About mountainmullins

Sasha doll collector primarily plus other interesting dolls. I inheirited my love of dolls from my dear Mother and also her collection. My first Sasha doll was Gwennie, a redheaded studio doll. Since Gwennie, I have collected other Sasha dolls and love their individual personalities created by their eye painting, hair color and styling, and dressing them. It is such fun to share with other collectors!

A Hannah Hello

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You might remember Hannah a graphic eyed NP with very nice red hair.

Hannah is wearing a beautiful cardigan made by the very talented Diane Duke.  I love the hearts and the colors and it fits Hannah perfectly. ❤

I braided Hannah’s hair first with the braids covering her ears and then I tried braiding her plaits behind her ears.  I thought she looked prettier with her ears showing so I left them laid back and added pink and white checked ribbons.

Hannah up close.

Her shirt and checked trousers are made by unknown sewers. Her fantastic pink leather shoes are made by Noreen.

We took these first few photos in front of a newer shed out behind the house to see how they looked.

The last blog post of Hannah was taken this past Winter and it was so freezing and windy outdoors and honestly, the photos did not show her at her best. Today’s post will hopefully remedy the images from that frigid day.

Hannah on a pretty Spring day. The temperatures today are in the 60’s but the sky is cloudy.  We finally broke free from the rain and snow we were experiencing nearly every day for weeks. The past few days have been glorious!

We moved back to the old shed and used a towel to cover the damp block.

A couple of close up photos of Hannah.

A very sweet girl.  We hope you have enjoyed this post.

Hannah and I both thank you for visiting with us today.

We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. 😊 xxx

A waterlogue image of Hannah. ❤

🌷 Happy Easter 🌷

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The newest family member in our Sasha Shangri-La family is the beautiful, repainted and bobbed hair girl named Robin. I adopted Robin from Shelly’s site and contacted EC to confirm that this dear one previously belonged to her. And yes, she had been in her Sasha family and her name is Robin.  Robin was beautifully repainted by Shelly.   She came in this lovely school girl outfit by Ruthsdolls and I added the navy leather JJ shoes.  The bunny was waiting just for Robin and Robin was just in time for Easter. 💐

The lovely Robin. 💐

Sweet bunny with an Easter egg. 💐

Amazing eyes by Shelly. 💐

Welcome to Sasha Shangri-La dear Robin. 💐

So very beautiful.💐

Next…..

This pretty waif girl was an eBay find that had been rerooted in a lovely auburn color and given a bobbed cut.  After arriving here, her eyes were beautifully repainted by Janet Myhill-Dabbs.  Janet added her adorable freckles too. 💐

I found this pretty white and pink dress and a sweet bunny of her own to play with. 💐

Her name is Elizabeth but she is called Betsy. 💐

Betsy’s dusty pink suede shoes were made by Jean Jensen. What a dear little girl. 💐

Beautiful Betsy.  💐

The two girls together at Easter. 💐

I just love beautiful, repainted Sasha dolls.

Robin and Betsy both thank you for visiting with us today.

They are sending you hugs and happy wishes for a blessed Easter and a wonderful week to come.  💐

🌷 Happy Easter 🌷

A few Waterlogue images to enjoy. 💐

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from “Patrick” Of Course

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Arriving on Saint Patrick’s Day is “Patrick” a 1968 shorts boy found on Shelly’s site. He was so happy to arrive after a nearly two week trip across the Pond.  His Steiff bear was waiting anxiously for him and, when he learned that it was Saint Patrick’s Day, he wanted to send you very happy green wishes. 🍀🍀🍀

His shirt and shorts are very nice reproductions by Ruthsdolls and his handsome sweater and stripy socks were knitted by Christine Durand. His shoes are by Boneka.

Hello Patrick! We are thrilled that you are here with us!

I love his expressive eyes and great hair. A very sweet boy.

Patrick,and all of us here at Sasha Shangri-La, wish you a happy day and week to come.

