Drew Welcomes New Brunette Boys to Sasha Shangri-La

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Drew is a handsome 1968 Trendon boy with NP style eyes. We have been trying to find his puppy but he must be hiding. So Drew said this would be a good time to give the newly arrived boys a puppy to love and play with on the farm. 🙂

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Drew’s wonderful sweater was knitted by Diane Duke who sells on Etsy. 🙂

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Drew is a very thoughtful boy! 🙂

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His distressed leather boots were made by Lisa in the UK. 🙂

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Well, here is Brodie dressed in a Kaffe Fassett designed sweater with matching hat and hand knitted by Diane Duke. I love Diane’s knitted treasures!  Drew is so happy to greet Brodie. He told me earlier that he thought for a long time that I was only adopting girls. 🙂

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Drew brings a sweet puppy for Brodie to love.  Brodie’s leather boots were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

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“Thank you Drew, I will take good care of him.” said Brodie. 🙂

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Brodie and Drew, both 1968 brunette boys and now brothers. ❤

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Happy brothers. 🙂

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Brodie up close.  I found Brodie last weekend while on a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. 🙂

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More photos of Brodie. ❤

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Brodie with his new puppy.  Brodie has radiating lines in his irises that make his eyes very special. 🙂

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We are so happy that Brodie joined the family. 🙂

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Bronson is so happy to meet his new brother! Drew! 🙂

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Drew handed a dear, happy puppy to Bronson and said “Welcome Bronson! We are so glad you are here!” 🙂

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Bronson’s sweater and matching hat were knitted by Diane Duke and they are also a Kaffe Fassett design. His red leather boots were made by Jean Jensen. Bronson is very excited to meet Drew and to have his own puppy! 🙂

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Happy brothers. 🙂

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Bronson looks very handsome in his new outfit. 🙂

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Bronson is a waif boy recently found on ebay and he just arrived at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

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Welcome to the family Bronson. Your puppy is so cute! 🙂

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Bronson is fitting in very well with his brothers. 🙂

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Drew pauses to say hello to Nico.  Nico has been here on the farm for a while but has yet to be introduced. Nico is a 1967 brunette Trendon NP.  Nico came to Sasha Shangri-La carrying this sweet lion and he loves to play with him. 🙂

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Drew said to Nico, “Let me officially welcome you to Sasha Shangri-La and give you back your lion to love.” ❤

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“Thanks Drew! I do wish we could go outdoors but it is rainy today.” 😦

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Nico’s sweater and matching hat are another Kaffe Fassett design and hand knitted by Diane. His leather boots were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

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Very handsome Nico and Drew. ❤

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Nico and Bronson, 1967 boys and now brothers. ❤

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Some photos of Nico up close. 🙂

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Nico is a shy boy. 🙂

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Nico is also very sweet.  He came to us wearing the blue demin outfit with white sandals. 🙂

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Nico is a very cute boy too! 🙂

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Welcome dear Nico! ❤

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The boys lined up for a group photo of the brothers.  Each boy looks different from the other.  It is nice that they have their own look and own personalities.  (I hope we find Drew’s puppy soon). 🙂

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The boys are waving goodbye and sending you hugs. Thank you for visiting with us and we hope you enjoyed this welcoming post. We are sending you happy wishes for the week to come!  Lastly, a few Waterlogue images for you to enjoy. 🙂 xxx

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Drew. ❤

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Nico. ❤

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Brodie. ❤

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Bronson. ❤

Golden Girls……Ga Ga for Gotz

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These are the earlier, golden eyed Gotz girls that live here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

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This sweet girl has been introduced before and her name is Diana. She is dressed in a Ruthsdolls outfit with an added bolero. 🙂

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Next is the confident Amber and she has also been introduced before. She is wearing a dress made by Frances Tricket. 🙂

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You may remember this lovely girl named Mae. Her dress was made by Jadzia. 🙂

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The lone brunette is the beautiful Briana and she is wearing a new dress by Molly and leather sandals by Paula of 4-Angels. Oh how I love those brows! ❤

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This very beautiful and early redheaded girl has a no mold line torso which makes her my earliest Gotz girl. Her name is Rae and she is newly adopted. Her dress was made by Hagnolly and her t-shirt was bought from Sashapotamus. Her checked fabric shoes were made by Ruthsdolls. ❤

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This lovely and very early girl also has a no mold line torso. Her dress has a tiny tag that informs “Made in France”. Her rose colored soft leather shoes were from Sashapotamus. Her name is Annie and she is also newly adopted. ❤

