Loss and Life on Cow Creek

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Upon my return home from a most fantastic trip to England, Scotland, Italy and Switzerland, I learned of the sudden passing of my stepson.  We are all grieving and mourning the loss of life of one so young and so loved.  Under the veil of sadness, I am grateful for the blessings and love given by family and dear friends during this time.

Life on Cow Creek is ongoing and Rick brought this tiny tree frog inside last weekend so I might see him up close and watch his tiny heart beating.  I want to share it with you as a symbol of life and of hope.

i will post on the blog soon as I do want to share the wonderful places I have been due to the kindnesses and generosities of dear friends and the support of my dear husband.  I am just having difficulty with focusing my mind and my heart is heavy.  Thank you all for understanding. 💔

 

 

 

A Happy Easter with Bonnie 💐

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Please meet my Bonnie the newest member of the Sasha Shangri-La family.  Bonnie is a Sasha studio doll wearing a lovely white studio dress that has the Sasha tag.  The ric-rac is the palest of lavender.  I added her black leather sandals.  I love the pure and innocent look this outfit gives to my dear, sweet Bonnie. 💐

The label for you to see. 💐

Bonnie’s hair was in plaits and I removed the plaiting because her hair is so thin and I wanted to give her a freer and softer look.  I love the beautiful waves of her very fine hair.  It is so like a child’s hair and, in my mind’s eye, I can see Bonnie running and playing in fields of wild flowers.  💐

I added a pale lavender and white ribbon in a way that I hope did not take over her face and hair.  Bonnie is an earlier studio doll and her face is made of gypsum.  She was painted by Sasha herself and she has light cheek blushing and pretty, pinky-coral painted lips. I love her expressive and pretty eyes. 💐

Hello dear Bonnie. Bonnie has a cloth body and she is very lovable and squeezable.  I absolutely love cloth dolls and have collected many different types of cloth dolls for years now.  My favorite Sasha studio dolls have cloth bodies.  💐

Bonnie up close. 💐

Bonnie with a few of her loving sisters.   Edith stands on the left side of the photo and Joanie and Gwennie stand on the right side of the photo. 💐💐💐💐

Bonnie and I want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We wish you a very Happy Easter and week to come. 💐 xxx

Happy Easter to you and your family. 💐

A Happy Gotz Sasha Ponytail Girl Gathering

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It is a great day for Gotz dolls.  It is a great day for Gotz Sasha dolls.  It is a great day for Gotz Sasha ponytail dolls.  The Gotz Sasha ponytail girls living at Sasha Shangri-La are here today to say hello to you! 😊

First up is Mimi wearing a fantastic Ra-ra outfit made by the talented Sharon Humphreys.  Her Mary Jane shoes were made by Ruthsdolls. 😊

Mimi looks a little sad today…perhaps lonely but not for long!

Who do you see sweet Mimi?

Oh, it is Berry!  Berry it is so nice to see you! Berry’s adorable top was made by Sharon Humphreys, her cute skirt was made by Chris Meatyard, and her blue leather sandals were made by Jean Jensen. 😊

Berry is so happy to be outdoors. I think she sees a friendly face in the distance…

Who is it Berry?

Oh my, it is Lee!  How nice to see you Lee.  Lee’s darling outfit is unmarked and her pink leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen.

Lee is a sensitive and caring girl. 😊

A little windy so please excuse the stray hairs in the photos.

Lee, who do you see that is coming to join the ponytail gathering?

Oh look, it is Morgen!  Morgen is our newest member of the ponytail family living here on Cow Creek. Mooooooo!  🐄🐄🐄

Though Morgen is a Gotz ponytail girl, her eyes were painted by Sasha Morgenthaler herself.  We are thrilled to have Morgen join our Sasha family. ❤

Morgen up close. ❤

Morgen is wearing a fantastic Ra-ra outfit made by Sharon Humphreys.  Her shoes are by Ruthsdolls.

I love this outfit…thank you Sharon! ❤ xxx

Morgen up close again. I hope you do not mind viewing extra photos of Morgen. ❤

Pretty Ponytail girls all together…….

Enjoying their time together…..

Just happy to share the day…

 

So nice to see you girls all together. Let’s look at a few more close up photos of each of you.

Mimi

Berry. (I took Barry’s photo indoors because her photo taken outdoors did not turn out)

Lee

Morgen

The ponytail girls and I thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post.  We are sending you happy wishes for the weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

 

Lastly, waterlogue images to enjoy. 🌹🌹🌹🌹

 

The Goose Girl

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This new arrival is a pale faced Gotz girl named Ani. Ani has a fondness for all animals which fits nicely into the rural life here at Sasha Shangri-La. She ran to meet the geese in the yard and wanted to play.  We nicknamed Ani the Goose Girl because it reminded us of of a girl in a Brother Grimms fairy tale titled “The Goose Girl”.  😊

Ani wants to fly but these geese are earth bound. 😉

“Oh how I wish we could soar in the sky” Ani sighed.

Ani’s dress was made by Kath Barnett.  Her shoes are from Sashapotamus.

“Well Mommy, let’s look around.”  Of course Ani, let’s take some photos.

Ani up close.

Ani on the front porch.

The forsythia in bloom is a nice background.

