One good thing about not having bought any Sasha dolls for some time and also now having less is that I have been enjoying the ones I have more and 'rediscovering' them and their personalities.
I am especially enjoying Cora at the moment and when I saw this pretty dress I just had to have it for her. I know I am on a 'Challenge of the Utmost Kind' to only make their clothes for the year (with some exceptions which can be read about on the post highlighted above) but sometimes things just happen. I decided that I deserved to buy this pretty little outfit for her, having made rather a lot of clothes that I have given away to various people and friends and well, quite frankly that evening I was tired, sore and upset, and what better pick me up?
Well I am absolutely delighted I did and feel no guilt what so ever as it is all I expected and more and really suits Cora, who I have discovered very much likes feminine outfits and is not quite the 'tomboy' I had at first taken her for.
What do you think? Isn't she just delightful in this gorgeous dress?
We have recently heard of the loss of another dear Sasha friend, Jackie Hyatt, one I only knew through email contact, but well known in the Sasha community and it was suggested that she be remembered through the Sasha Auction at the Sasha Festival this year.
For some time I have had this gorgeous hand sewn Victorian Child's Christening Gown sitting in my room. I walked past it the other day and just knew what to make with it. It was difficult plucking up the courage to make that first cut, but once I did, well there was no turning back. The gown had now been re-purposed to be continued to be enjoyed on someone's lucky Sasha rather than being tucked away in a draw somewhere.
Made in a Studio Sasha Style, this gown will be auctioned off along with other items at the Sasha Festival this year. It will be difficult seeing it go as it truly is a one off garment.
I will try to take some more photos to capture the beautiful embroidery work that has disappeared in this photo.
This afternoon when Henry heard we were going for a drive in the car he wanted to come along for the ride.
He admired the wonderful Tulips...
Later on he got up to some mischief - trying to do pull ups one handed on the window openers!
He really is quite the dare devil!