Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sasha Festival blog by Gabi

Gabi is blogging the Sasha Festival on location in Rochester, NY:

You can see some images of the Lila Sasha there! It looks like more items have been added to her package. She is to be raffled, with proceeds to benefit the Children's Fund.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tilily Tangerine

Tilily Tangerine, the traveling Sasha doll, has been home in New Mexico for a while.

Yesterday, she visited our friend Frank McCulloch's art studio.

Then we had lunch down the street at the Golden Crown Panaderia, where Tilily posed under some dried New Mexican corn.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Custom Sasha Doll: Palila

Happy Summer!

Just finished a new custom Sasha doll (who has now been adopted). Here are some photos:

Her name is Palila (a type of Hawaiian finch), and she has a brown wig with lots of little curls.

Her eyes are painted hazel - brown around the edges, greens inside with hints of brown and gold. A darker green rims her irises. She was painted with artist acrylics after all original paint was removed, and the paint is sealed with a matte sealer.

I made her dress - a simple cotton cream-colored piece with brown stripes. It snaps in the back. When I have customized Sasha dolls in the past, I often wished for a simple dress that I could make in different colors for each doll. I finally decided to just make one myself. All seams are finished.
The doll is in great shape - she even still has her round Sasha wrist tag. She'll come with a handmade hang-tag with info about her, and her right foot will be signed by me.

Her lips are also repainted with just a hint of shading, and she has a scattering of freckles across her nose.

(Not intended for children under the age of 12. Although the paint is sealed, heavy play is not recommended. Gentle play is encouraged!)