Hello from Sasha Shangri-La


We haven’t posted in quite some time.  Without knowing, I had too many photos stored from previous posts which took me over my limit. My previous attempts to post were unsuccessful.  So, I have deleted a lot of photos. I hope this action will allow me to post.

This sweet BIV studio doll is named Evie.  She came to Sasha Shangri-La this year.  I love her and especially her blue eyes.

Evie is wearing a beautiful smocked dress made by Thu Cuc Faes in Switzerland. I love the fabric.  Her red leather shoes were made by Ruthsdolls.  That is Chloe next to her.  She is a 1966 brunette NP.

I hope you enjoyed this short post and I hope it posts! Have a great week! ❤️

It feels good to be back and I thought it should be short and sweet. ❤️

Clara at Home on Cow Creek


I was on Facebook recently and saw this beautiful reroot by Jackie Rydstrom.  I adopted her immediately. Her hair is a very soft, wavy mohair.

Jackie also made her lovely dress. Looking closely, you can see tiny brown bows. I added brown leather shoes by Sashapotamus.

Beautiful Clara. ❤️

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you have a great week.

Clara and her puppy Molly send you hugs and happy wishes for the upcoming holiday season. ❤️

New Outfit and Onesie for Bea 🐝


Hello! My name is Bea. I am a BII Sasha studio doll.  Mommy has given me a beautiful onesie to wear because I came without any under garments.  Plus, Mommy gave me a wonderful school girl outfit to wear.   I hope you enjoy seeing these photos.

My onesie was knitted by Rosie Laird. Mommy saw on Facebook that Rosie knitted a onesie for the 16 inch vinyl Sasha dolls. So she wrote to Rosie and asked her if she would knit a larger version for a studio doll like me! Rosie said yes, Mommy provided measurements, and look at the beautiful knitting I now have! Thank you Rosie! 🌹

The onesie is so very nice, and fits so very well, that Mommy ordered more of them for my studio sisters!

Next, I am so excited to share with you my beautiful school girl outfit hand made by Brigitte Schwitter.  Brigitte also made my socks and shoes.  I am on cloud nine! ❤️

Mommy does not know who previously owned me but she was told that my original studio outfit was a school girl outfit. So she wrote to Auntie Brigitte and she made me this fantastic outfit. Thank you Brigitte from our hearts. ❤️

Look at the beautiful sweater she knitted for me. ❤️

I feel pretty, oh so pretty!

It fits perfectly!

I think I am ready to go back to school.  These fabulous shoes are made for walking!😊

Then, as a wonderful surprise, Mommy added her scarab bar pin which is so nice to wear.

I hope you enjoyed my new outfit from top to bottom! Thank you for visiting with me today.

Have a wonderful day and week to come.  Bye now!  ❤️



Dreamy Brunette Side Part Girls


Until last month, there were no brunette side part girls living at Sasha Shangri-La.  Then, I adopted one brunette girl from a dear friend and a few weeks later another dear friend offered me a brunette side part and I am thrilled to say there are now two very different and very lovely brunette side parted girls here on Cow Creek.

On the left is Lenore and she is wearing a beautiful knitted outfit by Christine Durand. Lenore came in her original pink dress which is stored for her use later.  On the right is a petite, tiny eyed girl that I have named Tiny.  Tiny was my mother’s nickname and it brings me very fond memories.  Tiny is wearing a beautiful silk creation by Francis Tricket.  I love the floral pattern and the tiny buttons. Both outfits fit perfectly and both came with fantastic handbags.  Both girls are wearing leather shoes made by Jean Jensen.

Tiny is actually smaller than her sister Lenore. She is shorter, has a smaller face, and has tiny eyes.

Both girls have retained their gold tags.

Tiny up close. I love her beautiful painting.

Tiny’s eyes up close.

Tiny’s shoulder bag. 

JJ sandals.

Beautiful Lenore has a wider face than her sister.

Lenore up close.  She has a very sweet, sensitive expression.


JJ shoes in an unusual blue gray color.

Beautiful detailing on her dress.

Both girls enjoying a sunny day with very nice and not too hot temperatures….finally!

They are beginning to meet other sisters and brothers but they stay together most of the time.  I lightly ran a wide tooth comb through their hair and no hair came out on either girl. I do not brush vigorously and I take special care when handling early brunette dolls.  I am happy to say that these two girls have managed to keep their lovely hair.

They are very close sisters.

A few photos of the girls together.

Thank you from Tiny and Lenore and me for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed the post.  Have a wonderful week to come. ❤️ xxx

A Waterlogue image to enjoy.


In Loving Memory of Ted Menten


I recently learned of Ted Menten’s passing and was so very sad. Though I had not had contact with Ted in recent years, I am so grateful for his positive influence in my life and the Sasha community.

Ted was very active on the Sasha Mart years before Facebook began and he had a fantastic blog called Sasha Street. He was very creative and artistic and he encouraged others to be creative too. He wrote books and was an excellent photographer.  I am certain he touched the hearts of many people including doll and bear collectors around the world.

This dear bear was made by Ted and I treasure it.

At my request, Ted created the pattern and made this gorgeous studio doll outfit. He used antique christening dress fabric.  This is Alice, a BIII studio doll, modeling his creation.

Such beautiful detailing.

Ted put much attention to the details of the outfit including the back of the gown.

This is the under slip. The neck and arm openings are scalloped. Please notice the lovely work along the hem.

A closer view.

The pantaloons are trimmed in fine lace.

Next are three waist coats or vests Ted made to fit Gregor.


This is Teddy modeling Ted’s waist coats.

Teddy is fondly remembering Ted Menten and the many wonderful contributions he made to our Sasha community. We are very grateful and blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace Ted. ❤️