Saturday, December 6, 2014

(SOLD) Meet Chana!  Chana is a traditional Israeli girl name, just in time for Hanukkah 2014.  She began as a 1980's baby and has been restrung and cleaned and given a new identity!

She has a Monique Gold brown/black wig that has been cut and styled for her.  Her wonderful outfit is by Alexisophie.  Her features have been repainted and sealed.  
Her coloring will allow her to be dressed any way you like and she is really a lot of fun!I apologize for the slightly lesser quality of photos, but we have had many days of rain and trying to photograph Sashas in artificial light is hard!

(Her little white dove is just a prop and doesn't come with her although you can order her very own "dove of peace" at this website.  They have lots of wonderful little bird props that are great for Sasha dolls!

Chana is $230 and international shipping is available -- email me here for information

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Meet Cherice!!   SALE PENDING Her name means "cherry" and she has the red hair to match it!
Cherice began as a 1980's Sasha doll.  She has been all repainted and has a wonderful Monique Gold curly red wig and a  handmade outfit by Nomacustom on Etsy.  It consists of a traditional Sasha style high yoke dress, pinafore (or can be worn as a petticoat underneath!) and bloomers.  I have added white socks and cream colored boots to her outfit.

Her eyes are handpainted in a combination of greens and browns and her lip color is a terracotta.

Her hair is a lot of fun to style and is really wild!   Sorry so many pictures - I just had a lot of fun photographing this girl!
Cherice is in good condition with a little bit of pink mark on the ends of her toes on one foot almost like a very light peach marker mark. 
Cherice is $385 and comes with her complete outfit and little bird friend!  I may be contacted here 

Robin: A Unisex Sasha Doll

(SOLD) Meet Robin!
 In the late 1960's the Gotz company released what is known as a "unisex" Sasha doll.  Sasha had always been a "universal" doll completely open to a child's interpretation in race, age and style; dressed in simple clothing with simple hairstyles and a "blank" face.  But Gotz briefly took it a step further and released the "unisex" doll that was open to whatever a child wanted it to be - a boy or a girl.  If the owner was a little boy, the doll could be a rough and tumble doll to buddy around with.  If the owner was a girl, it could be dressed as a girl. The doll had slightly longer than usual hair than on a boy doll but not so short that it couldn't be a boy, and was dressed in overalls.  It was a fun and creative doll!

So is Robin.  He/she began as a 1970's Gregor Sport with hair so bad that it literally shed out completely when I rubbed it when a towel.  Robin is an earlier, slightly smaller doll the chestnut Monique Gold wig he wears can be styled as either a boy or girl.

Robin wears a fantastic pair of overalls, white shirt, trapper hat and scarf from Nomacustom on Etsy.  They are just adorable! (the floral jumper belongs to one of my dolls and isn't part of the sale, just to show how versatile this doll is!)   Also included are white socks and a pair of boots!
As a girl, she reminds me a bit of Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon!
Robin's friend is available separately!
The doll , while in good condition, had a little play wear including a shiny place on the cheek I was unable to remove and a dot on the hand.
Robin is $375 and is signed with a certificate.  Email me at if you are interested

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SALE PENDING Meet Avania!  Avania means "peace" and she seems to fit right into the fall Thanksgiving holiday with her lovely cream colored dress with cranberry and green colored designs.
Her ginger brown-pumpkin coloring in her hair and face complete her seasonal look!Avania  began as a 1980's baby doll in need of a remake.  She has been cleaned and restrung and her two-color Monique Gold wig has been styled and trimmed for her.   (I took this picture outside as the snow is coming down - don't you love the little snowflake on the side of her hair?) 
She wears a handmade dress and matching panties by AlexisSophie and it is adorable on her.  She comes with her little worn terrycloth toy bunny.

Avania's features have been repainted and sealed and she is a one of a kind that can never be exactly duplicated.  Her adoption fee is $215 + transportation.  She comes foot-signed with a certificate.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

(SALE PENDING) Meet Madelyne!  Madelyn is really a  "parts" doll - a very early 1970's Gregor baby head and an anatomically correct Sasha baby girl torso and body parts.  They all match perfectly as they are from the same era.
She has been transformed into a whole new doll in the style of a "vintage" Sasha studio baby.

I wanted to give her a "used vintage doll" look and have dressed her in a 1930's baby chemise that is in well worn condition (a good seamstress can give a little stitch to the shoulders - I just tied them where they tore which gives her a scrappy look).  She has a touseled near-black wig by the Monique Gold collection.  Her eyes are painted brown and she has been cleaned and restrung.  She has one small ding on her cheek as you can see below  (shows as a white spot) and a little hole in the back of her chemise which also has yellow stains from age.
I had some fun photographing her with some antique tin type photos.  They don't come with her, but she does come with her little vintage tin toy top!

Madelyne is $245 and comes signed with a certificate.  I hope you enjoy her photos!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(SALE PENDING) Morgenthaler believed in the dignity and equality of all children; of all humanity.  She often created dolls of waif children she had observed in her lifetime and in her travels.  She also enjoyed creating dolls from fantasy or storybooks.  Her 'Petite Prince" from the French novel and her Pierrot doll are wonderful examples of her fantasy dolls.

