Sunday, 19 January 2014


Who would have thought it! Gregor turns out to be a girl!

 Her name is Georgie!
Here with Aliyah in a ‘Vintage Sasha’ outfit and Georgie is wearing ‘A Passion for Sasha’ Dungarees and Blouse. I always thought he was too pretty to be a boy and after a re-styling of his hair, I think he makes a very cute girl!

Sunday, 12 January 2014


The idea for the questionnaire came from Sharon (Sharon from Spain).  A good exercise in Shasha stock taking! I hope the question of how many outfits one has collected for the Sashas never comes up.  It would take a great chunk out of one’s life to get to grips with that one.


1.      How long have you been in the Sasha hobby?
The first Sashas I bought were in 1974: A blonde girl and a blonde baby boy. They were for my daughter, Yasmin, who was then 5 years old. I started collecting them for myself just before Christmas 1999, when I retrieved Yasmin’s Sashas from the attic.

2.      How many Sasha dolls do you have at home?
Too many! 17 girls, 8 boys and 5 babies.

3.      What are their names and type?

1.      Yasmin – 1972 – Gingham - Blonde
2.      Iona – 1970 – Gingham - Blonde
3.      Natasha – 1969 – Gingham - Wide-faced Blonde
4.      Rebecca – 1980 – Sailor Suit - Blonde
5.      Imogen – 1976 – Gingham – Blonde
6.      Molly – 1972 – Gingham – Blonde (hair bobbed)
7.      Phoebe 1981 – Silkdress – Honeyblonde
8.      Zoe – 1981 – White Dress – Redhead
9.      Tagan – (limited edition Kiltie) wigged – Red real hair
10.  Sophie – 1969 – Dungarees
11.  Hanna – 1971 – Gingham – Brunette
12.  Lissi – 1981 (limited edition Velvet) wigged – Light-brown hair
13.  Aliyah – 1970 – Gingham – Brunette (bobbed hair)
14.  Tabatha – 1981 – Marina
15.  Aysha – 1980 – Cora, flowered dress

16.  Lara – 1995 – Angela – Red hair
17.  Poppy – mid 60s – Slate-eyed Blonde

1.      Romy – 101 – 1969 – Denims – Brown hair (falling)
2.      Benjamin – 1970 - Caleb – Black
3.      Raffay – 302 – 1975 – Denim Blue Suit – Blonde
4.      Teddy – 304 – 1979 – Jumpsuit – Blonde
5.      Toby – 312 – 1982 – Cord – Redhead
6.      Peter – 1976 – Brunette
7.      Sebastian – 1980 – Brunette

1.      Lucas – Boyscout Michel

1.      Peter – 1970 – ‘Woolly’ - sexed Blond baby boy
2.      Yasmin – 1972 – ‘Nightdress’ sexed Brunette baby girl
3.      Rosie – 1983 – Honeyblonde baby girl ‘Rosie’
4.      Tabatha – 1975 – Brunette baby girl ‘White Bird’
5.      Harry – 1976 – Blonde baby boy ‘Nightdress’

Some of the above dates are approximate dates arrived at through research and statements made by sellers.

4.      Which doll have you had the longest? How long has it been?
That would be Yasmin and Baby Peter. Bought in 1974

5.      Which doll is your favourite?
I have two: Iona and Hanna. Not special dolls in any way, but just serious bonding for some reason.

6.      Are you waiting on any dolls now? If yes, which one(s)?
No. But I should like to have Aliyah re-rooted. She is a beautiful early Trendon with a short bob (which is quite sweet) but I think she could be rather special with a good real hair re-root.

7.      What is your grail doll?
Oh, an early No Philtrum Blonde Trendon. This would be something!

8.      Did you learn something new because of this hobby?
Lots! Above all I learned a lot more about the Sashas and their history and therefore to really appreciate their qualities. The other thing, I suppose, is how many talented people there are out there creating clothing etc. for Sashas.

9.      Have you made any friends you might otherwise not have because of this hobby?
Yes indeed. I have got to know a number of really special people through the Sashas and I have made one particular friend, whose friendship I value very highly. The experience has been entirely positive, so far!!!

10.  What are your doll plans for this coming year?
To try and enjoy the Sashas without feeling too guilty about spending so much time with them (not to mention money!!!); To keep up with other people’s Sasha blogs, which are a great delight;  Maybe sell one or two of them – it seems ridiculous to have that many – and to have at least one of them re-rooted with real hair. Maybe add a NN to the list. They seem rather nice and would make the line-up a little more varied. 
Here they are in no particular order

Thursday, 9 January 2014


Father Christmas has been very good to the Sasha kids. No one was forgotten. The babies received a very nice swing (made by Ken and Doreen Illington). There were squeals of delight when they saw it and they all wanted to have a go at once. This is a picture of Yasmin in her ‘Jadzia’ jacket. (I have a picture of my daughter Yasmin in exactly this jacket on such a swing when she was a baby. When I find it again, I shall post it!)

The girls finally got the pram they have always wanted! A delightful addition to the Sasha props!!! Also made by Ken and Doreen.

Hanna is wearing a VS outfit and Phoebe her A Passion For Sasha dress with that sweet little pocket!

As for the boys... well, that’s for another day!