Thursday 30 August 2018


Today was lovely and warm, so three of the girls went down to inspect the folly!

"This old window is a good place to study the area!" says Wren
Her sisters nod in agreement

"Looks like Mum and Dad will be doing plenty of gardening this weekend " Winter tells her sisters checking out

"That's because they've been busy working and looking after those puppies! "
"True " sighs Raven " I hope they don't want us to spend all weekend out here pulling up weeds! "

 " I don't think so " Wren replied " Not after you two pulled up those seedling thinking they were weeds!"

Raven and Winter look a little red faced " It wasn't our fault!" protests Winter " Dad said to pulling up those vines that climb up everything!"
"Yes " chips in Raven " How was we to know they were clematis  "

" Never mind it may just save us from a day working in the garden, lets go explore come on "  Wren starts to climb down.

" I think Dad's trying to stop us getting inside the folly!"  Raven says

" I cannot see anything with this plant in the way!" moans Winter

"Okay then lets go around the side "

" Mm which way shall we go ? " questions Wren
" Left " says Winter
"Right " says Raven

They decide to go left and look what they find !

"Look at all these Potusemptius " laughs Winter and Raven.

" This ones not empty " calls Raven " It's got a SashaWrenius growing in it!"
"Yes " says Wren " and it's growing big and strong towards the sun"

The girls spend lots of time playing around the empty pots pretending to grow until it's time to go back in "


Raven, Winter and Wren are all wearing Vintage Sasha dungarees ,ready for Autumn which arrives at the end of the week.

More girls still need to change....


Tuesday 28 August 2018


"  This Eucomis Scilloideae is looking very nice despite Rufus keep trying to bite off the leaves! " says Martha

"It also called a Pineapple Lily "

"Then " says Ashley " this must be an Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop "

"Also called Aeonium "

"That's the same " sighs Martha
" Well it doesn't have another name " says Ashley " Why is there two wooden posts on the ground?"
"Don't ask "
" Oh Okay!"

" Then smarty pants what is this? " ask Ashley
" Mmm " Martha pauses " This is Potusemptius "
Ashley giggles " I see! Is it Rare? "
" No " smiles Martha " lots of people have them "

"It's other name is... "
" Empty pot!"

"If you have finished playing about can I take some photos? "

"Of course Mum "

Martha and Ashley are wearing their autumn outfits of cord dungarees by Vintage Sasha .

The Vintage Sasha dungarees are my favourite Sasha dungarees. They have Sarah's unique style of the curved top side with the stitched outside trouser hem.
My favourite of all the sets I own is the yellow pair on the right which Ashley always gets to wear.

So more girls in autumn wear tomorrow.


Monday 27 August 2018


So good to be... at home !

I thought I'd give you all Sunday off from my ramblings :) Did you miss me.. lol I bet not.

Well this weeks been busy especially this weekend. I've been slowly sorting things out in the house and also in the Sasha studio. I have bitten the bullet hard and listed some lovely clothes and shoes that are hard to come by now.

I've used as my bar, how often do you put this on the Sasha's and if it was not in the last year, I have sorted out a couple of them to sell.

Of course there are some things I will not sell even though they don't get used much because they'd be irreplaceable.
But I am slowly deciding what can go , just need to be determined and not change my mind. I'm sure once it's all sorted things will run more smoothly.

Starting to sort through the boxes also brings things to light I've forgotten I had or not seen on the dolls recently. So I'll be giving them all a change of clothing ready for the cooler autumn months , so they'll no doubt want to show off their change of clothes over the coming week.

But It's not just the dolls ! It's the house too ! I'm making lists of little jobs that need doing that will help tidy the place up, while we sort out the bigger jobs, like the decorating etc.

So hoping you all have a lovely week this week, watch out for the autumn fashion show being shown this week.


Thursday 23 August 2018


A couple of week back Hattie banned all the children from the living room!

She settled herself in front of the TV and not a peep was heard from her for the next hour.. apart from the odd sigh..

At times she moved closer listening intently to the man and lady on the screen.

A loud bang sounded when one of the children, Toby fell off the chair he was using to try and reach the chocolate biscuits that had been hidden on an upper shelf, but Hattie didn't move , nor turn it was as if she was in another world.

