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.