Please meet Suzanne

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This lovely B-II Sasha studio doll is named Suzanne. Suzanne recently arrived and I am thrilled to have her here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

Suzanne’s gingham outfit is original to her. 😊

Hidden behind her pinafore is beautiful smocking.

Smocking also on the back of her dress.

Her Sasha label along the back hemline. I turned the hem up to take the photo which is why you see the smocking.

 

Turning back the clock to last October, I first met Suzanne at Dorisanne ‘s lovely home when Janet and I paid a visit. You might remember that I adopted Bertie Karli from Dorisanne at that time. Bertie is a molded head boy that captured my heart. I brought Bertie home then but Dorisanne kindly accepted a layaway for Suzanne. This photo shows us together admiring the dolls. It was such a happy visit. ❤

Suzanne has a nice mohair bear friend to keep her company.

Suzanne is in excellent condition. She was made in the early 1950’s. We are both 1950’s girls. 😉

What s pretty girl.  Her smocking is shown on page 82 of the Sasha Clothing and Patterns book.  See below.

 

A wonderful book authored by Ann Chandler, Susanna Lewis, and Anne Votaw. 😊

Suzanne ❤

I took a couple of close-up photos to show her eye painting.

Suzanne and I thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post.  We wish you a blessed week to come. 😊 xxx

Note:  A few Waterlogue images to enjoy.

 

Male and Marvelous ….. Markus

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imageThere have been a few new additions to the Sasha Shangri-La family that have not been shown on the blog.

Today, I am very happy to introduce to you a new boy.  Please meet Markus, a CIII Sasha Studio boy, hand painted by Sasha Morgenthaler, made of gypsum and adopted from a lovely person living in Switzerland that showed his photo on Facebook in order to find him a new home. ❤

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Markus is a scout boy and wears his original outfit and flag. 🙂

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I have taken photos of Markus with and without his hat and I absolutely love his wig which is thick and wavy and has a bit of curl too. ❤️

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I checked Markus’s feet and sadly, there are no remaining marks that Sasha would have penciled on the bottom of his feet.  I think he is possibly a 1950’s boy.  He has been loved and he is not a “minty” boy which is perfect for me since I can enjoy redressing him and I will have no worries about causing his first “ding”. 🙂

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The soulful expression of Markus. ❤

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A side profile with curls. ❤

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Beautiful hair. 🙂

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Markus and I think you for visiting with us today.  We hope you have enjoyed this post and we hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week to come. 🙂 xxx

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A final waterlogue image of Markus. ❤

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