Friday, 31 January 2014


                                                       SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER 2014 

Announcing the details for the second Chat n Snap which will take place at the same venue as last years, St Ippolyts Village Hall on Saturday the 25 th October 2014 from 11 am until 4 pm.
Tickets cost £5.00 to attend and £5 for a sales table, there are only a limited number of tables available and seller can only sell Sasha related goods.
We will again have a stall selling food and drink on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society and all profits from sale of tickets, food and drink will be donated to this cause.
Ticket numbers are limited due to size of hall and will be sold from today up to and including 14 th March. No ticket's will be sold after this date to be fair to the people who have committed to the event on time.

Payment by Cheque only unless agreed with me before hand.

At present our major sellers are Dolly Doodles and A Passion for Sasha and Vintage Sasha. Ruth Dolls have reserved a space but Are not a firm seller at present.

My email address is on sale page of this blog.

I look forward to meeting those of you wish to attend in October .



Thursday, 30 January 2014


No I have not found my missing box of boys clothes!!! But I did buy before Christmas a couple of pairs of Cords off of Ginny at A passion for Sasha and because I was intending to change them all for Christmas I put these cords in a different place ( left them laying about ) So having given up for the moment on looking for the box I found these cords and some sweaters and changed two of the boys.

I also bought a lovely green set from Nadia Vasconi off ebay so that meant I could change three !

From left Duncan,an 80's boy, Erik a 68 boy with NP eyes and Zak a 70's boy.

This is the outfit by Nadia, I love her outfits. This green leaf design shirt is lovely.

Erik is wearing cords by Ginny in air force blue and a sweater by Gill, also grey socks by Gill.

Zak is in another pair of Ginny's cords and a sweater by Patty Rose with socks by Gill.Love these colours I can see one of the girl's stealing these cords to wear!

I was going to go and find them some boots and shoes to wear but I quite like them in their socks, chillin at home having kicked off their shoes when they've come in from school! Although I may need to see if Gill's got a green pair for Duncan.

I'll just leave my camera here while I see to the boys........

I don't remember taking these photo's ?

Those cords look like Ginny's work , smart little shoes to! Look like Ruth Hartley's?

Oh It must be Storm ! Although I do not remember that outfit?

I wonder where she's.....oh that's not Storm that red hair I can see......................


Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I found this photo of Claudia from July 2011, she is standing on the patio table surrounded by plants that were waiting to be put into the garden.
She is a 1970 brunette who loses the odd hair now and then but as the most beautiful deep brown eyes.I bought her off the German ebay , she had gone round once and not been bought even though she was a very good price, so when she was listed again I asked if they would send to UK and I was about to go on holiday so could I pay when I returned if I won her, the seller was happy with both requests and you can see the result.

This photo is so lovely and summery for this time of year, so thought I would share it.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Came across this photo of Paige my dungarees girl.She is wearing a lovely blouse by Ruth Hartley that I bought at the Sasha festival in Stratford upon Avon, cream cord crops by my sister Michelle and Rosie Bloomfield Sandals, I just love  Rosie's sandals they remind me of the Clarks childrens sandals of the 
50's through to the 80's.


Monday, 27 January 2014


This year I am going to concentrate on props!!! which will help with the telling of the tales and story's.
and also because any excuse to get things that are small and a good size for the Sasha's.
I have always loved perfectly sized replica's of everyday items, which is probably why I love doll houses and all their furniture etc.

The nice things about Sasha's is that the props are bigger but still small enough to give one that frill of getting something just the right size! I am forever standing in shops, garden centres or looking on websites sizing up items to see if they will be a good size for the village!
Then there is the debate in a shop , is this the right size? will it look good? where will I use it? and do I really need to buy the set just because I want the smallest item!!

But I have always been a lover of these small items , so it's really not a trial to have to make a purchase or two!!

I love looking at other Sasha blog's and seeing the items that they have managed to source, which look so good and I wonder do they wander round the shops with a Sasha tucked under their arm, which they stand beside a likely looking item to see if it's the right size? or do they carry a tape measure and can be seen measuring a small jug or box muttering that's it's too big or too small??
I'm beginning to get 'Sasha' eye...being able to make a good call for the size of something that might just do!

One of the problems of being a teller of Sasha Tales is that you do need some props to help set the scene and I also think it's great when I see other's tales and photo's and can spend time going back again and again to admire their settings and all the things in the scene they have set.

Here is Ellen Church's Armchair and footstool , a thing of beauty in it's own right,  being a good size for Sasha an added bonus!.

