You all know I LOVE getting email from Doll Diaries readers, but what I LOVE even more is finding out that the photos and reviews I have shared with you have inspired you to start a new collection, discover a new doll, try a craft or have made your day a little sunnier. One of the dolls I have really enjoyed discovering for myself and sharing with you is Ellowyne by Wilde Imagination. Today I received the second email in a week telling me that I inspired a reader to add Ellowyne to their collection. Here is the first one – Sherie’s Ellowyne the Harpist and the second one is from Elizabeth - you have got to see these pictures!! Just stunning!!
In Elizabeth’s own words:
My name is Elizabeth and I’m 23. I’m a long time American Girl Doll fan and I’ve thoroughly been enjoying your blog. I love seeing all of the different dolls and people’s pictures of their dolls and getting the latest news in the doll world. However, this email is about Ellowyne! I’m really hoping you use it as a post on the Doll Diaries website.
Although I was aware that there was a doll named Ellowyne, I never thought of getting one until I saw the pictures of Ellowyne at Doll Diaries. She looked so curious and interested in what she was looking at that I had to have an Ellowyne too! Or perhaps I should say, Ellowyne “two” because I now have two lovely Ellowyne’s!
The blond on the left is “A Bon Voyage” Ellowyne and I named her Alice. On the right is “Nothing Springs to Mind” and I have named her Ann. I bought them on Ebay without outfits since I could purchase both of them that way for less than the price of one dressed doll. They are currently wearing outfits from the Disney Princess & Me line at Toys R Us. Alice is wearing Belle’s Tea Party outfit and Ann is wearing Rapunzel’s Skating Outfit minus the coat. In the background is the American girl Grand Piano. Alice seems to have taken a musical turn and was inquiring about piano lessons.
Initially the dresses didn’t fit this way when I first put them on the doll since the Princess & Me dolls are much wider than Ellowyne. However I just pulled the excess fabric at the back together and pinned it in place. If you try this at home, be very careful not to stick your self with pins. The dresses from this line are $25 and under and the tea party dresses are only $20 so for $20 you can have a really lovely outfit! Alice is all set for a lovely afternoon tea!
This is Ariel’s Tea Party dress modeled by Ann. It has a sash in the back so I just tied it tightly and no pins were required to get the right fit!
Ann is wearing Tiana’s Skating outfit. Ann is Alice’s older sister.
Here is Tiana’s Skating outfit without the coat.
Here is Alice ready to say goodnight wearing Belle’s Nightgown. I love how these dolls pose so well which makes them very fun to photograph. Thanks Doll Diaries for inspiring me to get my beautiful new dolls!
THANK YOU Elizabeth for sharing your beautiful Ellowyne’s with us, and thanks for letting us know that they can wear other doll’s clothes as well. Now I have something to add to my own shopping list!