Finally a Hello from Cow Creek

Hello friends. I want to explain my recent absences.  I have been struggling lately with posting on the blog and also with reading other’s blogs. I have not shared the reason why because it is personal and partially involves an individual in the Sasha world.  Though I have shared my feelings of burn out with a few good friends who are so kind to listen and to be so understanding.  I came very close to shutting the blog down before the Cincinnati Festival but decided to hold off until later.  I was feeling very disconnected and certain my blog was not making a difference.

Then, I had a wonderful time at the Festival and it was extra special with my daughter-in-law Mollie attending with me. So I thought I would restart today and share a blog post to welcome two new additions to the Sasha family. Both are brunette Gotz girls but they are so very different from one another.  One I bought at the Sasha Celebration Weekend in England and the other at the Cincinnati Festival.  I had a very special time at both of these events.


This sweet paler girl is Flora.  I adopted her at the Cincinnati Festival.  She is wearing a beautiful  outfit made by Betty Jean and her Birkenstocks were made by Marti.  She came in a nice brown corduroy factory outfit with a waffle weave pinafore. It is stored away. 

I hope you enjoy pretty Flora’s photos.

I am very smitten with this dear girl. ❤️

This girl was adopted from a good friend who lives in Germany. The Gotz girl’s  name is Josephine and she is now called Josie.  I had seen photos of her for quite a while and loved her darker than usual vinyl, her very long beautiful hair, and her pretty face. I was thrilled when I learned I could bring her home.  I redressed her in lovely dress that I think was made by Nikita.  Her shoes are JJ shoes. I am uncertain who crocheted her socks but I love them.

I hope you enjoy these photos of this special girl, Josie.❤️


Finally, a few photos of the new girls together. Thank you for visiting with us today. I hope to post again of other additions and rehoming of Sasha dolls living here on Cow Creek. Have a great weekend ahead. 😊 xxx


36 thoughts on “Finally a Hello from Cow Creek

  1. Ginger, I am so glad you have decided to keep blogging! Don’t let one bad apple spoil your passion in our wonderful Sasha family! I had a great time with you and Mollie at the festival and I am so grateful for everything that you have done for me and our whole Sasha world!

    • Hi Mary! Thank you for writing and I had a great time with you too! Mollie can hardly wait for Pittsburgh! I started the blog in January 2014 and have really enjoyed it over the years. I appreciate your support! 😊

      • Yay! I’m so glad Mollie is a Sasha convert now! She is so sweet! Hugs to you from me and Ferris, and Tilly, and Sylvia, and Janet, and all my other former Cow Creek kids!!!!

  2. I’m so glad you’re keeping the blog. It was one of the first ones I discovered, and I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve really learned a lot from it too. It was so great to visit with you and Mollie at the festival – such an enjoyable time! Your new Gotz girls are real beauties. I love how they look at each other like old friends!

    • Thanks Steve. I am happy you like the blog. I was glad we were able to talk more this year and ride the bus with you and John to the zoo. Mollie really enjoyed her time too. The new Gotz gals though very different do seem to belong together. They are fast friends already. 😊

  3. I have not attended festivals recently , so I depend on the wonderful blogs like yours, Ginger, so CARRY ON!!! and don’t forget, “illegitimus Non Carborndum Est”.

  4. Gosh Ginger! These two completely different 1st production Gotz girls are soooo amazing! I absolutely adore them both. Flora has such a sweet Mona Lisa smile. Her pale complexion is always desirable. Then you have the very dark skinned Josie who complexion is wonderfully beautiful. I don’t think I have ever seen one this dark. Lucky, lucky you!

    • Thank you Cathy for your kind comments. I am very lucky. Both girls have won my heart. Josie is the darkest early Gotz girl that I have seen and also Janet’s doll named Glory. They both are very dark and very unusual I think. 😊

  5. Hi Ginger, I have your Blog Page up on my Home Page, always enjoy seeing your new posts and travels. Please keep them going they make my day when I see a new one. I am hopeless posting that is why I enjoy others so much. You are treasured from afar, hope to catch up with you again one day!! Love these two new girls of yours, especially the dark vinyl girl, she is a beauty. Love from the other side of the world. Wendy xx

    • Hi Wendy! It is wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for the wonderful support for the blog. I hope we meet up again too. I think of you each time I go to the SCW. 😊

      I am glad you like the new girls. I was really taken by Josie and her darker vinyl. It is wonderful how these early dolls look so different from one another. 😊

  6. I know how hard it was for you to get your blog going again Ginger and I was so thrilled to discover a ‘Hello From Cow Creek’ in my mailbox this morning; well done you for getting back on that horse. Both you new girls are splendid, both so different, I couldn’t choose between them. Reading through the comments has delighted me and hopefully shown you how we have missed your blog ❤

    • Hello Janet. Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you like the girls. It looks like I am favoring brunette Gotz girls these days. I think they are outnumbering the other hair colors. I really love these girls.

