Christine wearing her New Outfit


As promised, I took photos of Christine wearing her new outfit beautifully knitted by Christine Durand.  I love it! ❤️

Her blue and white outfit consists of a dress, jacket, pants, hat and socks. I added a pair of later Gotz leather shoes.

The knitting is amazing and I love the floral detailing.  It fits perfectly. ❤️

Some close up photos.  Tiny buttons!

I moved her hair to the side so you can see the detailing on the back of her jacket.

Matching socks. 😊

A soft, drawstring gathering of the cuffs and also at her waist. ❤️

A photo taken by Christine Durand of the outfit. ❤️

Thank you for visiting with us today and I hope you enjoyed this post of Christine in her new outfit.  We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the upcoming Christmas holiday. 😊 xxx

Happy Christmas! Please welcome Christine


My Christmas present came early this year with a wonderful impulse purchase of a blue eyed brunette Gotz no-navel girl.  I saw her on the Bazaar and thought she would be a beautiful companion to my only no-navel girl, Hazel, a brown eyed blonde beauty. ❤️

She immediately told me her name is Christine.  I love her wide face and sweet elfin chin.  She came wearing a Gotz brown cord dress set and the generous seller also included a Gotz green dress set. As nice as the original outfits are, I could not wait to redress her.

Christine wearing a beautiful blue floral dress made by Frances Trickett and an amazing Princess Charlotte patterned cardigan knitted by Linda Simpson. Her leather shoes are a Sashapotamus find.  ❤️

Christine up close. ❤️

Christine enjoyed her time outdoors here on Cow Creek. 😊

A very sweet little girl.

Her hair is beautiful, so soft and silky plus it is long and thick. The Gotz factory worker really rooted her well. After adopting Christine, I ordered a very special dress set made especially for her by the talented Christine Durand.  I will post photos soon of Christine wearing her new outfit soon. ❤️

Christine and I thank you for visiting with us today. We are sending you hugs and happy holiday wishes.  We hope you have a great day and week to come. 😊 xxx

A New Girl Arrives at Sasha Shangri-La ❤



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. ❤



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


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


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


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


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. ❤


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


❤ Hello Morgen ❤


Welcome to Sasha Shangri-La dear one. ❤


❤ Morgen ❤


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


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


I really like her ponytail. 😊


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


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


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? ❤


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

Please Welcome Cathy to Sasha Shangri-La


LissAnnPlease meet a new member of the Sasha family here at Sasha Shangri-La. I adopted this dear girl from the lovely Cathy Himmel.  Cathy sent me this nice photo just before the doll was mailed.  She brought with her a sweet present. 🙂

Upon arrival, we opened the present together to find this wonderful book on friendship. We love books and reading here on Cow Creek. The cover image is perhaps a bit of foreshadowing and a happy hint of what is to come to the newly adopted girl. 🙂

The yarn ribbons tying up the gifted book were so lovely that we placed them in the dear girl’s hair.  Little Dawn came out to greet her new sister. 🙂

“Hi” said Little Dawn. “My name is Little Dawn, welcome sweet sister!”

Little Dawn reached out with a kind heart to her sister. ❤

“I have a soft dinosaur for you to hug. I hope you like it. What is your name?”

“Oh thank you Little Dawn, I love it very much. How thoughtful of you to greet me with a present. My name is Cathy.”

Little Dawn reflecting for a moment on her inner joy of meeting her new sister, Cathy.

Cathy is a very early 1965 Gotz girl with no mold line on her torso and wonderful, hand painted golden eyes with lashes. I love her facial expression. ❤

The cute pair of sisters loved each other immediately. ❤

Cathy’s hair is nice and full and silky. She has nice fringe too but I swept it back temporarily when I put the ribbons in her hair.