Thank you for visiting with us today. 😊 xxx

A couple of Waterlogue images of Patrick. 🍀

 

Happy Mothering Day

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Happy Mothering Day from Lance, and all of us here at Sasha Shangri-La, to all the Mothers in the UK and all other lands.

We think that Mothers, Mums, and Moms, and the Mother equivalent in all languages, plus all of the Grands, are very special people.

 

Lance added that without our Moms, we would not be here. So a big thank you to all the wonderful Mothers out there for bringing us into the world.

Lance and I also wanted to send a loving thank you to our wonderful Moms that are no longer here with us. We love and miss you Mom.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a blessed day and week to come. xxx

 

A Studio Rendition – Gypsy Before and After

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A couple of years ago when Janet Myhill-Dabbs let me know this beauty was up for adoption, I could not adopt this beautiful girl quickly enough.  When Janet visited last Fall, she offered to enhance her eye painting to be more in keeping with the original studio doll and less of the previous owner’s request. I was happy to see how her new eyes might look though I liked her eyes before and everything about her.  The first two outdoor photos were taken when she first arrived and are on the blog. 😊

The beautiful Gypsy before….and….

The stunning Gypsy after. ❤

Do you like her new eyes?  Here are a couple of close up photos of her eyes before and after.

“Before eyes”   I like these eyes very much but….

“After eyes”. I just love the new eyes.  Gypsy is a most beautiful rendition.  Thank you Janet. ❤

Which eyes do you like best? I would love to hear from you all out in Sasha land. 😊 xxx

p.s. the photo below is of the gorgeous, original studio doll. How amazing she is!!! ❤

 

 

 

Baby Bramble finds Sasha Shangri-La

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Oh my, look at what I found playing amongst the daffodils. This year’s first blooms and Sasha Shangri-La’s first baby adoption in 2018. ❤

Baby Bramble is an earlier Trendon waif that has been wonderfully re-rooted and repainted by Chris Meatyard. She is so precious and her hair is the softest baby hair with a few wisps of baby fine hair framing her hairline.

Hello Baby Bramble we are thrilled to have you here on Cow Creek.  Chris also made this wonderful outfit using a vintage Liberty Tana Lawn fabric and adding an adorable felt jacket with matching shoes. It is perfect for her. ❤

A sweet teddy bear for Baby Bramble who we will lovingly call B.B.  She is adorable. ❤

Hello BB.  It is a beautiful day here today though still not very warm with temperatures in the 40’s.  I love the sunshine and so do the flowers. Life is stirring!  🌞

Look B.B. there is someone here that wants to welcome you….

It is Gertie!  Gertie just loves babies and she is so happy to meet you. 😊

Welcome little B.B. You will love living here on Cow Creek. My name is Gertie. I am your big sister.  ❤

B.B. immediately snuggles in close to Gertie. Sisters forever. ❤

B.B. looks very happy.  She is very loved. ❤

A few close up photos of B.B.

A gorgeous baby girl. ❤

Sugar and spice and …

…Everything nice ❤

B.B. and I want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

p.s. A couple of Waterlogue images for you to see.

Please meet Suzanne

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This lovely B-II Sasha studio doll is named Suzanne. Suzanne recently arrived and I am thrilled to have her here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

Suzanne’s gingham outfit is original to her. 😊

Hidden behind her pinafore is beautiful smocking.

Smocking also on the back of her dress.

Her Sasha label along the back hemline. I turned the hem up to take the photo which is why you see the smocking.

 

Turning back the clock to last October, I first met Suzanne at Dorisanne ‘s lovely home when Janet and I paid a visit. You might remember that I adopted Bertie Karli from Dorisanne at that time. Bertie is a molded head boy that captured my heart. I brought Bertie home then but Dorisanne kindly accepted a layaway for Suzanne. This photo shows us together admiring the dolls. It was such a happy visit. ❤

Suzanne has a nice mohair bear friend to keep her company.

Suzanne is in excellent condition. She was made in the early 1950’s. We are both 1950’s girls. 😉

What s pretty girl.  Her smocking is shown on page 82 of the Sasha Clothing and Patterns book.  See below.

