Friday, December 9, 2011

Something Sweet

Because....sometimes we all need a helping hand.

Pretty in Pink

Lately I've been drawn to pretty pink colors and cozy flannel fabrics. This outfit is they best of both worlds merging  bright bubblegum pink pants with a cozy flannel dress. A cream colored knit shirt keeps baby's arms warm. Her sweet little knit hat and baby shoes complete the look.

Sasha Christmas swap

Here are a couple of pictures of the shoes I made for the Christmas Swap. They are leather with top-stitched detail. I made them a little roomy so socks can be worn with them. I like the way they turned out and hope the recipient will like them too.

Sasha Christmas Swap

Here is a picture of the Beautiful outfit and toy made by Sonya. It came all the way from Australia. I think it is quite perfect for my toddler Elke. Thank You Sonya! Now I just need to make her some winter shoes.

Sasha Re-root Mid 70's Red Head

There is something I love about a doll with red hair. Maybe because they are so rare in my collection. This doll had bangs that were a mess. I re-rooted her bangs about 2 months ago. The hair is a pretty close match and I'm happy with the results. Now all she needs is a name.

Autumn Swap 2011 continued

Here are a few pictures of the items I received from Jackie.  I originally was planning on using the adorable gray vest and socks for Gregor, but I remembered these really cute Boneka boots that would look so cute with a skirt on Sasha. I finally finished that pink plaid wool flannel skirt. The outfit is being modeled on my re-rooted mid-1970's Sasha. In the wood high chair (an antique store find) is baby Mickey modeling a very sweet smocked baby gown. Thank You Jackie for all the goodies!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sasha Autumn Swap 2011

Here is a picture of the outfit I sent to Jackie for the Autumn swap. I made the skirt, leggings and hat. I embellished the adorable sweater that was part of a lot purchased on ebay. Unfortunately I don't remember who knitted it. I do love the bright colors.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kylie's Vintage Fabric Outfit

Here's Kylie showing off her outfit made from vintage fabrics.

While cleaning out my Grandma's attic I came across this adorable pink floral vintage cotton fabric. I also found a cool textured cotton piece of fabric that may have been a dish cloth. In true Sasha M style I had to craft a pair of bloomers to go with her floral tunic. This is my 1st attempt at an Asian outfit, a few minor tweaks and I hope to have them for sale by the holidays.

Everything Old is New Again...Meet Kylie

Meet Kylie... Kylie was once a poor shabby baby who's eyes had turned green and looked to have had her hair burned in a spot. I cut her remaining hair short and repainted her facial features in high quality acrylic paints. She is now a delightful Asian baby who has a bit of spunk. I may repaint her lips a softer shade, but haven't decided yet.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Once in a Lifetime....

Some things happen once in a lifetime.

I was about 2 hours into my 560 mile drive home from the Sasha Festival and I saw a billboard for an antique mall. I needed to top off the tank of gas so I figured why not stop. I realized this was the same antique mall I tried to find on my way to the festival. I originally turned right when I should have turned left. This time I went a mile and a half into town and found the store. When I went into the store a little voice in my head said there is sure to be a Sasha waiting just for me. I proceeded to browse the many aisles and got about 2/3 of the way through the store and began to get discouraged. I turned the corner at the back of the store and couldn't believe my eyes...there at the bottom of a locked case was a stunning blonde gingham Sasha with her crayon tube. I quickly went to the front of the store and told the front desk that there is a doll I would like to buy. They did not know anything about Sasha dolls and I had much to tell. She has white stringing and a large silver tag with made in serie england on the back. Her shoes are white with top-stitching and heels. Her eyes look like they have hand finishing and the star pupils. Her lips are very pale. She looks like she has a wide face. She has very thick bangs and very long hair. The only issue was that her face was very dirty. I just gave her a washing and she is lovely now. I found her in Beloit Wisconsin and named her Bella which means beautiful and God is my oath. I especially like her eyes that look almost green. She is wearing a 2011 Festival souvenir dress.

One more cute picture

My Dress a Sasha entry takes Third Place

Here is Annika posing as Chelsea Clinton in the Dress a Sasha Contest. Lots of hand ribbon embroidery and beading adorn the bodice and hair barrette. The pattern was designed by me and I even crafted light pink leather ballet slippers to complete her outfit. It was very fun to create this ensemble.

Kaisley's festival outfit

Here is a picture of the outfit I made for Kaisley to wear at the festival. Purple is a really nice color on a red head.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Springfield here we come! CFA items

I thought I'd give everyone a sneak peak of the outfits I created for the Children's Fund Auction with marvelous Shoes donated by Jean Jensen.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Story of Mickey-a Hug from beyond.

My Beloved Grandma and Grandpa passed away in the last 6 months. They are the ones who raised me from the time I was 14 months old. My Grandma was the one who instilled in me the love of dolls and would pick up various dolls at the Goodwill, Salvation army thrift store, or one of the many Garage sales she would frequent. I have been tasked with helping to clean out her house and get my many childhood belongings out of there. On Friday I decided it would be a good day to start. I began with the upstairs of the house as that became the dumping ground of overflow stuff that time forgot. I think you know where this is going. I opened a random box only to discover a very beautiful early sexed Sasha baby girl. She has white stringing in her arms and legs and hand painted eyes. They have a lovely lavender shading that I have never seen previously on my other baby dolls. She was a little grubby and has had a bath and hair wash, but I love her even with her flaws. I have named he Mickey after my Grandma (that was her nickname from her roller derby days that stuck with her all her life). The very funny thing is that this was not one of my childhood dolls. I think she picked it up somewhere and put it away for me as I would have been too small for it in the early 70's. Maybe she just forgot about it as I got older. At any rate I feel as if I just received a great big hug from her. Now when I gaze at Mickey I will always remember my Grandma.