I have enjoyed doing a few storybook dolls through the years from both modern and classic literature; the Little Prince, Secret Garden characters, Jerusha Abbott from Daddy Long Legs, Amy Dorrit from "Little Dorrit", the children from The Family Under The Bridge and Alice in Wonderland are all dolls  I have created that have found their way into collectors homes.  Meet my latest girl "The Little Match Girl"!

The Little Match Girl was a Danish Christmas story written in 1845 by Hans Christian Andersen. His story brought child abuse and neglect to life in a real way.  In Victorian times, homeless street children were a nuisance and very little was done to help them.   His Little Match Girl goes unnamed in the story, most likely to bring awareness to the universal problem of child poverty and neglect.  But I have given this girl a Danish name, Katrine, meaning "pure".

My Katrine Sasha began as a 1970's brunette girl with falling hair.  Like the real Little Match Girl, she had some bumps and bruises.  She has a small scar on her upper lip that I was able to smooth over somewhat but I decided to leave the rest of it there.  She had some neck caving which was fixed and she has been cleaned and restrung.

Her outfit was made by artist Tim Purk and special thanks goes to him for taking such care in is creation.  Sasha Morgenthaler loved to dress her dolls in "recycled" materials.  A scrap of a friend's dress, pieces of an old coat, vintage fabric all found their way into becoming part of Sasha's dolls ensembles when she created her studio dolls.  This wonderful outfit consists of a cotton dress, and a coat, scarf and red leggings of used material.  The buttons on her dress are antique.  I added some pieces to her ensemble -- in order to protect from any dye transfer to the vinyl for long term contact with the doll, I had an old original Sasha Pintucks dress with stains and some damage that I adapted as under clothes.  She has a long, high pair of brown socks and on her feet are rags.  According to the story, all the Little Match Girl had were some old slippers belonging to her mother.    I also added to her a small bundle and some miniature match sticks tied with a cord.

I have repainted and sealed her features and I used as a model, one of Sasha's round eyed studio dolls from 1965, adding touches of my own.  Her wig is a Monique Gold synthetic mohair wig that I have trimmed around the face and adapted for her.
Katrine has a detachable apron; made by her dearly loved grandmother.....

(SALE PENDING) Katrine will be signed with a certificate. She is $475; a bit more than my usual custom dolls, but simply because I love so much how she came out, and it is very, very difficult to part with her!  I hope you enjoy her photos and story!   Also, $50 from the sale of this doll will to go Compassion International; an reputable organization that seeks to eliminate child poverty worldwide. Email me at   (Her little book is also available for purchase separately - it dates from 1962  and uses a doll to tell the story.  It is $10.)
" No one had the slightest suspicion of what beautiful things she had seen; no one even dreamed of the splendor in which, with her grandmother she had entered on the joys of a new year" -Hans Christian Andersen "The Little Match Girl"
 "...her old grandmother, the only person who had loved her, and who was now no more, had told her, that when a star falls, a soul ascends to God."

When you're done visiting here, be sure to visit my Etsy store for "all things vintage" from toys to home decor to jewelry!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

(SALE PENDING) Meet Perla!  Perla is a brunette girl with blue eyes.  She began as a 1980's doll in need of new features and hair.

  She has been cleaned, restrung and made into a brand new doll!

Perla has blue eyes and asymmetrical arched eyebrows in the style of the early no philtrum dolls, giving her a determined but fun look.

She has freckles and wears a wonderful Monique Gold wig made for ball jointed dolls.  It is synthetic mohair and very soft.  Her wonderful outfit was handmade by Mary Anne Getchell and includes  another piece which forgot to photograph with it - a long pinafore in the same pattern as the collar.  Underneath are bloomers and I put a pair of fun knit socks on her feet but I had no matching boots so I will leave her footwear to her new owner!

( Perla is photographed with Siri who has already been adopted,)

Go sit upon the lofty hill
And turn your eyes around
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound
The summer sun is faint on them-
The summer flowers depart--
Sit all transform'd to stone,
Except your musing heart. 

 Perla is $345 and comes in the outfit shown as well as the pinafore that can either go under or over it.  Shipping based on zip code or international.  Email me at if interested!

(SIRI -- SOLD) Meet Siri!  Siri is a one of a kind custom Sasha baby girl.  She began as an early brunette girl with falling hair.  She has been cleaned and restrung but she's had lots of previous loving so she still has a smudge on one cheek.  Because of this, it was necessary to blush her cheeks and give her some freckles.  I think she is very cute this way!

 She wears a green gingham handmade dress and her wig is a Monique Gold wig that has been styled for her.  Sasha Morgenthaler sometimes liked to use a blending of two hair tones on her wigged studio dolls and even the production dolls often had a blending of two tones of blonde for realism; and this wig is similar.

Siri has green eyes and her name means "beautiful victory" - I think she is, after many years of neglect; she is a brand new personality!
Siri is $205 and comes in the little green dress shown - toys are props but not included.
But I am sure you will enjoy filling her toybox full of goodies!
Email me at if interested!