An “A” Number One Addition

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Some of you may remember this painting of my Mom that was painted from a black and white photograph during WWII.  My great uncle had it painted while he was stationed in England.  He had brown eyes so I think the artist thought my Mom did too. However, my Mom and my Grandmother both had blue eyes.  Other than the eye color, the painting is very accurate and resembles Mom, Mary Adeline.  My Grandmother’s name was Adeline Pearl.  Please let me introduce a new Sasha studio doll who is named Addy after my Mom and Grandmother.

 

Addy is an AI studio doll and I love her beautiful face and painting.  She reminds me of my Mom as a young girl.

Addy came wearing this sweet outfit.

Addy is a tall girl of 20 inches.

Addy’s wig is wool yarn and styled into nice full plaits.

A few close up photos of Addy.

I have loved cloth dolls all of my life and finding this beautiful girl feels like finding a treasure!

Addy is standing next to her sister Abby, an AI studio doll that has lived here at Sasha Shangri-La for several years now.  They are both about the same height.  It is so nice to see them together.

I dressed Addy in a pair of blue corduroy overalls made by Thu Cuc Faes but kept her shirt and duffle coat.

Recently, Ruth of Ruth’s dolls listed several beautiful studio doll outfits for sale. I bought this pretty plaid dress with red leather belt for Addy.  She is looking festive with her ornament in hand.

Hello pretty Addy.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

Ruth included this beautiful pinafore too.  What a beautiful outfit!

With Sasha’s birthday just a few days ago on November 30th, I want to thank her once again for bringing such beauty into our lives.

Brigitte came over to say hello to Addy and she brought her Santa ornament with her. They both want to thank you for visiting us today and for helping Addy to feel welcomed.

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

A couple of Waterlogue images for you to see.

I Love Abby …… I Also Love Abby

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Abby is a lovely A-I Sasha Studio doll made in the earlier days of doll making by Sasha Morgenthaler.  Her face was painted by Sasha and I think she is beautiful.  I just love Abby. ❤

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Abby is wearing a floral studio dress that Janet Myhill-Dabbs graciously allowed me to buy while I was visiting in England.  You may remember that Gwennie modeled this dress earlier on the blog and it was lovely on her but a bit big for her.  When Janet visited, she suggested that I try the dress on Abby since Abby is a bit bigger than Gwennie.  Well, Janet was spot on and this dress looks like it was made just for Abby!  Wonderful to find a perfect dress for Abby. 🙂

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A closer view of the smocking and the pretty fabric. 🙂

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A lovely sash in the back. 🙂

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A Sasha label. ❤️

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The lovely Abby who is very, very happy with her new dress. 🙂

During the 2016 Sasha Festival, I met Ellen Church and it was so nice to meet her after years of being internet friends.  Ellen had a beautiful Kilt girl for sale that was minty and in her original outfit and so beautiful.  I have not adopted a Kilt girl before though I have admired them and I always have admired Ellen’s dolls.  So, as you might guess, I adopted the Kilt girl.:)

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Please meet the beautiful and newest member of the Sasha Shangri-La family.  Please meet Abby. ❤

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I at first thought about changing this dear girl’s name.  After all, I have a Sasha doll named Abby, right?

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So it did not seem to make sense to have two Sasha dolls named Abby.  So I thought of selecting maybe a new name like Gabby or Tabby or maybe a name entirely different and new…..

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And then she whispered to me that her name is Abby and that she loves her name very much.  Well, after looking at that sweet face, hearing her sweet whisper, and giving thought to having two Abby’s, I wholeheartedly agreed with her that her name was and is Abby.  I love that name too!   So, why change it? 😉

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Abby is modeling my third auction win at the Festival which is a very pretty dress made and donated by Millie Dingham.  I teamed the dress with smokey pink leather shoes that were made by Jean Jensen and hand knitted socks found on Shelly’s site. ❤

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The back of Millie’s dresses are as beautiful as the front of her dresses. Wonderful. 🙂

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Abby’s pretty pants for you to see. 🙂

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Another full length view of Abby. ❤

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Dear Abby, please meet your new little sister, Abby. ❤

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The Abby sisters together and they immediately bonded as loving sisters.  The big sister Abby said “Look Mummy, we both have blonde plaits!  We look just like sisters, don’t we?”