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The redheaded girls look very different from one another and that is easy to see when you put them beside each other. Amber is a 1966 girl with a small head and Rae is a 1965 girl with a large head. I really love the hand painting of the eyes and brows on the 60’s Gotz dolls. Each girl is very unique in appearance and personality too. 😉

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The blonde golden girls Diana, Mae and Annie.  They are also very different from one another in appearance. Annie is the earliest girl and was made in 1965. 🙂

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A happy trio! 🙂

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A few photos of Briana.  I love her new butterfly dress made by Molly.  I added a butterfly hairclip too. ❤

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Briana’s leather sandals were made by Paula of 4-Angels. A fun flower accent. 🙂

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Another photo of sweet Briana. 🙂

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Hello Rae!  I thought to take photos angled from the side. Rae’s hair is very long and silky. 🙂

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A lovely full view of Rae.  She is a very kind girl and she loves to read. 😉

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I really love the soft and silky hair on all of these golden girls. This shade of red is so very nice too! ❤

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Annie is a pretty girl. 🙂

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I wonder what she may be thinking about? 😉

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A full length view of Annie for you to see. 🙂

imageIn closing, a watercolor of Rae generated by the computer. Rae and I both thank you for visiting us here at Sasha Shangri-La and we hope you enjoyed this Golden Girl post. 🙂

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Annie and I are sending you Sasha hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful weekend! 🙂 xxx

Briana

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Every day has been rainy lately but I took a few photos in between drops yesterday. Briana is a new addition to the Sasha Shangri-La family. 🙂

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Briana is a yellow eyed Gotz girl with dainty lashes and was made in 1965.  She is wearing an original Gotz outfit. ❤

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The rain came and back indoors we went! 😦

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Briana’s hair is very soft and silky. 🙂

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A close up photo of pretty Briana. ❤

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Thank you for visiting Sasha Shangri-La.  Briana and I are sending you hugs and wishing you all a beautiful week to come. 🙂 xxx

Ra Ra for Gracie and No Ra Ra for Ellie

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Hi everyone, my name is Gracie! I have missed writing on the blog lately and Mummy changed her password. So, I am writing today with Mummy’s blessing to share with you some of the new outfits we received here at Sasha Shangri-La that were made by the very talented Sharon Humphreys. I am wearing my first ever ra-ra outfit and I love it! 🙂

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Do you like my dotted socks? They are so soft and fit me perfectly.

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Mummy asked Auntie Sharon to make two toddler outfits for girls and one for a boy. When the outfits arrived, I just knew that one of them was for me, Gracie! 🙂

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Here is a full view of my new pretty outfit!

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Yummy cupcakes!!! I wish I had a real cupcake. These are super nice especially since they cannot be eaten and so, will always be there. 😉

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Oh no, it is my sweet sister, Ellie. She is crying because she does not have a ra-ra outfit to wear. She said that Betsy and Johnny put their new outfits on and there was no outfit left for her to wear. 😦

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I feel so bad and I tell Ellie that she can have my ra-ra outfit.  Dear, sweet Ellie told me that she loves me so very much that she could not wear my ra-ra outfit because she knows how much I love it. So, I remember another new outfit that did not fit me and I ask dear Ellie if she would like to try it on. 🙂

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Ellie is very shy but she said she would like to see it. 🙂

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See Ellie, here are the pretty white tights and look at this pretty dress that is just your size. 🙂

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Look Ellie, I think these new shoes are perfect for your new dress and tights. 🙂

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Ellie, look at the dress tag, it says it was made with love by the Doll Works. I think it is very special to have a dress that was made with love. ❤

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Ellie is so excited. She said “Look, the tights and shoes fit me perfectly.” 🙂

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“I sure hope the dress fits me too!” Ellie shared.

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I told Ellie that the dress fits perfectly and she looks pretty! 🙂

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Ellie shares that she loves her new outfit even though it is not a ra-ra outfit. ❤

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Ellie and I are happy sisters and we are now going to join our sister Betsy and brother Johnny oudoors. 🙂

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Well, here we are outdoors and sitting on Dad’s new fishing boat. It was his birthday present and he is so happy! 🙂

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It is so nice to be together and be outdoors on a beautiful day.

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Don’t I look pretty in my new outfit?

