28 October 2009

Sasha Festival 2009 - post 6

I said that post 5 was my last post about the festival, but I've decided to add one more. Now that I have a Sasha baby to model them, I can share the two baby outfits that I won.

The first outfit was made by Geraldine Brodt for the Children's Fund Auction. It's a sweet pastel plaid dress with tights ...

... and a pale pink coat and bonnet. The coat/bonnet fabric reminds me of my childhood blanket.

Geraldine donated several handmade outfits to the auction, and had a table in the sales room as well. I especially admired her ethnic African outfits and jewelry (they were modeled after the clothing of a certain country, which I can't recall right now). She has a website in progress SASHA Couture by Geraldine, or can be reached via email.

I won the second outfit in the Helper Raffle. I'm not sure who donated it, but it has a tag from The Doll Carriage (a now-defunct doll shop in New Hampshire).

I think Cleo needs a different hair ribbon (or perhaps ribbons) for when she wears pastels. I guess I need to sort through my sewing supplies and see what I can come up with.

21 October 2009

Meet Cleo

After seeing all the lovely dolls at the Sasha Festival, I added two new dolls to my wish list. One was a dark black baby girl. Not long afterward, I managed to find what I was looking for on Ruby Lane. She came in her original box with a styrofoam cradle; using Susanna Lewis' charts, I was able to date it/her as being from March 1972-1974 (a type II-A box). Her arms don't want to stay up, but I know that's easy to have fixed. Otherwise she is just perfect!

I have lots of clothes for her, and will take more pictures when the weather cooperates. She needs good sunlight or her features get lost (I have similar problems when taking pictures of Chloe). I followed the same naming tradition as my other "dressing" dolls (who are from the 1980's) -- starting with C, Greek origin -- but she has four letters rather than five since she's smaller.

11 October 2009

Marshmallow Roast

I managed to find a campfire for Calla and Rose to sit around in their chairs. And some marshmallows to roast too. American Girl makes a "Campfire and Treats" set as part of their Campfire Collection. I bought it for Boo for her birthday last week. Boy was she thrilled!

The campfire lights up and plays four "classic summer camp songs" (The Bear Went Over The Mountain is one). It comes with two sticks with marshmallows to roast, pretend packages of graham crackers and chocolate, and two s'mores treats. Rose and Calla tried it out today, joined by their new cats Misty and Toby (Pawparazzi Pets, a birthday gift from her big brother). Fun!

They aren't labeled, but I'm pretty sure that both of these outfits are by Nellie Rose.

05 October 2009

Nellie Rose

Several days ago I received an email from Karon Brackley in the UK, who used to sell her "Nellie-Rose" tagged Sasha clothing on eBay as the seller maudie-mays. I own quite a few of her creations, some of which I've shown in various posts (here, here, here, here, and here). After running a shop on eBay for over a year, she's decided to set up her own online store: Nellie Rose. I've added it to my LINKS section in the left sidebar for future reference.

Check out her clothing and accessories for Sasha, Gregor, and Baby (as well as for various other dolls)!