Sunday, June 9, 2019

Meet Charlotte!  Just in time for summer!
Charlotte began as a  1980's Sasha baby.  She has been remade into a new baby with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes!  she comes dressed in summer overalls (that need their straps shortened just a little).  She has a two toned synthetic wig, similar in style and color to those used on studio dolls.  Charlotte would make a cute addition to a Sasha doll family! 
She comes with her little cocker spaniel puppy also!
She is $185 with shipping at a 1-2 pound rate.  I may be contacted here

Friday, June 7, 2019

(SOLD) Meet Mei Leng!  In 2017, I began a new job teaching students in China on line.  I have now taught over 3000 classes with VIPKID, a company that brings together North American teachers and kids in China! I have taught children as young as 3, and as old as 15.  I now teach about 50 classes per week!  I  have to say, it has been life changing for me.  These kids are so amazing, happy and bright!  As I have come to know my students, I have been fascinated to learn about their lives and their culture.  I have gotten to know their families as well, which is super special too!  Aside from raising my own kids, this is the most amazing job I've ever had!

I began thinking about Sasha Morgenthaler's original dolls.  Sasha  traveled extensively, observing the world's children.  She captured their essence in hundreds of studio dolls.  She often made children of specific nationalities and cultures in traditional clothing.  Sasha also made modern dolls.

Modern day China is quite a bit different than the China that Sasha portrayed in her doll art.   Technology has brought a western culture influence, and yet China still beautifully holds onto age old traditions of family and culture.  I wanted to sort of "re-imagine" Sasha's Asian children dolls by creating a modern Chinese child as one of my custom dolls.

Meet Mei Leng.  Mei Leng began as a Gregor in need of a makeover.  She now represents a modern, urban Chinese girl.  She wears a soft, straight wig that has been cut specifically for her.  She has a simple dress and handmade sandals on her feet.  Her blue floral shirt can be worn over her dress.  Mei Leng comes with her accessories that reflect the lifestyle of a modern Chinese student!  She has a backpack, laptop and carries her lunch with her.  I am amazed to find out that some Chinese students take English classes online during their lunch hour at school!   Almost all of my Chinese students are involved in extra activities such as dance, piano or sports.  Mei Leng carries with her a gym bag with her dance leotard, skirt and toe shoes in it for her after school activity.

Mei Leng comes in the outfit shown, with the accessories shown including her extra ballet outfit, gym bag, school bag and all accessories.

Mei Ling is a one of a kind that can never be exactly duplicated.  I have sought to stay true to Sasha's style, while also imagining how Sasha Morgenthaler would have portrayed the modern children in Asia's culture today.

Mei Leng is $325 and I may be contacted here. 

If you're interested in teaching with VIPKID (you do not need to know Chinese, you just need a bachelor's degree and experience teaching kids) my referral link is here!

Monday, May 20, 2019

(SOLD) Meet Chana!  I really  just wanted to make a fun "real kid" doll.  As the summer days unfold, kids are outside more.   Summer days unfold and kids enter into a world of their own.  At least my kids did when they were little.  They would go outside and play in the dirt, flood the sandbox with the hose and generally make a mess.  Laundry increased by tenfold and every night everyone went into the tub to scrub their blackened feet. 

Chana is a toyboy with shoulder length  auburn hair.  Like Sasha's studios dolls, her wig is a one of a kind. I have trimmed bangs into her soft synthetic mohair wig.  They are in a fringe like earlier Sasha dolls.  Her cotton shirt has been dyed slightly to look dirty.  She wears original Sasha jeans that were stained from age and cut.  She comes with her best friend, her Raggedy Andy doll who accompanies her on her adventures. 
She has blue watery style eyes and her lips have been color washed rather than painted solid.
Chana is a one of a kind that can never be exactly duplicated.  She is $295.  Paypal is available.   I may be reached here

"Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Just in time for spring..............
Three new custom dolls!

(SOLD) Katie is an auburn haired girl with round green eyes and freckles.  She is a bit late for St Patrick' s day, but just in time for spring!  She has a very soft, synthetic mohair wig that has a "skin" top in front so it can be arranged in different ways.  She is a fun doll with a variety of demeanors depending on how she is posed 
She has a green striped dress and a vintage apron that can go over it.  Her outfit is similar to some of Sasha's aproned studio dolls.  Katie began as a 1980's Sasha and would love a new home!  Her features are repainted as a one of a kind and sealed.  Katie is $310.   I may be contacted here:   email  Scroll down for her friends....
Meet Clarita!  Clarita began as a 1980's Sasha girl.
(SOLD) Like her Irish friend, this lovely Hispanic girl has a very soft, synthetic mohair wig that can be styled in different ways.  She has sketchy styled eyes in dark shades.  She comes in her white dress, bloomers and bare feet. 
Clarita is $295  I may be contacted here:   email
Scroll down for her little sister.....

