For my main present from Chon she is hopefully driving me down to the Sasha Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon in June but sent these two gifts for me to open on the day,plus the You-tube version of 'Her Early Years.'
Firstly she has had some Jubilee Bunting especially made which spell out 'Kendal's Sasha Brood' in readiness for displaying in June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and some notelets depicting one of my Frido NP dolls visiting the Trendon Factory in Stockport (my birthday treat from my sister actually on one of my previous birthdays) to view the newly converted and opened for sale luxury apartments.
The next surprise gift was from Susan Bulger Pomeroy, a Sasha friend of mine who collects just the Sasha babies. It is this delightful little vintage-sasha dress
seen here on one of my 1969 Gotz No-navel girls teamed with JJ sandals and commercially made socks. Many, many thanks Susan for this dear and sweet little dress set.
As some of you know that for many years I wouldn't even entertain looking at never mind buying one of these No-navel dolls.....
....But this is the THIRD one now in my collection and I am loving them. They were newly revamped dolls by the Gotz company in 1969 and are much sturdier and heavier and with fuller rooted hair.
I think that she looks absolutely stunning in this very pretty and fresh looking navy and white print dress.
I'm paricularly taken with her somewhat questioning look in this photo.
Thanks again Sarah for the excellently re-sized photos.