I'm looking forward to being able to set up some scenes in the summer once we sort out the workshop/studio.
So all info  for Sasha sized goods and where to purchase is always welcome and I will share the details on my info page for others.

You will not believe what I have planned for the Chat n Snap !!! :)


Sunday, 26 January 2014


Storm is the first toddler I bought after missing out so many times that I had almost given up! Then I saw her on Shelly's along with her sister but she was the one that appealed to me. Then I found out that she was Storm from Simply Sasha so was doubly delighted to have managed to get her. Knowing her history helps form her personality .
She is a sweet little thing, who likes to sit and play with the babies and her toys and loves the bigger children reading to her.


Saturday, 25 January 2014


Erik and Zak have agreed to don kilts and sporran's to celebrate Burns Night!

"We must address the Haggis " says Erik with confidence.

"Isn't that something your eat? " asks Zak in surprise
" Aye " says Erik, " A sheep's pluck minced with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices all in an animals stomach "
Zak feels a little ill but asks " What's a sheep's pluck? "
"It's a sheeps heart, liver and Lungs minced..."
"STOP !" says Zak quickly gulping in air " Don't tell me any more !"
"I'll start the address " says Erik giving Zak time to turn back to a normal colour!!

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead."

Erik says with pride, he continues while Zak starts to feel better..

"His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An cut you up wi ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an strive:
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
The auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
'Bethankit' hums.

 "Me now !" says Zak lifting his chin and saying

Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi perfect scunner,
Looks down wi sneering, scornfu view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

Then together they recite

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll make it whissle;
An legs an arms, an heads will sned,
Like taps o thrissle."

Then with a flourish they finish...

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies:
But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!!!

" Have a great burns night " say Erik and Zak together.

"Let's go and have some dinner " says Erik " that's made me very hungry!"
" Alright " says Zak " Just don't mention that Haggis !"
Laughing Erik walks off with Zak to get some.......tatties and minced......beef !

Below is the English translation of the Robbie Burns Poem addressing the Haggis.

Fair and full is your honest, jolly face,
Great chieftain of the sausage race!
Above them all you take your place,
Stomach, tripe, or intestines:
Well are you worthy of a grace
As long as my arm.

The groaning trencher there you fill,
Your buttocks like a distant hill,
Your pin would help to mend a mill
In time of need,
While through your pores the dews distill
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour wipe,
And cut you up with ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like any ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm steaming, rich!

Then spoon for spoon, the stretch and strive:
Devil take the hindmost, on they drive,
Till all their well swollen bellies by-and-by
Are bent like drums;
Then old head of the table, most like to burst,
'The grace!' hums.

s there that over his French ragout,
Or olio that would sicken a sow,
Or fricassee would make her vomit
With perfect disgust,
Looks down with sneering, scornful view
On such a dinner?

Poor devil! see him over his trash,
As feeble as a withered rush,
His thin legs a good whip-lash,
His fist a nut;
Through bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit.

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his ample fist a blade,
He'll make it whistle;
And legs, and arms, and heads will cut off
Like the heads of thistles.

You powers, who make mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill of fare,
Old Scotland wants no watery stuff,
That splashes in small wooden dishes;
But if you wish her grateful prayer,
Give her [Scotland] a Haggis!

Still cannot find theboys clothes so a bit of a miss mash they are wearing, Zak's sporran is one of the girls shoulder bags ! And now the box of socks are missing!! 

Thursday, 23 January 2014


This is Jocelyn my 68 waif, she was a very lucky find on ebay, her stringing is very wobbly and her fringe is very wonky!! But to me she's gorgeous and looks so good in blue!

This is her photo when she arrived she came with a  70's baby  Sasha  and their photo on ebay was not good but I just knew so took the risk and it paid off!! Surprising what a little love and attention can do!


Wednesday, 22 January 2014



I saw Hattie on ebay with a buy it now/ make an offer , I did not pause after one look I pressed buy! She arrived at my house and announced her name was Harriet! Hattie for short and within a few days she'd added that's Harriet Bonham Carter did I know! After her Idol Helena Bonham Carter whose style of dress she adores and tries to live by !

She's quite bossy and is very into Hats, which is why she has a business called Hats With Hattietude!! Her Rabbit is called Hoppit and at present she's taken Reuben under her wing! Much to Hoppit's disgust who adores Hattie and does not want to share her affection with another rabbit or bear!!

I see trouble fact there seems to be a fair bit of trouble heading this way with the latest arrivals.....


Just realised according to the account section of this blog, this is my 600th post!! So It's finally confirmed I could talk for England!!!!!


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sunday, 19 January 2014