A Happy Easter with Bonnie 💐

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Please meet my Bonnie the newest member of the Sasha Shangri-La family.  Bonnie is a Sasha studio doll wearing a lovely white studio dress that has the Sasha tag.  The ric-rac is the palest of lavender.  I added her black leather sandals.  I love the pure and innocent look this outfit gives to my dear, sweet Bonnie. 💐

The label for you to see. 💐

Bonnie’s hair was in plaits and I removed the plaiting because her hair is so thin and I wanted to give her a freer and softer look.  I love the beautiful waves of her very fine hair.  It is so like a child’s hair and, in my mind’s eye, I can see Bonnie running and playing in fields of wild flowers.  💐

I added a pale lavender and white ribbon in a way that I hope did not take over her face and hair.  Bonnie is an earlier studio doll and her face is made of gypsum.  She was painted by Sasha herself and she has light cheek blushing and pretty, pinky-coral painted lips. I love her expressive and pretty eyes. 💐

Hello dear Bonnie. Bonnie has a cloth body and she is very lovable and squeezable.  I absolutely love cloth dolls and have collected many different types of cloth dolls for years now.  My favorite Sasha studio dolls have cloth bodies.  💐

Bonnie up close. 💐

Bonnie with a few of her loving sisters.   Edith stands on the left side of the photo and Joanie and Gwennie stand on the right side of the photo. 💐💐💐💐

Bonnie and I want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We wish you a very Happy Easter and week to come. 💐 xxx

Happy Easter to you and your family. 💐

A Happy Gotz Sasha Ponytail Girl Gathering

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It is a great day for Gotz dolls.  It is a great day for Gotz Sasha dolls.  It is a great day for Gotz Sasha ponytail dolls.  The Gotz Sasha ponytail girls living at Sasha Shangri-La are here today to say hello to you! 😊

First up is Mimi wearing a fantastic Ra-ra outfit made by the talented Sharon Humphreys.  Her Mary Jane shoes were made by Ruthsdolls. 😊

Mimi looks a little sad today…perhaps lonely but not for long!

Who do you see sweet Mimi?

Oh, it is Berry!  Berry it is so nice to see you! Berry’s adorable top was made by Sharon Humphreys, her cute skirt was made by Chris Meatyard, and her blue leather sandals were made by Jean Jensen. 😊

Berry is so happy to be outdoors. I think she sees a friendly face in the distance…

Who is it Berry?

Oh my, it is Lee!  How nice to see you Lee.  Lee’s darling outfit is unmarked and her pink leather shoes were made by Jean Jensen.

Lee is a sensitive and caring girl. 😊

A little windy so please excuse the stray hairs in the photos.

Lee, who do you see that is coming to join the ponytail gathering?

Oh look, it is Morgen!  Morgen is our newest member of the ponytail family living here on Cow Creek. Mooooooo!  🐄🐄🐄

Though Morgen is a Gotz ponytail girl, her eyes were painted by Sasha Morgenthaler herself.  We are thrilled to have Morgen join our Sasha family. ❤

Morgen up close. ❤

Morgen is wearing a fantastic Ra-ra outfit made by Sharon Humphreys.  Her shoes are by Ruthsdolls.

I love this outfit…thank you Sharon! ❤ xxx

Morgen up close again. I hope you do not mind viewing extra photos of Morgen. ❤

Pretty Ponytail girls all together…….

Enjoying their time together…..

Just happy to share the day…

 

So nice to see you girls all together. Let’s look at a few more close up photos of each of you.

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Berry. (I took Barry’s photo indoors because her photo taken outdoors did not turn out)

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The ponytail girls and I thank you for visiting with us today. We hope you enjoyed this post.  We are sending you happy wishes for the weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

 

Lastly, waterlogue images to enjoy. 🌹🌹🌹🌹

 

The Goose Girl

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This new arrival is a pale faced Gotz girl named Ani. Ani has a fondness for all animals which fits nicely into the rural life here at Sasha Shangri-La. She ran to meet the geese in the yard and wanted to play.  We nicknamed Ani the Goose Girl because it reminded us of of a girl in a Brother Grimms fairy tale titled “The Goose Girl”.  😊

Ani wants to fly but these geese are earth bound. 😉

“Oh how I wish we could soar in the sky” Ani sighed.

