Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Instagram + Z

Hey friends!
   Guess what? I made an Instagram! It's @fellowshipofthedolls.

   Also, I got Z today! Her full name is Suzanne Kelly-Marie Yang, and her nickname is Suzie instead of Z 😊
   Check out my instagram page for more photos, but here's one of me that my sister took at the AG store ↓


P.S. I forgot to mention, my name's not actually Willow. It's one I used for a long time, since I was 12 on the wilds of the interwebs. But I'm 20 now, so I think you should know what my real name is. I probably will still keep my name on here as Willow for awhile, though.

Love,

Tia

Monday, September 10, 2018

A Girl For All Time Dolls || Where They Fit in My Collection

Hey friends! I'm back from working another summer at camp!
I was randomly looking at the lovely blog American Duchess today, and it made me think of the dolls from A Girl For All Time doll company (don't ask me how my brain works). Then I thought of doing a quick blog post to get my thoughts in order on my ideas for how these lovely dolls will fit into my collection.


Matilda Marchmount

Miss Matilda is a doll that I've been eyeing for quite a while (fun fact: I actually bought her for $60 a few years ago off of Amazon, not prime, but she got lost in the mail. Thankfully the company refunded me.)
I'm excited to eventually have her in my collection, and sew lots of pretty Tudor outfits for her.
I'm thinking of either getting her or Lydia first, but still haven't made up my mind.


Elinor

 Miss Elinor is probably my second favorite AGFAT doll, second only to the lovely Lydia. I think she's quite the looker, especially with her lovely ginger hair and blue eyes (which look much more natural than most of the other AGFAT dolls, especially Clementine).
She's probably second or third on my AGFAT list, after Lydia and Matilda.
I'm excited to dive into the treasure trove that is Elizabethan fashion (Minus the ruffs, those things make my neck itch just by looking at them). I'm sure lots of fabulous brocades and sumptuous silks will be apart of her wardrobe. 



Lydia Peyton

Okay, now we're to my favorite AGFAT doll. Good golly gosh, this doll is gorgeous! I love how her dark blue eyes contrast with her dark hair. The 18th century is also my favorite time period, so obviously this doll is my fave.
Miss Lydia will not be keeping her name, as there is another doll who will be receiving said name (Caroline's cousin, Lydia). Also, I've noticed that she bears a resemblance to Kaya Scodelario's character in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (minus the curly hair), and since POTC has influenced my character of Elizabeth Cole (her middle name is Keira) I've decided to name her Carina Cole.
Because Elizabeth was originally a brunette with brown eyes in the Felicity books, her sister Annabelle is also portrayed as such, Carina would fit in with the dark hair of Annabelle but the blue eyes of Elizabeth.
I'm super excited to start on her wardrobe. She's going to need stays (a corset), a nightshift, a cloak, mob caps, etc.(I told you this was my favorite time period! Maybe I'll do a post on her upcoming wardrobe and the inspiration pieces behind some of my outfit ideas...) 



Amelia Elliot

Miss Amelia has also caught my eye multiple times when I browse the A Girl For All Time website. I love her ethereal look, her gorgeous hair and china doll complexion.
For her character, I'm planning on creating a doll named Amelia, so Miss Elliot will probably get her name changed to Adelaide. I'm not sure if she'll keep her last name, but she will either be Violet's sister or cousin, and remain in her time period of 1870-1890s-ish. I love bustles too dearly to send her to another time period.



Clementine Harper

Miss Clementine is a cutie! Unfortunately, I haven't really come up with either an exact story for her or relation in the fair town of Pleasanton. Her ginger-ness and time period seem to cry Emilie Bennett, but I still haven't decided. she's really cute though.
Personally, however, her eyes do creep me out a little. I know in real life they look more natural, but here they look very unnatural.


Sam Liron

Honestly, Sam's probably my least favorite AGFAT doll. I'll still get her to complete the collection (I'm a picky completionist, what can I say?) but I haven't really picked a time period or relative for her out of the sea of dolls that I own.
She probably won't stay canon to her original story or name, though. I like the idea of her maybe being Bridget, Nellie O'Malley's sister for the Samantha books. We'll find out I guess.



Maya

The modern girls from the AGFAT line are lovely in that I can insert them into historical time periods more easily than changing up the canons of the already historical girls. Maya I have a hard time with.
Blue eyes, medium brown hair. There aren't that many dolls who have that in my collection, present or future. Caroline's cousin, Lydia is an exception (probably, I haven't finalized her design quite yet) as well as Marie-Grace. I would really like to make her historical, because Thimbles and Acorns keeps coming out with gorgeous AGFAT sized historical patterns!!
So Maya may end up in the Regency time period (probably named Jane) or maybe the 1850s with Marie-Grace, or perhaps the Romantic Era of the 1830s with my ALOF doll Elsie Dinsmore, or even the 1940s as Molly's sister Jill! The possibilities!! I guess as with Clementine, we'll find out!


Nisha

Nisha's probably the AGFAT doll who looks the most like me (dark hair, dark eyes, brownish complexion). Her name is Indian (like from India) so in my doll fam that screams Sonali.
While I would like at least one of the AGFAT dolls to remain modern (to wear their modern apparel) I've seen Nisha dressed up in some Josefina-style clothes, and I think she fits in wonderfully. I also think she would make a lovely sister for Kaya or Singing Bird.
So where will Nisha end up? Who knows.


 (I didn't steal this image from anyone, it was the only headshot they had of Bex on the AGFAT website)

Bex

Bex is probably my favorite modern A Girl For All Time doll. I adore her little afro, it's the coolest!
My idea for Bex is that she'll end up historical, in either the 1860s with Addy (maybe as Sarah's little sister) or the 1960s as Melody's sister or cousin.
There are lovely patterns to create gorgeous 1860s dresses on Pixie Faire, and if she goes '60s she can make use of Sam's wardrobe.
I'm not sure where she'll end up, honestly. 


