Today started out with my dad and I going and getting our Reader Identification Cards from the Library of Congress to look at some books. Sadly “On the Origin of Species….” was being digitized so I couldn’t look at it. We ended up looking at the book that Isaac Newton wrote. And then we went to the library at the Air and Space Museum to see the book that my dad wanted. Then it was back at the Natural History museum, dinner then walking around some of the monuments.
So I didn’t take pictures of everything, especially in the Natural History Museum. We went through the Human Origins exhibit which from my perspective was very interesting, I’m a huge bio nerd/genetics and the evolutionary history was very interesting to me. The ocean, gem, and some of the skeleton exhibits were also very interesting and I highly recommend this museum. The air and space museum was interesting, more so to my dad and brothers because they’re into military history/planes. There are several gardens around the area and which are all highly interesting and pretty. The botanical gardens are absolutely beautiful and I recommend going to them, especially because there are several benches to sit on. So yeah, in twenty-four hours I get to sleep on an actual bed instead of an air mattress.
Today was fun. We went to one of the libraries of congress and nerdy me is going back in the morning to hopefully look at “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” by Charles Darwin. After the library we went to the National Air and Space Museum where my mom and me left my brothers and father and went to the Natural History Museum. And then back to the hotel.
And the Pictures begin…..
And that’s all from today.
The last day of the sasha festival mainly involved helper tickets, thank yous, and goodbyes. I brought my camera down to get a picture of the girls and then forgot. Oops. We then left the hotel where the festival was and went to the hotel in in D.C. And walked around there. We went to the national museum of American History and the castle. I had Ana and Kira with me and when you go into the museums you have to get your bags searched. When we went into the castle the guy there was a little more than really surprised. I did manage to get some pictures of Ana and Kira in the various museums.
More museums and other things tomorrow!!!!!
Today started out with breakfast then sales tables. The girls left excited…..
And came back exhausted. Except for Kira who is playing with a barn that was one of the purchases.
After having a lunch on our own, we had crafts. Pictures will come of the crafts later.
After crafts was dinner. Some babies were getting into mischief.
And then started a wonderful presentation on this one collectors knitting. She did an amazing job and her work is beautiful.
There are three dolls for the raffles, a baby, a toddler, and a sasha.
The toddler, which my mom and I put our tickets in for.
After the long day, the girls got ready for bed, Kira already asleep. Tomorrow is the last day of the Festival, then my family is going to DC and doing touristy stuff.
After coming back and getting more sleep, we went to the gift exchange. I got a two really cute outfits, one for Sasha and one for Gregor (the male equivalent of Sasha). The Green dress with the hat was a gift from a person at the festival.
After lunch there were expert tables. There were five different tables where people talked about different topics. The topics were restringing dolls, rerooting, curling hair, vintage fabrics, and studio dolls. I took some pictures, not that many but here they are. Note: I did not get to the studio doll table so there are no pictures from that.
The person who did the rerooting made her tool by taking a doll needle and a pair of hemostats and using those to just stab through it. She also didn’t use glue or anything to hold the hair in place which was interesting.
Restring: Note: My mom took a lot more notes about restring than I did, I’m just the photographer. I’ll have her add her notes later, she’s sleeping right now.
Vintage Fabrics: Note: not many pictures here
These were pretty shoes on the table that I liked.
To make the curls the person took pipecleaners, cut them in half and then folded the halves in half, wet the hair, put the pipecleaner in and rolled it. She also says that when doing blond hair to use tissue paper in between the hair and pipecleaner to prevent rust stains. Once all of the hair is done she dips it in almost boiling water to set the curls.
Dress a Sasha: I don’t remember who won, but here should be most of the entries.
Children’s fund Auction: Here are the items that were donated for the Auction. Again in a slideshow because this post is long enough.
There was a doll dressed up as Harry Potter which I was allowed to get pictures of.
Ana here. We made it to the hotel last night and mom left me and Kira in the room while she and her mom went to the meet and great. That was good with us because we got to stretch our legs. This morning, we got to go to Breakfast. Thankfully Zia let me borrow her travel toiletries set. Kira played with the mirror while I brushed my teeth. Mom let her just go in her sleeper while I got dressed.
After breakfast Maisy and I read while mom dressed Kira.
And then we were ready to go.