Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Meet Selah and Shiloh!   (Shiloh, the baby, is sold, Selah available)  It's been a very long time since I worked on new dolls but here are two new ones for summer, 2017!



Selah began as an early 1970's Gregor in need of a remake. She has been cleaned, restrung, repainted and wigged.  Her eyes were modeled on a Sasha studio doll from the 1960's that Sasha painted with an eyeliner underneath; a more unusual eye style.

Selah has a synthetic mohair 'Monique Gold" wig  that I have trimmed and styled.  It has a "skin top" part at the top so it can be parted on the side or the center.  It is a lot of fun!

Her outfit is handmade by Wonderful Worlds and I added a fun pair of hot pink shoes as well.
Here she is with pigtails!

She is a one of a kind and can never be exactly duplicated.  She is $355 plus shipping and I can be contacted here . ( As always, 10% of the purchase price of any custom Sasha goes to help real children; this time through Heart for Lebanon, an organization that feeds children in refugee camps. https://www.heartforlebanon.org/)

Her little blue eyed sister is "Shiloh" and is one of the most played with babies I have ever gotten.
 Removing stains was a painstaking process but she is now stain free but she does have lots of shiny places.  She has been cleaned and restrung.


She has a touseled wig with two little pigtails and a wonderful pink outfit made by Passion For Sasha.   Shiloh is $160.

Both girls come with certificates and will be signed.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This new girl is available for sale - I accidentally put her on the wrong page though!  Here is her link!
 http://kelssashadolls.blogspot.com/





Saturday, January 28, 2017

(SOLD) Meet Mayla and her little friend Maretta!   



Mayla began as a 1970's Sasha in need of some help.  She has the slightly darker skin color and a narrow face.  She has been transformed into a one of a kind girl!




She has a near black synthetic mohair wig that is wispy and cute with two little pigtails.  Her dress is handmade (melissablondie on Ebay) with matching bloomers and she wears blue shoes on her feet to match her eye color.  She has a  Eurasian look with her dark her and blue eyes!  She brings with her her floppy mohair panda bear!   She has been restrung and is ready for a new home!   



Mayla is $350 and I may be contacted here  
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Maretta: Sale Pending  Her little friend Maretta is a 1980's Sasha baby with a red synthetic mohair wig and freckles.  
She comes dressed in a a little sailor suit, and brings with her, her favorite blue and white stuffed snowman.  


Here she is with her hair styled differently
Maretta is $185 and I may be contacted here.  

Friday, November 18, 2016

(SOLD) Meet Laurel!  Laurel is a new custom doll that began as a 1980's Sasha girl.  She is in overall very good condition.  She is the slightly larger 1980's mold (17") with a lighter skin tone.
Laurel wears a handmade dress by melissablondie on Ebay with white stockings and cream colored boots.  She has blue eyes, very subtle freckles and a very long Monique Gold wig that I have cut and styled for her.  It is very soft synthetic mohair and can be styled in so many ways.



 I pulled it up on top of her head in braids and have also shown it down.  The hair can be brushed down in bangs or pushed aside for a different look.

Laurel is perfectly suited for a holiday display and would love to find a home for the holidays!   Laurel is $385 and comes signed with a certificate.  I may be contacted here 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

(SALE PENDING) Meet Sudie!  Sudie is a brand new, one of a kind custom girl and is a portrait of a mid-century Appalachian child. 



Sasha Morgenthaler traveled through the world, observing children everywhere.  She created dolls that portrayed children of all races and socioeconomic background and cultures.  While her dolls were all unique and one of a kind dolls, they were united by the same facial molds as well as often using the traditional high yoke dress used on dolls of all cultures and background; from wealthy children to the very poorest.  

I recently read about a series of photos from Life Magazine in 1964 about the children of Appalachia

Two children in Appalachia in 1964, captured by Life Magazine photogapher

I realized that while I had created African dolls, Gypsy children dolls and immigrant children, I had never yet created a custom Sasha doll of an Appalachian child.

So here is Sudie.  She began as an early 1969 Gregor doll with bad hair, in need of new features and a remake.  As such, she is an early, smaller and much darker skinned doll than the later dolls.  She can describe herself and her appearance in her own words!


"My name is Sudie.  I live with my mama and papa and my brothers and sisters in the hollow.  My blue gingham top used to be my dress when I was smaller.  But I have grown and now it is too short to be a dress anymore.  So Mama gave me an old pair of my brother's pants that she cut off for me to wear underneath.  So now it's a top.  
I can't wear my shoes for anything except for Sunday meeting and winter time.  My dolly goes everywhere with me, even to your house if you adopt me.   I love her very much.  She came in the Christmas gift barrel two years ago from another little girl who donated her along with presents for my brothers and sisters.  Mama made her a new dress last year with scraps from my old red plaid dress.  I love to walk and think and look for things.  I made my necklace with a bead and some stones I found on a walk, and put on a piece of string.  
I help Mama in the garden and I carry water to the house.  When I'm not needed for work, I like to sneak away to my grass house with my dolly and play school.  Mama says when I grow up, I'll make a good school teacher!"

Sudie's features have been repainted and sealed and she wears a Monique Gold wig that is two tones of blonde and ginger color.  She is $425 and comes signed with a certificate.  

In a time when there is much fear and strife, let's purpose to love each other!  10 percent ($43) of Sudie's adoption fee will go to Samaritan's Purse to aid families fleeing from ISIS in the Middle East.  (Samaritan's Purse is a reputable and long standing relief organization.) 
I can be contacted here if you are interested in giving Sudie a home! :) 


Saturday, October 29, 2016

SOLD  Meet Elsie!
Elsie began as an early anatomically correct early Sasha baby girl and has been rewigged and repainted as  a one of a kind.
She (and her friend Natalia, who is also available for sale, if you scroll down) were inspired by Sasha's girls in white.  She was a well loved baby but does not have any ink or spots; just a little shiny smudge on one cheek.

Her wig is synthetic mohair and fun to style.
Elsie is $195 and her red haired friend is also for sale (on this blog).
She comes signed with a certificate.  I may be contacted here wenarskys@embarqmail.com
(SOLD) Meet Natalia!  Natalia began as a 1970's Sasha and is now a one of a kind redhaired girl.  This is the first time I have used this wig style; it is a Monique Gold synthetic mohair wig.  It is very curly and fun and parted on the side!  
Natalia was inspired by Sasha's Edwardian and Victorian style"girls in white". 
She wears a handmade dress, white bloomers with shoes and socks.  A lace bow accents her brightly colored hair.

She is absolutely perfect for the holiday season!
She has dark blue eyes and her features are sealed.
Natalia comes signed with a certificate and is $385 plus shipping. 
Her little dark haired friend, "Elsie" is also available separately.