Hi my name is Twizel and i manage The sasha Emporium. I keep all the Sasha dolls in line and manage their shop. The Sasha Emporium sometimes has things for sale relating to Sasha dolls. Information, stories and tips,but mostly we like to have fun. (This site will take over from Twizels sasha Emporium, from December 2015) Enjoy!!

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I have waited a long time to have one of these girls in The Sasha Emporium family. She is a very early large head, ochre eyed Gotz Sasha doll, with a no seam body.

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As you can see from the photos above she is in very good condition, lovely long hair, no seamed body and Sasha logo on her back.

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she has beautiful face paint and I have to say a big thank you to Petrana for bringing her home for me and also making her the wonderful outfit that she is wearing.

Petrana makes wonderful clothes for Sasha dolls and if you have not seen her latest collection , it can be found at: https://www.sasha-doll.com/

below are a few more photos.

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This is Peter a very handsome Boy course doll that I brought back from the Swiss Toy fair a while ago. He is a really lovely boy with beautiful green eyes and freckles. He has a human hair wig which is in good condition and I have kept it so by conditioning it. His tricot is in excellent condition with no holes or tares. It is a reluctant sale, but it is time for him to move onto a new home.

Peter will come in the beautifully made outfit by Ruth dolls, which really suits him I think. He will also bring along his original handmade outfit. His original outfit consists of cream dungaree’s and green top, and also a pair of off-white leather shoes that are missing a lace. Please look at all the photos for a full description and ask any questions you may have?

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I received a Sasha 108 white dress red head waif with a very bad haircut. so I took her from this …….

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To this………..

 

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I harvested hair from the back of her head to created a single fringe and then matched new hair into the plugs at the back

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I think she looks much better, what do you think?

oh, and as it is shoes week, she is wearing a very early pair of JJ shoes.

 

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I emailed Susanna Lewis a few months ago asking if she had ever produced a knitting pattern for the early knitted Cora outfit. Cora’s original white outfit does not come along very often and when it does due to its age, can be out of shape.

I was delighted when Susanna sent me a copy of a  knitted Cora outfit that she had created. Not only that but she offers it for free on her wonderful website.

http://www.sashadoll.com/

Susanna said that she would like to see what people did with the pattern, so I have taken up the challenge.

First up is my first attempt at the Cora outfit, which I thoroughly enjoyed knitting, the pattern has a stitch called fisherman’s  rib, which I have never tried before and now I am hooked, so to speak.

 

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Next I decided to try a different colour, going for a light green and cream. The beret is from Jane Woodbridge’s, wonderful knitting book , which can be purchased from Shelly’s site.

https://www.sashadolluk.co.uk/dolls-for-sale-4/

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Next I decided to go bold and bright. I added a little hat that is my own design.

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Next I decided to do something different combining Susanna’s pattern, and using the fisherman’s rib to create flared trousers for this Jimmy Hendrix outfit.

 

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Now I was really getting into this  challenge and decided to make shorts and top with flared edges.

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Being inspired by Diane Duke I created a little shawl to go with the ensemble.

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My last ensemble is a little flared skirt and picot edge top.

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Another Diane Duke inspired shawl.

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Here they are all together.

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I have really enjoyed making these outfits and it would be interesting to see what others come up with too.

A big thank you to Susanna Lewis for creating the pattern.

 

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As the long awaited sunshine broke through i decide it was about time i did some pottering about. i decided to go to Dunstable Downs which is in Bedfordshire. It is part of the Chilterns and has some beautiful views and woodland areas.

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As you can see the view are lovely and the strange metal object is actually an  environmentally friendly ventilation system for the visitor centre.

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I particularly enjoyed the woodland area.

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A better view from up here

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I love trees and nature

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looking through the fence i can see Chute wood.

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Now just to open the gate

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I found another beautiful tree to climb

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look at this a natural bird bath

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Another tree to sit in and take in the wonderful views

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I need to move along

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What’s this i have found?

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Could it be a fairy door?

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Knock , Knock, oh well, nobody is home.

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Off into the woods, i do feel a bit like little red Riding Hood, but i don’t think there are any wolves in here.

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After the long winter the vegetation is starting to spring up.

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looks like the woodworms have been busy.

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In the woods there are lots of things for children to play on , which have been made out of fallen trees.

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What’s this O and X’s , i think i will try that.

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This little seating area reminds me of The Three Bears story, i wonder if i can sit on this chair

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Made it.

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Time i headed back i think

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I hope you have enjoyed my visit to Dunstable Downs, but please remember if you are planning a visit in the near future that.

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Hello everyone my name is Beatrice (or Trixie for short) and I am the latest member of The Sasha Emporium club.

I am to be the explorer  of the family, pottering out and about whenever i can and then coming back to tell you my tales.

Here are a few photos of myself and rabbit exploring my new surroundings and as the weather gets better, I plan to explore more.

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“What’s that rabbit?” you can here Little Tyke calling,” we had better go”

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Don’t worry Little Tyke, I am here.

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One more go on the horsey and then a nap.

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Bye for now everyone

 

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I have been very good at not buying any Sasha dolls until recently, however when I attended the Sasha Festival last year, I fell in love with a little baby that was modelling an outfit by Rosie shortell. this was unusual for me as I am not really a Sasha baby person.

Any way I found this littlie guy on a well know auction site and the rest is history as they say. As you will see he is something of a little Tyke.

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All sweet and innocent here with his little bunny, but soon up to mischief!

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Oh, a horsey,

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I can make it

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Did it.