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Johnny is waving hello. He loves his outfit that Sharon has made just for him. What a darling little doggie and the pants fit him perfectly. Mummy said she loved the little elastic in the waistline which helped to fit him better. 🙂

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Johnny wanted to show you all his new socks too. They match his shirt and he loves them very much. ❤

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Look at sweet Betsy sitting up high and wearing her new ra-ra outfit. What a pretty green skirt and top with a bee hive, flower, a butterfly and a bow too! Betsy says she loves her socks too. I think we all love Auntie Sharon’s socks and outfits very much indeed! Thank you Auntie Sharon! 🙂

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A photo of just us girls. Johnny did not mind at all, he would rather be fishing with Dad! 😉

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We are waving to you all. Oh what a happy day for us toddlers at Sasha Shangri-La! 🙂

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We are sending big hugs to you and we thank you for visiting us. We hope you have a wonderful week to come! 🙂 xxx

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p.s. It’s me Gracie and I wanted to send extra big hugs to you all and I want to say that I am just so very happy to live here with my brothers and sisters and we all love each other very much. We all especially love Mummy and Daddy. Oh happy days!

Please Welcome Gertie and Heidi to Sasha Shangri-La

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This is my darling Gertie that was repainted by Janet Myhill-Dabbs recently.  She is a twin to Janet’s “Edith” and they were both on display at the recent Sasha Celebration weekend in the UK.  Gertie has really touched my heart in a very special way. ❤

 

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Gertie came to me in this lovely outfit and it is perfect with her coloring. ❤

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A nice closer view of Gertie.  She was previously a Pinntucks girls before her repainting.  Janet dyed her wig and styled it into plaits which I love ❤

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Gertie was barefooted so I added the hand knitted socks and nice leather JJ shoes.

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A side view of Gertie.  Gertie was inspired by a vinyl girl that sold on ebay recently and she was handpainted by Sasha Morgenthaler. 🙂

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A closer view of Gertie.  It was windy that day so please ignore the wayward hairs strands.

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Another full length view of sweet Gertie. ❤

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She looks nice with her plaits behind her shoulders too.  I am totally smitten and so I took many photos. ❤

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A real close-up photo for you to see.  I am so amazed at Janet’s artistic talents and her other talents too. 🙂

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This sweet girl is Heidi and she was previously a 70’s Trendon girl and Janet has wonderfully repainted her face. ❤

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Some of you may have seen Heidi on facebook where Janet showed her in this farm pants outfit with duffle coat.  Also, some of you may have seen Heidi on display at the recent Sasha Celebration weekend.  Heidi’s eye painting was inspired by a very early Gotz girl that sold on ebay recently and that girl was wearing this outfit. 🙂

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Heidi’s dress was made by Frances Trickett. If you look closely, you will see tiny little beads that line the neck and arm openings on this wonderful dress. Such nice detailing. Heidi’s white leather sandals were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

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A closer view of Heidi’s pretty face. 🙂

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I took a few photos of Heidi with Gertie. They both traveled to Sasha Shangri-La in the same box and have become great friends! 🙂

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A full length view of Heidi and Gertie. 🙂

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Hi there girls, are you taking-in your new surroundings? 😉

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A final photo and both girls and I want to kindly thank you for visiting us here at Sasha Shangri-La.  We are sending you big hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful weekend to come! 🙂 xxx

A Pearl on my Porch

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Hello little one, have you lost your way?

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I will help you find your way home. 😉

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Do you remember where you came from dear one? ❤

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“Hi, I think I have come a long way. My home was in the UK. Where I am today?” she politely asked. 🙂

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That explains why I found you in a box on my porch Tuesday.  You were mailed to me from the UK.  You are now in the USA.

My dear girl, this is a farm known as Sasha Shangri-La.   I am your new Mummy and I will care for you.  Do you like your new outfit?

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“Yes, I love this pretty dress and the shoes and socks fit me perfectly. Thank you so much dear Mummy” she sweetly said. ❤

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Please meet my precious Pearl. She is a 1966 graphic eyed NP.   I am so lucky and so very happy (ga-ga happy) to add Pearl to the Sasha Shangri-La family. 🙂

More photos of sweet Pearl. ❤

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Thank you for visiting us here on the farm.  I hope you enjoyed this post. Pearl and I both wish you a very wonderful weekend. 🙂 xxx

No Navels in the Snow

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There are two no navel Gotz Sasha dolls that live here at Sasha Shangri-La. I haven’t shown this sweet pair in a while and they were both getting stir crazy! So, here they are! 🙂

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Hazel is sitting in the sled and sister Sarah is pulling her…or trying to pull her! We are very happy that the snow stopped falling and the beautiful sun peeked out today! 🙂

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These girls look so small compared to their snowy landscape. Their sled tended to sink into the deep snow.

