Please welcome Audra to Sasha Shangri-La


This beautiful B-III Sasha Morgenthaler studio girl has come to live with us here on Cow Creek.  She arrived while Janet was visiting and I nearly did not adopt her.  Though she is very beautiful, I though she was so similar to my Gwennie and it would be like having two of the same girl.  Then, after giving some more thought to her, I decided to adopt her for that very reason and having twins would be just great!!! 😊

Audra came wearing her tagged studio dress and having her original socks and undergarments too.  The lovely seller gave her a pair of shoes that were a tad big for her so I borrowed this lovely leather pair from a sister and these were made by Brigitte.  Audra’s wonderful mohair harlequin bear was made by Janet. 😊

Audra loves Harley bear very much. It is nice to have a teddy bear when in a new place. ❤️

A vintage velvet ribbon was perfect for her hair. ❤️

After Audra’s arrival, I introduced her to her sister Gwennie.  As you can see, they really are quite different and not twins at all. I think Audra is a loving older sister to Gwennie.  They became close immediately! I am so happy they have one another.❤️


Gwennie, Audra and I want to thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you have enjoyed this post and have a happy day with a wonderful 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

Hello It’s Me….Joanie ❤


The newest Sasha studio doll addition to Sasha Shangri-La is the sweetest of little girls named Joanie.  She is a pure delight and she sings daily which lifts me up especially now that I am home most of each day.

Joanie arrived in a green checked studio dress that is without a label but appears to be original. Gwennie immediately extended her sisterly love to Joanie.  Both girls have had some repairs in places on their lovely faces which is a sure sign that these older girls have been truly loved by others over the years. I am continuing their love story.  ❤


I took a few photos of Joanie when she arrived last Fall.


This pair of dear ones really brighten my day. 😊


Sisters forever. ❤

A nice photo of the pair and a waterlogue image too.

While the girls were modeling, sweet Joanie noticed that Gwennie’s dress was older and showed signs of wear. So she offered her dress to Gwennie! What a nice and generous gesture towards her sister. 😊


So pretty Gwennie tried on Joanie’s dress and I think it looks lovely on her. Do you agree?


You might remember that Gwennie was my first Sasha doll and I am very attached to her. I adopted her from Marie Morgan who was very kind and allowed me to pay for her by a layaway plan. Gwennie is a B-III studio doll. The B designates a cloth body and the III designates the type of face mold. Sasha designed four different face molds for her child dolls. ❤


Gwennie loves her dress very much but she immediately asked me to find a nice outfit for Joanie to wear so they both would have new outfits. 😊


I asked the very talented Janet Myhill-Dabbs to help us find an outfit. She found this wonderful studio-length, vintage dress that was among studio/course doll clothing she had acquired and it is perfect with Joanie’s green eyes. Janet knitted her cardigan and fabulous hat and made her lovely felt shoes. I added her onesie and her knitted socks and now Joanie has a new, fantastic and unique outfit. Janet suggested to put her braids up on each side which is a perfect enhancement to her pretty face and outfit. 🌹

Speaking of faces, Joanie’s face mold is a type I.  Since she has a cloth body, she is a B-I studio doll.


A close up view of the dress details. I love this fabric which is silk I believe and I really like the unusual fabric design . ❤


Lovely matching shoes and warm socks. 😊


The cardigan is very pretty and the hat is fantastic! I love the Pom Pom on the bottom. ❤


Joanie is very happy to have her new outfit. I was so touched by her kindness and generosity that I thought I would keep my eyes open for a Sasha studio outfit for Joanie. Guess what? I recently won an auction of a studio outfit and it arrived today in the mail! 😊

Here is a peek of Joanie’s outfit. She has not seen it yet. Do you think she will like it?  Let me know if I should surprise Joanie with this outfit and hat too. 🌹


The blue top is not tagged but is nicely made. 😊


Her dress tag. 🌹


Thank you for visiting with us today. Gertie has joined her sisters Joanie and Gwennie and we all want to send you hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

Gwennie Redressed and Gwennie Greets Gigi



I hope most of you remember Gwennie from previous posts on the Sasha Shangri-La blog. I recently was lucky to find a few pieces of vintage clothing on ebay plus a couple of pieces on Shelly’s Sasha doll UK site. I thought the ebay clothing might fit a studio or course doll and I had dear Gwennie in mind. 🙂

Gwennie came to me wearing this untagged sage green dress and pants that fit her nicely but they were faded and a bit worn. Still, I thought the outfit was appropriate for Gwennie who has her own signs of wear so  I kept her in the outfit for years now only adding a green duffle coat a few years ago.

Here she is! The white blouse is from Shelly’s site. The darling plaid skirt is from ebay. It fits her perfectly, even the snap at the waist is just right. 🙂

Gwennie is looking happier I think! 😉


She is probably thinking…”About time Mummy!” 😉

Another full view photo. 🙂

Gwennie a bit closer. ❤

Gwennie’s legs but who is this????

Gwennie would like you to meet her sweet sister Gigi.  Gigi was one nickname that I had as a child. ❤

Gwennie and Gigi up close. 🙂

Gwennie gave her Steiff boar to Gigi to hug and feel loved. ❤

Gigi joined the family last year and is only now overcoming her shyness and sensitivities to daylight and be able to say hello to you today. Gwennie has been by her side all of this time and has helped Gigi adjust to life here at Sasha Shangri-La. Prior to joining us, Gigi was stored for many years since the early 1970’s when she was bought in a large grouping of dolls and put away.  Now, Gwennie is her sister and best friend! ❤

Both girls are BIII studio dolls with gypsum heads. 🙂

Gigi’s outfit was made by the talented Thu Cuc Faes. Gigi came to me only wearing a shirt and I dressed her in this outfit for Spring and summer. Her leather shoes are vintage and I found them on Shelly’s site. 🙂

Gigi wore the nice plaid flannel dress last Fall and over the winter. It was made by Christine Meatyard. 🙂

Gigi up close. ❤

Gwennie slipped on the blue wool felt jacket that came with her skirt from ebay. What a nice set. 🙂

Both girls look happy together. 🙂

Gwennie and Gigi up close. 🙂

Gwennie and Gigi closer still. ❤

A full view of Miss Gigi. 🙂

Gigi loves her soft toy from her sister. ❤

Gigi up close. Gigi has a smudge by the bridge of her nose to the right side as you look at the photo.  She also has a few dings near her ears that are nicely covered by her hair. 🙂

A nice pair there! 🙂

Gwennie’s duffle coat fits perfectly over her blue jacket. That will be nice when winter comes around. 🙂

Dear Gwennie. ❤

Both girls again.

Gwennie and Gigi are sending your hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. We thought we would end this post with a few watercolors of the “G” sisters.

Gwennie. 🙂

Gigi. 🙂

Thank you for visiting us here at Sasha Shangri-La!  Many hugs coming your way!!!