(SOLD) Meet Emilita!  Emilita began as a 1980's Sasha baby.  She has been remade into a fun, dark haired girl!  She has a high quality, soft, straight wig by Monique.  She has slate blue/gray eyes and straight dark hair.  I thought it would be really fun to do a long haired baby!  Emilita is in good condition but she is shiny from a lot of love and play.   She comes dressed in her underwear and slip and is ready to dress  Emilita is $195  I may be contacted here to purchase her  email

Sunday, January 20, 2019

(SOLD)Meet Kaylin! (Scroll down for her friend!)
Since St Patrick's day is coming up in the spring, it seemed a nice time to make a sweet Irish girl.  She began as a 1980's doll in need of a makeover.
Kaylin's wig is synthetic mohair, is very soft and is a great quality!  Her features have been painted and sealed.  She wears a handmade dress and sweater for Spring.
Kaylin is a one of a kind and can never be exactly duplicated.   Kaylin is $295 plus shipping.  She comes signed with a certificate.   I can be contacted at here

Meet Dalia!  
Dalia began as a Caleb and has been repainted as a girl.  She has a curly wig with pigtails on top!  She is a modern style girl, and comes in her cute outfit with a red backpack! 
Her features have been repainted and sealed.  Since this was a played with doll, there are some marks on the face with a little shininess especially under one eye, but overall she is a wonderful doll! 
Her African name, Dalia, means "Flower".
Dalia is a one of a kind and can never be exactly duplicated!   She is $265.  She comes signed with a certificate.      I may be contacted here

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Meet Iris and Lily!  Iris began as a 1970's Gregor.  She is now a lovely Edwardian era girl with two toned auburn hair!  Her little sister, Lily, has slightly lighter hair with similar coloring!
Lily has green/gray eyes an freckles.  Her eyes have a brown tone because of her brown hair, freckles and eyebrow color. 
Iris' wig is a Monique synthetic mohair with with a "skin" part on the top.  It is soft an versatile!  I have trimmed a little fringe on the front to soften it and give it a more casual look. 
Iris wears a sweet drop waist dress, white boots with socks and bloomers.  This gorgeous outfit is handmade.  I have unfortunately lost the records of the talented seamstress who made it, otherwise I would credit it!  

Iris was a played with Gregor and as such, has some shiny places.  There is one on her forehead (hence part of the reason for her bangs) and under one eye if she's turned in the light a certain way.  There is a also a little scratch near one eye.  As you can see she displays very well especially since her hair, freckles and features detract from any flaws.  

We always like to bring previously well loved dolls to life and as such, they usually have some of these issues!  She has no ink or other problems; no smoke, mold or other odors. 
Iris is $310 and payment can be by Paypal.  International shipping available.  Contact me at   
Scroll down for Lily.......

 Lily began as a 1980's baby.  She has been repainted and sealed and wears a two toned wig by Monique.    She has light freckles (since she had a dot near her eye, these were necessary! :)  She wears a simple slip and old fashioned bloomers and is ready to be dressed by you, or to display the way she is!  Baby Lily is $210 and international shipping is available.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Strawberry Sira: Adventures in Hair Dyeing!

Meet Strawberry Sira!  Sira and I have been through some adventures in hair dyeing!  Sira has been a fun doll to customize.  She began as a 1980's Sasha.  She has been played with gently; someone had accidentally gotten a fleck of red glitter stuck to her cheek and when I removed it, a red mark was still there.  I have been unable to remove it; fortunately it is small and not seen with her hair down; so she has a birth mark!
Strawberry Sira has her original, long rooted hair.  I took on the adventure of a task I haven't done in a long time on a custom doll; dyeing!  Her hair has been hand dyed using three different colors; tangerine, scarlet and brown.  The process required several applications to get it to this color, and like natural hair, it is tinted slightly different colors.  She is a fun kind of combination of traditional Sasha and fantasy doll!  Because she was a play doll, her hair was brushed and while the ends are not frizzed, it has an all over slightly rougher texture than brand new.  As you can see though, it is shiny and very manageable and wavy!

Sira has a unique shade of red hair (no two dyed haired Sashas ever come out identical!) with green eyes.  She comes ready to dress; in her old fashioned white under things and big white hair bow.

Strawberry Sira is $285 and comes signed with a certificate.  We accept Paypal and international shipping is available.   I can be contacted here
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