I hope most of you remember Gwennie from previous posts on the Sasha Shangri-La blog. I recently was lucky to find a few pieces of vintage clothing on ebay plus a couple of pieces on Shelly’s Sasha doll UK site. I thought the ebay clothing might fit a studio or course doll and I had dear Gwennie in mind. 🙂
Gwennie came to me wearing this untagged sage green dress and pants that fit her nicely but they were faded and a bit worn. Still, I thought the outfit was appropriate for Gwennie who has her own signs of wear so I kept her in the outfit for years now only adding a green duffle coat a few years ago.
Here she is! The white blouse is from Shelly’s site. The darling plaid skirt is from ebay. It fits her perfectly, even the snap at the waist is just right. 🙂
Gwennie is looking happier I think! 😉
She is probably thinking…”About time Mummy!” 😉
Gwennie’s legs but who is this????
Gwennie would like you to meet her sweet sister Gigi. Gigi was one nickname that I had as a child. ❤
Gwennie gave her Steiff boar to Gigi to hug and feel loved. ❤
Gigi joined the family last year and is only now overcoming her shyness and sensitivities to daylight and be able to say hello to you today. Gwennie has been by her side all of this time and has helped Gigi adjust to life here at Sasha Shangri-La. Prior to joining us, Gigi was stored for many years since the early 1970’s when she was bought in a large grouping of dolls and put away. Now, Gwennie is her sister and best friend! ❤
Both girls are BIII studio dolls with gypsum heads. 🙂
Gigi’s outfit was made by the talented Thu Cuc Faes. Gigi came to me only wearing a shirt and I dressed her in this outfit for Spring and summer. Her leather shoes are vintage and I found them on Shelly’s site. 🙂
Gigi wore the nice plaid flannel dress last Fall and over the winter. It was made by Christine Meatyard. 🙂
Gwennie slipped on the blue wool felt jacket that came with her skirt from ebay. What a nice set. 🙂
Both girls look happy together. 🙂
Gwennie and Gigi closer still. ❤
Gigi loves her soft toy from her sister. ❤
Gigi up close. Gigi has a smudge by the bridge of her nose to the right side as you look at the photo. She also has a few dings near her ears that are nicely covered by her hair. 🙂
Gwennie’s duffle coat fits perfectly over her blue jacket. That will be nice when winter comes around. 🙂
Gwennie and Gigi are sending your hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. We thought we would end this post with a few watercolors of the “G” sisters.
Thank you for visiting us here at Sasha Shangri-La! Many hugs coming your way!!!
Two lovely girls who look beautiful in their clothes. Some nice finds Ginger. Did you paint their pictures, or is it photoshop art?
Is Gigi a studio ‘kit doll’ as I notice her fingers aren’t sewn? She looks like she is in pretty amazing condition – I guess being stored that long contributed to that? How lucky she is to have such a sister as Gracie 🙂
Thank you Lorraine. I have observed that there is conflicting information about whether unstitched fingers are only found on kit dolls. Sasha herself painted Gigi’s face and I do not know who made the body but she is fully articulated. Gigi is in great shape considering her years.
The watercolors are made by an app called “waterlogue”. My last post I thinked you might have missed while you traveled back from the festival. It showed over 70 watercolors. It is definitely computer generated and I am not as artistic as you are!! 🙂 xxx
Sorry I meant Gwennie!
I knew what you meant and Gracie says hello! A lot of “G” girls around here! 🙂
The girls look great Ginger, both have beautiful faces. I am glad that Gwennie no longer felt too shy to come and greet your blog readers. You are having a lot of fun with the watercolour app, I will have to have a look out for it for my phone!
I hope you all at Sasha Shangri-La have a lovely week ahead of you 🙂
Thank you Sharon for the lovely comments. ❤ I love the waterlogue application! If you want me to color some of your photos, just let me know and I would be very happy to do a few for you. Teddy is very tempting to watercolor! 🙂 xxx
It’s wonderful to see shy little Gigi! I loved seeing both girls together and how different they are in their appearance. Sasha M’s painting never ceases to amaze me with how different each of her characters are. Well done on your clothes purchase for Gwennie too, they fit her so well and I love her little blazer too. Thanks Ginger for the lovely photos and watercolours too.
Thank you Janet for your lovely comments. I was lucky to find the outfits for Gwennie. She is so happy to get out of her green dress! 😉 xxx
What great finds for a change of clothes for dear Gwennie, I love her tartan skirt with blouse and jacket, makes her look very grown up.
And Dear GiGi ! What a little sweetheart ! Love her face , a perfect sister for Gwennie. I am glad she’s overcome her shyness to join her sisters on your blog.
I can see they will be a great friends as well as sisters.
Love the three water colour app photo’s They are good detail and would make great pictures.:)xxx
Thank you Dee and Gwennie does look more grown-up now! Gigi is a sweet girl and is coming around nicely. I love the water colors too. I hope to print some one day soon for framing. Maybe you could take one and reduce its size so that it would go into one of your studio doll rooms. I am so enjoying the progress you are making! 🙂 xxx
I was considering that very thing ! of Hattie’s photo water colour 🙂 I think it would look good on their wall! :)xx
I do too Dee! I love that idea of Hattie’s photo on your wall. She will too! 😉 I can’t wait to see how you personalize the spaces. ❤
What wonderful dolls to have Ginger! SM truly did make each one unique.
Thanks Laura! Nice to hear from you and so glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂 xxx
I have come back to have a look at Gigi and Gwennie together. Although Gigi is a shy girl it really looks as if she has an admirer in Gwennie, I love the way Gwennie is looking at her, like she is hanging on her every word! Do you think they are talking about how to care for a pet piggy?
Hi Janet! I think the piggy’s care is probably a strong possibility of what these dear girls are sharing with one another. Gwennie has loved that piggy for years now. I am sure she will help Gigi learn how to take special care of her beloved pet. Since the girls are inseparable, the piggy will not go far from their watchful eyes. Thank you for your lovely comments Janet! ❤ xxx
It really is a great little piggy, I am glad that Gwennie is being so generous in sharing him with her new sister. I was talking to a friend who had just taken her grandchildren to Pink Piggy Farm! I am sure the girls would delight in going there.
That sounds like such fun, to go to a pink piggy farm! The girls would love that and I would too Janet! Another farm near us does have pigs but I only see them from afar. Maybe someday I will see them up close. 🙂 xxx
So pleased that the newly found clothing fits Gwennie so perfectly…. especially as it’s always a bit of a risk unless the sizing is stated. I particularly like the tartan skirt under her green duffle coat. It’s always good to be able to have a few extra outfits to ring the changes although her original green dress that she came in is still my very favourite.
Interesting to see the two dolls together and compare their differences in spite of both being BIII dolls. Like Lorraine I immediately noticed the lack of stitching to denote the fingers plus Gigi’s general overall tallness and plumpness, which certainly suits her slightly larger face mould.
I think that Gigi looks so life like that at a distance she could easily pass for a real life young child.
Thank you so much Kendal and I agree about Gwennie’s green dress. There is something wonderful about the color green on a redheaded doll. It feels just right! 🙂
Once nice thing about posting the both of them on the blog is to be able to share their differences and see them side by side. It does confirm that they have their individual faces and bodies that are unique which I would expect for a handmade body and a handpainted face. Of course, I love those differences very much. Each doll is their own special canvas. ❤
You have again observed with your keen eye about Gigi's appearance and that from a distance, she looks so much like a real little girl. I love looking at her and Gwennie too and thinking about them once being in the hands of Sasha herself long ago and that always make me smile. 🙂 xxx