Hello from Nellie, a Beautiful Sasha Studio Doll Ushering Out 2017


Some of you might remember last summer that this beautiful and very early, B-III studio doll was put up for adoption by Lorraine. This first photo was taken by Lorraine.  Happily, I was able to add her to my Sasha family by the end of summer and thank you Lorraine for kindly allowing a short layaway.  Lorraine mailed this dear one to Janet who not only agreed to give her a spa treatment but also agreed to bring her to me when she visited in October.  Thank you again dear Janet. ❤️

Janet carefully inspected her and found her torso had a hollow cavity that lends the possibility that perhaps she was used to hide and/or transport family valuables during the war.  There is no documentation or proof but it is exciting to consider that this dear early girl might have had an additional purpose and only our imaginations can fuel those possibilities.  Janet took these photos of her body and the next two of her sitting on the pretty rug. 😊

Janet filled out her torso and also “evened-out” her legs where the shavings had settled and had enlarged the bottoms of both legs .   At my request, Janet carefully stitched fingers on her mitten hands and gave a nose rub a touching. I just love her. ❤️

Her tummy restored and ready for the next chapters in her life. 😉

Janet also observed that her cheek blushing looked like dabs of paint made by Sasha’s finger with possible partial fingerprint impressions there on her cheeks.  She re-dressed her in her traveling outfit made by Lorraine except for the bonnet that was vintage and came with her wardrobe.  The wardrobe was shipped to me early on and I had an antique trunk waiting to hold her things until her arrival.  ❤️

Janet braided her hair and pinned it up to fit neatly under the bonnet for her travels. Thank you Aunt Janet. 😊

After picking up Janet at the airport, we drove to New York to visit with Dorisanne.  I met my dear girl in the hotel and named her Little Nell or Nellie.  Janet knitted her socks and Brigitte made the black leather shoes and they all fit perfectly. Hello dear Nellie! ❤️

A very happy meeting after those few months of waiting.  😊

This is Nellie’s dolly which was a gift from her Aunt Peggy. 😊

Back home at Sasha Shangri-La, Nellie is presented with her trunk.

Inside are her new treasures and her wardrobe much of which has been with her for many years. 😊

A tray to hold the smaller things.

And inside a lovely powder blue coat and a red cape are among the things that came with Nellie.😊


The  pinafore and dress made by Aunt Lorraine safely stored to wear later. 😊

Hats to include a useful bonnet to wear while outdoors gardening this next Spring.

Nellie is sitting on Mommy’s bed now because we spend a lot of time together playing with her dolly and just having happy times together.  I unpinned her plaits because I love to see them down and it reminds me of my Mother’s childhood plaits.   Her most beautiful shawl was knitted by Aunt Diane and it is very useful on these cold winter days.  Thank you for visiting with us this New Year’s Eve.  We are wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2018 and we hope that it will be filled with love and laughter with your family and friends. God Bless you.  ❤️ xxx

21 thoughts on “Hello from Nellie, a Beautiful Sasha Studio Doll Ushering Out 2017

  1. Lovely to see this post to round up the year Ginger. I am so very pleased to see how well this sweet girl has settled in with you and love her trunk. She looks very happy in her new home.

    Best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2018.

  2. Janet has made this little girl great one again. Lovely to see her in her new home well cared for and settling in.
    Wishing Rick, yourself and all the kids at Cow Creek a Happy and prosperous New Year

    • Thank you Dee and yes Janet has worked her magic once again. All of us here on Cow Creek appreciate your New Year’s wishes and we are sending you and Paul and the Sasha Village kids our very best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year! ❤️ xxx

  3. What a wonderful treasure Nellie is !…and what tales she could tell of all the places she’s been and things she’s seen. She is the luckiest little girl to have so many kind aunties who are happy to make nice things for her and put so much love and care into keeping her lovely for years to come. It’s a shame she had to leave Lorraine but I’m sure that of all the families she could have joined, Lorraine is glad she’s come to live with yours where she will be properly looked after and loved x

    • Thank you Linda and I agree with you. Nellie is special and she has definitely been very loved. She is acquiring a nice trunk full of treasures that span the years of her journeys with different Moms. I would love to hear her tales and I bet I could write a few books colorfully chronicling her many lives. Lorraine has been so very kind and I am grateful. I cherish sweet Nellie. ❤️ xxx

    • Your comments are exactly right Linda…it was such a shame I had to part with her, as she is such a special doll, but as you said of all the families she could have joined I am glad she ended up with Ginger. Plus she is much happier she was able to have some surgical attention as well…her swollen ankles were certainly giving her a bit of bother at times! 😉

  4. Oh. My. Goodness!!! I am so very happy that you had adopted this girl Ginger! She is right where she is meant to be. And now she is ready for her new chapter in life. Love her trunk and all her goodies. What a lucky little lady. Janet once again did a magnificent job in her restoration. Thank you so much Ginger for sharing Nellie. Seeing that you have her and has brought her a new life really means a lot to me too.

    • Thank you Cathy! I am thrilled that Nellie is here and she is enjoying life here on Cow Creek. I find that I take her often from the cabinet and set her out in the room during the day. I love looking at her and holding her too. She is very huggable! Janet took special care of her and I really appreciate her detailed attention. She is a lovely girl. ❤️ xxx

  5. Such a beauty, Ginger! Janet did a fantastic job, as usual! Congratulations and Happy New Year to you and Rick and your whole family at Shangri-La!

    • Hi Mary and thank you! Yes, Janet did an amazing job and Nellie is looking so very pretty. We here at Sasha Shangri-La appreciate your happy wishes for the New Year. We are all sending our very best wishes to you and your family for a very healthy and happy New Year! ❤️ xxx

  6. Congratulations on adding Nellie to your ever growing studio doll collection Ginger, she is gorgeous. Janet has done such a lovely job bringing her back former glory.
    Happy new year to you and yours dear Ginger. Xxxx

    • Thank you Steve. The studio dolls are so special with their Sasha painted heads and pretty wigs plus the cloth “B” bodies really touch my heart. Janet’s good work is sure to extend Nellie’s life and I am thankful. Happy New Year dear Steve to you and all those you love. ❤️ xxx

  7. Happy New Year Ginger! I hope 2018 is a good one for you and your family, human, fur and dolly!
    What a lovely job Janet has done on Nellie, she really has brought her back to life, she does have a magical touch, doesn’t she! Nellie couldn’t have found a better new mummy and home than there on Cow Creek with you and your gorgeous family.
    With lots of love and big hugs
    Sharon xxx

    • Thank you dear Sharon for the lovely new year’s wishes. Yes, Nellie is restored nicely and Janet does have that magical touch. I am so happy Nellie is here and I spend time with her almost every day which is so nice. Sending you love and big hugs too. ❤️ XXX

  8. Hello Little Nell! I found working on Nell so fascinating, imagining what must have happened to her in her early years of existence. A trunk for her is just a perfect addition to organise and display all of her lovely belongings ❤

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