I recently learned of Ted Menten’s passing and was so very sad. Though I had not had contact with Ted in recent years, I am so grateful for his positive influence in my life and the Sasha community.
Ted was very active on the Sasha Mart years before Facebook began and he had a fantastic blog called Sasha Street. He was very creative and artistic and he encouraged others to be creative too. He wrote books and was an excellent photographer. I am certain he touched the hearts of many people including doll and bear collectors around the world.
This dear bear was made by Ted and I treasure it.
At my request, Ted created the pattern and made this gorgeous studio doll outfit. He used antique christening dress fabric. This is Alice, a BIII studio doll, modeling his creation.
Such beautiful detailing.
Ted put much attention to the details of the outfit including the back of the gown.
This is the under slip. The neck and arm openings are scalloped. Please notice the lovely work along the hem.
A closer view.
The pantaloons are trimmed in fine lace.
Next are three waist coats or vests Ted made to fit Gregor.
This is Teddy modeling Ted’s waist coats.
Teddy is fondly remembering Ted Menten and the many wonderful contributions he made to our Sasha community. We are very grateful and blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace Ted. ❤️