Monday, 16 July 2018


Well No ! Although this doll is dressed like Alice in Wonderland, that will not be her name. Introducing my birthday present from Paul.

This is a Kaye Wiggs Girl named Missy. However she'll be called Elora here  because she is an Elf.

I just fell for her sweet face and the fact she's an elf is a bonus, I so love all things mystical
and magic and already my imagination is running with stories in which she and the Sasha's can

Funnily enough I have a story line that's been waiting to happen since last year which involves
Lucas and Alice in Wonderland..... maybe now is the time to take it out and start it...

Last a close up of her Elf ears. So I have three days of freedom from work coming up , Lucas is sleeping in the Studio.. he' quite high up... I hope he doesn't fall.......


Sunday, 15 July 2018


Another week's rushed by, still baking hot and no sign of rain here, although there was a down pour in a few other places in the country. I thought since this is a Sasha blog I'd actually start with some Sasha photos, even if they are not new!

On the facebook group they are doing favourite photo's this week, so I've been looking through my stash and putting on a few. Like the one above of  a very 60's look. The dress is by Frances Trickett , I cannot believe I actually sold this outfit on ! Like everything there always seems to be another item waiting or wanted!
If I don't use an outfit enough I do tend to sell them , so I can buy new and so it revolves around.

This photo of a group of the boys all wearing Dolly Doodle outfits back in 2012 or 2013 not sure which.

another of the Queen's jubilee party we held in the Village.

Paige meeting Edward,  back in 2012

Ginny on holiday in Shropshire looking out the castle window.

Toby who invited himself along to the Sasha UK Festival was left by the girls to bring in all their shopping when we got back home!

For the theme for the first Chat n Snap back in 2013 Paul made me three shop front's , one I gave to Gill, the second I put into the raffle and the third I kept for a short while but Kendal so loved them , That I had Paul repaint it in the colour  she liked ,which I think was grey, and I sent it to her as a gift.
With Paul saying he'd make me another and with an opening door!

some shops

Seeing the photos today Paul said he'd make me one once the weather cools down! I reminded him, we'd promised one to Michelle, so hopefully I'll have my shop front again, Granny Fortuna will be pleased!!

Well my birthday gift is in the country and just down the road! But I have to wait for them to deliver!!
Which will hopefully be tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest!

The studio due to working all week including Friday and Saturday is just as it was left last Sunday , but I am going to try and go in for at least an hour each evening once it's cooled down to get it moving along.

The props I bought arrived however and Saffy's agreed to show them to you.

First up is this little antique chest , I have bought it more for my other dolls than the Sasha's but it could be used in photos with them too.

It opens to reveal an old red velvet lined box

" I didn't touch it!" cries Saffron as it tilts over !
No she did not ! however it did get damaged in the post with two feet getting broken off. But I loved it, so reported the damage to the seller, who gave me a very generous partial refund, so I'll either get Paul to reattach the feet to keep the height or remove the other two and leave it smaller.

 Another item was this little bench. I want it for my Schoenhut dolls to sit on, since my Sasha's already have a lovely bench.

It's a little short in height between seat and floor, so I'd going to ask Paul to add some wood at the sides to lift it up a bit and I'll also make a small seat cushion to add another bit of height.

It started it's live as a book shelf and will now become a dolls bench but still be able to revert to a book shelf if needed.

On the home front, Rufus is settling in well and bonding with us all. He's grown even in a week he seems much bigger!

Casper was not impressed with him using the water trough to cool his feet in this heat!

And Rufus was not impressed when Casper got into the little box of water filled for him to cool down in!

We have rearranged the patio, so we could cover the sofa area and get some extra shade for the dogs, this is first thing this morning at 8.30 already getting hot!

We were going to put it up against the house but had not allowed for the opening doors which meant it would have finished at the edge of the start of the sofa's. so decided it would be much better covering the sofa area even if this meant moving all the pots and shelves against the black wall.

I have to say even with this it's just too hot outside most of the day at present, but the dog blanket seen by the sofa on the floor is at least when curtain pulled over half of the front, in some shade for Rufus who likes to play on it.

The poor garden is fighting for it's life! The grass is no longer green and some plants have just died due to the heat and others are showing signs of stress.

The grass will recover, hopefully and we'll have to hope that most of the plants survive this hot and dry spell. But we have just put up this nice gazebo so  it's bound to rain for a few days.....

Have a great week , I hope it cools down for those who would like it to, and that you all get to do something you love doing.