Ani’s dress was made by Kath Barnett.  Her shoes are from Sashapotamus.

“Well Mommy, let’s look around.”  Of course Ani, let’s take some photos.

Ani up close.

Ani on the front porch.

The forsythia in bloom is a nice background.

A “moonshine” jug graces the porch rail.  Ani was puzzled about the corn cob stopper in the mouth of the jug. 😉

Daddy has completed his first lawn mowing of the year.  It smells heavenly. ❤

Ani with her ribbon tied in a large bow.

Welcome dear Ani to the farm on  Cow Creek.  You may spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. 😊

Ani and I want to thank you for visiting with us.  Today is Mother’s Day in the U.K. We want to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very happy day. 😊

Ani is waving goodbye while petting her pet cow, a resident on Cow Creek. Have a great week everyone! 😊 xxx

A Beautiful March Day

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It was a little chilly this morning and Morgen wanted to try on this pretty plaid coat made by Fanny Boiten. She particularly liked the handbag and the sweet dolly that belonged to my Mom. ❤

Morgen looks very nice in her new coat.

I love her sweet face. ❤

Morgen is already packing for her trip back to England. She is a real go-getter and I have yet to start packing.  I think I need a little encouragement. 😉

She said, “Mommy, what are you waiting for? I will help you pack for our trip!”

Having received such a generous offer of assistance, I agreed to start organizing this weekend. How exciting! Thank you Morgen for helping to motivate me. 😉

Look Morgen, here is Gertie! ❤

“Hi Gertie!  I am glad you came out to play!” 😊

“Hi Morgen!   Look, it has warmed up today!  It is 68 degrees and the sun is really shining too!”  😊

“I am wearing bib overalls made by Lorraine Tyler.  My leather shoes were made by Marti Murphy.”  ❤

“I think you can take your coat off Morgen now that it is so warm.” 🌞

Gertie on a beautiful March day. ❤

“Oh Morgen, I love your outfit!” ❤

Morgen picked this outfit made by A Passion for Sasha that was found on Shelly’s site with this adorable shoulder bag, red leather boots and blue knitted socks.😊

Red is a very good color for Morgen. 😊

“What a lovely day it is. I love being here at Sasha Shangri-La” ❤

Morgen loves to carry a handbag. ❤

“Gertie, come and see me.” 😊

Happy sisters. 😊

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Today was an unexpected sunny day and the daffodils bloomed here on Cow Creek  in February. Most unusual but welcomed. 😊

A very beautiful March day.  Gertie, Morgen, and I want to thank you for visiting with us and we hope you enjoyed this post.  Have a wonderful day and weekend too.  😊 xxx

A couple of waterlogue images to enjoy. ❤

A New Girl Arrives at Sasha Shangri-La ❤

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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. ❤

 

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

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

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

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

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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. ❤

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

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❤ Hello Morgen ❤

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Welcome to Sasha Shangri-La dear one. ❤

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❤ Morgen ❤

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

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

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I really like her ponytail. 😊

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

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

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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? ❤

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

Rain, Rain Never Go Away 🌹

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A beautiful new addition to the Sasha Shangri-La family is a lovely and unique girl repainted by artist Mary Madeco-Smith. Her name is Rain.  Mary posted her on Facebook as ready for adoption and I was lucky to write to her first. 😊

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Mary sent Rain to me dressed in an amazing outfit and wearing a wig made of many colors of the rainbow. She also sent a fantastic black wig and I have taken photos of Rain wearing both wigs. Mary sent a beautiful African dress with Rain and I will show that in another post.  Both of these creative and unique outfits were made of fantastic, organic fabrics and made in collaboration with Tim Purk. ❤

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Rain came without shoes at my request.  I love her stripy socks and wanted them to show so I paired them up with a pair of leather sandals.  The sandals were made by Paula of 4 Angels in the U.K. ❤

img_5645❤ Next is Rain wearing her fabulous black wig.  I think both wigs are just wonderful on her!

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img_5647❤ The ties on her bibs and the rolled collar really are special touches to this outfit.

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❤ Rain feels confident and so ready to embrace life.

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❤ We hope you have enjoyed meeting Rain.

