This years been a very interesting one and a very indulgent one on the doll front!
Back at the beginning of the year old Simples challenged people to state how many Sasha's they would buy this year and if they went over that total they would have to pay a forfeit to Charity.
Well thinking to be clever I set a limited of TEN Sasha's / Gregors for this year planning to buy no more than four if that. I don't know if my subconscious saw this as a target to reach or what but Sasha's and Gregors started falling over themselves to come live in the village !
I don't think the typeface was dry before someone offered me a red haired No Navel with the most gorgeous thick hair, so I was up and running.. yes running as I soon had another three or four dolls in the pipe line or on the way but in my defence they were dolls that anyone would have plunged in to buy ignoring any old challenge that may have been around.
Darcy who brought my red haired No Navel's up to four but I have since sold her on.
I went from No Button Noses to three...
I also found a brunette NP' eyed boy to join my red and blonde boys .
The lovely Ragnor.
Millie joined Sebastian and Samuel who had also arrived, Sebastian has moved to a new home.
Teddie rapidly joined Babette who just happened to come our way... both 68 Girls, Ragnor is also from 1968 and this again seems to be a theme running through this year with the arrival also of
just this month Sheridan ( Sherry ) another single fringe 68 girl.
Oh and lets not forget ...
Georgina (Gina) a red haired baby I could not let pass me by....
so it would appear that I not only went over the limit I went 50% over! So that's taught me an important lesson...... Take no notice of Simples she'll just lead you into trouble... :) and never ever say how many dolls I will buy or not.. it's just impossible!
I have also bought some other dolls, Kidz n Cats and Zwergnase, a Natterer or two and also my first Schoenhut doll.
At least I have cleared out and sold a lot of Sasha clothes and also Fabric and wool that's been around for years and a few dolls which as all helped pay for the rogues gallery above.
My collection of Sasha's is ever changing, I sometimes get the, there are too many or there's too much stuff/clothes connected with them and then a big clear out begins, I can feel that another one will probably happen soon ! Maybe one day I will get to the level that will just tick along without adding to or reducing from the numbers.
I just don't have enough time to 'play ' with them all, which is a shame as I do enjoy dressing them and writing the stories for the blog and I do have so many stories that come to mind but never get be written.
The Chat n Snap in October was a lovely calm affair , where everyone was happy and friendly and I believe enjoyed themselves. So I will run another one next year and will start taking membership in January.
My Sasha Village studio is finally underway and I hope to be in there early next year taking photo's for my blog posts, there are still a few things that need doing and as soon as the weather starts to improve in Spring I'll be in there enjoying the space!
I would like to thank everyone who drops by and reads or views the photo's, leaves a comment or not. It is nice to receive comments as it tells me if you are enjoying whats being shown or sometimes it can lead to wonderful discussions or memories and laughter being shared in the comments, somethings there can be a thread of comments that are better than the post written !
It's also lovely to receive people photo's especially if you don't have a blog of your own to share them on, we all like to see others dolls and what they are wearing or doing for that matter.
So another year draws to a close, for me it's been a lovely Sasha and doll year and I look forward to sharing 2016 with all of you who continue to drop by, for who knows what the coming year will reveal ?
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year, see you in 2016