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So they tried some of the areas where the snow was compacted by tire treads.

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This worked much better! 🙂

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Wee!!!!! They love the snow! ❤

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A last look at the snowy scenery.

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My son was outdoors with me to help shake the snow off of the lower tree limbs. So he took a photo of Mom with a very big smile and having a great day outdoors with Sasha dolls. A very happy Mom thanks you for visiting and wishes you a happy weekend!!! 🙂 xxx

A New Farm Girl on the Farm

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Another Sasha doll has come to join our family here at Sasha Shangri-La. She is a 1970’s blonde girl with replaced stringing. I love her pretty face, eyes and beautiful hair. 🙂

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I braided small sections of her hair on both sides of her head. 🙂

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What a sweet girl. 🙂

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She has lovely long hair with nice streaking of blonde colors. 🙂

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The farm girl outfit was made by Ruthsdolls.

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Such a pretty lass and her name is Ginny. 🙂

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Ginny greeting Dolly Llama, a very friendly llama. 🙂

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Dolly Llama is very fond of Ginny. 🙂

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I think these two will have a lot of good times together on the farm. 🙂

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Ginny hugging her sweet Dolly Llama. She loves him! ❤

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A black and white of Ginny and Dolly Llama to highlight that in the last 24 hours, we have had more than a foot of the white stuff falling from the sunless sky (black). With the previous rains and snows still in effect here, we now have concerns of flooding in the state’s low lying areas.

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A view from the porch earlier today.

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A true Winter Wonderland! 🙂

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One last outdoor photo. I hope the snowing will stop soon. They predict that it will and then the temperatures will drop to below freezing levels. I am indoors with no electricity since last night but we have a wonderful, permanantly installed natural gas generator that runs everything automaically when the power fails. That was certainly a good investment for us considering where we live!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a beautiful week and weekend to come! 🙂 xxx

Sisters at Sasha Shangri-La

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This is a very sweet young lady named Tilly. She is an English production, 1967 NP girl and she has just learned that a new sister has arrived at Sasha Shangri-La. 🙂

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Tilly’s dark green cord dress, socks and shoes were made by Ruth’s dolls. Her colorful and interesting pinafore was made by Molly.

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Tilly is happily thinking about her new sister and wonders when they will meet because Mummy said it would be soon. 🙂

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“I do hope my new sister will arrive soon!  I love her already. ❤

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This is Zoey, a 1967 English production NP.  Zoey was a Christmas present from my husband.  I love her. ❤

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Zoey is wearing a lovely studio outfit made by Heidi Wheeler.  Her white leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

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A very pretty outfit for little Zoey.  She is a pleasure to dress. 🙂

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Zoey is so excited because she has just learned she has a new sister!  Zoey wondered what her new sister would be like and thought “Oh joy!  I can’t wait to meet her!” 🙂

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Quite alone and very, very, very shy is a most sweet, little girl who is wondering where she is and she just feels like crying. 😦

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“My new Mummy cleaned me up, brushed my hair and tied with with a ribbon, and dressed me in this new outfit by Ruth’s Dolls. I think it is a lovely dress and it fits me perfectly as do my new leather shoes. Mummy was very loving but I am alone now and I wonder what will happen next!” 😦

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“Mummy did say my new sisters will be here soon to greet me but I am a bit afraid. Will they like me?”

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Next, dear Tilly happily greeted her new sister and shared that she was thrilled to meet her.  She said “my name is Tilly.  What is your name sweet sister?” 🙂

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At first, Tilly’s sister said nothing and she felt she had lost her voice and could not speak. 😦

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Tilly looked kindly and said, “Please do not be shy. You are much loved here at Sasha Shangri-La.” Tilly comforted her sister.

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Having heard Tilly’s voice, Zoey joined them and reached out to assure her new sister that she was part of a loving family. ❤

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Then Zoey said “Welcome dear sister! My name is Zoey and please tell us your name.”

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So the newest sister, a shy one, finally mustered up a very, very soft response “Jessie”.

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A closer look at three 1967 NP girls, Tilly, Jessie, and Zoey.

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Jessie is just the sweetest little girl. She is a bit of a waif with her cut hair and her more than fair share of rubs and dings caused by being a doll of play. I was lucky to adopt her from Shelly’s site and I absolutely adore her!!!

