The Sasha Festival was fantastic. I am posting photos of the lovely things that I brought home with me.
My rescued pet, his bed and the crafts are shown above. The bag with the gray fabric is a cute hat to make and the bag in the bottom of the photo is a net to catch insects or maybe a butterfly.
The delightful Fiona’s bag was sewn together by my sweet daughter-in- Law Mollie. ❤️
A terrific denim Festival dress received plus fantastic brown leather sandals by Marti. Love the fringe!
Another wonderful Festival outfit received to include a great safari outfit, socks, and sturdy brown leather boots. Very smart!
This sweet lion outfit for a lucky Sasha baby was such a nice surprise. A wonderful gift for helping with the Dress a Sasha contest. Thank you dear Heidi. ❤️
A beautiful dress received during a hostess gift exchange.
A most useful Festival gift received on Sunday. Plus an invitation to next year’s Festival in Pittsburgh.
A handmade, lovely table gift received from hostess Laura Osterdyk.
A hostess gift from Laura Ward and me to those who sat at our table the first night. 😊
Cassie Rogers of Sashapotamus made these wonderful custom bags, and filled them with these goodies, for us to offer as a hostess gift. Each one had a t-shirt, a nature journal, and an insect in a see through container. I love it! Cassie personalized the back of the bag too. Thank you Cassie!
A wonderful auction win donated by Ellen Church. Beautiful!
My second auction win donated by Virginia Myers, mother of Brenda. Such a dear outfit and JJ shoes.
Colorful Marti sandals I received in the gift exchange.
I bought in the sales room this gorgeous Scottie dog smocked dress made by Julie Ruleman.
Other new things bought in the sales room. On the left a Dollie Patch outfit that was on a new girl I adopted. The three dress sets on the bottom were made by Frances Tricket. The shorts above were made by JoAnn Staricha, the orange leather tie shoes made by Sheila, pretty sandals in the plastic bag made by Monica, purple leather shoes by Marti, and an orange print dress with pinafore also made by Marti.
Gorgeous shawls made by Diane Duke. They were quickly snapped up by happy studio dolls living here at Sasha Shangri-La.
This cheery corduroy dungaree set was gifted to me by Laura Osterdyk. I loved it on sight when I saw it on her studio doll. She kindly gave it to me. Fully lined too! Thank you Laura.
I bought this second dungarees from Laura in the sales room.
Helper items i won! I was very lucky. The music dress was donated by Mary Righos.
A beautiful gift from a special friend. This wonderful tote bag with a fab orange swim suit and gifts inside.
A wonderful dress made by Jackie Hyatt that Mollie gave to me. It was on a beautiful doll she bought from Heidi and Mollie redressed her at the Festival. Thank you Mollie.
Another helper win.
Shared dress pattern. A beautiful envelope isn’t it? I hope to try and sew it!
Laura O. made this dress and donated it to the raffle for Betty Jean. Tricia won the raffle and so kindly gifted me this sweet dress to remember Betty Jean. Thank you Tricia.
Beautiful girls that I adopted at the Festival. You have met Flora (on left) in a previous post but I am thrilled to say that Shelly (center) has returned to me. Shelly is a BIV studio doll that lived here before and was adopted by Cathy Himmel. Cathy recently asked about a studio doll living here named Nellie. Nellie was not for sale but Cathy and I talked about her and also about Shelly. Cathy already loved Nellie so much and I loved Shelly so much that we decided to have an exchange between us. I am over the moon to have Shelly back! Plus Cathy is very happy with Nellie who now is called Nell. Thank you Cathy!
I also adopted this beautiful Jackie Rydstrom rerooted girl on the right. Since she came in a winter outfit, I redressed her immediately in this beautiful outfit that I bought from Julie Ruleman in the sales room. She is wearing purple leather sandals from Sashapotamus. I have named her Candy.
Sasha Shangri-La is a much happier place since the Sasha Festival in Cincinnati. I am very grateful to Heidi for giving us a wonderful Sasha experience. Many thanks also to everyone that contributed to this happy event. ❤️🥰❤️
I love seeing all of your Festival souvenirs, even though it makes me sad to have missed this year’s Festival. The safari outfit and accessories and the Insect alphabet tote and mini book are so special, as are your auction win from Ellen. I love the Scottie dress by Julie too and EVERYTHING.
