Friday, 6 May 2011

Five more girls have their photographs taken.

Gotz 1960s slate crude eyed girl in a vintage-sasha dress and commercially made shoes and socks.

Gotz 1960s yellow eyed with lashes girl in a vintage-sasha top and trousers. Ruthsdolls shoes.

Gotz 1969 No-Navel girl in another vintage-sasha dress and commercially made shoes and socks.

Frido 1967 Ballet NP in a OOAK Ruthsdoll's dress and commercially made shoes and socks.

1966 Frido full centre part Jeans girl with eyes painted by a Manchester Art student for the Frido company in a OOAK Ruthsdolls dress, JJ sandals and commercially made socks.

More photos taken of the girls as they returned to their rooms from watching the Royal Wedding in the living room.

1967 Np with bobbed hair wearing a Pinestreetstudio outfit with commercially made shoes and socks.

1970 Trendon wide faced brunette Gingham in a Jill Mackley OOAK smocked checked dress and commercially made shoes and socks.

Frido 1967 NP seen here in another Jill Mackley OOAK smocked navy/white checked dress with JJ sandals and commercially made socks.

Frido 1966 Ballet NP with a full centre part in vintage-sasha dress, Ruthsdoll's Mary-Jane shoes and manufactured socks.

Frido 1967 Dungaree NP in a vintage-sasha dress and JJ sandals and commercially made socks.

I missed winning this dress on eBay so was delighted to see it back up for sale on last week.

This is quite a different dress from my usual style of Sasha clothing but I really fell in love with it. Seen here on my third early 1960s Gotz doll that I went up to Marie Morgan's to choose on my 61st birthday day.

This girl has a slightly older teenage look about her and some of the best Gotz hair that I have ever seen.

JJ sandals complete the outfit. Just perfect for a special Summer outing.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

My 1971 Trendon Twins.

Over my Sasha collecting years I have had three sets of twins, one set of brunette girls (1970) and two sets of (1969 and 1971) brunette boy/girls but these are my only remaining set.

They refuse to be dressed in matching girl/boy outfits so I like to try to dress them in similar colourways but this isn't always possible.

Isla is looking very pretty in a Pinestreetstudio dress and beret and manufactured shoes and socks whilst Iain is looking cool and trendy in his Dollydoodle joggers, hoodie and saggy beanie with manufactured converses.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Another fabulous recovery from surgery gift.

This absolutely wonderful Llama jacket was designed and knitted by Rosie Shortell and given to me as a magnificent 'recovery from surgery' present. Aren't I and my Brood just so very lucky? This is truly a Sasha heirloom and will always be treasured.
A million/trillion thanks Rosie for such a magnificent and so unexpected gift.

It is seen here on my once MIB dramatic 1960s Gotz slate eyed doll.

Worn with JJ long red boots and black tights/leggings which I think gives an outstanding look.

I just love the sulky and quite determined look of this doll.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Party, party, party and party....Cake, cake, cake and cake....My 70th birthday seemed to have elastic sides when it came to celebrating and cakes!

My sister made my rich fruit birthday cake as part of my birthday present (she is taking me on a special outing with the Sashas in tow later on in the Summer when I am hopefully more recovered from my recent surgery to enjoy it better.)
So following our late mother's tradition she made two cakes (just in case one turned out not to be not as moist and rich as we are accustomed) and allowing for the fact that we are a very large family in numbers when it comes to giving a piece to everyone.

My first cake (in pale pink) served with Champagne on Thursday, the actual birthday, April the 7th after our vist to Crew Hall for the Afternoon Tea with my immediate family in my home.

My second cake on the Friday (in a darker pink!) for more yet family and friends.

Only in this instance she decided to make THREE cakes when she realised that the celebrations were going to be going on for three days and that I was wanting to give/send some to my special friends as well.
(Mind you we weren't planning to decorate ALL three at the time, that just seemed to happen.)
Saturday's cake (this time in red) again for a few more of my family and friends who couldn't make it on the Thursday or Friday due to work commitments. (The accompanying Sasha is wearing a very daintily smocked dress by Jill Mackley.)

....And surprise, surprise! A FOURTH cake given to me by Sarah Price when my daughter took me down to visit her in Cheltenham on the Sunday. Many thanks Sarah and Rosie Shortell for giving me such another wonderful day.