Gertie Greets Gus

Gertie and I went outdoors to take photos of her in her Dolliepatch outfit since the earlier photos were all taken indoors due to the heavy and long-lasting rains. Gertie especially wanted to go outdoors to introduce her new brother Angus or “Gus”. πŸ™‚

First, a few photos of Gertie to enjoy.Β  Notice her pale aquaΒ under slip.Β πŸ™‚

Gertie holds her precious rag baby gifted to her by Edith her twin sister and Janet Myhill-Dabbs, Edith’s Mom.Β  Do you see the tiny metal tag on Gertie’s dress? ❀

This is the maker’s tag for Dolliepatch. Lovely. πŸ™‚

Gertie. ❀

A closer view of Gertie’s eyes. ❀

Gertie is so happy to introduce her new brother Gus. Gus was lovingly repainted and wonderfully outfitted by Janet Myhill-Dabbs. ❀

Gertie and Gus getting to know one another. πŸ™‚

Now for some photos of just Gus.Β  I love his outfit and especially his wonderful wool duffle coat!Β πŸ™‚

A closer view of this dear boy, Gus. He is very polite and has a kind heart. ❀

A nice close up of Gus. Gus was a previous redheaded, blue-eyed Trendon boy that came in the teal colored corduroy outfit. Now, Gus has fantastic brown eyes. ❀

A full length photo for you to see. I love his wool felt boots and handsome trousers. ❀

Gus removed his duffle coat to show you his sweater and trousers and boots. He removed his hat too because he said it was getting too hot! πŸ˜‰

Wonderful boots!

A perfect fit for Gus. πŸ™‚

I took a few photos of Gus without his hat to show-off his nice red hair!

Gus. πŸ™‚

This one of my favorite photos of our new boy, Gus. πŸ™‚

Gus, deep in thought. πŸ˜‰

Gus is looking for Gertie to rejoin him.

Gertie puts her rag baby in Gus’s hood. πŸ™‚

Brother and sister enjoying the pretty day. πŸ™‚

A few close up photos taken in the glow of mid-afternoon. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed meeting Gus today. πŸ™‚

Plus I hope you enjoyed seeing Gertie with Gus. πŸ™‚

Gertie and Gus are waving goodbye and sending you hugs and happy wishes for the rest of the week to come. πŸ™‚

We thank you for visiting us here at Sasha Shangri-la and will end this post with a couple of computer-generated water colors. πŸ™‚ xxx


14 thoughts on “Gertie Greets Gus

  1. Welcome Gus, what a handsome lad you are! I know you are going to love living with all the others at Sasha Shangri la. Looks like you and the beautiful Gertie are already fast friends.
    Your grey duffle coat will come in handy for those cooler days and I am sure will be an added bonus when later in the year out playing with your brothers. Gertie is looking very fetching in her lovely dress by dolliepatch?
    Love the two water colours at the end, that app is so good :)xxx

    • Hi Auntie Dee and thank you kindly for the lovely compliments! Gertie is the very best of sisters and her twin, Edith told me before I departed Auntie Janet’s home in the UK, that I would love her and indeed I do! Gertie did tell me that her fetching frock was indeed made by Dolliepatch. πŸ™‚

      I am about to meet my brothers very soon and Mommy said that we will have great fun outdoors here on the farm. There are sure a lot of trees and hills here and I must climb at least a few of them! See you soon! ❀ xxx

  2. What a great difference Janet’s beautifully hand painted eyes make make to these 80s dolls. Absolutely NO comparison! Such a pity that theFrido/Trendon Factory didn’t employ such excellent Sasha Doll (Janet, Shelly, Raven and Sarah Williams to name just a few).’eye-painters’ as we have around now. I’m sure that Sasha M herself would have certainly approved rather than have those somewhat expressionless tampa printed eyes that the factory was finally reduced too on account of the high demand for the dolls in the 80s.

    Angus/Gus is very handsome and striking with his kind eyes and new tailored superb outfit , and that duffle coat’s colour is to die for…..although Gertie has to remain my very, very favourite….can hardly take my eyes off her and have only just realised how well her dress colour matches her stunning eye painting.

    Many thanks again for another lovely post and the good wishes for the week ahead.

    • Hi Kendal and thank you for the insightful comments. I agree with you that it is a pity that the unique and beautiful eye painting by the Sasha artists disappeared to make room for the quicker, printed eyes. Today, when I see these beautiful repaintings of the waifs and later dolls, I so enjoy the great beauty and “life” that is brought to their faces. ❀

      Gus is a kind boy and he became Gertie's favorite brother immediately! His outfit is just perfect for him. Janet is so very talented! Gertie sends her love to you and she well remembers you from the Sasha Celebration weekend. I think it is very special that you saw her in person and I wish I could have been there too! ❀ xxx

    • Thank you Anne for the lovely comments. Gus and Gertie were both repainted by Janet Myhill-Dabbs. Gertie’s hair is a Pintucks wig that has been dyed to a lovely golden brown color. πŸ™‚ xxx

  3. What beautiful photos of Gertie and Gus (I love their names!) I love how all the subtle greys in the photos are enhanced by the lovely weathered fence, just perfect light for Gus’s debut. You photos have brought me such joy Ginger and the last one of them waving is adorable, even rag baby is saying bye bye. I really like the watercolour ends to the posts now and am glad these are now a feature! xx

    • Hello there Janet and thank you for the nice compliments! I am glad you enjoyed the photos of the dear Gus and Gertie that came to life in your artistic hands. :).

      The time of day was perfect to take the photos and the rains have backed off and are no longer a daily occurence, πŸ™‚

      The rag baby is so dear and Gertie rarely lets the baby leave her arms but for Gus, she loved putting the baby in his hood so they all could wave. The watercolors are just so fun to do and I will post them as long as they turn out nice. ❀ xxx

  4. Ginger I think Gertie and Gus are the nicest, most friendly AND beautiful children! Aunty Janet is wonderful and I am saving up for a Gertie girl!! I love your two! If they ever need to be evacuated you know Aunty Sarah will always give them a holiday with their cousins here!! Love and hugs! Xxx

    • Hi Sarah! I am so happy you enjoyed seeing Gus and Gertie and it is wonderful that you will have a sister to Gertie in the future! I am so happy for you and you will love her!. ❀

      Thank you for the kind holiday hosting offer in the case that evacuations are ever needed. Gus and Gertie would both love to return to the UK ine day and have fun with their loving cousins and their Auntie Sarah too! ❀ xxx

  5. What a handsome new boy to turn up at the Sasha Shangri-La Ginger! And looks so lovely reunited with his sister Gertie. I love his outfit too, particularly his coat which looks very warm and snuggly, he will certainly get good wear out of it if you have the heavy snow that you had last year. Gertie’s dress is very pretty with the aqua underslip.
    I like the computer generated watercolours at the end too, I found a similar app for my computer the other day and made one of my town from above, I was really pleased with the effect.
    Big hugs Sharon xxx
    PS I like your new butterfly background, it would make nice fabric! πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Sharon! So nice that you like Gus too! I am very fond of him and Gertie is by his side always! His coat is very wonderful and you are very right, we had very heavy snow fall this past winter and we expect to have it again! So, Gus’s coat will come in very handy a few months from now.

      Thank you for the lovely comments about the watercolors too. I enjoy watching the photos transform in seconds, right before your eyes! The butterfly background was a nice option offered by WordPress and we love butterflies very much here at Sasha Shangri-La! I would a dress in this pattern if they every made fabric from it. Have a beautiful weekend Sharon! ❀ xxx

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