Thank you Dorisanne for the lovely comments. I really had the best time and it was especially nice this time with my daughter-in-law Mollie there too. It was wonderful to see Sasha friends again and catch up. I miss seeing you very much. Maybe next year in Pittsburgh, you will be able to come. ❤️
Didnt t you do well! It was an amazing Festival, from start to finish. I have managed to work out where most of my stuff is going, even the bed which was part of my incredible Betty Jean raffle win. I need to take some better photos of the outfits in that prize. Did you realise that the studio doll dungarees and top by Laura O are not just lined, they’re fully reversible. xx
Thanks Tricia! I did very well indeed! I loved your raffle so much because it was such a lovely group effort to honor Betty Jean’s memory. I am so glad you got the bed home! I had my fingers crossed! I didn’t notice yet that the dungarees are reversible! How wonderful. Laura is very talented and that reminds me of the skirt and top you gave me that is also reversible. Very special! ❤️
What a lovely time and gorgeous wins and gifts, love that you share so much of the experience and the things you couldn’t walk away from, thanks Ginger!
Thank you Maureen. It is nice to see everything that came from the Festival together. The sales room was very full of sellers and lots of beautiful things to choose from and it was just plain fun to be there for all the events. ❤️
What a wonderful haul of goodies you have from the festival Ginger, I love seeing peoples treasure they return with.
How lovely that Cathy and yourself could exchange Studio dolls , so you both had the one you really loved.
Such a lovely posting seeing what was available and shared at this years celebration. 🙂 xxx
Thank you Dee! I am so glad you enjoyed seeing the goodies from the Festival. I am over the moon to have Shelly back home on Cow Creek. I had really missed her but was able to keep up with her because Cathy is an amazing photographer who posts her beautiful dolls regularly on Facebook and Shelly is one she shared often. It was a perfect exchange since we are both so happy with our treasured studio dolls. ❤️
You brought some very lovely things home. We had a wonderful time at the festival and are looking forward to Pittsburgh in 2020.
I did Steve and I am sure you did too. It was so nice to see you both and especially nice to share a meal together the last day. Thank you for writing and see you next year! ❤️
Wonderful pictures Ginger. I am so glad you and Mollie had a good time. Always so fun to see you! Hugs- Heidi
Thank you Heidi! My first Festival was in Cincinnati and so was Mollie’s first Festival. Very wonderful Festivals…both of them! I appreciate your long standing dedication and devotion to our Sasha world. ❤️
What delightful time i have just had looking at all the goodies, won, donated, bought and adopted at the Sasha Festival, how exciting to have all those wonderful things and dolls now with you to enjoy. Thank you for sharing everything, I can tell you had the best time. xx
Thank you Janet. I am glad you enjoyed the post. It was a wonderful time and so nice to see Sasha friends again. ❤️
What a lovely bunch of things you brought back with you from the Festival Ginger, did you need to purchase a new suitcase to bring them all home in 😉 LOL
One day I would love to go to a Festival but it won’t be for a while….it must be such fun to meet all the people you know from the Sasha group!
Thank you for sharing!
Big hugs Sharon xxx
Thank you Sharon. I did not need another suitcase but since I drove to the Festival, my car was like a great big suitcase! 😊
I do hope you can come to a Festival one day. You would have a fantastic time and it is so nice to meet the people in person that you know on the internet. Sending you big hugs! ❤️
Gosh Ginger! You came home with so many wonderful things! You are better than I who still have my Festival goodies piled in the doll room. You did very well labeling each photo showing us individual groups in each pic and where they originated. I absolutely adore the items you and Laura Ward provided as hostess gifts which were supplied by Cassie Rogers. I also loved the dungaree sets by Laura O. and so did my Pippa! Laura is quite talented. I am truly over the moon with our Studio exchange, keeping them in the Virginias.
Thank you Cathy. When I returned home from the Festival, I laid things out in groupings which helped to organize the photos. Cassie was so nice to accept our commission for a hostess gift. She knew the theme and totally created the bag, coordinated the t-shirts with the theme, and found Sasha size items in the tote. I love it too! 😊
Laura O. Is indeed very talented and isn’t it nice that she is sewing for studio size dolls? Please give Nell a hug and Shelly sends her love to you. ❤️