Not a movement as Zak was heard calling Mum to come help Toby who he thought had a broken leg! No Hattie had eyes for only one person...



Sunday 19 August 2018


What a bad blogger I am turning into! The week's gone past without a word or photo from me! I'd love to say it was because I was off enjoying myself but alas I was working most of the time ! Including another Saturday!

I did have one lovely day out to visit my youngest and my granddaughter. I've always gone with Paul so he could drive, but this time I did the journey alone ,around the motorways, it takes about two hours and I was pleased I'd finally done it as it means I'll visit them more often in the week when Paul's working and I'm not.

With the lovely cooler weather I've gone into .. It all needs sorting and getting rid of and things need to happen mode! This is a wonderful mode to be in but it would help if your other half was in same mode ! I think maybe it's a female thing , this sudden urge to see things cleared and beautiful things arrive to make the place look lovely!
I'm sure Paul just thinks.. oh no more work for me to do ! and she'll want it done yesterday!... which is almost true.. I'm happy if it's done tomorrow but not next week! And I do help wherever I can !

Things like getting these tiles laid set me off on wanting everything else done!

Paul finished grouting them on Thursday and the furniture was put back. Of course now I want the rest of the hall done!

So my mind's been on flooring ! Painting and wallpaper ! Unfortunately it's not been able to make a decision about any of it!

Poor Sophia is back on ebay looking for a new home, she's a very sweet doll but I have too many dolls, so some must go ! At present I am struggling with not listing loads of clothes and dolls, just to free up some space. I have so many really lovely clothes and shoes and dolls that I just don't use or get the time to use.

My mind is saying you have too many different collections , maybe it's time to get rid of a few, but then I see my dolls and think, so she/ he is so sweet , I'll keep them ! But I do need to downsize and make some space so I will have to list some at some stage !

Ebay is being Ebay at present and changing my listings by adding make an offer to things I want to leave to auction! Then they tell me they have done so but I can change it if I want ! LIARS! every time I have gone straight in to change offer option it's not worked!
So I land up receiving offers ! which I find hard to turn down, so annoying! It makes selling stressful !

Well hopefully I'll find the power to list a load of lovely things and free up some space some time really soon! Now it's cooler but still nice and warm with bright days and the odd spot of rain at times ,everyone is so much happier, all the customers are back to being happy and not stressed and grumpy because it's unnaturally hot and enjoying what are nice warm days , cool evenings and beautiful skies.

So I hope you all have a lovely week ahead, in the UK next weekend is a bank holiday so no work on Monday! Wonderful ! I am not supposed to be working that Saturday but the powers that be have thrown a spanner in the works , so I'll need to see if this spanner can do the job! If so I get the three day weekend, if not just two !
Only time and fate will tell.

So have a lovely restful week and weekend ahead and I'll try to do better as a blogger !


Sunday 12 August 2018


Well last week just shot by! The weather is now more like an English summer cool mornings and evenings with sunny days and a spot of rain!
So much easier to get things done or feel like doing things.

On Thursday it was Paul and my 43 rd wedding anniversary! Time truly does fly when you are having fun. We had to work but enjoyed a nice meal that evening.

Friday as I said I finally emptied the under stair cupboard , which now has two hoovers in and Paul work bag and now the coal scuttle! Why I can hear you all ask.. because Rufus and Casper both have decided that there is nothing quite like stealing a bit of coal and chomping on it! So for now it's in the cupboard out the way!

Saturday I worked , which means that the day disappears by the time I get back, have some lunch read the paper etc , so not a lot was achieved then.

But today things were much better. I went into my Studio and sorted through and emptied a few more boxes.

My dolls shoes are now all in the drawers of the multi unit

I did try to organise them.

We appear to have quite a few pairs of trainers and short boots.

I still have a box for the long boots at present which I'll put into the cupboard , but was very pleased to have emptied three plastic boxes.

I also sorted out some shoes to sell on ebay, ones I've not used in quite a while,which will hopefully bring in some funds. Above is one of the pairs I am selling.

I also sorted out this little batch of fabric on peter rabbit to sell , because I cannot see myself getting round to using it with all the other fabric I have, so decided this could go. I'll be listing it on the Sasha bazaar soon.

