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.

Brigitte sends Love to You from Sasha Shangri-La

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A pretty post showing Brigitte wearing a summer play frock.  Brigitte wants to reach out in love to all of her friends and especially those residing in the UK and Europe. ❤

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An indoor photo taken with dim lighting due to three days of rain storms and raining still.  We had baseball sized hail hurled at us on the first storm day.  A first time for me to see hail that large and formidable.  However, we are thinking of you today with a sunny heart and mind and rising above the current events in our world. 🙂

Note: please accept my sincere apologies for the delayed blog responses both on my blog and yours. I hope to catch up in the next day or so. Have a blessed weekend. 🙂 xxx

 

 

Brigitte’s New Existentialist Outfit

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Brigitte is a CI Sasha Studio doll. She was painted by Sasha Morgenthaler in her studio located in Switzerland. I am not certain when she was painted since sadly, the markings on her foot have mostly rubbed off. 😦

She came to me in a replaced dress and you have seen her redressed in a lovely ivory or cream colored corduroy dress that was just perfect for her.  It was made by the very talented Brigitte Schwitter. This beauiful outfit that Brigitte models today was also wonderfully made by Brigitte Schwitter in the existentialist style. 🙂

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Brigitte made the lovely golden sweater, animal-print scarf and the brown fine corduroy slacks. 🙂

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The outfit also included these wonderful leather slip-on shoes. 🙂

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Plus, Brigitte made this gorgeous wool coat that fits her perfectly. ❤

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I love this coat and everything about it. Wonderful buttons and pockets! 🙂

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A beautiful lining on her custom coat. 🙂

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The back of Brigitte’s coat with its buttoned belt. 🙂

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The coat is tagged which is so nice to see. 🙂

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Perfection! 🙂

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Some close up views of the lovely Brigitte for you to see. ❤

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I never tire of looking at photos of Brigitte. ❤

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The sweetest of girls, my Brigitte.  These photos were taken today which is a wonderful day….so sunny and warm! ❤

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My dear Brigitte. ❤

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Brigitte and I hope you enjoyed this post. We thank you for visiting with us and we hope you like seeing her new outfit. ❤

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We are sending you loving wishes for a happy weekend and week to come. 🙂 xxx

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Lastly, a parting gift of a waterlogue image of Brigitte, a Sasha doll. ❤

Have a Very GOURDY Christmas!

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Gertie and Lizzy are so happy it is Christmas time! They both are holding beautiful Christmas stockings gifted to them by their Auntie Janet. ❤

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This lovely gourd was painted by Jessie Geesey. I love that he is a blue Santa. 🙂

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Gertie is excited! Santa Claus is coming tonight! 🙂

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“I have been a very good girl Santa” said Gertie. 🙂

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Lizzy is excited too! 🙂

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“I have been a good girl too Santa” said Lizzy. 🙂

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Brigitte loves this large Santa gourd also painted by Jesse Geesey.  Brigitte’s knitted stocking and bear were from Diane Duke last year at Christmas time. 🙂

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Brigitte has also been a very good girl this year. 🙂

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Santa up close. 🙂

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Merry Christmas to you from all of us at Sasha Shangri-La. 🙂 xxx