Thursday, 23 June 2011

My Sporty Gregors. First page of another of my favourite Sasha World contributions.

Don't forget that by clicking on each photo it will come up on the left in a larger size and then by clicking on this you can view it in full screen size. (I particularly love the nature reserve fishing scenes in the extra large format.)

Iain is wearing The Doll Work's David Beckham replica football kit (and Ross's blue football wear is by Beverly S.)

Iain and Ross play football on the Manchester University Alsager Campus. This educational site is less than a kilometre away from where I live and was where I trained to be a teacher many years ago in the 'good old days.'

Jac enjoying being on his skate board at Alsager skate park.

He wears commercially manufactured shorts,trainers and T shirt and his skate board, helmet and protective accessories were all bought off eBay.

Jac in his commercially made cycling gear and Doll Works shoes getting ready to peddle off to his cycling proficiency training course.

James waiting for The Alsager School to open the tennis courts for his private tennis coaching lesson.

Page one of 'My Sporty Gregors' article.

White Water Rafting sport shown in the centre.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Second page of 'My Sporty Gregors.'

Sorry forgot to add this close up photo of Gotz Fritz wearing James' golfing gear to the golf section below.

James dressed in his cricket gear, Doll Works sweater, Ruthsdolls shirt, trousers and shoes, bat and ball made by Len Jordan.

James is a member of Audley Cricket Club (and plays in the under eleven team) whose grounds are less than half a kilometre from my old family home.

James on one if the pitches.

Waiting for the stumps to be bought from the pavillion before play can begin.

Just coming from warming up on the all weather seasons pitch.

Jac and his superb new fishing rod and tackle that he has been given for his sixth birthday.

Jac enjoying a spot of fishing on a lovely sunny afternoon in a small widlife venue less that quarter of a kilometre from my old family home.
Now where's the best spot to sit?

This is a delightful, quiet and secluded spot where one can easily escape from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

Sitting and quietly reflecting for a moment or two.

Heading home after a most enjoyable and peaceful afternoon.

Ross down staying with my daughter and enjoying life amongst the 'sporty' set at Sussex Polo Club.
Seen here with her Polo tack.

Ross practising his stick swings just before play. (I had the minature sticks made up especially from a Polo stockist company in the US.)

Ruth Hartley faithfully copied this Polo shirt (and the boots) for Ross that my daughter designed for her own Polo team, Dark Horse, and had made up in Argentina when she was over there brushing up her Polo skills before the start of one of the seasons.

Wistfully waiting.

Ross is in Jeans, which are allowed to be worn when playing Chukkas, BUT 'one' has to wear 'Whites' when participating in a tournament. Only BROWN (not black) leather boots are allowed when playing on the Polo fields.

Watching play from an advantageous position.

Minding the ponies.

James is a member of Alsager Golf Club which is about a kilometre from where we live.

He tries to play a round every Saturday to improve his skills.

He is wearing chinos by Pinestreetstudios, an angora jumper finely knitted by Christine Durand around his shoulders, can just be seen in the first golf photo by the sign, (can't remember who made the top and cap) and shoes by Ruthsdolls. Gof clubs bought off eBay.

The second page of the article in the magazine.

The sport of Karate featured in the centre.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Wishing my daddy, Steve Kingaby a very happy Father's Day.

So sorry that I haven't sent you a card today Daddy so thought that you might like to see these photos of me instead.

It's my daughter's birthday today.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Chon.
Since this listing Joyce Jordan has very kindly scanned these two pictures from the Osnath brochure showing the front cover of the catalogue and ....

....The style of the pram that they bought for their son. I remember seeing this lovely pale grey colour that they chose for their pram's hood and apron and thinking how very smart indeed.
(I was also impressed by the all (body, hood and apron) in Olive green choice but as Chon was a Summer baby I decided to go with the paler colours.)

Many thanks, Joyce, for your kindness in forwarding them to me.

In my last entry Dr. Lawrence-Jones asked, 'Did Fritz as a baby reside in a posh pram?' I'm afraid that I don't know the answer to that one as I didn't own him in those early days... BUT Chon my daughter certainly did as you can see below... (and when she had eventually out grown it my eldest brother used the wheels to make his boys a go-cart.)
Here she is at three weeks old (you can just see the slight mound of her body) taking an outside nap in this beautiful coach built Osnath carriage. The Royal Family (as did my parents) always had the Osnath prams (hence Osnath had been awarded the Royal Seal of Approval.)

The main wood body and interior was in cream with two fine outlines, accentuating the outer body shape, in the coffee brown to match the hood (and apron not shown.) The latter were made from a newly designed waterproof material that resembled the finish like silk has, catching the light as it moved and the hood when up had a most beautiful line to it, unique to the Osnath carriages. The actual body was suspended by four leather straps to the base springs so that it almost glided along giving a very smooth ride. There was a panel inside that could be removed to allow the child as it grew, to sit up straight with it's feet in the well as these prams were often used until the child was at least two or three. Her blankets and sheets were in in powder blue to enhance the colour of her eyes and the Summer canopy (have yet to locate the photo of this) which was in distingushed large overlapping checks incorporating the creams, browns and blues to compliment the pram's colouring.

One of my earlier Sasha World back covers.

My Sasha Dolls have inherited my love of flowers and here are some of them out and about exploring and enjoying our British Spring Flowers.

Top left. Frido 1967 Np now with her hair in a bob seen sitting amongst yellow pansies in a blue knitted, white trimmed jacket by Christine Durand, white Ruthsdolls T shirt and Sashadollstyle jeans.

Top right. Trendon 1970 standing in amongst some Blue bells in a Ruthsdoll's Dungaree outfit.

Middle left.A 1960 Gotz waif wigged in a Monique Peggy-Sue wig and seen here in a Ruthsdoll's OOAK outfit standing amongst the Daffodils.

Centre. A Trendon 1971 baby Nightdress blonde girl in a Sashawardrobe pink fleece and Doll Works tights sniffing the Crocus dark purple flowers for any scent.

Middle right. Trendon 1973 in a Velvet wig and wearing some loose checked dungarees, seamstress unknown, and remembering the delightful little Forget-me-Not flower poem about God the Father giving each of the flowers a name.

Bottom left. Quirky, a 1969 Trendon Baby Woolly in a Sashawardrobe fleece and Doll Works tights admiring some pale yellow Primroses.

Bottom right. 1973 Trendon wigged with a Velvet wig and wearing a Sashadollstyle duffle coat outfit amongst Snowdrops.