Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Blondes in smocked dresses.

While trying to decide who is going to be my Trendon Girl of the Month tomorrow I thought I would dress my blondes up in the smocked dresses I now have.  I am now lucky enough to have enough smocked dresses for every one of my blonde girls.

I was asked the other day what my 'Sasha of the Month was for and as it has now been almost eight months since I posted Molly, my Sasha for January I thought I would explain again.  

Having had to have sold a lot of my Sasha's late last year, and indeed this year for various reasons, I wanted to focus on the ones I had left and as I had twelve Trendon Sashas I thought it would be a good idea to feature those.  I still have only twelve Trendon Sashas (unaltered - I haven't counted Tilly Rose, my re-root, nor have I counted Danni , who was bought as a boy, but had severe hair loss).  Of course one of my featured Sasha girls, Lucy, has since left home and another has taken her place, so featuring the one that has replaced her is going to be a bit difficult!  It might be that I choose two to feature in December.

Anyway back on to my blonde girls. Charlotte is now here to stay.  She was the one of the three that my husband bought me when I first discovered Sasha and has kind of become a 'mini-me' through her modelling my dress for the 'Dress A Sasha - Images of Childhood' before I went to the festival.  Spending so much time with her made me realise that I couldn't part with her and to do so I would only regret it.

Charlotte is the lucky one to get to wear the wonderful dress I received at the Festival made by Millie Dingham.


My eight Trendon girls from left to right

Meredith (66 Frido/Trendon Blue Cord NP), Alice (1969 FCP Kilt), Weaver (1968/69 Side Part), Victoria (1970/71 Blonde Gingham), Charlotte (1971 Blonde Gingham), Sally (1972 HCP Blonde Gingham), Sasha (1974 Blonde Gingham), Susan (1982 Sweater Girl)



My eight Trendon girls with my one No Nose Gotz girl Marcia on the end.


They are loving their pretty smocked dresses which they have teamed with JJ shoes.

Inspired by these wonderful dresses I bought a couple of books.




My fabric is pleated so all I have to do is start, which I hope to do tonight.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Simon does some modelling.

Fortunately Simon isn't in the least bashful and was happy to pose to show off the underwear that came with the fabulous dungarees.


Of course having dinosaurs on them is part of the appeal.



He also tries on the dungarees...


He seems proud as punch to be wearing them.


How about a side view?  Simon seems quite happy with them.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Sasha Festival 2013 - Part Seven: Souvenir Gifts, Purchases and surprise gifts.

In no particular order, the goodies I came home with the festival are:

My Festival Auction win, as mentioned in an earlier blog post was this beautifully made outfit by Norvell Jones of Walnut Run:


Whilst it seemed a shame to have to take it out of its presentation box, it needed to be done and looks just as beautiful on the girl who is first to wear it.


Modelled by my beautiful brunette Monica




My other Auction win, the fabulous sweater by Amei Walder:



Modelled by Rory who looks great in it.


He said can he take it off now as it is far too hot!


My Helpers Raffle win:



Hostess Gift: Friday Night


Hostess Gift Saturday:


From Jenny D.

Another table gift:


From Annette, Linda & Brooklynn



Friday Festival Souvenir Outfit:




Modelled by Ziva, my Yamka Sasha.



The lovely sterling silver charm & bracelet that Heidi gave us all.


Complete with my smudged fingerprints...oops!





The beautiful smocked dress that was in my 'Happy Birthday Sasha M.' box on the Saturday night.


Close up of the lovely smocking work.


Showing off the lovely slip/petticoat underneath


And the cute knickers trimmed with lace as well.  The shoes were also included but I have used different socks.


The gorgeous smocking work on the back as well!


My Yankee Swap Gift:




Sales Table Purchases:



Wonderful smocked top and jeans by Millie Dingham




Birkenstocks made by Marti Murphy  I also bought from Marti's sales table:


A work apron with a couple of tools.


Lovely pretty sandals from Monica Jarpey of Macon Street Studios - as soon as I saw these I knew I had to get them to go with the New Zealand dress I had made.


Victoria wearing her new sandals.




From Dorisanne's sale table I bought:


A pair of shoes


A pair of sandals.

At Heidi's table I bought this little Etch A Sketch


I am sure my Sasha & Gregor family will have fun with this.


From Karen Warnaka I bought:


A gorgeous pink wool jacket


A lovely blue & white smocked dress modelled by Sally



Another lovely smocked dress modelled by Molly.



From Norvell Jones of Walnut Run I bought:


Pretty in Pink Smocked dress, modelled by Weaver



Gifts Received: 


I was very thrilled to be given this stand as a gift from the Bolland family.  Thank you so very much :-)  This is earmarked for Danni's use :-)

Ginger gave me a little bag of gifts, I felt very spoiled indeed.


Sally is modelling the wonderful outfit Ginger gave us
She thinks she looks rather trendy.  



Also from Ginger were these wonderful dungarees and dinosaur shirt and matching underwear (Henry was too bashful to show these now he has met so many friends).  

Neither Henry or I are convinced that dungarees are 'his' thing though, so he is going to let a few of his friends try these on to see who might suit them better.


Great dungarees with fabulous dinosaur shirt.  Henry's hair is a little more sparse due to his adventures and the heat in the USA!

Not shown are the Sasha Festival Auction Catalogue, Booklet etc....

I also received a few other treasures that will feature in upcoming posts, one of which is a wonderful hammock for Henry from the lovely Dorisanne.


This is the last of my festival posts and will also be the last post I do for a few days now as I really need to get on with other things for a while.  If you haven't caught up with Henry's exploits the rest of the time we were in the USA you can read all about them on his blog here.

Thank you to all who made this an absolutely truly wonderful experience I feel very blessed to have met you all, it was a very special time for me and one I will definitely treasure.

Thank you.