woods.....

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    1. Thank you very much Ronny! And you're right, they've not seen much camera time in ages, poor girls....but hopefully I will be rectifying that very soon!
      xxx

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  6. I enjoyed seeing all your Sasha dolls Sharon, but I loved the clothes they are dressed in even more. :) Bailey is my favourite too, I think the wig gives her a completely different look to the others, which makes her more appealing to me. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thank you Sandi! You're right on Bailey, the wig really does make her look very different. I have another couple of brown eyed girls who are bald, they need wigging too....looks like I'm going to be busy searching for wigs again soon!
      xxx

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  7. These dolls are rather unique! Sometimes you really do not think further on, that dolls were even made earlier - well, for ages. Visited the Sasha doll site, and read about the creator. Beautiful thoughts, she had, in creating these dolls. So you are a lucky one to own these beautiful girls. And there is something with Eden, such a cutie!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Niina and yes the do have an interesting history. I remember a friend having one back in the late 60s, early 70s, when I was a child, she had a blond Gregor in jeans and navy blue knitted sweater and her sister had a blond Sasha in gingham dress....I was smitten but not enough to ask my parents for one as I really wasn't that much into dolls...my goodness I've more than made up for that now, haven't I!!!!!
      Thanks for your nice comment :)
      xxx

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