I put this little Schoenhut girl on as well because she's the same face sculpt as a couple of others I  have but I then decided to dress her in this outfit and now I'm thinking I may keep her.

I said that I was in a sort it out mood and so I've also listed a few other dolls and my mind is wondering about a few others! I'll be adding them to my sales page and they will be on ebay.

I have received a doll or two recently, above is one that I finally got round to dressing. This is Lindy, she is a bit of a Tom boy at heart , she wanted to wear some boy boy style shoes but I insisted she at least wear these nice green ones, I then found her trying to cut the bows off!
We came to an agreement, if she wore these today tomorrow she could wear the brown lace ups! Sigh!

She's waiting for some nice brown glass eyes!

On the house front, we went out to look at some flooring for the dinning area because the carpet in that section needs replacing and now it's part of the kitchen breakfast room we need something to tie the two together.
We saw a couple of possibilities but my mind was making plans my budget cannot reach.. at present however like everything we do , we did see some very nice traditional floor tiles. We both said how nice they'd look in the new entrance part of our hallway.
I then asked Paul but if we got them would it be months before they were laid ? He gave me the husband stare , then we went off to the pet shop for cat food and dog toys!  But on the way back we went and bought the tiles.

Once home I went off to the studio to continue tidying and Paul did this.......

he laid the tiles!! I did know he was laying them as he came to ask me what I thought of the placement but I did not think he'd have them finished and waiting for the tile cement to go off so they can be grouted in a couple of days!!

Maybe I'll have to ask how long it's going to take next time we decide to buy something for the house renovations ...... or maybe not if I want to stay married for a few more years... lol

Well I hope you all have a great week ahead and you get to enjoy some doll time.

Dee x


Friday 10 August 2018


Yesterday it rained almost all day and it was COOL! wonderful ! It meant a good nights sleep was had by all , so refreshed.
It's also been a day of sunshine and heavy showers today ! So finally the garden is getting a change to have a good long drink, it may help those shrubs that were beginning to look a little sorry for themselves recover enough before the sun returns.
The weather is going to be sunshine and showers all weekend, which suits be perfectly.

Because it's been lovely and cool today ( yesterday I was working) it's meant I've been able to get some cleaning done.

It's also meant I have finally moved out! Well not me but all my doll stuff ! This afternoon I took everything out from under stair cupboard in the hall and put it all into the Studio!

Finally the hoover can have a place to stay!  Of course it does mean that the studio is now heaving with boxes and bags to be found a place to live but it also means I can start selling some of the things I do not need or use.
And I won't have to move the hoover and the cats tray to get into the cupboard or lift out half the boxes in there to find the one I want!. Which has stopped me more than a time or two!

So I'll be listing a few things on my sales page, ebay or the Sasha Bazaar , I'm in one of those less is more frame of minds!


Tuesday 7 August 2018


While getting my photo for doll shelf day I gathered together my no navel girls, all save poor Ginny whose armless ;) at present!

Managed to get the photos done before the sun got way too hot, but as is usual with these shoots , you always take way more photos than you need.

So I decided I could use the extra's for a blog post.

Gathered were my brunette girls, Wren, Raven and Winter. All in dresses by Petrana.

in the blonde corner were Ashley and Sansa.

and in the red Mary, Caitlin, Saffron and Martha, Ginny being unavailable.

They were joined by Magda , who doesn't like to be left out even if she's a button nose and not a no navel but she is a Gotz!

Caitlin was not paying attention , too busy whispering things to Wren

Ashley on the end wanted to change her dress but was told there was no time , where as Saffron said she wasn't putting on no dress!

Mary decided to take centre stage and organise everyone, while Magda made sure she'd been in a good spot to be seen!

I left them for a moment all chatting and trying to decide if they wanted to move elsewhere in the line up!

I did try not to eavesdrop! honest!

Mary and Saffron are No  navels but not as we know it!  Mary had her eyes painted in the Trendon/Frido style by Shelly and Saffron had a complete re root and style by Alison , but this just makes them extra special no navel kids to me.

I'll need to sort out Ginny's arm string along with a few other Sasha's and Gregor's who are having trouble controlling their limbs! It's not a good look lying in the bushes when you are supposed to be taking part !