don't trust their looks of innocence !
This girl looks like the leader....
One of the great things about meetings is that not all are just collectors of Sasha's Some collect other dolls and will bring a doll or two with them to share.
Shelly Cuff came with this wonderful Schoenhut doll, even with his damaged/ missing arm he's gorgeous with the best boys face I have seen on these dolls.
a little paint loss but not too much.
This Vietnamese Silvia Natterer doll was lovely and so different to those one usually sees.
These are a group of 8 inch Heather Maciak dolls apart from the blonde at the back who is a mini Kidz n Cats boy.They belonged to Anna and Laura.
A closer look. I was impressed how well the boy went with the girls, so have ordered one to go with my three girls.
Teddy had brought his Dollstown girl and got a nice dress from the £1 bazaar for her.
She is a ball jointed doll.
Teddy also brought his other Dollstown dolls, the girl in the centre and the one on the end have the same face sculpt. The boy's is different. I was very taken with these dolls, my friend Jane had brought her Dollstown girl to show me but I was busy looking at her and another bigger doll Jane brought that I forgot to take any photos of them! We all had a great chat late into the night about these dolls and others.
The only non Sasha I took was Constance O my Jerry Berry girl, who you can see here at breakfast where her eyes were way bigger than her belly !
The crafts at this years weekend were wonderful , I only got as far as Frances Trickett's embroider and make a bag. There were four styles to chose from.
I decided to have a go at this style with the heart.
another of the styles.
All the crafts were wonderful as usual I only got as far as the first one I tried , due to struggling to find the eye of the needle which was tiny! I was offered a bigger one but chose to carry on with the one I'd started with.... so took ages and still have to finish !
The other crafts were
these although there was also a jacket and they ran out of kits , so mine will be sent on.
Jane's was making a smart card bag.
Janet's a wool felt rug
Anna's was a push along toy duck.
Brigitte's a leather back satchel
Judith's an apron.
Everyone one of these craftswomen spent hours getting these kits ready for us and I thank them all . I will be making everything over the next couple of weeks and will show them off once I have finished.
This is my goody bag given by the organisation,
The harmonica at the bottom was given to me by Theresa at dinner. The gold box contained a baby dummy and rattle.
So next up is my purchases from the sales tables. Once again I was quite good mainly because I was helping Petrana so missed all the good stuff! But did manage to get to a couple of tables and buy an item .
I got four wonderful dresses from Petrana's I could have bought so many other I loved but was good and watched as others bought them!
I bought two outfits from Dolly Doodles shown at the top and a wonderful jacket from Linda Simpson.
From Marti I bought this little fisher price toy.
So we come to the raffle ! None of my numbers were called but I was kindly given a ticket and an item I'd been watching was still available so I picked it. I just know I'll have so much fun with this.
A cycle carriage ! No sooner had I won it , than it vanished ...
I wondered how my purchases got back to the room!
Came in useful while we waited to go into the hall!
Teddy's dolls having a play while Constance O dozes ! I am so looking forward to using this with all my dolls. I can imagine most there would have not wanted such a large item but for me it's story magic!
So that is a snippet of what happened at the Sasha Celebration weekend, we all had a wonderful time and congratulate the all the people involved on a job extremely well done. Bravo !