Dane an Inspired Harlequin

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I am happy to introduce Dane a wonderful Harlequin studio doll rendition lovingly made by Janet Myhill-Dabbs.  Years ago I was fortunate to see an original Harlequin studio doll made by Sasha Morgenthaler on an ebay auction and he was the inspiration for Dane. 🙂

More recently, Janet located a full size mask, prepared it for her amazing handpainting, made his lovely, long lanky body, found the perfect wig, and designed his harlequin outfit using Laura Ashley fabric.  She also crafted his black leather shoes.  The first two photos of this post were taken by Janet. ❤

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Dane outdoors at Janet’s house. 🙂

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So Dane arrives at Sasha Shangri-La!  I posed him in a chair and gave him as a pet a resident pig that lives here on the farm. 😉

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Dane looks right at home next to Brigitte and his new Sasha family. ❤

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A close up view of the very handsome and mesmerizing Dane. ❤

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A close view of Dane’s wonderful eyes.  I love him! ❤

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Dane is a wonderful new addition to the Sasha family. He brings a very unique and wonderful expression of doll art and I am fortunate to have a Sasha inspired Harlequin by Janet.<3

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Another very close view of Dane’s face. Wonderful boy. 🙂

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A last photo of Dane along with some of his Sasha family. Doesn’t he look right at home?

Dane and I thank you for visiting with us today. We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful weekend and week to come. 🙂 xxx

A view waterlogue images for you to enjoy. 🙂

Painted in Waterlogue

Painted in Waterlogue

Painted in Waterlogue

Two Studio Doll Renditions

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I have been remiss not to introduce these beautiful Sasha studio doll renditions created by Janet Myhill-Dabbs before today.  I hope your enjoy them! 🙂 xxx

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This beautiful girl is the Berliner. ❤

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Lovely outfit with pink slip, long knickers, wool knitted socks and leather boots. 🙂

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With her coat. 🙂

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Beautifully soft, soulful painting on this previous waif. ❤

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A closer view. 🙂

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This is an existentialist boy named Bob. Bob was my boy for a few years. He was a waif with falling hair, lots of playwear and loose stringing. Thanks to Janet, Bob is much improved now. 🙂

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A very carefree hair style for this free-spirited boy. 🙂

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Wonderful outfit of corduroy jacket and trousers, knitted purple top, knitted socks and leather shoes. Bob’s puppy has been with him since he arrived at Sasha Shangri-La. 🙂

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A handsome boy. 🙂

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Lovely face painting. ❤

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Bob and I both thank you for visiting us today. Also, the Berliner joins us to send you hugs and happy wishes for the week to come. 🙂 xxx

Meandering Memory Lane with My Abby

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Christmas 1955
Most of you know that I love dolls and especially cloth dolls and very especially cloth Sasha dolls. 🙂

My first doll was given to me as a baby and it was a Raggedy Ann doll.  I am fortunate to have this photo, albeit faded and fuzzy, of my family on Christmas morning in 1955 with my beloved Grandparents, Harold and Adeline, and my loving parents, Mary and Bob and of course, Raggedy Ann is front and center. 🙂

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Now, 60 years later, there is no surprise to see the lovely Abby gracing my bedroom chair and looking so young and fresh and lovely. ❤

 

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Hello there Abby! 🙂 I redressed Abby in a very pretty dress and pinafore made by Thu Cuc Faes. Abby’s brown leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen. 🙂

 

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I was feeling very sentimental while taking this photographs and my mind was reaching back in time to many childhood memories and those days that I lived happily with wonderful, loving people. While thinking of these days long ago, I remembered this very special scarab pin that was given to me from my Granny and my Mom when I was thirteen. I wore and wore and wore this pin, for most of my school years, on all of my round collared blouses. 🙂

I keep the pin in my jewelry box and it is a treasure.  It seemed the perfect addition to Abby’s outfit and taking in the beauty of it as I pinned it to her round collar, a tear was brought to my eye….a happy and yet a poignant moment. ❤

 

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Abby, I think you are so very lovely with your yarn plaits and beautifully painted face. What a joy you bring to me and all of us here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

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This photo and the next were taken with a flash and so appear much brighter than the other photos. I think it is nice to see Abby up close. 🙂

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Abby, my well-loved special girl. ❤

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A last photo of sweet Abby. Abby and I are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the rest of the week to come. 🙂 xxx

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A couple of waterlogue images for you to enjoy. 🙂

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Thank you for spending time with us at Sasha Shangri-La!