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❤ Rain and I want to thank you for visiting with us today.  We are sending you hugs and happy wishes for the weekend days and the week to come. 😊 xxx

A couple of Waterlogue images of Rain. ❤

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A Beautiful February Day

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Today was the most beautiful day. Not only were the temperatures in the 60’s but the sun was shining nearly all day long.  It is also my son Luke’s birthday and  we had a great time celebrating his special day with family and friends. 😊

I could not resist taking photos outdoors today. First up is Carney, my first NP and she is an early girl made in 1966. ❤

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Carney is wearing a very beautiful dress made by Petrana.  Her purple boots are from Sashapotamus and they have 8 individual buckles to give her a fun, spirited look.

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Carney is a very sweet girl and I have missed dressing her up.  I love her large blue eyes. ❤

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A closer view.

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Next for us to see is Pearl, a 1966 graphic eyed NP. She is wearing a lovely dress made by Petrana. Her green leather shoes were made by Marti Murphy. 😊

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I love the detailing on Petrana’s dress. ❤

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Pearl is a very thoughtful girl and she loves to read. ❤

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I would love to have an outfit like this to wear!

 

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Our next little lady is Chloe, an early 1966 NP with deep blue eyes.  She is wearing a beautiful outfit made by Petrana.  Her boots were made by Ruthsdolls.  Chloe positioned her scarf as a sash for her dress since the weather was too warm to wear a coat and scarf.  I like the look! 😊

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The lovely Chloe in a lovely dress. 🌹

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A closer look at her deep blue eyes. ❤

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What a joy it was to be able to be outdoors and photograph the girls. Chloe enjoyed the sunshine too. 😊

 

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Chloe would like to introduce the last lovely lady, her sister Ellen. Drum roll please……..

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Here is Ellen, a later 66 NP with lovely graphic eyes and just a hint of eyelashes.   She is wearing a beautiful studio outfit by Ginny of a Passion for Sasha.  Her wonderful leather shoes were made by Marti Murphy. ❤

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I love this outfit with the ruffles at the neckline and cuffs.  It fits perfectly and the colors are lovely. ❤

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This week on Facebook, the early Sasha dolls were featured to include photos of eye paintings up close.  I really enjoyed the photos.  So, next are a few photos of eye paintings of these four girls. 😊

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Carney up close and closer still. 🌹

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Pearl up close and closer still. 🌹

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Chloe up close and closer still. 🌹

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Ellen up close and closer still. 🌹

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Lastly, I took a few photos of the girls together.  I hope you enjoy the photos of these happy girls. 😊

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Pearl, Ellen, Chloe, and Carney. 🌹

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We thank you for visiting with us today and we wish you a very happy weekend and week to come. 😊 xxx

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Gracie and Joanie together at Last 🌹

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Hello! Remember me? I am Gracie!  I am wearing a dress made by Thu Cuc Faes and my teddy was knitted by Diane Duke.  My socks and shoes are original I think. They were on me as long as I can remember. 😊

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Mummy said I could post on her blog today and be with Joanie, my newest sister. She took our photos inside today because it is very cold outside. Here we go!!!

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It is my pleasure to introduce Joanie wearing her new outfit. Mommy found the outfit on eBay. The pale blue knitted socks belong to Joanie and came with her when she arrived here at Sasha Shangri-La. The blue leather shoes were made by Ruthsdolls. ❤

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This is a photo of the outfit Mummy found on eBay. The blue top fits Joanie perfectly and is vintage and made of a wonderful crepe material.

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Joanie’s dress has the Sasha label. 🌹

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I love Joanie very much but I can hardly reach her!

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Look I am taller now! 😊

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The better to hug Joanie with. ❤

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I love you Joanie with all my Gracie heart. ❤

Let’s look at a few photos of Joanie wearing her new outfit. 😊

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A very pretty hat. 😊

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😊   Isn’t Joanie pretty?  She sings lullabies to me at nap time. ❤

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😊  Joanie sings like an angel. 😇

😊  I think she looks like an angel too. 😇

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I hope you enjoyed seeing Joanie in her new outfit. We have had the best time being with you.  Thank you so much for visiting with us today. 🌹

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We are sending you “Gracie and Joanie” hugs and happy wishes for the upcoming week. Take care everyone and hug your Sasha dolls!  😊 xxx