Cathy came in this lovely outfit and I think it was made by Vintage Sasha. 🙂

A close up photo of Cathy. I have to say she is so very pretty and she looks very different from her sister Rae, another 1965 redheaded Gotz girl living here on the farm. Rae is taller and I believe she has a larger head than Cathy.  Cathy is much more petite. I will do a post of the redheaded early Gotz girls and look more closely at their differences and their similarities but probably after the trip to England. 🙂

Little Dawn and Cathy, now the closest of friends, want to thank you for visiting with us today. They are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. 🙂

Sisterly bonds that will stand the test of time. ❤

Painted in Waterlogue
A waterlogue image of Cathy for you to enjoy. 🙂 xxx

Sasha Shangra-La Ponytail Girls


Mimi is waiting to greet her new sisters. She is so excited to meet her sisters especially since she saw their photos and they are ponytail girls too. We decided to dress Mimi in a Gotz ski outfit since her sisters were coming dressed in their Gotz outfits. 🙂

A new sister immediately came to Mimi’s side. Mimi is so happy and she has a bear to give her sister as a homecoming gift. 🙂

“Thank you Mimi, I love this bear” said her sweet sister. 🙂

Mimi looks surprised as her other new sister came up from behind! 🙂

“Hi there sister!” said Mimi. “It is so nice to meet you! I have a puppy dog for you to play with and love.”

“What a dear little puppy. Thank you!” said the new redheaded sister.  The three ponytail sisters love each other very much. ❤


Up close photos to enjoy.  This blonde beauty is named Lee. ❤


Lee up close. 🙂


The redheaded beauty is named Berry. ❤


Berry, so sweet. 🙂


The back of Berry’s ski outfit. 🙂


The back of Lee’s Apres outfit. 🙂


Lee, Mimi, and Berry all want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We send you happy wishes for a lovely week to come. 🙂 xxx

Happy Valentine’s Day


Pretty Penny is here to say have a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Penny is a 1965 Gotz no nose girl. She wears a winter white corduroy dress made by Ruthsdolls. Her black leather shoes are from Sashapotamus. 🙂

Sending you happy thoughts this lovely Valentine’s Day. 🙂

Sending you hugs this special day of love. ❤

Lastly, a photo of Penny taken with a flash. Penny and I thank you for visiting with us on this special day of romance. Have a beautiful week! ❤ xxx

A Gotz Girl Gathering Waiting for Santa


Mimi, Annie, Briana, and Diana are so excited to spend their first Christmas at Sasha Shangri-La. They cannot wait for Santa to arrive and they are enjoying this special Santa gourd. 🙂

A closer look at Santa. He is painted by artist Jessie Geesey and is a fine example of gourd folk art. 🙂

I have really connected to these girls and appreciate their very distinct looks and personalities. 🙂

Mimi is a ponytail Gotz adopted from Dee’s clan, Annie is an early 1965 Gotz girl with no mold line and found on Shelly’s site, Briana was adopted from Liss and Diana was from Shelly’s site. Both Briana and Diana were most likely made in 1965/66. ❤

A little holiday ribbon to play with helps to expend some of the Christmas energy that is building up each day as December 25th draws near and Santa arrives!   Annie and Briana’s outfits were made by Ruthsdolls. Annie’s green suede slip-on shoes were gifted to me one Christmas by Jackie Hyatt and they are precious to me. I think Briana’s outfit was once in Kendal’s Sasha closet. 🙂

Pretty girls. 🙂

I think both of these lovely cord dresses were made by Ginny, at A Passion for Sasha. Their shoes are from Ruthsdolls. 🙂

Pretty girls. Diana is such a sweet, petite girl. 🙂

A closer look of Annie and Briana. 🙂

A closer look at Diana and Mimi. 🙂

Lastly a waterlogue image of this festive group of Gotz girls. 🙂

Only four days to Christmas my friends. Thank you for sharing your time with us here at Sasha Shangri-La. Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy your days leading up to Christmas. ❤ xxx

Fall Back into Fall, Welcome November


Yesterday was November 1st and we turned our clocks back one hour. One way to remember which way to adjust your time is a favorite saying, ” Spring forward, Fall back.”  So in the Spring you set your clock forward one hour and in the Fall, you set your clock back one hour. 🙂

This is Mae a 1960’s Gotz waif that spent more than her share of time on Shelly’s site and then came to live here last May. Our overcast days of late caused us to take indoor photos.

Mae is wearing a lovely outfit made by Vintage Sasha. I love the fine corduory and the sweet floral pattern. It fits her perfectly as do the accompanying tights too. 🙂

I always feel fortunate to get an outfit made by Sarah and this ensemble was no exception to having that happy feeling. 🙂

I added leather shoes by Sashapotamus. 🙂

A waterlogue image of Mae and we both thank you for visiting us. Have a beautiful week to come! 🙂 xxx