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Then, without any hesitation, Tilly removed her pinafore and lovingly gave it to Jessie. She explained to Jessie that she wanted to give her something to help her feel like she belonged in her new family. 🙂

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Tilly said “Jessie, please put it on and when you wear it, please think of me, your sister that loves you! ❤

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So Jessie put on the gifted pinafore with help from her sisters. Tilly and Zoey both told her how pretty she looked. Jessie felt very pretty. 🙂

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They asked Jessie if she liked her pinafore and after a moment, Jessie said  “Yes, thank you!”

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Shy little Jessie is now starting to feel at ease and at home. She really likes her new sisters Tilly and Zoey. She likes her new Mummy too. She thinks she is a lucky little girl. 🙂

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Jessie realized that she was overwhelmed in her heart with beautiful feelings of love for her family and she thought “I am loved” ❤

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Next, Zoey came to Jessie’s side and gave her a wonderful teddy. 🙂

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Zoey shared ” I have loved this teddy for a long time and I want you to have him Jessie. When you give him hugs, think of me and know that you are loved.” ❤

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Jessie softly said “Thank you Zoey”

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Jessie feels very happy now. She has a new outfit, a new pinafore, a new teddy and all are gifts from her loving family. ❤

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“Wow wee, I feel loved!” Jessie exclaimed. ❤

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Thank you for visiting Sasha Shangri-La today and I hope you enjoyed this post. Jessie sends you a big hug and happy wishes for the week to come! 🙂 xxx

Sasha Shangri-La Blonde Boys

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I thought I would share photos of the blonde boys that call Sasha Shangri-La their home. This tiny boy is Joey a 1970’s PJ boy. He is wearing a gorgeous sweater and hat wonderfully made by Diane Duke.  I love the colors and pattern.  I am not certain about the maker of his trousers.  His brown leather boots are made by Ruthsdolls. ❤

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Joey is a sweet boy and has a very tender heart. ❤

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A closer view of Joey.

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Next is a new blonde boy that came in his tube and blue denims outfit minus his sandals. I have not cleaned him yet but I think he is a handsome boy.  I added this wonderful red cardigan knitted by Diane Duke and the red leather boots made by Jean Jensen.

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He is the number one purchase for 2015 for those of us keeping a tally. 🙂

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A closer view of this unnamed boy. ❤

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Here is Ryder, a Gotz straight nosed boy from the 1960’s. He is most certainly a blonde and so was happy to join in the counting of blonde boys. He is wearing a gorgeous knitted mini sweater and hat that is based on Kaffe Fassett’s popular Persian Poppy sweater.  It was expertly knitted by Diane Duke.  I love this woolen creation and its intricate design very much! His jeans were made by Millie Dingham. ❤

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Ryder is a handsome boy too!

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A closer view of Ryder. 🙂

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The last, but certainly not least, blonde boy is Finn, a 1967 NP. He is wearing a lovely hat and matching sweater jacket that I was lucky to win as a helper at the festival last summer. The maker is unknown. His pup Fetch rarely leaves his side. 🙂

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It is nice to dress warmly in the winter and Fetch is happy to be next to Finn. 🙂

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A closer view of my beloved Finn. ❤

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Blonde boys all in a row. 🙂

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A closer view of the boys. 🙂

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I wanted to point out in this photo the size of little Joey on the right. You can see how petite he is next to his new brother that was made in 1970.  I think Joey was made later in the 1970’s and his stringing is white but replaced. How interesting they are to see side by side. 🙂

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Oh my, who do we have here? Why it’s a new toddler, Erik!  Erik, you are not a blonde boy and this is a blonde boy post!

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“Mummy, please let me stay here with the boys. I do not have blonde hair and I do not have brunette hair and my hair is not red, so where do I fit in?”  (I bought Erik last month from a dear friend.  I have no boy toddler clothes for him to wear and so he remains in his cute original outfit).  I asked little Erik, “What color is your hair little one?”

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“I think my hair is a sandy brown Mummy. May I please stay with the blonde boys?”

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Next all of the boys asked me to leave little Erik with them. They said that Erik’s hair is blonde! Well sort of blonde Mummy!

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Well, how could I say no to these sweet boys??

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Little Joey loves Erik. ❤

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Love the boys!

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The blonde boys here at Sasha Shangri-La send you hugs and happy wishes for a great week to come! Thank you for visiting! 🙂 xxx