Sunday, 23 November 2014


The kids are playing with their favourite toy- Lego bricks!

Harry is experimenting. As long as he doesn't swallow one of the pieces we are ok. 

Thursday, 20 November 2014


The boys posed for a group photograph. The occasion: Peter's new sweater from Gillian. As you can see from his demeanour, he is not happy with it. "This sweater makes me look like a girl", were his comments. Hmm. Maybe I agree with him!

From the left: Romy, Teddy, Peter, Toby James, Benjamin, Raffay and Lucas. Lucas is a Goetz boy, Michael
and Benjamin is a 1970 Trendon. All the others are later Trendon boys. 

Then came Sebastian. A 1969/70 Trendon boy. In the meantime Peter changed his sweater. Much happier with this one for some reason, although it is just as colourful as the other one. Also Gillian Nash. Sebastian is wearing 'A Passion for Sasha' shirt and shorts and a Dollydoodles jacket.

Sebastian is getting to know his garden

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Sophie had wanted a pram for a long time. A REAL pram - not one made out of wood (although she very much loves the blue pram made for her by Ken and Doreen Illington). But these little metal prams are like gold dust - with prices to match! Then my friend Dee had one for sale and I snapped it up (you have to be fast - they don't hang around long). It is a 'RED', in fairly good condition, just lacking the cover. It is very cute and Sophie loves it. 

The Sasha Room
Tabatha is engrossed in the 'Ugly Duckling' story. Sophie is wearing a Gillian Nash Sweater dress,  Tights by Michelle, Ugg boots from 'All About Dolls'. Tabatha loves her Diane Duke dress and bonnet. 

Sophie is a 1970s Dungarees Girl

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


When Mr Salmond decided to hold his referendum on whether the Scottish People wanted to go it alone (what a crazy idea) I thought the Sashas should make their opinion felt. 

Phoebe and Baby Tabatha out flying the flag for a United Kingdom

Phoebe in a coat made by Gillian Nash and Aliyah in a Scottish Outfit, made by Ruth Hartley

Monday, 17 November 2014


I love the traditional clothes worn in Austria (it's in my blood!). The first outfit
I bought from Ruth Hartley was the red Dirndl (she calls it 'Bavarian Costume' on her Ruthsdolls Website). Lissi loves it and often wears it. 

Recently she made me this beautiful Dirndl worn here by Tagan. It is exquisite.

Molly is wearing one made by Stela. It is simpler than the other two, and very much what a little girl might actually wear scampering in the mountains!

Here is Tagan, admiring herself in the mirror! Yes, you are all very beautiful and vain little Sashas, it has to be said! 

Then I had a message from Diane Duke to say that she has a spare Dirndl Dress for a baby. Am I interested. She bought it in Austria and it is one made for a Kaethe Kruse doll. Well, of course I said yes, but when it came it looked big enough for a Sasha, I tried it on Molly to have a look. It is just gorgeous and looks perfect on her. The poor babies missed out, but they got some other goodies from Auntie Diane - so no harm done! 

This picture was taken after Dee's Chat n Snap, which was a great event. I came back laden and my kids must have thought it was Christmas!!! The babies are in their Diane Duke onesies, except for baby Yasmin who is wearing one of her lovely dresses. In the background there is my new Slate-eyed Goetz girl in her new Ruthsdolls dress  then Zoe in a Gillian Nash sweater dress, and Tabatha in her Vintage Sasha outfit. 

Monday, 13 October 2014


What are you up to Peter? 

Oh! You want me to read you a story?


This is April. She is a Goetz (Victoria). My first Goetz baby. Quite sweet, really. She is wearing 'A Passion for Sasha' .

She has made friends with baby Yasmin, who has recently been to Brenda Walton to enjoy the  'Spa' experience.  

In the good old tradition of make overs - here she is before...

...and here is the 'new' Yasmin: Cleaned up, hair tamed, lips painted and stringing changed. Thank you, Brenda! Yasmin's little outfit is made by Alexissofie! 


