28 June 2010

Blonde No Navel Trio

Here are my three blonde no-navels, all wearing Check Repro Smocks from Ruths Dolls. Wow!

Lucinda is in fuchsia, Lynde is in mustard, and Liesel is in blue.

The two 1969 girls, with their heavier eye paint:

The blue-eyed sisters (thank you Ellen!):

26 June 2010

Meet Lynde

Hard to believe it's been three weeks since my last post. My summer days are anything but lazy, and there just isn't time to get everything done. I took pictures of Lynde a week ago but wasn't satisfied with how they looked, even after editing. I finally found some time to try again today, this time outdoors, and am much happier with the results.

Lynde is my third blonde Gotz no-navel, though they are all slightly different. She is from 1969, and has blue eyes like her younger sister Liesel (both came from the same collector). Their friend Lucinda is also from 1969 but she has brown eyes.

Boo is watching over my shoulder, waiting for me to be off the computer. She says that I should say Lynde is "beautiful". She's right, though I think all of my Sashas are beautiful.

Look for comparison photos of Lynde, Liesel, and Lucinda in my next post.

04 June 2010

1969 Brunette Parties

My favorite posts involve comparison photos of my dolls. I love to see (and share) the similarities and differences between the "same" dolls. Here is my new Lorrie with Lilith, another 1969 side-part Party. That's not a ding on Lilith's nose, just a light reflection; her vinyl is far less matte than Lorrie's.

Just for fun, here are Pandora, Lorrie, and Lilith ... pretty maids all in a row. Pandora (who I originally called Layla) is from 1968, and has almost-black brunette hair. She was most likely originally a Gingham, but was dressed in Party attire by her previous owner.

01 June 2010

Meet Lorrie

Lorrie is my most recent Sasha purchase, and has jumped to the head of the blog queue. She wasn't an intentional gift as I first inquired about purchasing her almost two months ago, but she arrived on my birthday. What a fun coincidence! She is a 1969 Brunette Side-Part Party with crisp clean face paint and slightly falling hair. She still has her gold tag and original outfit, minus footwear -- I found her a pair of replacement socks and appropriate shoes in my stash.

I discovered how photogenic she is this morning, and adore her sweet expression.

Her face paint is particularly exceptional and looks brand new: no lip rubs, great coloring, and wonderful eyes with the outlined iris and pinprick pupils.

This was a Sasha birthday for me in more ways than one. My friend Tina (AKA dollydetroit) sent pinwheels for my "Five Amigos", and Boo's two dolls as well. I will try to photograph them all in a future post, but for now here's Lorrie checking out one of the pinwheels.

And my Mom surprised me with a box of handmade goodies, including clothing she knitted for my Sashas from the Golden Hands patterns (which I didn't even know she'd purchased). I will share pictures of these in a future post as well.

Festival Schedule

Here are some additional details from Jan Johnson regarding this year's Sasha Festival schedule:

Thursday, July 15th, 2010
4:00pm Early registration begins, in the hotel lobby
6:00pm Meet and Greet - Hotel Library, adjacent to lobby - no-host bar, light hors d'oerves

Friday, July 16th, 2010
8:00-12:00 Registration, in the hotel lobby
9:00-12:00 Workshops - Sierra Ballroom
12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own - Chutney Grill in hotel, or downtown Burlingame
1:30-3:30 Gift Exchange (bring a wrapped Sasha-related gift, $20 value) - Sierra Ballroom
3:30-4:30 Guest Speaker - Sierra Ballroom
4:30-6:00 Free time! Shopping in downtown Burlingame, walk along the Bay, socializing
6:00-9:00 Banquet Dinner and Program - Sierra Ballroom

Saturday July 17th, 2010
8:00-5:00 Helper Items Viewing - Tiburon/Sausalito rooms
8:00-1:00 Auction Items Viewing - Sequoia/Redwood rooms
9:00-10:00 Dress-A-Sasha Contest (details here) - Sierra Ballroom
10:00-12:00 Free time!
12-1:00 Lunch Buffet - hotel courtyard
1:00-3:30 Children's Fund Auction - Sequoia/Redwood rooms
3:30-7:00 Dinner on your own - Chutney Grill in hotel, or downtown Burlingame
7:00-9:00 Sales Room - Sierra Ballroom

Sunday, July 18th, 2010
9:00-12:00 Brunch (thank-yous, 2011 festival, helper item/raffle drawings) - Sierra Ballroom