On Saturday we had a Sasha Group Fun Day in the most beautiful farm house in the country near Northamptonshire. The day was slightly overcast and drizzling to start with but the weather improved although we didn't have the sun we have had today and on Sunday. Nevertheless it was a fantastic day, good company, lovely food, fun and laughs, never mind some photographic opportunities of not only beautiful Sasha and Gregor dolls, but also of the gorgeous garden, lovely swans and their cygnets and even some ponies which I enjoyed giving a handful of grass to and stroking.
We all took some dolls to show and talk about, all in a variety of wonderfully different outfits, nearly all of which had been hand crafted by very talented people.
None of the dolls in the photographs are mine unfortunately, but they are all gorgeous with their own little personalities.
Such an amazing garden and just like the one that I dream of having some day!
The house was stunning.
Just look at these wonderful vintage prams - aren't they just fabulous.
There was even a sales table, which was full of lovely goodies.
Some more gorgeous dolls.
It was so lovely to meet other people who enjoy and understand the joys of Sasha, Gregor and co. A big thank you to the wonderful hostess DL and others who helped arrange this enjoyable day and made me feel very welcome. Also a big thank you to J who was kind enough to come and pick me up and take me to this trip. I hope you have got over all our chit chat! ;-)
Busy, busy, busy today sewing in my studio and experimenting with different styles and patterns. I know I said I wasn't going to make anything else with my gingham fat quarters, but I just couldn't resist trying again. This time I thought I'd make the skirt of the dress straight with a centre pleat.
It does seem to work okay.
I love the blue floral bodice.
Next up is spots and flowers. Trying a different style bodice that I drew this morning.
I'm pleased with how this turned out. It is good to experiment.
Next up is rather a mix of oranges and yellows and even pink!
Perhaps too much, perhaps not...I just need to find some pretty pink buttons for the front of the bodice and they will bring out the pink in the skirt a bit more.
Amber looks so good in navy blue, I thought I would try her in the dress I made the other week.
I'm feeling rather lucky and very spoiled today as I welcome, not one, not two, but three new girls to my Sasha family. I am absolutely thrilled with the new girls who are currently standing round me while I type this - so I have to write something good! Not that that is hard at all. So sitting here with a heated wheaty pack against my back and shoulders I can smile at my lovely girls.
My lovely husband was kind enough to take some time out of his working day to take to see Shelly of SashadollUK. I would never have been able to cope with the journey on my own. Just being in the car has left me very sore this evening. However, it was worth it!
Oh my what delights!
There had been a gorgeous Gotz Sasha that I had been umming and ahhing about for the last few weeks, looking at her, well, pretty much everyday. Yes it has become an obsession! Fortunately for me, she was still waiting for a new home when we saw Shelly today.
Once I saw her 'in the flesh' I knew that I couldn't go home without her today.
Just look at her gorgeous face!
Next up we have a pretty 1971 Trendon Sasha in her Blue Gingham Dress. Her hair is gorgeous, so soft and silky and she has lovely pale blue eyes.
Such pretty eyes and hair.
The third girl to join our family is this gorgeous 1965 Gotz, large head with yellow eyes, with lovely red hair in a ponytail. I knew when I first saw her picture I just HAD to have her and as soon as I saw her, it was like seeing a familiar face. Even my husband agreed!
My younger son (14 years old) thinks I should call her Amber, which I think is a very good name for her, so Amber she is.
I feel so so lucky and can't wait to get sewing for them.
A Sasha friend of mine has just started up a new blog. She is well known in the Sasha world for her wonderful outfits under the name Vintage-Sasha. Please do visit her to see what lovely clothing she has available for Sasha and Gregor.
Two new dresses made today mixing and matching pretty fabrics.
Serena came wearing the blue cord outfit, with navy leather shoes with little heels. She has a hook and bar neck assembly so I am assuming she is early 70s, but of course she could be later. She has light browny/grey elastic in the legs and white in the arms.
Sally is a 1972 Wide Faced Blonde and is looking very pretty in her dress.
It is pouring it down here this afternoon. Fortunately I finished sewing in my studio and got back up to the house before the torrential rain started. We still need to go out and get the vegetables for the guinea pigs, but hoping the rain will ease slightly.
I tried making something a little different today.
Not sure how much I like the neckline, possibly a bit too low for Molly.
Quite a nice style though.
Now that looks a little bit better, she is now wearing her favourite cat necklace.
Molly is a 70/71 Trendon Sasha with oxidised eyes and brows.