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I answered quickly, “Yes dear Abby, you do look like sisters and in fact, loving sisters and best friends too!”

All is wonderful here at Sasha Shangri-La! 🙂 xxx

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Thank you for visiting with us today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Both Abbys and I are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. As a parting gift, a waterlogue image of Abby for you to enjoy. 🙂 xxx

Meandering Memory Lane with My Abby

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Christmas 1955
Most of you know that I love dolls and especially cloth dolls and very especially cloth Sasha dolls. 🙂

My first doll was given to me as a baby and it was a Raggedy Ann doll.  I am fortunate to have this photo, albeit faded and fuzzy, of my family on Christmas morning in 1955 with my beloved Grandparents, Harold and Adeline, and my loving parents, Mary and Bob and of course, Raggedy Ann is front and center. 🙂

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Now, 60 years later, there is no surprise to see the lovely Abby gracing my bedroom chair and looking so young and fresh and lovely. ❤

 

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Hello there Abby! 🙂 I redressed Abby in a very pretty dress and pinafore made by Thu Cuc Faes. Abby’s brown leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

 

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I was feeling very sentimental while taking this photographs and my mind was reaching back in time to many childhood memories and those days that I lived happily with wonderful, loving people. While thinking of these days long ago, I remembered this very special scarab pin that was given to me from my Granny and my Mom when I was thirteen. I wore and wore and wore this pin, for most of my school years, on all of my round collared blouses. 🙂

I keep the pin in my jewelry box and it is a treasure.  It seemed the perfect addition to Abby’s outfit and taking in the beauty of it as I pinned it to her round collar, a tear was brought to my eye….a happy and yet a poignant moment. ❤

 

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Abby, I think you are so very lovely with your yarn plaits and beautifully painted face. What a joy you bring to me and all of us here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

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This photo and the next were taken with a flash and so appear much brighter than the other photos. I think it is nice to see Abby up close. 🙂

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Abby, my well-loved special girl. ❤

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A last photo of sweet Abby. Abby and I are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the rest of the week to come. 🙂 xxx

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A couple of waterlogue images for you to enjoy. 🙂

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Thank you for spending time with us at Sasha Shangri-La!

Abby and Gertie in new dresses

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This is Abby, an early Sasha studio doll with a cloth face and yarn braids. She has a type A body and a facemask I, and so she is an AI studio doll. Abby’s limbs were replaced by Trudi Loffler and I have her original worn limbs stored away.  I love this beautiful girl. ❤

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Abby’s sweet face was painted by Sasha herself and most of us that love Sasha studio dolls can see her hand there—I love Abby’s face. ❤

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Abby is wearing a new dress made by the Kathe Kruse factory.  Her nice leather, navy sandals were made by Thu Cuc Faes.   I think she looks lovely in blue. 🙂

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The outfit came in this useful garment bag with labeled wooden hanger and a cute shoulder bag that I forgot to take out.  It is nice to know that this size of a Kathe Kruse dress (45-48 cm) will fit a Sasha studio doll or a course doll. 🙂

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Abby with her flower basket. 🙂

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A side view of sweet Abby. ❤

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A full length view of Abby.

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Next is dear little Gertie wearing a new summer frock. 🙂

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Gertie is wearing a dainty white eyelet blouse with a round collar and puffy sleeves. The blouse came with another outfit and I like it teamed with this pale blue and pink summer dress with pink flowers vining down both sides.  Both pieces are untagged and are from Shelly’s site. 🙂

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Gertie loves her ragbaby gifted to her by her twin sister Edith and Edith’s Mommy, Janet.  Her white leather sandals were made by Jean Jensen. ❤

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Gertie up close. ❤

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Not the best of light but I tried to show Gertie with one of the few remaining lilies. The resident deer population continues to pluck up the lillies during the night and eat them so we are usually left with just the stems.  I imagine that they taste sweet and are maybe a dessert for them. 🙂

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Some watercolors (computer made) to enjoy. 🙂

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Gertie. ❤

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Abby ❤

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Abby and I want to thank you for visiting with us here at Sasha Shangri-La. We wish you a beautiful week to come! 🙂 xxx