Hope you liked hearing my random thoughts of these lovely dolls!

~Willow

Postscript || for some reason, Cutest Blog on the Block isn't working very well, so I grabbed one of Blogger's backgrounds, but haven't really made everything look right yet. That's why everything looks a bit weird.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Doll Resolutions

1. Get Luciana.

Miss Luci is definitely coming to joining the Fellowship this year!

2. Get all of Luciana's collection!

I'm hoping to get a job working at my local AG store this year, and I'll probably be able to afford her Mars Habitat if I do!

3. Get Tenney.

Tenney is next on my list of dolls to get! I'm really excited!

4. Get at least 4 dolls this year.

I've kind of been averaging 4 a year for awhile, excepting last year (only 3). If I get a doll every season, I'll end up with 4.

5. Get Logan.

I don't know how long Logan will be hanging around, so that means he'll be coming to joining the Fellowship soon.

6. Get Z.

Same reason as Logan, plus she's just plain adorable!

7. Get Maryellen.

Even if I get all of my main 4, I still would like to get a BeForever this year.

8. Get Marisol's head replaced.

I've been meaning to do this for probably about 10 years, and I need to get to it!

9. Get Kanani's head replaced.

I bought Kanani last year from a local antique store that sells used American Girl things, with the intention of getting her head replaced. I really need to do that so I can enjoy her fully.

10. Start a doll YouTube.

I really need to do this. I found a really nice editor on our computer and just need to start using it!

11. Start a doll instagram.

I also really need to do this! I feel like it will make me take more doll pictures, and you only need to write a little blurb.

12.Work on completing my collections.

I always try to do this, so this is pretty much a continuation thing. I usually buy when there's a sale, so more sales, please, AG.

13. Buy at least one thing off of eBay for my dolls.

Pretty on track for this, I might be getting Rebeka's bed off of there soon!

14. Buy at least one doll thing off of Craigslist.

Hoping for a good deal!

15. Buy at least one doll thing off of OfferUp.

There's a LOT of things on my "to-buy" list, so I'd better get buyin'!

16. Buy at least one retired thing.

I've just bought a retired Palomino from Value Village, does that count?

17. Take more doll photos!!!

Nuff said.

18. Finally get my doll room.

I hope that this year my parents will get our basement redone so I can finally have the doll room I've been waiting for for over 5 years!



Wow, that was fun! I hope I'll be able to do at least, like, 5 of these. You never know.
Let me know if you have any doll resolutions!

~Willow

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Resolutions Fulfilled?

Did I fulfill all of my 2017 New Years Resolutions? Lets take a look and find out!



 1. Get Addy!
She's apparently archiving this year, so I need to get her as soon as I can 😀

~Yes!! I bought her as a 20th birthday present for myself.
 
2. Get the rest of Addy's available collection that I want (nightgown + lunch pail) 
 
Yep! Bought the nightgown when I got the doll and my mom ordered the lunch pail for me while I was at cam,
3. Get Gabriela!

~ Yes! I love her!

4. Get Gabriela's Whole World Collection!
Yay, I can afford it this year! Unless they come out with something super expensive.
 
~ Almost, I have everything but the Bed and the Chair set, though.
5. Get Felicity's head replaced!
 
~ Yes! I got her head done at the end of January.
6. Get Marisol's head replaced!
 
~ Nope.

7. Sew at least 1 outfit for each doll!
 
~ Nope.

8. Get at least one Wellie Wisher!
 
~ Nope.
9. Get at least one A Girl for All Time doll!
 
~ Nope.

10. Get a doll youtube!
 
~ Nope.
 11. Get a doll instagram!
 
~ Nope.

12. Get the rest of the Lea items I want!
Beach Accessories + Beach Picnic Set + girl satchel.
 
~ Nope. I'm planning on grabbing the first two on Amazon soon, though.
13. Post on my doll blog at least once every two weeks!
 
~ No words needed.
 14. Buy a doll thing off Craigslist!
 
~ Didn't happen either. Hopefully I'll be able to this year!

15. Bring a doll with me on vacation!
 
~ Nope. I was away working at summer camp for 2 months, and then my sister got mono right before I got home, so we didn't take a fall vacation because she was sick for 2 months. 

16. Decorate for another birthday party with my doll stuff!
 
~ Didn't happen. It almost did while I was working at summer camp, but it never did work out.
 
17. Get a Journey Girls doll!

~ Nope.

Well, that was awkward... But stay tuned for a 2018 Doll New Years Resolutions post!

~Willow

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Gabriela Photoshoot || Celebration + Take Flight Performance Outfits

Ayo! My family had a "stay-cation" (aka my Dad taking the week off) and we were doing day trips, and AG had their one day $15 sale for lots of stuff, so to Alderwood Mall we went! I grabbed both Gabi outfits, both Tenney outfits, Logan's outfit, and both of Maryellen's outfits.
  
   I don't have any of those dolls except for Miss Gabriela, so out into the October sun we went for a quick photoshoot!

Gabriela's Take Flight Performance Outfit $34 (I got it for $15)


I've decided that Gabi has a thing for wearing headbands across her forehead. I love the look on her, and it stays very well on her head!


Gabi walks to her performance, and she can't forget her bag!


Gabriela's Celebration Outfit $36 (I also got this for $15)


This really is a lovely piece, the criss-cross part is a little bit strange, though


"Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine." ~ Taylor Swift "Ours"




"City of Stars, are you shining just for me?" ~ La La Land











Thanks for looking!

Love,

Willow