 

A wonderful book authored by Ann Chandler, Susanna Lewis, and Anne Votaw. 😊

Suzanne ❤

I took a couple of close-up photos to show her eye painting.

Suzanne and I thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post.  We wish you a blessed week to come. 😊 xxx

Note:  A few Waterlogue images to enjoy.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

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You may remember Minnie, my mini me. After naming her, I learned that she was previously a member of Kendal’s lovely Sasha brood and her name was Lucy.  Since my name is Lucile Virginia, (Ginger is a life-long nickname), Minnie will now be named Lucy.  It is a perfect name for my mini me. 😊

Lucy and I want to wish you a lovely and Happy Valentine’s Day.  She has a cute, red Steiff bear as a present from Mommy’s recent auction trip and the hand blown red glass heart was made at a local glass factory called Blenko.  ❤

Beautiful Lucy.

Lucy is wearing a fantastic outfit made by the talented seamstress Maureen Hallenbeck. I love this outfit from the top of her headband, to the bottom of her pant’s hem. A dainty lace trimmed collar and pants cuffs are a very feminine touch and aren’t the buttons just the best! ❤

I hope you like to see Lucy from different angles.  Due to the unfriendly weather, my photos were necessarily taken indoors.

Lucy is an amazing Sarah Williams re-root and was a previous 1969 Gregor. Oh what a change is there!  Her hair is truly remarkable and she is a perfect model. I love her. ❤ ❤

Beautiful pants with tuck pleating and lace trimming. Maureen’s attention to detail is much appreciated. ❤ Lucy’s red leather shoes and white socks are from Ruthdolls.  ❤

It is also Ash Wednesday today which begins our season of Lent.  Easter will be here before we know it! 😊

Lucy and I want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We wish you a happy day and week to come. 😊 xxx

 

p.s. Waterlogue images of dear Lucy ❤

Bearing the Cold with Bears

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First, it is so cold here on Cow Creek today.  It was 20 degrees Fahrenheit when we decided to bear the  elements and take a few photos.

Hannah is happy to get her new brown Steiff bear after Mommy returned from last week’s Doll auction in Ohio. Mommy won more bears than dolls. ❤

Hannah is wearing a wonderful knitted bunny hat knitted by Ellen Church.  I do not know who made her warm sweater and slacks. Her light tan suede boots were made by Jean Jensen.

Please excuse the stray hairs that are due to the winds and also due to my glasses fogging up because it was so cold.  I did my best.  

I love Hannah’s beautiful hair and eyes. ❤

Hannah sends hugs to you. ❤

Hazel, a Gotz no navel girl, also wanted to go outdoors on this very cold day.  Brrrrr…..

Hazel is wearing a lovely cord dress made by Ruthsdolls and recently bought from Linda Simpson. Her pinafore is also made by Ruthsdolls but was purchased at the festival last year in Washington DC. Her white leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen.

Hannah is so happy with her new Steiff bear that Mommy brought back from the auction.  😊

Hazel also wants to send you hugs. ❤

All of us here at Sasha Shangri-La want to thank you for visiting with us today and we hope you have a wonderful weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

A couple of Waterlogue images to share with you. ❤❤

Baby Sends Love to You ❤️

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My name is Baby and it is snowing ❄️ today at Sasha Shangri-La here on Cow Creek.  As I sit on the window sill and see such a snowy scene, my heart sends love to you. ❤️

Mommy told me that love knows no boundaries. So, up and above the snow clouds my love is soaring your way.  ❤️

As the beautiful snow gathers to cover up the familiar sights on Cow Creek, love is coming to you. ❤️

I think you can see the snow flakes falling in this last photo and I hope you can feel my heartfelt love.  Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a happy day and week to come. ❤️ xxx

 

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Mommy gently reminded me to thank Janet Myhill-Dabbs for my beautiful eyes that look out on the world so big, my blue felt shoes that keep my feet toasty warm, and my Dollie that touches my heart.  Also, I want to thank Karen Warnaka for making this most beautiful dress that reminds me of our happy life outdoors here on Cow Creek. ❤️

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