Sunday 3 February 2019

Sasha Haggle & Gaggle Day

The girls were very excited yesterday morning and were up and dressed very early.... Emily had also demanded  asked nicely if I would make her a coat too, so of course having woke up very early I obliged.  We were going to the very first Sasha Haggle and Gaggle Day organised by Theresa and Petrana

Peggy Sue is wearing the coat I made Friday and one of the Valentine's Day dresses I made during the week.  Emily chose to wear her coat with the bright pink needle cord on the outside.  She was wearing her Valentine's Day dress.  Sophia wanted to keep  on her pretty Disney dress, Everlee Rose also wore one of the Valentine's dresses I made and her new red coat.  Maddison wanted to wear a skirt I made a couple of years ago and teamed it with a red jumper/sweater I made a few years ago.

We were very kindly picked up by our dear friend Jocelyn, and had an easy run to Milton Keynes where the event was held.   Once arrived the girls and boys (Rory and Henry) joined the others on the party table.

A Valentine's Day (early!) party was in full swing, and everyone was dressed beautifully.

There were various displays and stalls and even....

hot air balloon rides!!  (DollMum and her daughter were lucky enough to be able to take this balloon home with them, and it will be featuring later in the year at our yearly summer event)

Everyone had lots of fun and there was much chatter going on.

Rory was a little shy (dressed in the orange/rust) jumper/sweater.

Catherine's immaculate knitting work was very much in evidence with the two dressed in red and blue.  Her work is really quite incredible!

DollMum's beautiful colourful African outfits were a delight.  I think the turquoise and blue would have to be my favourite, but it was very hard to pick as they were all fabulous.

I also loved Roxy's outfit - the girl with the tangerine hair.  

Henry thinks they look pretty good as well!

Peggy Sue sits with Sindy and Jocelyn's lovely girl who chose not to join in the Valentine's party, but who was certainly interested in what was going on by the look on her face.

(Many thanks to DollMum for her picture as I forgot to take a picture of Peggy Sue!) 

The main raffle prizes were incredible.  Such a lot of work had gone into them.

There were also so dolls as prizes, but I seem to have missed photographing them for some reason.

So many generous donations for the raffle prizes 

My two coats at the front.  

The prizes on the tables just keep coming!

So much to choose from if you were lucky enough to get your number drawn.

Some were VERY lucky!

I  consider myself very lucky too...I never win anything, so imagine my delight when I had my number called....not just once, nor twice, by THREE times!  I was so excited.  Photos of my wins, at the end of this post.

There were some lovely things for sale on the Sales Tables, but I wasn't able to buy today due to Percy's upcoming veterinary treatment and bills. (Although did succumb to one thing!)

Rosie Bloom's wonder shoes.  It was so lovely catching up with her.  We first met at the 2012 Sasha Festival and I haven't seen her since, so we had a good chat over lunch and  and I was delighted when she chose the denim coat I had worn as one of her raffle prizes.  I was also delighted to make my one and purchase at her table for a wonderful pair of blue boots for Henry.  It was also lovely to chat to her sister during lunch as well as she too was at the first Sasha Festival I went to in 2012.

Some dolls for sale.

More goodies!

Another sales table with some lovely knitwear.

The raffle started at 2.30pm  The first was the International Raffle, then the raffle for the attendees of the event.

Theresa who along with Petrana who hosted the event called out the raffle winners while Dawn pulled out the tickets. 

I forgot to take any more photographs as I was 'too busy' just enjoying the day.  The food was presented beautifully, plenty for most to choose from, with sandwiches, wraps, fruit, vegetables and cake plus copious amounts of tea and coffee for those who wanted it.

Theresa and Petrana did an amazing job and I want to give a really big thanks to them for putting on such a wonderful fun day.  It was so lovely to meet up with all my lovely friends again after not being able to attend any Sasha events since 2016 I think it was!  Far too long.  We finished the evening with a lovely meal together at the local pub in the village where the event was held.

My raffle prizes:

I believe this is part of a 'deerstalkers' outfit by Boneka.  It looked fun and I am sure it will be used at some stage in one of my stories.

A colourful striped cardigan.  A wonderful combination of colours.

Fabulous boys outfit.  Love this set.

We were also given a fabulous gift bag with some tights, (I think Peggy Sue is going to nab these) a skirt, balloon and a pen - always useful!)

Thank you!

My purchase from Rosie with a VERY special thanks!

Rosie's shoes are always beautiful presented in a box, tied with string and a little pair of socks.

Aren't these just lovely?


  1. Hi Lorraine it was lovely to see you and Henry at the Haggle and Gaggle and I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves, thank you for all the wonderful photos and blog post xxxx

    1. It was lovely to see you too, and it was a really fabulous day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  2. It was great to see you - so glad you could join in the fun with Henry & the girls. We also bought some shoes (not boots though), in the same colour. See for my take on the day.

    1. Thank you :) I've left a linkydoodah for you too. Wasn't it a fun day?!

  3. wonderful event by all appearances!! So glad you got to go!

  4. You picked up some lovely things. I especially like the coat and matching cap, and also the boys outfit. I enjoyed seeing all the well dressed kids. Catherine French is indeed a phenomenal knitter, as well as a lovely person.

    1. Some great prizes indeed. It was lovely to see all the dolls dressed up so smartly too.

  5. Everything is quite wonderful. Thank you for sharing your day. I can definitely see one of your boys wearing the deerstalker outfit.

    1. Thank you Dawn for your lovely comment. I can too...I am sure there is a story there somewhere ;)

  6. Congratulations on winning three times! What lovely gifts you selected. The photography was great as it allows those of us not there to feel like we were.
    I don't have a Sasha Doll and I have never heard of this event but it looks like it would be great fun to attend. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Dorothy, it was such fun and so unexpected to win something! So glad you enjoyed looking at the photos and enjoyed the post.


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