|The Pirates of the Carrot Bean display|
We had very little time in our family to do anything special about costumes for the display as I've been too busy with other things (very little doll time in recent months), so on the Thursday evening we raided the doll clothing cupboard to see what piratical elements we could find among the extensive stash of clothes our Sasha family has built up since 2011. In the event, we had enough for 5 of our dolls to get dressed up. Laura and Louisa decided to be Amazon pirates from Swallows and Amazons (Nancy and Peggy), Trendon Elliott and Edmund found waistcoats which we turned inside out to show the red lining so they became pirates with their treasure chest (treasure included Hermoine's time turner and a Roman vase) and baby Davy was keen to play with the Jolly Roger boat in his piratical knitted swimsuit and a stripy cloth bandana.
|Our 5 pirates along with Capt Fred-Erik and friends|
|Amazon Pirates (Peggy aka Louisa and Nancy aka Laura) with baby Davy and his Jolly Roger boat and Edmund the pirate boy|
|Baby Davy and his Jolly Roger boat|
|Peggy the Amazon pirate (Louisa)|
|Nancy the Amazon pirate (Laura)|
|Pirate boys Edmund and Trendon Elliott with their treasure chest|
Laura H came from Devon to stay with us for the weekend and we also took Jocelyn to the Chat 'n Snap, each bearing pirates for the display.
My girl helped with setting up lots of pirates on the treasure island (made from two large fluffy yellow towels on a huge blue tarpaulin) on the stage, with Dee pointing out where she thought some of the pirates should be placed (some had been set up in the sea so had to be moved). Few of the dolls had doll stands so it was tricky getting some of them balanced, but eventually she got them all standing. There was such a huge variety of pirates in the display, several ships and boats in the sea and even a shark which was eating a Sasha arm!
|Pirates and shark!|
|Pirates and fishing boat|
|Fishing boat and a poor captured victim of pirates tied to the mast|
|Toddler and baby pirates perilously close to that shark|
|Captain Fred-Erik, Pirate Princess Wooby, Curly the Whiskey drinking baby and pirate friends|
|Dee announcing that the sales tables are open!|
|Shark! (that arm even had what looked like teeth marks)|
|Pirate island including a lost boy/girl in pink wellies|
|Pirate boat crew|
|Dawn's pirates of the carrot bean - provisions for pirates!|
|Course dolls and their carrot treasure chest, along with the one legged pirate who sacrificed a leg to be in the display!|
|Laura H's pirate with his cutlass and blunderbuss made by Laura's husband|
|That poor victim tied to the mast, I hope she was rescued|
|A very commanding looking pirate in her ship|
|The one legged pirate with his peg leg (he didn't get the message that pegging a clothes peg to his trousers was enough)|
|A very scary pirate with his scimitar, telescope and treasure|
|A fierce pirate|
|The octopus taming pirate girl|
|The octopus tamer with Jocelyn's pirate standing beside the carrot bean cart|
|Davy, Sela and our SCW Charity doll|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 1|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 2|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 3|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 4|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 5|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 6|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 7|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 8|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 9 (including Florence and Miranda)|
|Miranda with a lovely Studio doll|
|Florence and Miranda in their Haggle & Gaggle skirts and tights|
|Visiting Sasha and Gregor dolls 10|
The organising team of the 2020 SCW had a committee meeting in the chair storage room during the Chat 'n Snap (after sales tables had been open for a while and some people were eating lunch, before the Raffle).
The raffle had a huge variety of prizes and it was fun watching people's reactions as they won things. We won 4 prizes later on in the raffle.
|First prize winner just before she collected her doll|
|Very happy with her first prize doll|
|Collecting a prize|
Diane D had brought along her collection of 2 fake Sasha dolls (the Mexican dolls), plus some Gluck dolls and Frido dolls produced by the Frido factory in the 1960s before they started making Sasha.
|Diane's 2 fake Sasha dolls|
|Rare Sasha Morgenthaler related books and some Gluck dolls|
We chatted with several Sasha friends during the day (and my daughter crocheted her blanket, a relaxing thing to do in the midst of school exams).
|Crocheting her blanket after lunch|
|Our pirate boys on the treasure Island|