I still can remember my excitement when the well wrapped box from England was in my hands and then I removed the lovely Carney with her full and beautiful blonde hair and stunning blue eyes. I held her close and it was love at first sight. My affection for Carney has not waivered over the years and she was my first blonde NP and was made in 1966. She was carefully packed by her previous owner holding a tiny bunny in her arms. The kind owner was not only generous but also wanted to give a nod to the Spring season and Easter! Carney was dressed in a brown corduroy pair of farm pants with a white blouse that was quickly put away and she has not worn them since that day.
I thought I would share several photos of Carney with her hair braided and also wearing a beautiful Vintage Sasha outfit. Carney is a bit of a Tomboy and also loves animals, especially dogs so I took a couple of photos of her with a sweet mohair puppy.
This past Fall, I took this photo of Carney in a lovely Fall dress with a leaf design. Her socks and shoes are from Ruth’sdolls. I think she looks happy in this photo that she was able to “dress up” for a change.
Carney dresses in play clothes most of the time which consist of jeans, sweaters, shorts and tops. I took this photo last Summer outside by one of the barns. She is wearing a Gotz top, white shorts and red sandals by Jean Jensen-JJ. The Summer seems so long ago now that it is snowing and the temperatures are very cold though I do enjoy all of the seasons. Carney is standing on the arm of an old motorcycle and she looks like she could be on a balance beam or tight rope—what great balance and fun!
My first redhead NP is named “Kelly Joy” though she has since said that she wants to called “Joy” which is nice and easy for Mommy and suits her well. Joy is a 1966 NP and was a lucky find on Shelly’s site. She has very thick and long hair and I plan to braid it soon to see how she looks. Speaking of appearances, Joy came to me in the “buff” and I had an outfit ready for her as soon as she was free of her wrapping! I dressed her first in a pretty red corduroy outfit from Ruth’sdolls .
Soon, Joy was redressed in this lovely blue print, smocked dress made by Karen Warnaka, socks by Ruthsdolls and shoes from Sashapotamus. Joy also wears a white wool jacket made by Karen and seeing it brings back such fond memories of the Sasha Festival last year when I met Karen. I had admired her smocked dresses and wool jackets for quite a while on other collector’s Sashas.
Joy is dressed casually in light weight jeans, sweater and hat. I think the blue and purples look great on her. Her purple shoes are by Ruth’sdolls and I do not know who made the pretty knitwear but it is lovely. Joy likes to cuddle with her bear at times but also likes to play ball. She plays inside on cold days with her colorful Hacky Sack.
This last photo of just Joy is one taken at Christmas when I found her playing with the wrapping paper and ribbons. She has a slightly guilty expression because Mommy has to clean up the mess most of the time and she has made a mess 🙂
Joy and Carney are shown together in a full photo and also a close-up photo of their pretty faces. They send warm hugs to everyone that visits with them here at Sasha Shangri-La and reads their story. xxxx