To celebrate our small Sasha collection we took all 8 of our Sasha and Gregor dolls to the Sasha Celebration weekend organised by Janet and Lorraine (with help from Tricia and Theresa) from 15th-17th May, at a hotel near Nottingham. As soon as we heard about this event last October my daughter and I knew we had to attend, and reserved our places. Subsequently I offered a craft workshop to the organisers as the theme of the weekend was to focus on crafts for our dolls then had lots of fun designing and creating a prototype for approval before going ahead with plans, but more about that in another post.
Although many of the other 28 attendees arrived earlier in the afternoon on Friday, my daughter didn't finish school until 3:00 pm, so it wasn't until 3:30 pm that we set off up the M1 to Nottingham. The traffic was slow, so the journey took longer than hoped, however by 6:00 pm we were checking into the hotel and meeting the other collectors who were beginning to gather for dinner.
Reuben gave Henry a much longer rope ladder for his tree house, however I didn't take a photo of the handover. Conversation time at dinner was a good opportunity to get to know other Sasha collectors and enjoy the food. We brought Laura and Reuben to dinner. Laura was wearing my first attempt at smocking outfit which I made before I made the smocked dress for the 2013 Sasha Festival doll.
|playing with Wren, the Makie doll pretending to be Velma from Scooby Doo|
|Wren strikes a pose|
|Wren sits on a wine glass|
|Laura and Wren|
|Wren sits on Laura|
|A tower of dolls and girl!|
|Henry and Laura get reacquainted, I think they forgot to pour the wine|
|Someone is getting interested in the wine|
|Two beautiful Sasha's at dinner|
|Playing together after dinner|
|Reuben wearing a water lily made from a table napkin|
|Playing party games|
|Dancing the conga|
|Admiring Janet's Studio Doll project|
|some of the Studio Doll project dolls|
|the twins from the Studio doll project|
|Amazing beaded dress and her eyes... dreamy|
|The beaded dress in full|
|A glimpse of the raffle, before all the prizes were added|
|The raffle doll|
|The raffle items on the Friday evening|