      I am overwhelmed by the kind support I have received here on the blog and messages and emails too. I am very grateful and I do plan to continue blogging. 😊

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your recent Sasha troubles but glad that you have decided not to let this person ruin ‘yours and our’ interacting blogging fun. (I had thought/put down this lack of blogging due to getting ready to go to the recent Festival)
    I’m afraid that my blog, which I started in 2002 when I finally got my first laptop, has been on silent for far too long a time too due to my continuing ill health problems. (Reminder to oneself…must try to make more of an effort asap.)
    Loving your two new Gotz lasses, especially the darker skinned girl in that very pretty dress. Very lucky you.
    Thanks for your two new girl’s good weekend wishes.

    • Thank you for writing Kendal. I really appreciate the kind Sasha support and I believe that I have turned the corner and plan to continue blogging.

      Your blog was my inspiration in the beginning when I started the blog. I am sad to hear of your continuing ill health. I am hoping for your improvement. I always look for your comments and posts on Facebook.

      I am glad you like the new girls and am very fortunate to have them in the family. Have a wonderful day! 😊

  8. Dear Ginger,

    Lovely to see you blog and share your gorgeous girls with us. So glad you chose to, as you have such beautiful dolls and a real passion for them. Don’t let others get you down – hard as though it can be!

    • Thank you Lorraine. I do love dolls and have all my life. As you know, I especially love Sasha dolls. I am keeping my chin up and remembering my very wonderful Sasha friends. 😊

  9. Ginger I am sad to hear that you considered shutting your blog. There unfortunately can be nasty people out there who cause you to consider such actions, I myself a few years back ,considered doing the same but then decided I wanted to continue because I enjoyed doing it and that I wouldn’t let one bad apple spoil my enjoyment of the dolls and the people I have met through them.
    So I am glad you have chosen to ignore this bad apple and continue to share your lovely dolls and their clothes and adventures with us.
    Keep sharing and remember there are loads of people who love coming to see your gorgeous eye candy , big hugs and love Dee xxxx

    • Thank you Dee, I will keep blogging and I appreciate your kind support. The Festival really helped me to regain my enthusiasm especially with my daughter-in-law attending. The blog comments are wonderful and very encouraging too. I am grateful for so many lovely Sasha friends. Have a great weekend. 😊

  10. I’m so pleased to see this post dear Ginger, you know how I feel about this sort of thing and the haters will always hate, but you have so many people who love you and your dolls….try to think of those and keep your pecker up as they say in the UK….and just keep those lovely photos coming please!!!
    Big hugs and lots of love
    Sharon xxxx

    • Thank you Sharon for your kindness. I will keep posting and I am deeply touched by the outpouring of affection from our Sasha friends. Sending you big hugs and much love too. 😊

  11. I apologise for being a long time reader of your wonderful posts and not having commented before. I really enjoy your blog and these girls are absolutely gorgeous. I was wondering if at some point in the future you wouldn’t mind showing a close up of the tiny check gingham dress versus the normal gingham. I loved your gingham post. Please continue the good work, it is really appreciated.

    • Thank you for writing bluebellwoods. Yes, I will be happy to show the tiny check dress and the normal check dress together. I am glad you like the gingham post. It was a fun post to do. I hadn’t put the girls in their original outfits for a long time and so it was nice to see them as they would have looked originally. 😊

      • Thank-you, I do have a couple of the wider dresses but no matter how hard I try, my eyes don’t seem to decipher the smaller check from a distance.

  12. Please Ginger keep going with your blog. You like “balsam ” in my quiet life. Each time I visit your blog it is like a fresh Sasha wind in my house. Please, keep going!!!! I love your blog and you also.

  13. Hi Ginger I am so sorry to hear that someone has made you feel so sad. The old saying says,( you can please some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time.) and it is so very true. Your blog is wonderful and you clearly enjoy blogging, so please carry on. I think all of us bloggers feel under pressure at sometime, don’t let it get to you, just look back on your blog at all the great posts and comments you have received and that should be enough to put a smile on your face. looking forward to many more posts Theresa xxxxx

  14. Lovely to see you blogging again Ginger, your blog is such a happy place ❤
    Sometimes things just combine and swamp us for a while, but I'm so pleased that SCW andFestival helped restore your balance and enthusiasm. Love to Mollie – what a great daughter in law xx

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