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come on Bunny your turn.

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you can do it

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sorry Bunny it was too high

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You know i love you Bunny

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Horsey come here

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Horsey stay still

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I don’t want to play anymore.

I think Little Tyke is a good name for him.

 

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This is Milly, she has been with me a few years now and it is time for her to move to a new home. I purchased Milly from Switzerland. She was made on a course held by Sasha Morgenthaler, for the ladies of Zurich. Milly will come wearing her outfit by Ruthdolls  and her little bear will accompany her.

Her tricot is lovely and clean and has no tares. she has what I describe as 3 beauty spots on her face, that have been there since she came to  live with me. She will also bring with her original slip.

Milly has beautiful pale blue eyes and her original blonde wig, which i think is hemp.

Please look at all the photos below.

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If you are interested in purchasing Milly, please leave a message in the comment box and i will get back to you.

 

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This lovely Sasha kilt girl has been with me for a few years and now it is time for her to move on.

She has lovely vibrant face paint, with the 1969 pinprick pupils. her hair is a bit dry and frizzy on the ends and has a small trim at some point in her life. She has a full centre part to the nape of her neck. She does not have her original stringing, she has been re strung and poses very well.  Her neck hook has been replaced with a neck ring. she has a full original early outfit, the top to the outfit has a hole at the wrist and neck due to age. and her shoes have heals. She has a shine to her nose, but no dinks of funny smells. Please look at all the photos below.

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If you would like to purchase this doll, please leave a comment in the comment box and i will get back to you.

 

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This post is dedicated to the miniature prams that go so well with Sasha dolls.

I will attempt to give you information on all the different types of these prams and how to identify them.

I have asked these young ladies to give me a hand.

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Now then contrary to believe these prams were produced as toys for children in the 1950s in France.

The names they were produced under were Doucet, Red and Ponfa, there is also believed to be a 4th called Solein.

I believe that the Red and Ponfa prams were produced by the same company and that Doucet were produced by another company, merely because the Red and Ponfa prams are nearly an identical design. Below is an article from magazine advertising the prams for sale. 10.95 seems like a bargain to me.

 

 

 

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We shall start with the RED prams, as you can see they are a good size for Sasha dolls.

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This is the  smaller of the Red prams it  is approx. 11 inches from hood to handle in length. Approx. 8 inches in height from the floor to the handle and approx. 4 and 1/2 inches wide at the handle. The wheels are approximately 3 inches across and the straps on the sides are made from leather. Another difference between these prams and the Doucet is that Red and Ponfa pram aprons are attached with eyelets, whereas , Doucet pram aprons are attached with elastic.

Here are some other views of the same pram.

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Here is the RED logo under the chassis of the pram,.

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Here is another of the smaller RED prams

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These prams come in an array of colours i have seen them in white, light blue, dark blue, yellow. lavender , red, grey and black. Although i do not have any photo’s of a small Ponfa pram, they are indeed identical to the Red prams.

This lovely photo was kindly given to me to use by Dawn Law, who has an extensive collection of prams.

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Next up is the Doucet pram, unfortunately i do not have the original cover for this pram. The replacement apron and bag were made by a lovely lady in France and although not an exact match, it does fit the pram.

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The Doucet pram again is approx. 11 inches from the hood to the handle in length. 8 inches from the floor to the handle in height and approx. 4and1/2 inches wide at the handle. The wheels are approx. 3 inches across . The straps on the sides of the Doucet pram are made from plastic and not leather.

The main difference between the Red, Ponfa and Doucet prams is that Doucet has a far shallower chassis, which is also more streamlined and as you can see where i have indicated with arrows, the chassis angles upwards.

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The other thing that distinguishes Doucet from the other prams, is that Doucet prams  only come in the smaller pram and not the larger prams.

Here are some more photos of the doucet pram.

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This is the Doucet logo which is underneath the pram on the chassis.

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Below are some more photos kindly on loan from Dawn law ,showing a before photo of a Doucet pram needing restoration.

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And after Dawn lovingly restored it. What an amazing job.

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Now onto the larger prams, which were produced by Red and Ponfa and which i believe to be the same company in France.

The larger prams are still a good size for  Sasha dolls.

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They ae also a good sixe for the Sasha Studio dolls too.

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Here is a larger RED pram.

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The larger RED and Ponfa prams are approx. 13 inches long from the hood to the handle. 9inches in  height from the floor to the handle. 5 1/4 inches wide across the handle and the wheels are approx. 41/2 inches across

Here are some more views of the pram.

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As above only the larger prams have handle grips.

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As above the chevron pattern on the side of the pram can only be found on the larger prams.

Here is the RED logo which is underneath the pram on the chassis.

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This pram also came with an import sticker on it.

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Here is a larger Ponfa pram, as you can see apart from the logo and colour it is identical in size and shape to the large RED pram.

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Here is the Ponfa logo which is underneath the chassis.

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Here is a larger pram in another colour

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Here is a large pram lovingly restored by Catherine French.

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At the beginning of this post i mentioned a 4th pram  known as a Solein pram. I have never seen one, however, Dawn law has provided me with this photo which shows the three types of prams i have already described along with a 4th that maybe the illusive Solein pram. It has two different size wheels and also a different shaped hood.

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From left to right we have a smaller RED or Ponfa pram,a Doucet pram, an unusual pram which could be the Solein pram and the larger Ponfa or RED pram.

 

This last photo show a small and large pram side by side.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post,  and if anyone has other information that they would like me to add, just leave a comment and let me know.

 

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