This lovely dress and hat was made by Sacksac, who I believe is Rosie Laird. Love the colours and they really suit this honey-blonde Trendon baby.


Aysha is keeping the babies amused with a game of Simple Simon says... But there is always one, isn't there, Harry!!!


This enchanting little baby is the latest addition to the Sashamania clan. She is an early black baby, but probably not from the first production. 

To complete this baby blog, here is a group photograph of the present lot of babies. Zoe is making sure they are behaving themselves and sitting still for the camera. Great job, Zoe!!!

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Just when Benjamin started to feel the cold, a really great jacket arrived through the post. He put it on instantly and it felt really good and warm. Now he was ready for anything.  It is beautifully knitted with very nice yarn by Diane Duke. Perfect. Come on, Wotan. Let's have some fun!

Saturday, 11 October 2014


Having quite a few children come to our house to play with my Sashas, I am always interested to find out what they choose from the clothes boxes to put on them. It is always unexpected and often very refreshing! What we think is the height of Sasha chic, very rarely appeals to them. In fact, I have noticed a trend: little girls prefer long dresses on the Sashas.

Recently my friend Caroline came with her two gorgeous girls, Katie and Emily and after a polite conversation, a drink and a biscuit they made their way to the Sasha room. They always ask which Sashas they are allowed to play with and then I leave them to it.

Here are some pictures of their visit.

They chose Rebecca and Imogen, two later Trendons, to play with and they dressed them as twins. They were able to do this, because I bought the same dress twice - accidentally!!! 

Later in the month my grandchildren came to stay. Iona shares the Sasha room (or is it the other way round?) and she is in her element! She really does enjoy playing with them and she makes good use of all the Sasha paraphernalia I have accumulated.

The pictures speak for themselves, but I overheard Iona say to one of the Sashas who was wearing an exquisite Ruthsdolls outfit: 'Come on, darling, let's get you out of this boring dress'.

 Iona arranged a Fancy Dress competition which her Mum had to judge. We both had to enter a Sasha and a baby and if Iona won, she was allowed to choose an outfit. If I won, Iona would draw me a picture. I lost (but I have a strong suspicion that the result was rigged)!

This is Iona (the Sasha) in Iona's (the girl's) favourite dress. This dress was made by my wonderful friend Susan (Grandma of Katie and Emily) for Yasmin's Sasha way back in 1975. I think it is a Laura Ashley print). The bonnet actually belongs to a baby, but Iona really loves it and has taken it home with her for her own Sasha to wear. 

Friday, 10 October 2014


I haven’t put anything on my blog for a while. In fact, ever since I joined that wonderful Sasha Morgenthaler Facebook group.  This group has kept me pretty busy, just catching up with like-minded people and their amazing Sasha girls, boys, babies and toddlers. But I do like to post to my blog, because it gives me a record of the photographs I take of my Sasha family. On Facebook, everything disappears very quickly, as we all know.

I have always loved ‘The Sweater Dress’ – on children as well as on Sashas. I have quite a nice collection and have decided to take some photos for my blog. 

These are sweater dresses made by SackSack (Rosie Laird),  modelled by Lara, in the blue and Yasmin in the maroon.

Next we have a few sweater dresses made my Gillian Nash. I love these short little dresses. They are worn here by Marika in the grey and Molly in the blue.

These are my particular favourites from the Gillian Nash collection of Knitwear.
Sophie is wearing the green bobble sweater dress and Zoe the cream. 

The first sweater dress I ever bought was made by Diane Duke. I bought it on ebay and promptly forgot who made it. When I joined the Sasha Morgenthaler FB group I posted it and asked whether anyone knew who made it. Diane told me that it was one of hers. She then told me that she still had a similar yarn and would I like another one. A no-brainer really. So here are two of my girls, Aania (redhead) Natasha (blonde) wearing the Diane Duke sweater dresses.