A “moonshine” jug graces the porch rail.  Ani was puzzled about the corn cob stopper in the mouth of the jug. 😉

Daddy has completed his first lawn mowing of the year.  It smells heavenly. ❤

Ani with her ribbon tied in a large bow.

Welcome dear Ani to the farm on  Cow Creek.  You may spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. 😊

Ani and I want to thank you for visiting with us.  Today is Mother’s Day in the U.K. We want to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very happy day. 😊

Ani is waving goodbye while petting her pet cow, a resident on Cow Creek. Have a great week everyone! 😊 xxx

A Beautiful March Day

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It was a little chilly this morning and Morgen wanted to try on this pretty plaid coat made by Fanny Boiten. She particularly liked the handbag and the sweet dolly that belonged to my Mom. ❤

Morgen looks very nice in her new coat.

I love her sweet face. ❤

Morgen is already packing for her trip back to England. She is a real go-getter and I have yet to start packing.  I think I need a little encouragement. 😉

She said, “Mommy, what are you waiting for? I will help you pack for our trip!”

Having received such a generous offer of assistance, I agreed to start organizing this weekend. How exciting! Thank you Morgen for helping to motivate me. 😉

Look Morgen, here is Gertie! ❤

“Hi Gertie!  I am glad you came out to play!” 😊

“Hi Morgen!   Look, it has warmed up today!  It is 68 degrees and the sun is really shining too!”  😊

“I am wearing bib overalls made by Lorraine Tyler.  My leather shoes were made by Marti Murphy.”  ❤

“I think you can take your coat off Morgen now that it is so warm.” 🌞

Gertie on a beautiful March day. ❤

“Oh Morgen, I love your outfit!” ❤

Morgen picked this outfit made by A Passion for Sasha that was found on Shelly’s site with this adorable shoulder bag, red leather boots and blue knitted socks.😊

Red is a very good color for Morgen. 😊

“What a lovely day it is. I love being here at Sasha Shangri-La” ❤

Morgen loves to carry a handbag. ❤

“Gertie, come and see me.” 😊

Happy sisters. 😊

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Today was an unexpected sunny day and the daffodils bloomed here on Cow Creek  in February. Most unusual but welcomed. 😊

A very beautiful March day.  Gertie, Morgen, and I want to thank you for visiting with us and we hope you enjoyed this post.  Have a wonderful day and weekend too.  😊 xxx

A couple of waterlogue images to enjoy. ❤

A New Girl Arrives at Sasha Shangri-La ❤

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Some of you may have seen this rare girl on Shelly’s site and you may have wondered where she went after leaving Sasha Doll UK.  She is a Gotz girl but with her eye painting by Sasha Morgenthaler herself.  I immediately fell in love with her. ❤

 

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The first three photos of this post were taken by Shelly. 😊

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I love Sasha’s studio doll paintings and this girl was no exception.  She is a very special, miniature studio-like doll. ❤

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After she arrived, I immediately took photos of her on this coral colored blanket. ❤

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My hands were shaking while taking the first photos. Such anticipation! 😊

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I think I was in shock with excitement for quite a while after she arrived. Thank goodness that I did hear her whisper that her name is Morgen. ❤

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Next I took a few photos of Morgen in her original brown cord dress with brown leather shoes. ❤

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❤ Hello Morgen ❤

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Welcome to Sasha Shangri-La dear one. ❤

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❤ Morgen ❤

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Next, I gave her back her ponytail to see how it would look.  Morgen loved playing in the doll room. 😊

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She has the little curl at the base of her neck. Plus the nice side wings.

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I really like her ponytail. 😊

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Then, I dressed Morgen in a studio style dress by Dolliepatch.  I think she looks very pretty in this outfit.

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I hope you enjoyed meeting Morgen today.  Thank you for visiting with us. ❤

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I styled Morgen’s hair back into her ponytail and then she joined her sisters Gracie, Joanie, and Gwennie.  They love to share stories of when they came alive as they were painted by Sasha Morgenthaler in Switzerland long ago.  Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have been there to see the dolls come to life in her extraordinarily, talented hands? ❤

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A waterlogue image to enjoy.  Morgen and I wish you a very happy and healthy week to come. 😊 xxx

Rain, Rain Never Go Away 🌹

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A beautiful new addition to the Sasha Shangri-La family is a lovely and unique girl repainted by artist Mary Madeco-Smith. Her name is Rain.  Mary posted her on Facebook as ready for adoption and I was lucky to write to her first. 😊

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Mary sent Rain to me dressed in an amazing outfit and wearing a wig made of many colors of the rainbow. She also sent a fantastic black wig and I have taken photos of Rain wearing both wigs. Mary sent a beautiful African dress with Rain and I will show that in another post.  Both of these creative and unique outfits were made of fantastic, organic fabrics and made in collaboration with Tim Purk. ❤

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img_5632❤  I love this outfit!

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Rain came without shoes at my request.  I love her stripy socks and wanted them to show so I paired them up with a pair of leather sandals.  The sandals were made by Paula of 4 Angels in the U.K. ❤

img_5645❤ Next is Rain wearing her fabulous black wig.  I think both wigs are just wonderful on her!

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img_5647❤ The ties on her bibs and the rolled collar really are special touches to this outfit.

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❤ Rain feels confident and so ready to embrace life.

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❤ We hope you have enjoyed meeting Rain.

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

A couple of Waterlogue images of Rain. ❤

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